South Atlantic Conference
Upward Stars are trying to distance themselves from the pack- with the other four teams in the table only three points apart.
They're in the back in of a home and home with second place Myrtle Beach. Upward won round one at USC Upstate last week to widen their lead to five points. Upward moves to a road game with Railhawks Under-23's this weekend. The Railhawks are tied with Gate City FC. Gate City had a goalless draw with Carolina Discoveries last weekend and travel there for the back end of their home and home.
They'll look for the offense that they had in their match with the Railhawks two weeks ago- a 4-4-draw...
((HT: Gate City FC their own selves))
Carolina then travels to Myrtle Beach for their second match of the weekend...
South Central Conference
Three distinct groups in the 8 sides here...
OKC FC and Tulsa Athletics have kept spots one and two with the Athletics 2-0 win.
Daniel Wasson and Levi Coleman picked up the markers
((HT: Tulsa Athletics their own selves))
OKC FC won the back end of the weekend home and home, 5-2, and get the week off. Tulsa host fourth-place Corinthians this weekend who are actually tied with Dallas City FC on points, but are behind in goal differential (plus-26 to plus-21). Dallas City dropped their contest with Corinthians 2-1 in San Antonio last weekend.
Here's the highlights
((HT: Corinthians their own selves))
Head coach Jon Burklo caught up with CFCSA's Martin Hansson
Dallas City rebounded with a 1-0 over Fort Worth and have Liverpool Warriors next.
Joplin Demize are 5th at 10 points, losing at Tulsa but putting 9 on the board against BCS Clash.
Here's a look at the game against the Athletics
((HT: Gabriel Hershewe))
Liverpool, Fort Worth, and BCS are with 4, 1, and no points respectively. Liverpool head to Joplin after the DCFC match. Fort Worth host BCS Clash before the Corinthians match and Sarah Breuner caught up with Fort Worth city councilman Sal Espino about the impact the Vaqueros have in the community.
((HT: Fort Worth Vaqueros their own selves))
And, for the record, BCS Clash are at a goal differential of minus-67: 2 goals scored and 69 allowed.
Four teams at the top separated by three points. And just when you think someone may break away, the others in the queue strike back. The New Orleans Jesters are still riding a hot streak- unbeaten in the month of June. They were challenged in a road trip last weekend winning at Rocket City and drawing at Nashville FC, 0-0
((HT: Williamson Source))
The Jesters host Rocket City this week and Nashville gets the Georgia Revs.
"We're always disappointed when we don't pick up maximum points at home but it's important to remember that we faced 2 quality teams," goalkeeper Stephen Lunney told OSG Sports after the weekend. "Having said that, no one is more determined than our players to put things right by getting a win on Saturday at home."
Chattanooga FC are in between New Orleans and Nashville at 13 points. After the Nashville match, they had another big three points hosting the Georgia Revs at Finley Stadium winning 3-2.
((HT: The Chattahooligans))
This week, they're at Rocket City and hosting Knoxville. Silverbacks Reserves are fourth with 11 points beating the Revs last week themselves. The Backs host Knoxville this weekend as well. Rocket City, the Revs, and Knoxville are at the bottom of the table with 4, 4, and 2 points themselves.
Miami United's lead is down to three points in the table over Jacksonville United FC as Jax closed the gap. Miami United had the week off and Jacksonville knocked off Cape Coral 3-1 to close the margin to 16-13. Storm FC and Tampa Marauders FC are in third and fourth with 7 points each. They solved nothing with a 1-1 draw last week. Cape Coral is last with two points on the year.
This week, Miami is home to Jacksonville before going to Cape Coral. After the Miami match, Jacksonville plays at Storm FC.