Jade Tree United finally brought home a victory, as the team beat their archrivals, Fist, 7-5 in their final and scrappiest match to date at the Ab Jones complex early Saturday night.

Jade Tree United was truly on fire Saturday night, as the team set off the scoring right from the top of the game and never relented on their pressing offense.

Five minutes in, Alex Rudzinski (#4) set off the volley of goals, scoring from mid-field and giving Jade Tree United an early lead-and one that they would not lose throughout the match.

Goalkeeper Paul Bryant (#1) scored immediately thereafter with a goal kick that flew over the opposing keepers head and into the net, frustrating the Fist goalie and opening up another opportunity for Alex Rudzinski to score, putting Jade Tree up 3-1.

The next few minutes found both teams charging after the ball and looking for opportunities. Fist was able to get a few in the JTU net, but it was not long before Jade Tree was back in form.

As the first half came to a close, Casey Gallucio (#3) was taken out by the Fist goalie in front of the goal, but scrambled to lift his head and ably headed in the ball to add yet another point to the JTU score before the first half came to a close with JTU ahead 4-2

Going into the second half, Jade Tree was determined not to lose its precious lead and played a more defensive, yet intense game, concentrating on controlling the ball and narrowing its defenses.

The game was not without its share of penalties, with several players, especially Darren Walters and Steven Mann, being reprimanded for their aggressive play several times. In the end, Steven Mann (#9) received a yellow card in the 35th minute for a collection of fouls and was sent off the pitch, putting JTU down a man. However, Jade Tree was able to hold of the scoring until Mann was able to return to the field.

Late in the second half, Darren Walters (#16) took possession of the ball in front of the Fist goal and shot swiftly into the net for yet another point for his team.

Keeping the scoring going, Alex Rudzinksi received a hat trick for his efforts, and Victor Alvarez (#13) followed up on that goal to take a shot from wide right that found the upper left corner of the net and kept the JTU spirit pumping.

When the final whistle blew, Jade Tree United had found its first win of the season and celebrated in style. Manager Darren Walters commented, “What a great way to end the season. These guys played their hearts out in this match and they deserve all the adulation for the efforts.” Asked about the future of JTU, Walters said “Next season I’ll be looking to grow the team. I’ll be adding some players and beefing up the coaching staff.”

Jade Tree United would like to thank all of its supporters, especially those who attended games. It really made the difference!

Jade Tree United Season Statistics:

Most Goals: Alex Rudzinski
MVP: Alex Rudzinski
Most Saves: Paul Bryant
Most Cards: Steven Mann / Darren Walters
Best Goal: Casey Gallucio / Paul Bryant
Most Improved Player: Mehron Moqtaderi
Team Spirit Award: Tam Bui

Alex Rudzinski: 10
Victor Alvarez: 4
Darren Walters: 3
Alfredo Agra: 2
Casey Gallucio: 2
Keith Kendall: 2
Paul Bryant: 1
Tim Owen: 1
Andrew Agra: 1

Steven Mann
Darren Walters


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After many such requests we’ve decided to post the DENALI demo for free download via our . The tracks went on to get rerecorded for the band’s , but have a charm and rawness more akin to their live sets. It’s a must have for any collector and it’s free!


Get off your blog and check it out: We at Jade Tree, in an ongoing attempt to one up Wired magazine, have totally gone tech. Beginning now, we will be offering some via our site; two RSS feeds and a Podcast!

Not sure what that means? Well it works like this; Download a RSS reader, either a standalone application like (OS X) or (PC) or a plug-in that allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds right in your web browser or E-mail application. Then add the or to your subscription list and you will automatically receive News and Press updates as we publish them to our website.

works in a similar way, whereas you can download an application, such as or to automatically download MP3s. Add our to your subscription list and you will automatically receive new MP3s as we upload them to our website. You’ll have great new music waiting in your player on a regular basis and you’ll be among the first to hear our upcoming releases.

For a list of other podcasts, check out , , and the for starters.


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Listen up, just under two weeks are left to get your names in the Paradise LP/CD (JT1103) preorder hat. Two versions of the LP will be available, 1000 with green vinyl and factory printed jackets and 250 with lime green marble and hand numbered silk-screened jackets. Get in fast or don’t get in at all, orders are piling up and we hope to have enough hands screened copies to go around. If that’s not incentive enough one lucky fool will be eligible to win one of the eight test pressings made and anybody who pre-orders the CD will have a chance to win a PAINT IT BLACK skateboard from . (Only one winner for each contest.)

If you still don’t trust the evil internets, the band will be selling a little slice of Paradise at their upcoming in early March.


It’s that time of the year again and we’re about out of our mind ready for a trip to Texas; this year’s SXSW finds us getting straight Austin-crazy with not one but two showcases.

Firstly we will be partnering up with our pals at Touch & Go for a jointly hosted show at Red Eyed Fly. SXSW mainstay PEDRO THE LION will be headlining while ESTER DRANG and STATISTICS drop tracks from their soon to be announced full lengths. The following day we hook up with Fat Wreck at Emo’s Annex for some sexed-up rawk via THE ARMS ARE SNAKES coupled with blistering sets from BREATHER RESIST, FROM ASHES RISE, and THE LOVED ONES.

March 18 2004
Jade Tree/Touch & Go SXSW Showcase

Doors @ 7 pm

Pedro the Lion 1:00 am
Enon 12:00 pm
Supersystem (formerly El Guapo) 11:00 pm
Ester Drang 10:00 pm
Statistics 9:00 pm
Sally Timms 8:00

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March 19, 2005
Jade Tree/Fat SXSW Showcase

Doors @ 7 pm

Against Me! 1:00 am
These Arms Are Snakes 12:00 am
From Ashes Rise 11:00 pm
Smoke or Fire 10:00 pm
Breather Resist 9:00 pm
The Loved Ones 8:00 pm

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