Illinois Piasa Part Ways With Head Coach Doug Montroy

PONTOON BEACH, IL. January 11, 2014 – Illinois Piasa announced today that they have parted ways with head coach and technical director Doug Montroy, effective immediately. Assistant coach Ed Rulo has been named interim head coach and will guide the club through the remaining five games in the 2013-2014 Professional Arena Soccer League season.

“We are grateful for the hard work and dedication that Doug has put into this team since joining us this summer,” said Jose Delgado, Illinois Piasa co-owner. “As an organization, we expect every player and member of our staff to hold themselves to the highest standards on and off the field and we believe this move is done with the best interests of both parties in mind.”

The Piasa has fully cooperated with the PASL with regards to alleged incidents that occurred on December 20 and January 4. The league is expected to issue the findings from their investigation later this week.

The Piasa will be at home this weekend as they play host to the undefeated Chicago Mustangs on Saturday, January 11 at the Field Sports Complex in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 PM CST.

About Illinois Piasa:

Illinois Piasa is a professional arena soccer team in their fourth season in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL). Home games are played at The Field Sports Complex (formerly Soccer For Fun) located at 4141 State Route 111 in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, one mile south from the intersection of I-270 and IL-111.

To learn more about Illinois Piasa, please visit

About Professional Arena Soccer League and Premier Arena Soccer League:

The PASL is a professional league, which began play on October 25, 2008. The league, which will begin its sixth season in November, is the largest and longest-running arena soccer organization in the US. The Tulsa Revolution, Ontario Fury, Wichita B-52s, Monterrey Flash, Saltillo Rancho Seco, and Cleveland Freeze have been added for the 2013/14 season. The PASL-Premier just concluded its 16th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league and the official developmental league of the PASL. Both the PASL and PASL-Premier are members of Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA).

To learn more about the PASL, please visit