In the Heartland, a lot of split weeks in the conference… Little Rock shut out FC Wichita, but they came back and knocked off Tulsa 2-1 mid-week. Here’s the KSN highlights…
Tulsa Athletic knocked off Demize 3-1 earlier in the week
and, then, Demize rebounded with a mid-week win over Ozark FC as did Dallas City FC.
This week, Ozark (0pts, 6th) hosts Little Rock (13pts, 1st) and Joplin (4pts, 5th). Wichita (13pts, 1st) hosts Demize and Tulsa (10pts, 3rd) hosts Dallas City (10pts, 3rd).
In the Lonestar, Dutch Lions had a 4-point week with a 6-3 win over Tyler FC
And a 2-2 draw with Regals. Regals also lost to Midland-Odessa, 2-0, while Vaqueros and Rafters had a goalless draw.
This week, Rafters (4pts, 5th) host Regals (8pts, 4th) and Tyler. Midland-Odessa (18pts, 1st) host Dutch Lions (14pts, 2nd) and Tyler (2pts, 6th) also host Vaqueros (13pts, 3rd).
In the Southeast, it’s a logjam with seven teams separated by 6 points. The Atlanta Silverbacks had a bus break down on the way to Asheville, made it just in time, and shared points with ACSC. Here’s MST3K’s broadcast…
And Chattanooga FC is at a gaggle of teams at 13 points with two more wins. Here’s Mad Kemp’s look at the last-minute winner over Memphis City with Danny Reynolds
And, then, the completion of the suspended match from a month ago that ended up in a 5-0 win over Birmingham
Inter Nashville and New Orleans are at 13 points as well. Jesters drew at Memphis City
Knoxville Force (14pts, 2nd) also knocked off Birmingham, 3-2, and FC Carolina United beat the Georgia Revs, 3-1, at Queens.
This week, the biggest match is when Asheville (11pts, 6th) visits Atlanta. Chattanooga FC has FC Carolina United (5pts, 8th) visiting before a trip to Memphis City (10pts, 7th) mid-week. Knoxville hosts the Revs (3pts, 10th) and the Hammers (4pts, 9th) after their trip to Inter Nashville. And Memphis City visits New Orleans- weather permitting.
In the Sunshine, it’s still Miami Fusion (18pts, 1st) and Miami United (16pts, 2nd). Fusion beat Boca Raton, 4-2
Sportsmesh TV has the match
United beat Beaches, 3-1, and Sportsmesh was there as well…
Kraze United shut out Naples United FC as well. This week, Beaches (3pts, 6th) is at Jacksonville Armada (13pts, 3rd) and Naples United (0pts, 7th) mid-week. Miami Fusion hosts Kraze (12pts, 4th) and Miami United at Boca Raton FC (6pts, 5th).
For tonight’s SoccerCast, it’s an early start thanks to Mother Nature…
You’ll remember she has had her way with folks the last couple of weeks and the Chattanooga match with Birmingham was suspended in the 20’s…
The continuation of this match starts at 630 EDT
Last week, in the Heartland Conference, FC Wichita put up 5 on Ozark FC.
Little Rock and Tulsa drew at ones.
This week, Demize (4pts, 5th) host Ozark (0pts, 6th) and goes to Tulsa (7pts, 3rd). FC Wichita (13pts, 1st) goes to Little Rock (10pts, 2nd) and hosts Tulsa. Dallas City (7pts, 3rd) also host Ozark on Saturday.
In the Lonestar, Dutch Lions got two 3-1 wins- over Fort Worth
and Midland-Odessa. Houston Regals shut out Tyler FC and Midland-Odessa beat Shreveport.
This week, the Lions (10pts, 3rd) host Tyler (2pts, 6th) before going to Regals (7pts, 4th). Houston also hosts Midland-Odessa (15pts, 1st) and Vaqueros (12pts, 2nd) host Rafters (3pts, 5th).
In the Southeast, the Atlanta Silverbacks put up more numbers with a 4-1 win at Knoxville. New Orleans Jesters had a big week- two draws with Inter Nashville and Chattanooga… here’s the equalizer at Fort Finley
Add that with a win over Birmingham. CFC also beat the Hammers last week. Here’s MadKemp’s look at the match…
Memphis City won at Asheville City, 2-1, combined with a Blues draw against the Georgia Revs. Above and Beyond has the highlights…
Inter Nashville also won 1-0 over FC Carolina United.
This week, the Silverbacks (15pts, 1st) are in Asheville (10pts, 5th). Chattanooga (7pts, 7th) host Inter Nashville and Birmingham mid-week in between two Hammers (4pts, 8th) home matches with Knoxville (11pts, 4th) and Atlanta. New Orleans (12pts, 3rd) are at Memphis (9pts, 6th) before a home game with Inter Nashville (13pts, 2nd). FCCU (2pts, 10th) also wraps up with a match with the Revs (3pts, 9th).
And, in the Sunshine, Miami United (13pts, 1st) had a split week- losing to Kraze (9pts, 4th)- sportsmesh has the highlights
before beating Beaches FC. Miami Fusion (12pts, 2nd) beat Beaches as well
and Jacksonville Armada U23 beat Boca Raton (6pts, 5th)
This week, Armada (10pts, 3rd) host Kraze before they host Naples (0pts, 7th). Miami Fusion host Boca and United host Beaches (3pts, 6th).
It’s the weekend, so be sure to catch the Saturday version of the SoccerCast- and it’s a pretty unique one…
A day-night doubleheader involving Memphis City FC at Christian Brothers
At 3PM East it’s the back end of the I-40 Cup with the Little Rock Rangers
And at 8PM, it’s the Southeast Conference match-up involving Memphis City and the Birmingham Hammers…
In the South Conference, this is where we think some of the most competitive soccer will be played all spring and summer…
Starting in the Southeast, it’s crowded and there’s a lot of offense on the table…
There are six teams separated by six points. Atlanta Silverbacks are on top with 9 points, then the gaggle breaks in. Inter Nashville, Knoxville, and Asheville City are at 8. New Orleans Jesters are at 7. Chattanooga FC are at 5. Birmingham Hammers are at 4, Memphis City have 3, FC Carolina United have 2 and the Georgia Revolution have 1 point.
Last week, Atlanta shut out Knoxville before the Force put 5 on FCCU. Esportesnet has the highlights…
Scruffy City Syndicate has the five-spot from Sansom. FCCU lost the sandwich game in their week, 3-2, to Asheville City.
Inter Nashville and Memphis City had a scoreless draw and the Jesters beat the Revs, 1-0.
This week, Silverbacks are at FCCU and Knoxville. Inter Nashville host Asheville and New Orleans. Memphis City hosts Birmingham before going to Asheville. The Revs host Chattanooga FC Saturday before CFC’s Thursday match in Birmingham.
In the Lonestar, it’s still Midland-Odessa and Vaqueros at 9 points. Houston Regals are next at 4. Tyler FC have 2, Dutch Lions 1, and the Shreveport Rafters are looking for their first points.
Last week, Midland-Odessa beat Vaqueros, 2-1…
And had a feature done on them by the folks over at Inside View
Tyler and Dutch Lions drew at 2 and the Lions have the highlights there…
This week, Midland-Odessa goes to Vaqueros and Tyler FC. Lions host Regals and Tyler hosts the Rafters.
The Heartland is still a big jumble with five teams within five points of each other. Little Rock Rangers are at 9 points with FC Wichita at 7 points, Tulsa Athletic at 6, Dallas City at 4, and Joplin’s Demize at 4 points. Ozark FC is still looking for their first positive result of the season.
Last week, Rangers beat Dallas City and drew Demize. Demize also beat Tulsa and Dallas City. FC Wichita also beat Ozark FC. This week, Ozark hosts Dallas City and Tulsa host Wichita.
Finally in the Sunshine, it’s still the two Miami franchises and everyone else. United leads Fusion by 3 points (12-9). Armada U-23 and Boca Raton FC are at 6. Beaches and Kraze United are at 3 points and Naples United have lost their first four matches.
Last week, Miami United beat Beaches 1-0. Sportsmesh tv has the match…
Boca beat Naples 3-1 and Joseph Alas did a gameday vlog on playing against his old team…
Sportsmesh also has the Armada-Fusion match where Fusion won, 3-1.
This week, Naples plays at Boca and home to Beaches. Kraze host Fusion and United host Armada.
This week, Miami Fusion hosts Miami United, Naples hosts the Armada, Beaches hosts Kraze and then mid-week Beaches head to Boca.
The Birmingham Hammers are entering their third year as a club and second in the National Premier Soccer League’s Southeast Conference. The jump from an independent club to the NPSL was a tough one on the field in 2016 and the club learned a great deal from their experiences. Morgan Copes, president and general manager of the Hammers, stressed that they are determined to improve in 2017.
Thanks to Morgan for speaking with us and we will be following the team in conference play in 2017!