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WPSL Central Region Week 7: Preview

Wednesday: 

Fire SC 98 vs Rochester United – 7pm – Centennial High School Stadium, Circle Pines, MN – Eleven Sports (probably not live)

Fire SC 98 are fresh from a late loss to the division leading Thunder, and now match up against another strong team in United, although the visitors have yet to win a match on the road this season. 

FC Milwaukee Torrent vs Milwaukee Bavarian SC – 7pm – Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI – Eleven Sports

The Milwaukee Derby could also be referred to as the Davi Derby as the German is the owner of the Torrent and the WPSL head coach but also coached the Bavarian men for three years. As for their present situation, a surprise win for MBSC over Red Stars Reserves ironically gives Torrent a chance to draw level with the professional squad on top of the division. Obviously, that Bavarian victory also gives them momentum making the short trip south west. 

Friday:

Dakota Fusion FC vs MapleBrook Fury – 5pm – Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead, MN – Magnitude Sports Network

If there were playoffs this season (there aren’t) then MapleBrook would be making a late run for contention. If there was relegation (there isn’t), Fusion would be facing a spell in the next division down. Emily Soukup will presumably have to stand on her head once more for the home side to emerge with any points from this encounter. 

Salvo SC vs Mankato United SC – 7pm – Reynolds Field, Roseville, MN – Eleven Sports

Mankato will be seeking to maintain their positive momentum after the demolition of Fusion last time out. Salvo has games in hand on the teams above them in the standings, but have had a mixed start to the season. 

Green Bay Glory vs Chicago Red Stars Reserves – 6:30pm – Capital Credit Union Park, Ashwaubenon, WI – Eleven Sports

A Green Bay side with only 1 point from 5 games will struggle to contain the Red Stars Reserves. 

Saturday:

FC Pride vs Columbus Eagles FC – 3pm – Pride Performance Center, Indianapolis, IN – No Announced Stream 

Pride look to sneak up the table with a matchup against one of the Midwestern Conference’s strugglers this season. 

Cincinnati Sirens vs St Louis Lions – 7pm – Lakota West High School, West Chester Township, OH – No Announced Stream

Sirens look to continue their perfect start to the season against the pointless St Louis Lions, who have a goal difference of -24. 

Dayton Dutch Lions FC vs Fire & Ice SC – 7pm – West Carrolton High School, West Carrolton, OH – Gem City Sports Network

A 2-3-3 DDL squad faces a 3-1-2 Fire and Ice squad, with the visitors looking to build on their St Louis Derby win. 

Milwaukee Bavarian vs Chicago City SC – 4pm – Bavarian Soccer Club, Glendale, WI

With their derby result unknown, it is hard to suggest how Bavarian will enter this match up, but both teams have comparable results so far and this match could be close. 

Sunday:

Salvo SC vs Fire SC 98 – 3pm – Reynolds Field, Roseville, MN – No Announced Stream

Salvo should win this intercity match-up easily and could gain ground on the teams around them. 

Dakota Fusion FC vs Mankato United SC – 5pm – Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead, MN – Magnitude Sports Network

Fusion will have revenge on their minds after conceding 9 to the team from the Key City but Kato travel to the Red River Valley wanting to duplicate their performance and put some pressure on Thunder for the division title. 

MapleBrook Fury vs Minnesota Thunder – 7pm – Maple Grove High School Stadium, Maple Grove, MN – No Announced Stream

Another Twin Cities rivalry as Thunder come into Maple Grove in blistering form, and will attempt to arrest the upward momentum of the Fury.

Columbus Eagles FC vs Fire & Ice SC – 2pm – Bernlohr Stadium at Capital University, Bexley, OH – Eleven Sports

A struggling Eagles squad play host to an up and down F&I team. 

Lady Victory FC vs Cincinnati Sirens FC – 7pm – Guerin Catholic High School, Noblesville, IN – No Announced Stream

Sirens’ perfect start to the season faces the test of the only team above them in the standings, 5-1 Lady Victory, who also have a better goal difference than their opponents.

Green Bay Glory vs Chicago Dutch Lions FC – 6pm – Capital Credit Union Park, Ashwaubenon, WI – Eleven Sports  

CDL FC face the basement dwelling Green Bay Glory hoping that they can capitalize on their relative form.

Tim Abbott
Co-Founder, Northern Lights Football English/Lancastrian, adopted Fargoan. LGBT+ Also Local Soccer Editor at E Pluribus Loonum
http://www.lightsfootball.com
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