RCU’s Historical Timeline

2014
Jan-10-2014 Rocket City United announces Felix Obilo as player/head coach
Jan-27-2014 Rocket City United re-launches website
2013
May-24-2013 Rocket City United returns to John Hunt Park in Huntsville with 5-2 win over Mississippi Storm
Jun-15-2013 Khurram Shazad nets four goals and an assist vs. Mississippi Storm – highest single game point total
Jun-27-2013 Khurram Shazad selected as NPSL Player of the Week
2012
Jul-22-2012 Rocket City United Reserves win Rocket City Invitational 6-aside
2011
Mar-01-2011 Rocket City United announces new head coach, Gerry Cleary
Jul-24-2011 Rocket City United wins Rocket City Invitational 6aside tournament
Jul-29-2011 Rocket City United defeats NPSL All-Star team 3-1
2010
Mar-01-2010 Rocket City United moves into new offices in the SCS building on County Line RD
Jul-29-2010 First Annual Soccer Wars festival held in Madison
Jul-29-2010 NPSL awards Rocket City United to host the 2011 National Championship
Nov-01-2010 After two years, Rocket City United website receives 328,000 hits
Dec-07-2010 Rocky the Eagle lands as the First Official RCU Mascot
2009
Jan-15-2009 Inaugural Kick-off of Gymball Indoor Soccer at Sparkman 9th Grade Gym and Gurley Rec Center
Feb-11-2009 2009 Ribbon Cutting with Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and Press Conference
Feb-19-2009 First Gymball Champions Declared; League – Dicks Sporting Goods, Cup – Mexiquense, Golden Boot – Francisco Fuentes
Apr-06-2009 Rocket City enter US Open Cup for first time in club history
May-09-2009 Rocket City United scores 4 goals in one half in 5-2 victory over Pumas FC
May-21-2009 Rocket City Soccer Foundation receives 501c3 status from Internal Revenue Service
May-22-2009 Rocket City United wins 5-1 over Tampa Dynamo in first US Open Cup game
May-22-2009 Rafael Barbosa scores first RCU Hat Trick with 3 goals against Tampa Dynamo in 5-1 win
Jun-13-2009 Rocket City United holds first official charity benefit game, raising over $2100 for Hope Place
Jul-18-2009 Rocket City United Wins the NPSL South Region for the first time!
Jul-30-2009 The Rocket City United website receives its 100,000 visitor in just 9 months!
Aug-01-2009 Rocket City United wins the bid to host the 2010 NPSL Final Four
Dec-11-2009 Rocket City United Announces new Technical Director, Desmond Armstrong, and new home stadium, Madison City School Stadium
2008
Feb-18-2008 Inaugural NPSL season schedule announced at first ever Rocket City Viewing party at TGIFriday’s
Mar-15-2008 Initial Roster for 2008 NPSL season set
May-03-2008 First official Rocket City United game played in Atlanta against Atlanta FC, 2-1 loss
May-03-2008 Rafael Barbosa scores first official goal for Rocket City United in 2-1 loss to Atlanta FC
May-18-2008 Wachovia Bank becomes first official Title Partner
May-31-2008 First official home game played at John Hunt park in Huntsville, AL, 4-0 loss to Atlanta FC
Jun-07-2008 First official victory for Rocket City United, 5-3 over Performance FC played at Jack Allen in Decatur, AL
Jul-13-2008 First official International Exhibition game vs. Monterrey Rayados 2nd Division team, 6-3 loss at Alabama A&M Stadium
Jul-24-2008 Rocket City wins first official title, the Metro Cities Cup with wins over Treasure Coast Galleons
Jul-26-2008 Rocket City wins first official Rocket City 6-aside tournament
Sep-06-2008 Rocket City hosts the first official SuperLiga event at Huntsville High, beating Nashville Lions 6-2
Sep-25-2008 Rocket City Soccer Foundation completes its 501C3 filing as the non-profit charitable arm of Rocket City Soccer, Inc
Nov-29-2008 2nd Annual Open Tryout held at Point Mallard in Decatur, AL
2007
Oct-19-2007 Rocket City Soccer, Inc incorporates as an Alabama corporation
Oct-19-2007 Rocket City Soccer Foundation incorporates as an Alabama not-for-profit organization
Nov-07-2007 Rocket City United becomes a member of the NPSL attending NPSL AGM in Sacramento, CA
Nov-24-2007 First Open Tryout for Rocket City United held at Jack Allen Soccer Complex in Decatur, AL with over 40 players
Dec-30-2007 2nd open tryout held at Jack Allen with an additional 40 players