Brian VanderBeek

March 20, 2008 4:58 AM

Former Modesto soccer coach still kickin' it

Eleven years ago this week, the inaugural roster of the Stanislaus County Cruisers was taking form. Still two weeks removed from its official debut, Modesto's first professional soccer team was poised to offer a new affordable entertainment option for local fans -- playing a style that players, coaches and owners alike believed would catch on and be a long-term success.

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