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Surge Keeper Featured in French Magazine

Sacramento Surge goalkeeper Marc Birnkammer is featured in French soccer magazine BUT! and is highlighted in an online article from the magazine’s website.

The article is titled “Le rêve américain d’un « Frenchie » en foot en salle”, which translates to “The American Dream of a ‘Frenchy” in Futsal”.

Birnkammer is a 33 year old rookie in the PASL and has played in the PASL-Premier with the Sacramento Scorpions. He grew up in Annecy in the French Alps and came to the United States five years ago.

The article describes how another goalkeeper’s good fortune led to Birnkammer’s breakthrough indoors.

The original French version can be read on BUT!  The translated version can be viewed at here!


About the Surge

The Sacramento Surge are a member of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), a North American indoor soccer league that features a coast-to-coast presence across the United States, and top soccer talent representing players from around the world.  Announced on September 7, 2012, the Surge made their competitive debut in November, 2013, with the beginning of their first regular season. Located in Sacramento, California, the Sacramento Surge play their home games at the Estadio Azteca Soccer Arena in Natomas.

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Surge Wins First At Home In 11-8 Victory Over Rosal

Sacramento, CA, January 4, 2013– Last Friday, the Sacramento Surge accomplished a franchise first, a road win. Tonight they accomplished a first for the season, a home win in front of a near capacity Estadio Azteca crowd of 525 enthusiastic fans.

Rosal got on the scoreboard first with an Emrah Klimenta goal in the 8th minute of the first quarter.

Sacramento answered back when forward Jason Martin tied the game 1-1 from a Jaime Portillo assist late in the 9th minute 9:40.

Rosal score two fast back to back goals 36 seconds apart to take an extended 3-1 lead. The first, an unassisted goal from Emrah Klimenta, his second of the night and the second from Jose Martinez late in the 11th minutes

Sacramento closed the gap when player-coach Jorge Fernandez found the back of the net from a Brady Nunes assist at the 14:28 mark in the first to make it a 3-2 game.

Rosal’s Jose Martinez gave Bay Area back its 2 goal cushion to make it a 4-2 game late in the 14th minute of the first quarter.

Chris Sandoval for the Surge cut the lead 4-3 just before the end of the quarter on a Brady Nunes assist with 14 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter.

The high scoring output continued in the as Rosal’s Uriel Robledo scored an unassisted goal at the 1:46 mark to make it a 5-3 game.

However, Sacramento began a charge of its own, scoring three unanswered goals starting with Brady Nunes’ unassisted goal (3:53), followed by an Edson Sanchez unassisted header (5:55) and finishing with another unassisted goal from Patricio Tenorio (10:17) to give Sacramento the lead at 6-5

Bay Area’s Bronil Koochoie (10:33) and Craig Scheer (11:08) goals gave Rosal the advantage 7-6 going into the halftime.

The 3rd quarter saw a defensive showdown at neither teams were able to get their scoring off the ground as the only goal of the quarter came from an unassisted shot from Jason Martin (10:54) to make it all square going into the final quarter.

In the fourth, Sacramento held Rosal to only one goal on an unassisted goal by Rosal’s Stefan Clemens (5:46)

Sacramento scored four goals in the final quarter, the first unassisted from Chris Sandoval (0:52) to give the Surge the lead 8-7 they wouldn’t give back, next Selvin Bonilla (4:28) extended the lead. Jaime Portillo (9:54), and Edson Sanchez’s second goal of the night (10:57) gave the Surge a cushion they held onto until the end.

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