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Soccer star Preki visits Voltage

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. -

An 0-2 start probably isn't what the Vermont Voltage expected to start Premier Development League play.

However, this past week at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans, the team may have found out how to kickstart their season. The organization calling in a favor from former U.S. National team member and MLS player and coach Preki Radosavljevic. The Belgrade-native is in town for three weeks to coach, share his knowledge and help get the team in shape for Saturday's home opener.

"They're a smart group," Preki said. "I think the team has done a nice job of responding and learning as the days have gone by."

"There are a lot of college-aged kids that have dreams of making it to that level," forward Tony Szczypiorski said. "Having him here to learn from is tremendous,"

Preki has coached many of the world's best as the head of teams like Chivas USA and Toronto FC. He thinks a lot of these guys have that kind of talent.

"A lot of these guys, if they keep working at it and stay interested will have a shot.

Saturday's 7 p.m. start will be the first of back to back home contests before the Voltage hit the road for the rest of June. In St. Albans, Dylan Scott Channel 3 Sports.

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