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Kristian Nicht Sets NASL's Modern Day Cleansheet Minute Record


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Indy Eleven Goalkeeper Kristian Nicht has set the NASL's Modern Day clean sheet record after keeping opponents from the back of the net for 397 consecutive minutes (over four matches).  The record almost was extended into the club's next match, but the Ottawa Fury FC was able to score a goal in the 90th minute from long range.

 

This is the 32 year old German's second major record since coming to North America.  In his debut season with the Rochester Rhinos, Nicht broke the record for most consectutive games (and minutes) without giving up a goal to start the season with six. 


Stone Sports Management would like to congratulate Kristian on setting this record and wish him all the best to close out the 2014 NASL season with Indy Eleven.

Sportfreunde Lotte Sign Goalkeeper Fabian Otte for 2014-2015 Season

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Washington, D.C. (Stone Sports Management, LLC) – August 19, 2014

Stone Sports Management LLC ("SSM") is pleased to announce the agency's first signing in the German market for Summer 2014 with former North Carolina State University Goalkeeper Fabian Otte's signing with Sportfruende Lotte.  

"I am very pleased for Fabian as he was determined to start his professional career after a standout NCAA career with North Carolina State University," remarked Stone Sports Management's President and Players' Agent Justin B. Stone. "As an international in the North American market, it is always more difficult as a goalkeeper to find a solution here so returning to the German market is important for Fabian to continue his development"

SSM would like to congratulate Fabian on his contract and wish him and the club the best during the 2014-2015 season!




You may contact Justin B. Stone by phone at +001 202 712 9104 or email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 

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About Stone Sports Management, LLC

From developmental to Designated Players, Stone Sports Management, LLC is a Washington, DC based boutique agency representing football/soccer players domestically and internationally.  Stone Sports Management takes a cooperative approach to athlete representation in order to provide the most opportunity for its clients.  Since its 2008 inception, Stone Sports Management has represented a versatile client portfolio having negotiated contracts for its clients based in Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States.  Follow Stone Sports Management on Twitter @StoneSportsMgmt

 

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Venezuelan International Rolf Feltscher Signs With MSV Duisburg

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(Pictured Left to Right: Duisburg Sports Director Ivo Grlic, Rolf Feltscher and Sercan Guvenisik)

Washington, D.C. (Stone Sports Management, LLC) – August 19, 2014

Stone Sports Management LLC ("SSM") is pleased to announce the agency's second German transfer for the 2014-15 season with Venezuelan International Rolf Feltscher's signing with Liga 3 side MSV Duisburg.  The 23 year old has been capped 6 times by the South American side after he switched to his mother's home country after playing over 40 matches with various Swiss Youth National Teams.  

Feltscher had several opportunities as a Free Agent this summer including returning to Switzerland, Austria, Venezuela and Major League Soccer but chose to play in Germany after visiting the club and seeing the fans and the quality of Duisburg stadium.  "I was surprised at the quality level of Liga 3 and became quite impressed with the club, city and fans after watching the club's victory over Nurenburg in the German Cup," said Feltshcer.  The Schauinsland Reisen Arena holds 31,500 people, and the Swiss-Venezuelan is expected to contribute in the defensive midfield position and in defense.   

"This is a great fit for Rolf as Duisburg is a traditional Bundesliga club having last year be its first in non-Bundesliga due to finances and is expected to compete from promotion," remarked SSM's President Justin B. Stone.  "It is important for Rolf to enter a new market, and I am confident Germany will provide him with a positive environment." 

Read more: Signing: MSV Duisburg Adds Venezuelan Intl. Rolf Feltscher

Get Well Mike Banner! FC Edmonton Defender Has Successful ACL Surgery
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Stone Sports Management would like to wish FC Edmonton Defender Mike Banner a quick and successful recovery from ACL surgery performed in Edmonton yesterday.  Banner was injured on a fluke play in Spring when Montreal Impact Midfielder Felipe Martins lost control and fell forward on to Banner's planted leg in the 2014 AMWAY Canadian Championship.  The force came with enough velocity and an angle that caused Banner to go down in pain and damage his knee.  

Banner is determined to come back even stronger for the 2015 season and has already been working extremely hard strenghthening his body in preparation for the surgery.  Our thoughts are with Mike during this difficult period but also look forward to his return.  

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SJK Sign Finnish Striker Juho Mäkelä

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Washington, D.C. (Stone Sports Management, LLC) – August 15, 2014

Stone Sports Management LLC ("SSM") would like to congratulate Juho Mäkelä on signing with SJK for the rest of the 2014 season in Finland's Veikkausliiga.  SJK Coach Simo Valakari will look to the 4-time Veikkausliiga champion to boast the front line in SJK's quest to win the title and to capture the club's first spot in European competition.  

"Juho found SJK to be the best fit for him to continue in Finland and brings a wealth of championship experience to a club that is looking to win its first Veikkauliigs title.  I have no doubts that Juho will help the club on and off the field and wish him well for the rest of the 2014 Season," remarked SSM's President and Players' Agent Justin B. Stone.

Read more: Signing: SJK Signs Striker Juho Mäkelä

 Minnesota United FC Loan Striker Nate Polak to OKC Energy

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Washington, D.C. (Stone Sports Management, LLC) – August 14, 2014

Minnesota United FC today announced the club has loaned Striker Nate Polak to Oklahoma Energy FC for the remainder of the 2014 USL Pro Season.  Polak will look to help the 2014 expansion franchise earn a USL Pro Playoff spot and will return to Minnesota United FC on a to be determine date based on playoff advancement.  

"This is a win-win scenario as Nate is currently behind the NASL's leading goal scorer regarding Minnesota's striker depth chart," remarked Stone Sports Management's President and Players' Agent Justin B. Stone.  "When Jimmy Nielsen indicated they were looking for an additional striker, I immediately discussed with him Nate's situation, and the clubs soon thereater quickly made the necessary arrangements for Nate to travel to Oklahoma to meet his new teammates."

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Read more: Minnesota United FC Loans Striker Nate Polak to OKC Energy

Maccabi Tel Aviv Loans GK Chencinski to Hapoel Nir Ramat Hasharon

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Back to back Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv has loaned Canadian International Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski to Hapoel Nir Ramat Hasharon for the 2014-2015 season. With Maccabi Tel Aviv's #1 returning to the club with eyes on advancing further in European competition, it was agreed that it was best for Chencinski to get loaned in order to play and gain further experience.

Last January, Chencinski was loaned to another Israeli club - Hakoach Ramat Gan - and performed well during the loan stint.  Chencinski is looking to build on that momentum with Hasharon who is looking to get promoted back to the top division after last season's relegation.  Stone Sports Management would like to wish Chencinski well in his transition to his new club and expects the loan to be fruitful for all involved.  Check out some video from last season's loan below.  

NASL Record:  Ottawa Fury FC Open TD Place vs. New York Cosmos

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Stone Sports Management LLC woud like to congratulate the Ottawa Fury FC for the club's stadium unveling and inaugural home match at TD Place.  SSM's President and Players' Agent Justin B. Stone flew from Washington, DC to Canada's Capital to take in the festivities and meet with SSM's four clients on the Fury FC:  Philippe Davies, Omar Jarun, Nicki Paterson and Mason Trafford.  

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The Ottawa Fury FC lost a close contest to the reigning 2013 NASL Champions New York Cosmos 1-0 but won in the record books by breaking a modern-day NASL attendance records with 14,593 in attendance.  Two days earlier, Telus invited Justin to take in TD Place's CFL opener between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Toronto Argos.  The CFL match was sold out and the Redblacks scored on their final drive and preserved the victory with an interception at the end of the match.  In attendance was Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Hart whom Justin, Mason and Nicki were able to meet at halftime.  

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TD Place is one of the best stadiums and atmospheres in North America and makes Ottawa an attractive place for current and future Stone Sports Management clients to play.  Stone Sports Management would like to thank everyone at the Ottawa Fury FC for being great hosts and looks forward to returning to Ottawa in the future.

 

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