Semi-Final Preview

We’re down to the final 4 and both semi-final match-ups promise to be exciting affairs.

Direwolves vs Emeralds

How they got here:

  • Direwolves beat Vaders 3-1
  • Emeralds won the wildcard spot

How the season series went:

  • Direwolves hold the edge with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss
  • The most recent match was a 0-0 draw

What to watch for:

  • Both teams are missing players including their respective captains, Alex Wong and Paul Callahan
  • Dale Burgess has been unavailable for much of the season, but if he suits up it could have a major impact on the game
  • Mario Vega picked up an injury last week and while some thought he milked it, he’s still listed as day-to-day

Lightning vs Nightmares

How they got here:

  • Lightning beat Emeralds on penalties
  • Nightmares beat Red Bulls 2-1

How the season series went:

  • Nightmares won the season series with 3 wins and only 1 loss
  • Two of these wins came via the same scoreline of 1-0
  • Lightning’s lone win was by a score of 8 to 4, which was the highest scoring game of the season

What to watch for:

  • the high tempo set by Lightning’s front 3 and Nightmares solid defense – an enticing matchup
  • Rogelio to freight-train somebody

Good luck to all 4 teams!

Football for Peace

Red Bulls and Vaders have decided that they’ll mix up the two teams and play for peace.  Friendship before 5th place is our motto.

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