UWS Begins Playoff Action Thursday

7 Jul 2022
United Women's Soccer UWS national pro-am league South Central Conference

Elimination games on tap for South and Central Conferences 

Metuchen, NJ — The road to the United Women’s Soccer National Championship is set to begin for the elite teams throughout UWS. 

The UWS Playoffs get underway this weekend, with the best of the best in the South and Central Conferences starting their journey toward the UWS National Championship. 

South Conference 

Southeast Division Semifinal 

Atlanta Fire United vs FC Birmingham 

Thursday, July 7

Start Time: 8:00 EST 

Venue: Pinecrest Academy Turf 

955 Peachtree Pkwy

Cumming, GA 30041

Atlanta Fire United meets FC Birmingham on Thursday in a matchup between two first-year UWS clubs looking to make waves in their debut seasons. Atlanta Fire United will have home field advantage in this one after taking 10 points from six games during the regular season. FC Birmingam managed a draw against Atlanta Fire United early in the season, with Atlanta Fire United taking a 3-1 win from the most recent fixture between the two clubs. 

Southeast Division Championship 

Atlanta Panthers vs Winner of Semifinal 

Sunday, July 10 

Start Time: 6:00 EST 

Venue: Marietta High School 

1171 Whitlock Ave SW

Marietta, GA 30064

Atlanta Panthers’ unblemished record in five regular-season games earned them a bye in the Southeast Division playoffs. They await the winner of the semifinals, and will play for the Southeast Division title on Sunday. The club that emerges victorious from this match earns the right to play the Southwest Division champion on July 16 for the overall South Conference title. 

Central Conference

Great Lakes Division Championship 

Corktown Hawks vs Nationals FC 

Thursday, July 7

Start Time: 7:30 EST

Venue: Utica Swinehart Field

47255 Shelby Rd

Shelby Township, MI  48317

It doesn’t get much more intriguing than Thursday’s Great Lakes Division title game between Corktown Hawks and Nationals FC. Corktown Hawks edged out the regular-season title by three points over Nationals FC, with the difference coming in a 2-1 victory by Corktown Hawks over the runners up back on June 5. When these two clubs matched up last weekend, though, they played to a 1-1 draw, setting up what should be an intense, tight battle on Thursday. 

Midwest Division Championship 

Chicago Mustangs vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher 

Thursday, July 7 

Start Time: 7:00 CST 

Venue: West Chicago Area HS.

326 Joliet St

West Chicago IL 60185

Chicago Mustangs and St. Louis SG enter this game as the two highest-scoring clubs in UWS, with 60 and 44 goals, respectively. There should be plenty of high-flying, entertaining soccer in this game, featuring Nina Nicosia, Julia Simon and Aubrey Mister — three of the four top goalscorers in the league. Chicago Mustangs edged out St. Louis SG in their opening game of the season, but the two sides most recently played to a draw on June 18. 

Central Conference Semifinal Match 

Midwest Division winner vs Great Lakes Division Winner 

Saturday, July 9 

Time and Location TBD 

The victors of Thursday’s two divisional title games come together for the right to take on Heartland Division champs KC Courage on July 16 for a trip to the UWS National Championship. 

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