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COMMERCE CITY — This sort of thing happens to every team.
For Adams City boys soccer coach Ramiro Loera, the time is now.
“We’re still in a rebuilding process,” Loera said early in the stages of fall practices for the Eagles.
The early season roster includes the names of forward Adan Varela, who scored nine goals for the Eagles last season; Adrian Morales, a senior forward, who added six; Genaro Jimenez, who is looking to improve on his four goals and 14 total points from the 2013 season; and sweeper Gilberto Galvan scored twice.
Goalkeeper Ernesto Galvan returns to the nets for his junior season. He had a goals-against average of 1.75 last season and averaged almost five saves per game. His back-up figures to be Ricardo Chavez, who a goals against average of 0.976 in limited duty in 2013.
A year ago, Adams City finished fourth in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference. But the Eagles lost out on a playoff berth because of the use of an ineligible player. It was the first playoff absence for Adams City since 2008.
Of the 11 players listed on Adams City’s early roster, eight are juniors and seniors.
“Our numbers are looking good,” Loera said. “But we have many kids with little or no experience.”
Adams City hosts Ralston Valley at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the season opener.
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