Monday, May 19, 2014

NPSL Soccer South Region Review/Preview: July 16-18th

Starting off in the part of the country that's closest to HQ...

The South Atlantic Conference has already started their criss-cross play awaiting Gate City FC's debut on the 24th against Upward Stars. Myrtle Beach beat FC Carolina 2-1 last weekend and gets the Railhawks U-23 squad next week who are coming off a 1-0 loss to Upward last weekend. FC Carolina gets Upward on Wednesday before getting ten days off...

South Central Conference

Tulsa Athletics has already put a big statement out with their 18 goals in their first two games beating the Ft. Worth Vaqueros 5-0 and putting 13 on BCS Clash. Next up is OKC over the weekend. Dallas City FC is already plus-11 with their 1-0-1 start- losing at OKC and putting 13 of their own against BCS.

Here's their visit to Univision 23 in Dallas to talk about the OKC match-up

Next up for DCFC is Corinthians of San Antonio Sunday. OKC FC gets the Vaqueros Sunday and Liverpool Warriors get the Joplin Demize for their first conference game Sunday night as well.

Southeast Conference

The Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves are on top and travel on Nashville for a game against NFC- who beat Knoxville Force in their team debut, 3-1. Nashville FC put together this behind-the-scenes look at Game One

Stephen Lunney talked to OSG Sports after the inaugural game: "It was an honor to be involved in the club's first ever game. The coaches had been asking us- 'Are we a team or just a group of individuals?'- constantly since my first tryout in March. I think we proved that we are the former by battling back after going a goal down early on. As for Knoxville, they had a lot of talented players but it seemed that they needed a bit more time to gel. 4-1 was a great result but I expect the return fixture to be a lot closer."

The Georgia Revs visit there Friday night after their 2-0 loss to Chattanooga FC. The Chattanooligans host the New Orleans Jesters and Rocket City gets Knoxville Friday after their 2-1 win over Pensacola FC. PFC has home games this weekend with Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Sunshine Conference

Miami and Tampa have already played four games this season and Miami United is out of the blocks at 4-0. Bernardo and Camilli have three goals each for United and they get the week off before a trip to Tampa. The Marauders are 1-2-1 in their first four as well.

Here's the highlights of the Tampa-Cape Coral match earlier this season
((HT: Tampa Marauders FC))

Jacksonville United are heading to Cape Coral and Storm FC have the week off...

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