UWS Week 5: Preview

4 Jun 2021
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Southeast Conference begins play during weekend slate 

Metuchen, N.J. — A full weekend of United Women’s Soccer action lies ahead, with every conference on the schedule for the first time this season as the Southeast Conference begins play. 

Central Conference 

Saturday, June 5

KC Courage vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Start Time: 4:00 p.m. CDT 

Venue: Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)

Match Details and Live Stream 

The Central Conference gets back underway this weekend after a short hiatus with a game between KC Courage and St. Louis SG.  KC Courage fell in its season opener against FC Wichita back on May 22 and won 3-0 against Springfield Demize this past Thursday, while St. Louis will take the field for the first time this season this Saturday. 

Sunday, June 6

St. Louis Scott Gallagher vs Springfield Demize

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. CDT

Venue: World Wide Technology Soccer Park (Fenton, MO)

Match Details and Live Stream 

St. Louis SG will face a quick turnaround after playing its first game of the season on Saturday, welcoming Springfield Demize the following evening. The visitors will be playing their second game of the season, hoping to build a foundation for the weeks to come. 

East Conference 

Friday, June 4 

FC Buffalo vs Albany Rush 

Start Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Robert Rich Sr All-High Stadium (Buffalo, NY) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

FC Buffalo puts its perfect 3-0 start to the season to the test this Friday, taking on Albany Rush, which will hope to take confidence from securing its first win of the season last week over Rochester Lancers. 

Syracuse DA vs Worcester Smiles 

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Solvay High School (Solvay, NY) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Syracuse DA suffered a difficult 1-0 defeat in its season opener on Wednesday, and will look to bounce back on Friday against Worcester Smiles. Both sides will hope to get their attacks clicking, having scored just one goal combined in four games to begin the year. 

Saturday, June 5

CT Fusion vs Rochester Lancers 

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Farmington Sports Arena (Farmington, CT)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Rochester Lancers find themselves sitting 0-3, having lost each of their first three games this season by a narrow one-goal margin. They’ll look to finally get over the hump this weekend, when they hit the road to play Connecticut Fusion. The hosts have picked up seven points from three games to begin the season. 

NE Mutiny vs NJ Copa 

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Lusitano Stadium (Ludlow, MA)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Two clubs who figure to be fighting for the playoff places at season’s end clash at Ludlow Stadium, where NE Mutiny meets NJ Copa. NJ Copa will be looking to recover from its first defeat of the season at the hands of Lancaster Inferno, while NE Mutiny has hopes of claiming all three points, having settled for a draw in two of three matches to begin the season. 

Sunday, June 6 

Brooklyn City F.C. vs Long Island Rough RIders 

Start Time: TBD 

Venue: Metropolitan Oval (Maspeth, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Brooklyn City F.C. has made a fantastic start to its debut season in UWS, with five points to show for three games. The hosts will hope to keep that trajectory up on Sunday, as they host a Long Island Rough Riders side still looking for its first win of the new campaign. 

CT Rush vs Rochester Lancers 

Start Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Bittner Park (Guilford, CT) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Rochester Lancers finish their weekend trip to Connecticut with a Sunday clash against CT Rush. While Rochester has a chance to end its losing skid on Saturday, both of these clubs are winless heading into the weekend, and will see this game as a big opportunity to reshape the trajectory of their seasons. 

Worcester Smiles vs Scorpions SC

Start Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Doyle Stadium (Leominster, MA) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Worcester Smiles will play their second match of the weekend at home against Scorpions SC. The visitors are coming off a bye week, and have failed to claim a victory in their first two matches of the season. Both sides will see this as an opportunity to claim a big win. 

Southwest Conference 

Saturday, June 5

CTX Hornets vs FC Austin Elite 

Start Time: 7:15 p.m. CDT

Venue: Bob Shelton Stadium (Buda, TX) 

Match Details and Live Stream

CTX Hornets have made a difficult start to their UWS stay, falling in their first two matches with a -8 goal difference. FC Austin, meanwhile, has turned in a mixed bag of results through three games, with one win, one draw, and one loss. 

Williamson County FC vs SA Athenians 

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream 

Williamson County FC enters this match riding the wave of a big 3-0 win over CTX Hornets last weekend, and will hope that victory can provide some momentum moving ahead. SA Athenians, on the other hand, are coming off their first loss of the year, and will hope to stem that tide quickly. 

Sunday, June 6 

Bat Country FC vs Lone Star Republic 

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream 

Lone Star Republic made an emphatic start to its season last week, with a 6-0 battering of SA Athenians. This week, Bat Country FC will hope to provide a greater challenge, coming off a 3-3 stalemate with Side FC. 

Midwest Conference North 

Friday, June 4 

Midwest United vs Corktown AFC 

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Two sides battling near the top of the Midwest North meet in Grand Rapids on Friday, as Midwest United hosts Corktown AFC. Midwest United is coming off a 2-2 draw with Lansing United, while Corktown will hope to rebound from its first loss of the season against Detroit City. 

Saturday, June 5 

Muskegon Risers vs Detroit City FC

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Muskegon Catholic Kehren Stadium (Muskegon, MI)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Muskegon Risers snapped a three-game losing streak in their last match, and will carry those positive feelings into a clash with the top team in the Midwest North, Detroit City, which has won three of its first four matches to begin the season. 

Sunday, June 6

Lansing United vs Chicago KICS

Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT 

Venue: Lansing Eastern HS (Lansing, MI) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Lansing United managed a draw in its last match against Midwest United, snapping a three-game skid to start the year. Chicago KICS of the Midwest South visits Lansing on Sunday, having split its first two games of the season. 

Midwest Conference South 

Friday, June 4

Chicago Mustangs vs Lansing United 

Start Time: 5:00 p.m. CDT 

Venue: Commissioners Park (Naperville, IL) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Chicago Mustangs began their season last week with a 3-1 win over Detroit City, which currently sits at the top of the Midwest North. The bottom team in the Midwest North visits Commissioners Park on Friday in the form of Lansing United, as the Hoops look to get on track against a confident Chicago Mustangs side. 

Saturday, June 5

Chicago Mustangs vs Ladies Steel City FC 

Start Time: 6:00 p.m. CDT

Venue: Nike Sports Complex (Naperville, IL) 

Match Details and Live Stream

Chicago Mustangs face a quick turnaround following their Friday night matchup, and will welcome Ladies Steel City FC the following night. Steel City enter the match on a two-game losing streak, and will be out to stop their bad run of form. 

Indiana Elite vs Chicago KICS 

Start Time: 6:30 p.m. CDT 

Venue: Elite Sportsplex (Portage, IN)

Match Details and Live Stream

Indiana Elite is set to make its UWS debut this weekend, hosting Chicago KICS at Elite Sportsplex. Chicago KICS has endured a mixed beginning to its season so far, having split its first two games. 

Sunday, June 6

Indiana Elite vs MSC Peoria 

Start Time: 6:30 p.m. CDT

Venue: Elite Sportsplex (Portage, IN)

Match Details and Live Stream 

The schedule offers Indiana Elite little time to rest, as it turns right around with a second game this weekend against MSC Peoria. Peoria enters this match having played only once so far this season, a 2-1 win over Ladies Steel City. 

Southeast Conference 

Saturday, June 5 

Atlanta Panthers vs Pensacola FC 

Start Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Life University (Marietta, GA) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Play in the Southeast Conference is set to begin this weekend, with Atlanta Panthers and Pensacola FC slated to kick things off in a season-opening battle that will set the tone in the conference for weeks to come. 

Sunday, June 6

Atlanta Panthers vs Pensacola Academy

Start Time: 5:00 p.m. 

Venue: Life University (Marietta, GA) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Atlanta Panthers will turn right around and play another match following their season-opener on Saturday, this time taking on Pensacola Academy in its first tilt of the season. 

West Conference 

Saturday, June 5 

SC Blue Heat vs Internacional CA 

Start Time: 6:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Masters’ University Reece Field (Santa Clarita, CA) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Both sides enter this match having played once already this season. Internacional CA began the campaign with a 1-1 draw at home with Kongo SC, while SC Blue Heat blew out Kongo SC 5-0 to get things underway. SC Blue Heat will look to assert itself once again, while Internacional CA will have its eyes on its first victory. 

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