Pioneers Road Trip Continues

Get ready to host the Champions Experience



The Western Mass Pioneers just finished the first game in a three game road trip, which sees the team playing three games in seven days.


On Sunday June 11, Western Mass travelled to GPS Portland Phoenix in Maine. The Pioneers gave up a penalty in the 4’ which was converted by the dangerous striker Luke Brown.  The Pioneers were able to convert a penalty of their own in the 30’, which was coolly made by Carlos Ruiz.  Play settled down in the second half until the sneaky midfielder Pierre Villez scored in the 89’ to seal the Pioneers win.


Western Mass heads to FC Boston Bolts next at Mount Ida College in Newton.  The Pioneers and the Bolts battled to a 1-1 tie earlier in the season.


After the clash against FC Boston, the Pioneers head to City Park to play the Westchester Flames.  The Pioneers beat the Flames 2-0 earlier the season at Lusitano Stadium.


The Pioneers finally return home on Wednesday, June 21, when the Champions Experience visits Lusitano Stadium.  Rafinha and Douglas Costa from German powerhouse Bayern Munich and the Brazilian National Team will host a clinic, stage a meet and great, and play on the field against the Pioneers!

The Champions Experience will host a clinic at Lusitano Stadium on June 21, from 5:15-6:45.  Young soccer players ages 8 to 18 will have a unique opportunity to learn from Rafinha and Douglas Costa along with their longtime training staff.  These players will also share stories and demonstrate their techniques that allow them to compete at the highest level.  Each player will also receive a Nike camp t-shirt and a sports bag.

From 6:45 to 7:15 there will be a meet and greet session with Rafinha and Douglas Costa.  Bring your camera and your favorite jersey for them to sign!

At 7:30, Rafinha and Douglas Costa will suit up for the Champions Experience Stars soccer team and face the Western Mass Pioneers in an exhibition game. 

The Champions Experience Stars’ team is shaping up to be formidable, with many familiar faces and Pioneers legends signing up.

Tickets for all three of these events are available now.  Please visit to register for the clinic, purchase tickets for the meet and greet, and reserve your spot for the CE Stars vs. Pioneers game.  Space is extremely limited, it is recommended to book your spot today.  Please note that Pioneers flex tickets and season passes are NOT valid for this game. Please purchase this special ticket at the link above or at the gate.

Charles Guelly