UWS Week 8: Preview

25 Jun 2021
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Crucial clashes highlight eighth week of UWS action 

Central Conference

Saturday, June 26

KC Courage vs Springfield Demize 

Start Time: 4:00 CDT

Venue: Avila University (Kansas City, MO)

Match Details and Live Stream 

KC Courage comes into this game riding a two-game losing streak, which has seen the club surrender the top place in the Central Conference to St. Louis SG. The hosts will need to rebound if they hope to reclaim it, while Springfield Demize will still be looking for a first win, having gone four games without a victory to begin the year. 

St. Louis SG vs FC Wichita 

Start Time: 7:00 CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream 

St. Louis enters this match at the top of the Central, also holding a game in hand on KC Courage in second place. FC Wichita will view this as a chance to close the gap, however, having played only four matches this season so far, leaving them plenty of room to make up ground if they can collect some wins. St. Louis claimed a narrow 1-0 win in the first match this season between these two sides. 

East Conference 

Friday, June 25

CT Rush vs Worcester Smiles 

Start Time: 7:30 EDT

Venue: Bittner Park (Guilford, CT)

Match Details and Live Stream 

CT Rush enters this weekend’s matchup with Worcester Smiles coming off an up-and-down week, having bested what was a high-flying CT Fusion team before falling to Long Island Rough Riders. Worcester, on the other hand, finds itself in desperate need of a win, having lost six straight. Worcester has conceded more goals than any other UWS side this season, with 34. 

Saturday, June 26

Brooklyn City vs LANC Inferno

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: Aviator SC (Brooklyn, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Brooklyn City’s positive start to the season has faded, with three straight losses entering this matchup with LANC Inferno, which still has not lost a game this season but has four draws in six matches. Lancaster has still yet to score more than two goals in a single match this season, and will look to get its attack going here. 

NJ Copa vs Long Island Rough Riders 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: St Joseph High School (Metuchen, NJ)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Long Island Rough Riders finally earned their first win of the season last week after picking up three draws from their first four games. Hoping to keep it rolling, they face a tall task in the form of NJ Copa, which occupies fourth place in the east. Copa will rely on Melanie Cunha,whose six goals this season rank inside the top-10 in UWS, to break down the Long Island defense. 

FC Buffalo vs NE Mutiny 

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

Venue: Robert Rich Stadium (Buffalo, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

FC Buffalo enters this weekend holding a narrow, two-point lead over Scorpions SC at the top of the East Conference. New England Mutiny sits in fifth place, six points back, and will view this as an opportunity to inch closer to that top spot. 

CT Fusion vs Scorpions SC

Start Time: 7:30 EDT

Venue: Farmington Sports Arena (Farmington, CT)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Second place meets third place in the East Conference in this high-caliber battle with plenty at stake. It should also make for entertaining viewing, with the two best attacks in the East Conference going toe-to-toe. Scorpions SC will be looking to slow down Tiffany Weimer, whose eight goals so far this season rank her fourth in UWS. 

Sunday, June 27

Albany Rush vs Worcester Smiles 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: Lansingburgh High School (Troy, NY)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Albany Rush enter this game hovering right around midtable in the East, with three wins, three losses and a draw to show for seven games this season. They will view a home game against Worcester as a chance to move up the table, with the Smiles having lost their last six coming into this week. 

LANC Inferno vs CT Rush 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: Millersville University (Millersville, PA)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Both LANC Inferno and CT Rush will play their second games of the weekend on Sunday. It will be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs, and a crucial one at that, with only one point separating them in the East Conference standings entering play in Week 8. 

Rochester Lancers vs Syracuse DA

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: Aquinas Institute (Rochester, NY) 

Match Details and Live Stream 

Syracuse DA has made an uneven start to its season, with two wins, two draws and two defeats to show for its first six games. This is an excellent chance for them to pick up a home victory, up against a Rochester Lancers side that has lost all eight of its games this season and has scored only four times. 

Midwest North 

Saturday, June 26

Muskegon Risers vs Corktown AFC

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

Venue: Kehren Stadium (Muskegon, MI)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Corktown AFC meets Muskegon Risers to kick off play in the Midwest North this week. Corktown defeated Muskegon 8-0 in the first meeting this season between these two clubs, and will need three more points here as it looks to keep pace with Detroit City in the battle for second place in the conference. 

Sunday, June 27

Lansing United vs Muskegon Risers 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream 

Muskegon Risers close out their weekend back-to-back with a trip to East Lansing to take on Lansing United. Both of these clubs reside in the bottom places in the Midwest North and will be looking for a spark to finish the season on a high note. 

Midwest South 

Saturday, June 26

Indiana Elite vs Detroit City 

Start Time: 4:00 CDT

Venue: Elite Sportsplex (Portage, IN)

Match Details and Live Stream 

Indiana Elite meets Detroit City FC to begin the action in the Midwest South this week with a crossover game. Indiana Elite is still looking for its first result as members of UWS, while Detroit City will need three points here as it looks to keep some pressure on Midwest United atop the Midwest North standings. 

Chicago Mustangs vs MSC Peoria 

Start Time: 6:00 CDT

Venue: Knoch Park (Naperville, IL)

Match Details and Live Stream 

One of the games of the weekend wraps up the Saturday slate in the Midwest South. Second-place MSC Peoria makes the trip to first-place Chicago Mustangs, who own a perfect record through six games. Peoria will need to claim three points here in order to have a chance at closing the eight-point gap between the two sides, even with a game in hand on Chicago. 

Sunday, June 27

Chicago KICS vs Midwest United 

Start Time: 7:00 CDT

Venue: De La Salle Institute (Chicago, IL)

Match Details and Live Stream 

The slate in the Midwest closes with Chicago KICS welcoming Midwest United in another crossover game. The visitors will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record against the third-placed side in the Midwest South, and tighten their grip on the Midwest North race. 

Southeast Conference 

Friday, June 25

Pensacola FC vs Atlanta Panthers 

Start Time: 7:00 EDT

Venue: Ashton Brosnaham Stadium (Pensacola, FL)

Match Details and Live Stream

Pensacola FC is off to the best start in the Southeast Conference, with two wins in two matches to begin the young season. Atlanta Panthers suffered a defeat to Pensacola in the first game of the season, and will hit the road looking for revenge. A victory would send Atlanta into a tie for the top spot in the Southeast. 

Saturday, June 26

Pensacola Academy vs Atlanta Panthers 

Start Time: 2:00 EDT

Venue: Ashton Brosnaham Stadium (Pensacola, FL)

Match Details and Live Stream  

Atlanta Panthers conclude their weekend in Pensacola with a match against Pensacola Academy. Atlanta already earned a win over the hosts earlier in the season, and will look to duplicate that result against the winless hosts here. 

Sunday, June 27

Louisiana FC vs Pensacola Academy 

Start Time: 6:00 CDT

Venue: Live Oak Stadium (Watson, LA)

Match Details and Live Stream

Louisiana FC is set to finally get its season underway after weather prevented that from happening last week. Its first opponent for the season is Pensacola Academy, which enters the week of play with no wins to show for two games. 

Southwest Conference 

Friday, June 25

BatCo FC vs FC Austin Elite 

Start Time: 7:30 CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream     

Action begins in the Southwest Conference this week on Friday, as BatCo FC hosts FC Austin Elite. BatCo is still looking for its first win of the season with just one point from five matches, while FC Austin Elite will view this as a chance to move ahead of Side FC 92 into third place in the standings. 

Saturday, June 26

Side FC 92 vs Lone Star Republic 

Start Time: 3:00 CDT

Venue: Titan Sports Center (Tulsa, OK)

Match Details and Live Stream

Lone Star Republic enters this weekend tied with SA Athenians atop the standings in the Southwest, but with one fewer game played. With a perfect 18 points from six games so far, Lone Star will hope to keep its momentum rolling. But a dangerous Side FC team stands in their way. This game features the top two goalscorers in UWS, as Lone Star’s Kennedy Kessler enters the game with 11 and Side FC’s Joan Nakirya comes in with nine. 

CTX Hornets vs SA Athenians 

Start Time: 5:00 CDT

Venue: Bob Shelton Stadium (Buda, TX) 

Match Details and Live Stream:   

SA Athenians will look to keep pace with Lone Star Republic this weekend as they visit CTX Hornets. The hosts sit near the bottom of the Southwest Conference standings with three points from six games and the worst goal differential in the conference. 

WilCo FC vs BatCo FC

Start Time: 7:30 CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream: 

Two struggling sides clash here on Saturday night as BatCo plays the second leg of a back-to-back. BatCo will view this game as a chance to climb out of the basement of the Southwest Conference, visiting a WilCo side that has taken just three points from five games so far this season. 

Sunday, June 27

Alacranes vs Side FC 92

Start Time: 7:30 CDT

Venue: Titan Sports Center (Tulsa, OK)

Match Details and Live Stream: 

Alacranes play their only game of the weekend here against Side FC 92. Alacranes have experienced middling results in their first season in UWS, with seven points from seven games. Side FC 92 will be playing for the second consecutive day here, and Alacranes may fancy their chances of springing an upset. 

FC Austin Elite vs. WilCo FC 

Start Time: 7:30 CDT

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

Match Details and Live Stream: 

FC Austin Elite and WilCo FC meet to close out the Southwest Conference slate for the week. Both clubs will be playing their second game of the weekend here, and will hope to use this as an opportunity to generate some momentum as the season enters its home stretch. 

West Conference 

Sunday, June 27

Internacional CA vs SC Blue Heat 

Start Time: 3:00 PDT

Venue: Eddie West Field (Santa Ana, CA)

Match Details and Live Stream: 

The lone game on the slate in the West Conference this week is a game between two southern California foes. Internacional CA has now gone three games without a win after a defeat to Kongo SC last week, while SC Blue Heat has claimed a win in all three of the games it has played so far this year.

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