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Summer League Recap: Aurora and MN Thunder rolling, Superior City repping the North, and Equal Time Headed to Sioux Falls!
The weather cannot stop summer soccer from happening. Whether thats 90 degrees with humidity on turf, or an air quality crisis from Wild Fires in the north, the game apparently finds a way to play on. MN Aurora relocated a game mid day to the Stillwater Rec Bubble and kept it rolling with a 5-0 win over Green Bay. In the new UPSL Midwest West, Superior City is earning shine with early results and a place at the top of the table. In the WPSL, the Minnesota Thunder would like to remind you that they score goals and if the vibe is right, that could mean 5, 7 or 9 that they put past you. We're basically halfway through our Summer Leagues and most of the teams have plenty of playoff hopes to play for. Equal Time has been on the ground for a ton of games already and this Sunday we will make the drive west to cover Sioux Falls City vs Rochester United FC. Stay tuned for content on Sunday and watch the high quality stream that they produce. Dig into the past 2 weeks results and we'll give you the games to watch for the coming weeks in the North!
Paige Peltier has 7 goals and 2 assists for MN Thunder as they’ve torched the early half of their schedule aside from a draw with Salvo. 7-2 to St Croix, 5-1 against Mankato and 9-1 at Joy AC stand out, but not to be totally outdone, both Maplebrook and Salvo wanted to remind you they are also in the top echelon of squads each year with 6-0 hits of their own. Even though the Thunder have a +19 goal difference in 5 games, they’re still just ahead of Salvo, Manitou and Sioux Falls City with Maplebrook sure to make a jump in the standings as well. Stay tuned for the brutal race for 1 playoff spot among 10 teams in the Northern Conference, starting with Sioux Falls visiting MN Thunder on Saturday, June 16.
WPSL Games to Watch
MN Aurora sit comfortable atop the USLW Heartland Division with a 7-0 record and eye popping +32 goal difference, but at least 4 teams other than Aurora could still find a playoff bid. Chicago City and Bavarian United are in especially good footing to contend for a Wild Card bid (which goes to the 2nd place team with the best points per game between Heartland and Great Lakes Divisions), with Green Bay and Chicago Dutch Lions still showing potential. As of Now Chicago City would earn that Wild Card. For City, Bavarian and Green Bay, their games on the 16th, 17th and 21st seen below will make the playoff picture that much clearer.
USL W League Games to Watch
Chicago City SC vs
Green Bay Glory
Saturday, June 17th, 6pm
STREAM: Eleven Sports &YouTube
Chicago City vs
Bavarian United SC
Wednesday, June 21, 6pm
STREAM: Eleven Sports & YouTube
Northern Tide FC 1-1 Tonka Fusion Elite
Granite City FC 1-2 Vlora FC
Superior City FC 1-1 St Croix SC
Northern Tide FC 1-0 Vlora FC
Granite City FC 0-4 Superior City FC
Tonka Fusion Elite 4-0 St Croix SC
UPSL Games to Watch
Tonka Fusion Elite vs
Sunday, June 18, 5pm
Minnetonka High School
Vlora FC vs
Tonka Fusion Elite
Saturday, June 24, 7pm
Lis Schendel of Protagonist Soccer and California Storm also dropped by a Pregame to chat West Coast W League expansion, playoff potential and MORE! Click image to watch on YouTube!
Sunburns are happening to parents and Equal Time correspondents and that can only mean one thing, Summer League is in full form. Last night Minnesota Aurora put up 10 (TEN) goals on W League debutant RKC Third Coast, yet somehow that isn’t the biggest win yet this year. In the UPSL Midwest West, Tonka Fusion Elite started their year with a modest 2-0 win over Superior City FC, but when they played Granite City FC 5 days later, they put up 11 on the team from St Cloud. Salvo played Sioux Falls to a hard fought and dramatic 1-1 draw at home to avoid an early bump, while Sioux Falls take confidence in battling the champs of last year in an early away game. The Summer League Recap is your way to dig into the past weeks results, find your games to watch this week, and get connected to our gameday content from the week that was!
Bavarian United SC 4-0 RKC Third Coast
Rochester FC 0-1 Bavarian United SC
Chicago Dutch Lions FC 2-1 RKC Third Coast
Chicago Dutch Lions FC 0-1 Chicago City SC
Minnesota Aurora FC 5-0 Rochester FC
Chicago City 7-0 RKC Third Coast
Chicago Dutch Lions 0-4 Minnesota Aurora FC
Bavarian United SC 1-2 Green Bay Glory
Rochester FC 0-2 Green Bay Glory
Minnesota Aurora FC 10-0 RKC Third Coast
Games to Watch
Rochester FC vs
Minnesota Aurora FC
Sunday, June 4, 3:30pm
RCTC Stadium, Rochester
The Loons of Rochester FC will be excited to host their neighbors to the north for the first time. Aurora won the first matchup 5-0, but that was with the help of 5000 fans at TCO Stadium, and with Rochester missing some key pieces. The W League Loons will hope for a closer fight with the 2022 Runners Up. Rochester FC provides a high quality stream and we applaud them for that! See highlights from past games on their youtube channel as well.
GOOOOOAAAAL @MNAuroraFC @morganstone_ with a GOLAZO on the bounce out (@SportsCenter Top 10 hello)— Equal Time Soccer (@EqualTimeSoccer) June 1, 2023
Aurora are just rolling over RKC at this point
Crosses in, deep shots, runs through the channels
6-0 near half time@USLWLeague @MNRevontulet pic.twitter.com/J2J3tNJPqq
Green Bay Glory vs
Chicago City SC
Wednesday, June 7, 6pm
Capital Credit Union Park, Green Bay
Stream: Eleven Sports
It is very early in the season, but we could already predict a potential battle for 2nd in the Division between Green Bay Glory (2nd last year) and Chicago City (3rd last year). To make the playoffs, you have to either win the Heartland, or earn a wild card by having a better record than the 2nd place team from the Great Lakes Division. This may be a game that sets the standards for that race!
Joy AC 3-0 Manitou FC
St Croix SC 0-1 Maplebrook Fury
Salvo SC 1-1 Sioux Falls City FC
St Croix SC 3-0 Joy AC
Rochester 0-3 Joy AC
Manitou FC 2-4 Minnesota Thunder
Game to Watch
Minnesota Thunder vs Salvo SC
Academy of Holy Angels Dome
Sunday, June 4, 7pm
Stream: Eleven Sports
Two perennial contenders of the Northern Conference face off in their annual battle for WPSL bragging rights. The bulk of these players have been teammates or opponents in close proximity for years, and the matchup usually doesn’t disappoint. The Thunder stream on Eleven sports!
Superior City FC 2-0 Vlora FC
Tonka Fusion Elite 2-0 Superior City FC
Vlora 2-1 St Croix SC
Tonka Fusion Elite 11-0 Granite City FC
Vlora FC 0-2 Superior City FC
St Croix SC 0-0 Northern Tide FC
Game to Watch
Superior City FC vs St Croix SC
NBC Spartan Sports Complex, Superior, WI
Sunday, June 4, 3pm
Superior City has come out with a strong start with a heavily local Twin Ports roster, and they’ll face an opponent hungry for their first win. St Croix tied Northern Tide and lost a tough 2-1 match at Vlora to start their year. Superior City provides a stream and we applaud that!
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