Thursday, July 16, 2009

Massive Match This Weekend For RCU

Rocket City United controls its own destiny this weekend. A win or draw would see them crowned the NPSL Southeast Region Champion and would punch a ticket to the NPSL Final Four where they would meet the champions of the Northeast, Midwest and West Regions. However, in Saturn FC, RCU is facing one of the few teams that have beaten them in the 2009 campaign. On May 9th in the first game of season in Atlanta, Spencer Davidson's 57th minute free kick was the dagger in SFC's 2:1 victory.

RCU forward Rafa Barbosa scored the lone RCU goal in the early season loss to Saturn FC

SFC followed the win over RCU with an impressive 3:2 victory over Atlanta FC. Since then though, the SFC run of form has been less than impressive with Saturn FC losing the next 5 league matches in a row to slide a the bottom of the table (2-0-5). Couple the abysmal SFC record on the road (0-0-3) with the RCU's perfect home record of (3-0-0) and the predicted outcome would seem to be clear, but the USA v Spain predictions were similarly clear, and we all know how that one ended.

Coach Greg Petersen is not taking Saturn FC lightly

John Hunt Stadium is the site of this weekend's massive match. RCU will have the support of several hundred military personnel from Redstone Arsenal as RCU hosts "Military Night". So, the stands may be packed for this one. It should be fun to watch.

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