After the mutually parting ways with former General Manager Victor Malagisi, Atlantic Soccer Factory promoted Ulises Terrones to the position overseeing both the Philadelphia Fury and the AC Crusaders this past week. So now he gets to answer this week's Furyous Five.
1) First off you're the new General Manager of the Philadelphia Fury and the AC Crusaders. How does that feel?
UT: Yeah it's exciting! I've been around the organizations for a while now so it makes the transition quite simple.
2) Has it been a big change for you since you moved into the position?
UT: Not in the grand scheme of things. Before, my main focus was on the business end of the operations which of course align with the logistical aspects of signing players and game day operations. It hasn't been too difficult of a transition but it does involve a lot more paperwork which is something that I need to get used to.
3) This weekends matches for both the Fury and the Crusaders is part of a doubleheader. Is it tough logistically to run these two events?
UT: Communication is key. We have a great group of guys that staff game day ops and they've done a marvelous job. It really makes my job easy knowing I have a great team behind me that can get the job done.
4) The Fury are coming off a tough loss to the Rhode Island Oceaneers. How do you think they will bounce back against Icon FC?
UT: Yeah it's always tough when you drop a close one at home. Icon is a good team but I believe the Fury coaching staff will get the squad ready to compete. They're playing well in their defensive and middle thirds of the field and I believe it's only a matter of time before they start clicking in the final third.
5) As for the Crusaders they are coming off a exciting come from behind win in their last match. How will they fare against top of the table Western Mass?
UT: Every team is beatable in this league and the Crusaders are playing well right now. The parity in this league is one of the best parts about it - it all comes down to who executes on any given night. The coaches brought in some new players that contributed to the win against the Diplomats and will be instrumental moving forward. They work extremely hard in training so it's good to see them get some results.