New Royalty Has a New Monarch Heading Forward


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GM Josh Tucker Takes Over as new Owner for Scott Thomas

Article by City-County Observer Staff:

The Evansville Kings in its 2013-14’ Inaugural Season have garnered a high level of support, success and recognition in the community early on despite their 0-2-2 record in the PASL this season. After a 3-0 campaign in the Preseason, the Kings have not been able to find the same winning ways just quite yet but looking to improve upon their undefeated streak at home this coming weekend.

Coaching Staff Josh Tucker and Heidi Lutterbach have worked with the many athletes and several line ups to find the right winning fit. There is a lot to optimistic about after taking a 8-7 lead with less than one minute to go in the final period on Saturday’s tie against Division Leading Springfield Demize (MO) at Metro Sports Center.

‘I began the Evansville Kings with the hopes of giving the Greater Evansville Area, soccer community, Metro Sports Center and general soccer fans alike the positive, (semi-) professional and successful franchise and organization to be proud of for years to come,” said Scott Thomas Sieg, the original Owner and Founder of the Evansville Kings. ‘I feel like we have done that and I am also very proud of the efforts and contributions from the people involved, top to bottom, from the players, to the coaches, to Metro Sports Center, our sponsors and to the fans as well as our community. The team is simply better off, moving forward in the hands of our General Manager Josh Tucker who is a strong presence in the soccer community. He has the knowledge, experience and skill set that outmatch mine to take this team to the next level.’

The decision was made earlier in the season, but was reported that it became official around the turn of the New Year. The Evansville Kings is an independently owned and run soccer club that competes in the Premier Arena Soccer League, also known as the PASL. The Evansville Kings still have the second half of their season which features a pair of Home and a pair of Away Games which includes a split against rival River City Saints. The next game is at home this Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. vs. Illinois Piasa at Metro Sports Center. Tickets are only $5.00 a head, cash only.

Sieg will still be promoting the Royalty of Evansville and helping out the team in any way he can from a public relations and media standpoint for now. ‘It has been an amazing experience for me to try something new, embarking in sports marketing with the majority of my experience being in the non-profit sector, writing and both retail management and visual merchandising,’ said Sieg. ‘There is no shame in accepting or admitting that another person can do the job better than you. Tucker is a good coach and a great person to have on any team. The same goes for Heidi Lutterbach. This experience is not one that I regret but rather just fell short of my own expectations in order to ensure long term success for the Kings. I did not want this to be another temporary sports franchise added to long list of others in Evansville.’

To find out more about the Evansville Kings, visit them on Facebook, add them as a friend and come out Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. to Metro Sports Center to cheer on our boys in Blue and Grey towards earning that first victory of the PASL season under new ownership.