WPSL Central Region, Week 5: Preview


Chicago Dutch Lions vs Green Bay Glory: 5 PM – Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex, Lisle, IL – Eleven Sports
Rochester United FC vs Mankato United SC: 7 PM – Spartan Field at Mayo High School, Rochester, MN – Eleven Sports


Minnesota Thunder vs Fire SC 98: 7:45 PM – Academy of Holy Angels StarDome, Richfield, MN – Eleven Sports


FC Pride vs Lady Victory FC: 2 PM – Pride Performance Center, Indianapolis, IN – No Stream Announced

The top two teams in the Midwestern Conference face off in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon. The teams only have one loss between with and a combined record of 5-1-1 in 2021. Lady Victory will attempt to rebound after losing to Fire & Ice last week while FC Pride wants to continue their 3 match winning streak.

Cincinnati Sirens vs Columbus Eagles: 6 PM – Lakota West High School, West Chester Township, OH – No Stream Announced

After two road matches, including a few weeks ago against Columbus, Cincinnati will finally play at home for the first time in 2021. The Sirens are 2-0-0 with wins of 3-0 and 4-0 with the latter being over the Eagles. On the other hand Columbus has struggled to this point going 0-1-3 with one point and a goal differential of -11.

Chicago Dutch Lions vs Chicago City SC: 7 PM – Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex, Lisle, IL – Eleven Sports

Both sides enter the match on a fairly even keel. CDL sitting at 1-1-1 and CCSC is at 1-0-1, both teams have only lost to the Red Stars Reserves as well. In a season with only 10 matches and no playoff a win is imperative if one of the two hope be able to take the Lake Michigan Division from the Red Stars.

Chicago Red Stars Reserves vs Bavarian Soccer Club: 7 PM – Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center, Oak Brook, IL – Eleven Sports

Red Stars Reserves have the weekend all to themselves as the senior side has the weekend off the NWSL. A Chicago/Milwaukee battle, RSR looks to jump to 4-0-0 with 12 points. If Bavarians hope to stop that it will take some stout defence as their opponents have scored 14 goals in three matches and no less than 4 in a given match.

Dakota Fusion vs Minnesota Thunder: 7 PM – Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead, MN – Magnitude Sports Network

After yet another delayed match last week that was to have been played against the MapleBrook Fury, the Fusion will finally get to play at home. The Fusion have lost their only match of 2021, that one a 4-0 loss to Rochester United, while the Thunder are coming off a 6-0 win over Fire SC 98 just a few days prior. Momentum is on the side of the visitors but the Fusion have the element of rest in their hands.

Fire & Ice SC vs Dayton Dutch Lions: 7 PM – Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL – Eleven Sports

This match between two mid-table sides in the Midwestern Conference could be Match of the Week in the Central Region. Fire & Ice are 1-0-1 having beaten Lady Victory however they lost to FC Pride in their season opener. DDL on the other hand drew FC Pride in the Dutch Lions home opener, however have not managed a win yet as they then lost to the Sirens before drawing the Eagles in their last two matches.

Rochester United FC vs Salvo SC: 7 PM – Spartan Field at Mayo High School, Rochester, MN – Eleven Sports

Another match that could possibly be Match of the Week.Salvo has only played one match so far, that being a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Thunder. Rochester on the other hand defeated Dakota Fusion 4-0 before drawing with MapleBrook and Mankato United, two sides that are expected to be at the top of the Conference. If Rochester can win, even at home this would be a huge upset and could change the table in the Northern Conference for the entire season.


Columbus Eagles vs Lady Victory FC: 1 PM – Bernlohr Stadium at Capital University, Bexley, OH – Eleven Sports
Fire & Ice SC vs FC Pride: 2 PM – Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL – Eleven Sports
St. Louis Lions vs Dayton Dutch Lions: 2 PM – Tony Glavin Soccer Complex, Cottleville, MO – No Stream Announced
Green Bay Glory vs FC Milwaukee Torrent: 3 PM – Capital Credit Union Park, Ashwaubenon, WI – Eleven Sports
MapleBrook Fury vs Fire SC 98: 7 PM – Maple Grove Crimson Stadium, Maple Grove, MN – No Stream Announced

*Note – All Times CDT