Weekend Preview

by Jamie Xie

Broadcast Channel Guide

UTC V MKE - 4/13/2023

Utica City FC's journey to the Conference Semi-Finals has been nothing short of thrilling, with a hard-fought win over the Comets in a nail-biting play-in game, capped off by Cristhian Segura's overtime heroics. Now, they face their next challenge: the formidable Milwaukee Wave, who have been resting and preparing as the top team of the Eastern Conference.

The regular season matchups between Utica City FC and the Wave have been intense, with the Wave coming out on top in two out of three games. However, with the playoffs in full swing, anything can happen, and Utica City FC is determined to make their mark.

A key player to watch for Utica City FC is Gordy Gurson, who has been a force to be reckoned with all season. With an impressive 22 goals and 19 assists in just 22 appearances, Gurson has been a driving force for his team. His ability to stay composed in high-pressure situations and his knack for scoring game-winning goals make him a true asset in the playoffs.

On the other side, the Wave's top scorer, Ian Bennett, poses a significant threat. With an impressive 35 goals already this season, including six against Utica City FC in previous matchups, Bennett's skill and experience make him a player to watch out for.

Adding to the challenge for Utica City FC is the Wave's the fact that they have played one game less, giving them a physical advantage. However, Utica City FC is fueled by their momentum and the determination to prove themselves as a formidable playoff contender.

The stakes are high, with the winner of this thrilling series advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals to face off against the Blast. The stage is set for an electrifying battle on the field as both teams leave it all on the line in pursuit of their championship dreams. Utica City FC is ready to bring their A-game and take on the mighty Wave in a clash that promises to be a soccer spectacle for the ages.

SD V CUU - 4/18/23

Get ready for an electrifying showdown as the Chihuahua Savage and the San Diego Sockers gear up for the Western Conference Final. With both teams known for their explosive offensive prowess, this is a matchup that promises to be an edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Having clashed twice in the regular season, the Sockers emerged victorious in both encounters. But the Savage are determined to turn the tables and exact revenge in the playoffs. Led by their dynamic duo of Hugo Puentes and Edgar González, who have already combined for a jaw-dropping 56 goals this season, the Savage are a powerhouse to be reckoned with in the attacking third.

However, the Sockers are riding high on an impressive unbeaten streak since February, and their offense boasts multiple scoring options. Spearheaded by Kraig Chiles, who has an astounding 21 goals and 20 assists in just 21 regular season games, the Sockers have a formidable attack that can trouble any defense. Not to mention, they have the best defensive record in the league, conceding a league-low 99 goals in the regular season, and they have never lost a game at home this season.

The stage is set for an epic showdown as these two offensive powerhouses collide in the playoffs. With the stakes at an all-time high, every goal, every pass, and every save will be crucial in determining who will advance to the final stage and vie for the prestigious Ron Newman Cup, the ultimate prize in the MASL.