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!
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