Preview: UWS Week 4 

3 Jun 2022
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United Women’s Soccer set for full weekend slate

Metuchen, NJ — Top-of-the-table battles and local rivalries highlight what should be an outstanding weekend of competition in United Women’s Soccer, with action in every division throughout the country. 

Central Conference 

Great Lakes Division 

Friday, June 3 

Cap City Athletic vs Corktown Hawks 

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: East Lansing Soccer Complex (East Lansing, Michigan) 

Corktown Hawks head on the road looking for their third win in three games to open the season. One point behind Nationals FC at the top of the division, Corktown Hawks have yet to concede a goal so far this year. Cap City Athletic will view this as a chance to score a statement, bounce-back win after falling to Michigan Jaguars last week. 

Michigan Jaguars vs Muskegon Risers 

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: Walled Lake Central (Commerce, Michigan)

Fresh off their first win at the UWS level, Michigan Jaguars have a chance to keep the momentum flowing in a positive direction as they play host to Muskegon Risers. The visitors will be hoping to build a platform for themselves after three difficult results to begin the 2022 season. 

Sunday, June 5

Cap City Athletic vs Michigan Jaguars 

Start Time: 1:00pm EST 

Venue: East Lansing Soccer Complex (East Lansing, Michigan) 

It’s a busy weekend for both these clubs as they collide Sunday for the second time in two weeks. Michigan Jaguars emerged from the last contest as 3-2 winners following a thrilling comeback, but Cap City will have its home fans to lean on this time around as it looks for payback. 

Corktown Hawks vs Nationals FC 

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: Wisner Stadium (Pontiac, Michigan) 

This battle of early season success stories could have major implications on how the Great Lakes Division shakes out. Both clubs enter this weekend without a loss on their ledger, with Nationals FC holding a one-point advantage on Corktown Hawks while having played an additional game. This contest should feature plenty of quality, intense soccer. 

Heartland Division 

Friday, June 3 

Gretna Elite vs Sporting Nebraska 

Start Time: 7:00pm CST

Venue: Caniglia Field (Omaha, Nebraska) 

Coming off a 6-0 dismantling of Side FC 92 last Sunday, the confidence will be flowing for Gretna Elite heading into a home game against Sporting Nebraska. The visitors have acquitted themselves well through two games at the UWS level, picking up one win and one loss while conceding just a single goal. 

Saturday, June 4 

KC Courage vs Arkansas Wolves 

Start Time: 3:00pm CST 

Venue: Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Missouri) 

It’s been a positive start to the season for Kansas City Courage, collecting two wins from the opening three games. They’ll be out for a third victory in this home game against UWS rookies Arkansas Wolves. The visitors have made it clear that they won’t be pushed around so far this season, though, allowing just two goals on the year despite two defeats. 

Sunday, June 5 

Arkansas Comets vs Side FC 92 

Start Time: 2:00pm CST 

Venue: Har-Ber Wildcat Stadium (Sprindale, Arkansas) 

Arkansas Comets enter this contest in search of their first result as members of UWS in their second contest. Side FC 92 comes into this game looking for a victory amid poor form. The visitors have lost three of their first four games this season while conceding 12 goals. 

FC Wichita vs Gretna Elite 

Start Time: 3:00pm CST 

Venue: Stryker Sports Complex (Wichita, Kansas) 

In what should be one of the best games across the country this weekend, FC Wichita hosts Gretna Elite for a top of the table battle. FC Wichita is one of the form sides throughout UWS in the early going, with three wins from three games. A high-scoring Gretna Elite outfit should provide a major first test for the hosts. 

Midwest Division 

Friday, June 3 

Indiana Union vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher 

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: Trinity Sports Park (Noblesville, Indiana) 

Two sides with middling results so far this season meet to get things underway in the Midwest Division on Friday. Both Indiana Union and St. Louis SG have split their first two contests of the season. But with plenty of goalscoring talent on the pitch for both sides, this should be an intense and entertaining game. 

Sunday, June 5 

Chicago Mustangs vs Indiana Uniion 

Start Time: 2:00pm CDT 

Venue: Olympic Park (Schaumburg, Illinois) 

Indiana Union concludes a double header weekend with a trip to play Chicago Mustangs, who currently sit at the top of the division with two wins from two games. Chicago Mustangs have shown elite goal scoring ability, with 19 goals in just 180 minutes of action. Mallory Olsson and Julie Simon both have four goals apiece. Isabella Wallace of Indiana Union also has four goals to her name so far this season. 

RBFC Elite vs Illinois Premier 

Start Time: 6:00pm CDT 

Venue: Riverside Brookfield High School (Riverside, Illinois) 

Two UWS rookies meet for the first time in this Sunday night contest. Both RBFC Elite and Illinois Premier will find themselves looking for their first result at this level when they take the pitch after losing their openers. 

East Conference 

Mid-Atlantic Division 

Saturday, June 4 

Coppermine United vs Paisley Athletic 

Start Time: 7:30pm EST 

Venue: Coppermine Norris Field (Baltimore, Maryland) 

This must-see matchup of UWS nercomers promises to be a competitive one. Both Coppermine United and Paisley Athletic showed plenty of quality in their first contests at the top level, with Coppermine United besting NJ Copa and Paisley Athletic giving Lancaster Inferno a tough test. Both will view this as an opportunity to gain a foothold in the Mid-Atlantic Division. 

Sunday, June 5 

Lancaster Inferno vs NJ Copa FC 

Start Time: 5:00pm EST 

Venue: Conestoga Valley High School (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) 

Two well-established clubs in the East Conference come together once again after facing off last week. Lancaster Inferno came out on top of that contest with a 2-0 win, and will look to pull a quickfire double over NJ Copa FC, which hits the road in search of its first win of the young season. 

New England Division 

Friday, June 3 

Albany Rush vs NE Mutiny

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: Riverside Brookfield High School (Albany, New York) 

Two unbeaten sides collide to begin play in the New England Division this weekend. Albany Rush, with four points from two contests, will see this as a chance to pull closer to New England Mutiny, which leads the division with three wins from three games. NE Mutniy’s Catherine Barry is the player to watch here, leading UWS with five goals so far. 

Scorpions SC vs CT Fusion 

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: Medway High School (Medway, Massachusetts) 

Last season’s UWS runner-up CT Fiusion comes into this game looking to get back on track after suffering its first loss of the season last week. Kacey Lawrence will hope to add to her four goals against Scorpions SC, which displayed its own scoring prowess with a six-goal effort last time out. 

Saturday, June 4 

CT Rush vs Worcester Smiles 

Start Time: 7:00pm EST 

Venue: Guilford High School (Guilford, Connecticut) 

CT Rush and Worcester Smiles conclude play in the New England Division for the weekend, with both sides still in search of their first win of the season. CT Rush suffered defeat in its only match of the campaign so far, while the visiting Worcester Smiles are looking to break a streak of three losses in a row. 

Penn-NY Division 

Friday, June 3 

Pittsburgh Hotspurs vs FC Berlin 

Start Time: 7:30pm EST 

Venue: Founders Field (Cheswick, Pennsylvania) 

Pittsburgh Hotspurs will play in front of their home fans at the UWS level for the first time after two games away from home to start the season. Fellow UWS rookies FC Berlin own an identical record through two games, with each side drawing once and losing once. 

Saturday, June 4 

FC Berlin vs Erie Commodores 

Start Time: 5:00pm EST 

Venue: Coyer Field at Buffalo State (Buffalo, New York) 

FC Berlin quickly turns around for a 5:00 game on its home turf on Saturday. The hosts will welcome another first-year UWS outfit in Erie Commodores, who have yet to lose through two games at this level. They’ve attacked well, too, with six goals already in this campaign. 

Sunday, June 5 

Rochester Lancers vs FC Buffalo 

Start Time: 2:00pm EST 

Venue: Wegmans Stadium at Aquinas Institute (Rochester, New York) 

The defending regular-season champions in the East Conference head to Rochester for the first time this season for a bout with Rochester Lancers. The visitors sit atop the Penn-NY Division to this point with seven points from two games, while Rochester Lancers are looking for their first victory of the year. 

South Conference 

Southeast Division 

Sunday, June 5 

Atlanta Fire vs FC Birmingham 

Start Time: 6:00pm EST 

Venue: Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, Georgia) 

The two rookies in this division face off for the second week in a row, with Atlanta Fire playing its first UWS match in front of its home fans. Last week’s contest ended in a 1-1 draw in Birmingham, and both sides will have designs on collecting a first UWS victory here. 

Southwest Division 

Friday, June 3

CTX Hornets vs WilCo FC 

Start Time: 7:30pm CDT

Venue: Bob Shelton Stadium (Buda, Texas) 

CTX Hornets and WilCo FC meet for the second time this season with both clubs in need of points to climb up the Southwest Division table. WilCo FC’s 2-1 victory over CTX Hornets marks its only win of the season in three games. After a week off, CTX Hornets should be rested and well-prepared as they look for payback. 

Saturday, June 4 

SA Athenians vs SA Runners 

Start Time: 7:00pm CDT 

Venue: Soccer Central (San Antonio, Texas) 

It’s a big night in San Antonio as SA Athenians and UWS newcomers SA Runners share the pitch for the first time at this level. This promises to be a thrilling clash with local bragging rights on the line. SA Runners have one win and win loss from their first two games in UWS, while SA Athenians have four points to show for three contests to date. 

FC Austin vs Luxoria FC 

Start Time: 7:30pm CDT 

Venue: Round Rock Multipurpose Complex (Round Rock, Texas) 

Luxoria FC makes the trip to Round Rock in the hopes of securing a big win over FC Austin and pulling the Southwest Division leaders back to the chasing pack. FC Austin has yet to lose through three games this season. Luxoria FC has shown well in its first UWS campaign, with a win and a loss through two contests. 

West Conference 

TBD – postponed

Impact FC vs Los Angeles SC 

Venue: Reil Recreational Park Stadium (Alberta, Canada) 

Los Angeles SC begins a weekend up north with a trip to Impact FC. The visitors have won their only game at the UWS level so far and will be looking to pass another major test here, while Impact FC will hope to bounce back from a season-opening defeat to Calgary Foothills. 

Sunday, June 5 

Calgary Foothills vs Los Angeles SC 

Start Time: 1:30pm MDT 

Venue: Shouldice Athletic Park – Hellard Field (Alberta, Canada) 

Managing fatigue will be key in this contest, as both Calgary Foothills and Los Angeles SC play their second contests of the weekend. There should be plenty of quality on display here between two sides that enter play this week without a loss on their ledger. 

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