UWS Week 7: Preview

19 Jun 2021
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22 games on slate as UWS enters seventh week 

Central Conference  

Saturday, June 19 

Gretna Elite vs Springfield Demize 

Start Time: 3:00 CDT

Venue: Papillon Landing (Papillon, NE)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Gretna Elite compiled a trio of differing results in its first action of the season last week, picking up a win, a loss and a draw. The victory was a dominant 7-0 win over this week’s opponent, Springfield Demize, who will be looking to give a better account in the rematch, and claim win number one on the season. 

St. Louis SG vs KC Courage 

Start Time: 4:00 CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream 

St. Louis SG will play host to a crucial match on Saturday, when the two top teams in the Central Conference this season meet. KC Courage holds a four-point cushion at the top of the standings, but St. Louis has two games in hand, and could position themselves well to claim the top spot should they come away with all three points here after KC Courage nicked a 1-0 win in the first meeting between these two clubs this season. 

East Conference 

Friday, June 18

CT Fusion vs CT Rush 

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

Venue: Farmington Sports Arena (Farmington, CT)

Match Details and Live Stream 

An intriguing all-Connecticut clash gets us going in the East Conference on Friday. CT Fusion still holds an unbeaten record, but has been limited to draws in their last two matches. CT Rush, by comparison, has won two in a row — including a victory last week over Brooklyn City. The road side will look to take advantage of that momentum and end Fusion’s unbeaten run here. 

Syracuse DA vs Rochester Lancers 

Start Time: 8:00 EDT

Venue: Solvay High School Stadium (Solvay, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Having begun its season later than many sides in the conference, Syracuse DA has one win, one draw and one loss in three games to start the season. They will view this game as an opportunity to kickstart their season in the right direction, with Rochester Lancers coming to town. Rochester has lost six times in six games this season, and has only found the back of the net four times. 

Saturday, June 19

Brooklyn City vs Scorpions SC 

Start Time: 1:30 EDT

Venue: Aviator Sports Complex (Brooklyn, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream

Two sides that have experienced middling seasons so far clash in Brooklyn with thoughts of making a run toward the top spots in the East. Scorpions SC sits in fifth position, just one point off fourth place, while Brooklyn City has three points fewer but also owns a game in hand. Three points in this match may decide the path Scorpions SC and Brooklyn City take down the stretch run of the season. 

NJ Copa vs Lancaster Inferno 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: St. Joseph High School (Metuchen, NJ)

Match Details and Live Stream

This is yet another match between two teams that are within striking distance of one another in the league table. NJ Copa sits in third position, with its only loss of the season coming at the hands of the Inferno earlier in the year. Lancaster, meanwhile, will be trying to secure three points. The visitors own one of the best defenses in the conference, but have a middling attack, which has led to three draws in five games to this point. 

New England Mutiny vs Syracuse DA

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

Venue: Lusitano Stadium (Ludlow, MA)

Match Details and Live Stream  

Syracuse DA concludes a Friday-Saturday back-to-back with a trip to visit New England Mutiny, which currently occupies fourth place in the East Conference standings. New England is coming off an 8-0 thumping of Worcester Smiles, and will look to continue that momentum and claim three important points here. 

Worcester Smiles vs FC Buffalo

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

Venue: Doyle Stadium (Leominster, MA) 

Match Details and Live Stream  

A clash of two sides on opposite ends of the table is slated to close the Saturday action in the East, with division-leading FC Buffalo set to visit struggling Worcester Smiles. FC Buffalo dropped points for the first time last weekend, but will look to rebound against a Worcester side that has lost five in a row since a season-opening victory. 

Sunday, June 20

Rochester Lancers vs Albany Rush 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: Aquinas Institute (Rochester, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Entering this week winless, Rochester will play its second match in three days against what should be a fresh Albany Rush side. Albany’s only win this season came in the first match these two clubs played, and Rochester will no doubt have revenge on its mind in the sequel. 

Scorpions SC vs FC Buffalo 

Start Time: 3:30 EDT

Venue: Medway High School (Medway, MA)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Both Scorpions SC and FC Buffalo will enter this match having played on Saturday, and will look to take advantage of this opportunity to create positive momentum heading into the next matchday. For Buffalo, it will also be a crucial match in regard to the standings, as it hopes to retain its place at the top, while Scorpions SC will view this match as a chance to make a statement. 

Long Island Rough Riders vs CT Rush 

Start Time: 5:30 p.m. 

Venue: Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Both CT Rush and Long Island Rough Riders will fancy their chances of making a run toward the top half of the standings, having played only three and four games, respectively, entering this weekend. Long Island is still looking for its first win of the season, with three draws to show for four games, and will hope to claim three points here. 

Midwest North 

Saturday, June 19

Lansing United vs Corktown AFC 

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream 

Lansing United and Corktown AFC meet in this match between two sides jockeying for position in the Midwest North standings. Despite a poor start to the season, losing three of four, Lansing United has claimed seven points from a possible nine over the last three games, and can surpass Corktown AFC in the standings with a win after the visitors lost to Midwest United in midweek action. 

Detroit City vs Midwest United 

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Keyworth Stadium (Hamtramck, MI)

Match Details and Live Stream 

The championship in the Midwest North could be on the line here as Detroit City welcomes Midwest United, which sits four points above the hosts in the standings with two games between the two sides set for the next three weeks. It’s also a matchup that features two of the top goalscorers in UWS, with Stephanie Currie and Melanie Forbes both on six goals for the season. 

Midwest South

Saturday, June 19

Indiana Elite vs Ladies Steel City 

Game to be rescheduled.

Chicago Mustangs vs Chicago KICS

Start Time: 6:00 CDT

Venue: Commissioners Park (Naperville, IL)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Chicago Mustangs have run into few problems on their way to a 6-0 start to the season, but Chicago KICS gave them arguably their biggest test this season last week in a match that finished 2-1. The Kicks will hope to use that as a platform to get a result here. 

MSC Peoria vs Muskegon Risers 

Start Time: 7:00 CDT

Venue: Eastside Centre (East Peoria, IL)

Match Details and Live Stream 

This north-south crossover game pits MSC Peoria, the second-place team in the south, against Muskegon Risers, who sit at the bottom of the north division. Muskegon needs three points here to turn its season around, while Peoria will hope to continue a solid beginning to its campaign, with three wins to show for four games. 

Sunday, June 20

Indiana Elite vs Chicago Mustangs 

Start Time: 4:00 CDT

Venue: Elite Sportsplex (Portage, IN)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Both of these sides will be playing the second game of back-to-backs in this one with an eye toward ending the weekend on a high note. Indiana Elite will hope to put in a better performance after a 10-0 defeat to Chicago Mustangs last week, while the visitors will be looking to replicate that dominance. 

Southeast Conference 

Saturday, June 19

Pensacola FC vs Pensacola Academy 

Game to be rescheduled due to tropical storm warning.

Sunday, June 20

Atlanta Panthers vs Louisiana FC 

Game to be rescheduled due to tropical storm warning.

Southwest Conference

Friday, June 18

Lone Star Republic vs Alacranes 

Start Time: 8:00 CDT

Venue: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Lone Star Republic will be out to continue its rampaging start to the season here, having won the first four games with a plus-17 goal difference. The hosts can move into first place in the Southwest should they emerge victorious against Alacranes, who have one win to show for five matches so far this year. 

Saturday, June 19

SA Athenians vs Batco FC 

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. CDT

Venue: Soccer Central (San Antonio, TX)

Match Details and Live Stream 

SA Athenians enter this weekend still residing in first place in the Southwest Conference, but with Lone Star Republic just three points behind and holding two games in hand. That means the hosts urgently need three points out of this game, coming up a winless Batco side that is looking to gain a foothold on its season with a solid performance here. 

Lone Star Republic vs CTX Hornets 

Start Time: 8:00 CDT

Venue: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Lone Star Republic will play the second leg of a Friday-Saturday doubleheader at home against a CTX Horners side that is coming off of its first win of the season in last week’s action. 

Sunday, June 20

Side FC 92 vs FC Austin Elite 

Start Time: 11:00 a.m. CDT

Venue: Titan Sports Center (Tulsa, OK)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Third and fourth place in the Southwest clash on Sunday with plenty on the line. Side FC will be relying on Joan Nakirya, the top goalscorer in UWS with eight goals, to lead the way as they look to stay close to the top two sides in the division. FC Austin, meanwhile, will hope to move level on points with the hosts with a victory. 

Alacranes vs CTX Hornets 

Start Time: 5:00 CDT

Venue: Diamond Hill High School (Fort Worth, TX)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Both teams conclude two-game weekends with a rematch of last week’s contest, which saw CTX claim its only win of the season thus far with a 2-1 victory. Alacranes will no doubt be looking to atone for that defeat here. 

West Conference 

Saturday, June 19

Kongo SC vs Internacional CA

Start Time: 7:00 MDT

Venue: Spence Eccles Ogden Sports Complex (Ogden, UT)

Match Details and Live Stream 

The only action in the West Conference this week sees Internacional CA making the trip to Utah to take on Kongo SC. Both clubs are coming off defeats to SC Blue Heat last time out, and are still in search of their first wins of the year, having played to a 1-1 stalemate to begin the season.

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