A desperate team is a dangerous one. With their backs against the wall and facing the worst odds of making the playoffs, Atlas has now delivered dominating performances in consecutive weeks and are now the favorites to clinch one of the two final playoff spots.
Chaos vs. Archers Week 9 Hamilton Recap In a back and forth game in which neither team led by more than two goals, Chaos came away with an 11-10 overtime victory over Archers in the opening game of Week 9. With the win, Chaos clinched a Top 2 seed while Archers fall to 4-5 and …
1. Whips midfielders dodging decisively The Whipsnakes – excuse me, “Clinchsnakes” – midfielders are all carbon copies of each other. They can unleash shots on the run with either hand. Because of their two-handedness, they have a tendency to rollback repeatedly. Those staircase dodges work well against slow-to-go defenses like the Chrome. Against a defense that helps early like the Redwoods, those midfielders need to drive one side decisively and move the ball after drawing a slide.
1. Connor Fields vs. Tim Muller, Round 2 In their Week 1 matchup, the Whips trusted Tim Muller on an island against Connor Fields. They didn’t slide. If Fields beat Muller by himself, then he earned the goal. The Whips would live with that. Sliding to Fields (2G, 1A) leads to much scarier stepdown looks for Deemer Class (3G) and company.
1. Paul Rabil’s around the world dime I heard this pass was No. 2 on SportsCenter Top 10. I’m not sure what the No. 1 play was, but I’m assuming that Andrew Benintendi must have leapt 37 feet high to rob a home run in front of the Green Monster. Anything less than that is certainly not greater than this.
Consisting of defenseman Jarrod Neumann, LSM Matt Rees, and midfielder Jake Froccaro, the squad gives opposing goalies nightmares. The trio have accounted for a league best eight two-pointers and embody their club’s run and gun style. Neumann plays like he just drank a gallon of espresso and often transforms post-win huddles into chest bump battles with Head Coach Andy Towers. Froccaro wears a gold chain that’s so big that Neumann said it has its own personality. Rees, who is a Naval Communications Officer and quiet by comparison to his squad members, prefers to let his shots make all the noise. He was the only Bomb Squad member who didn’t compete in the fastest shot contest during All-Star weekend, which Neumann won when he clocked 115 mph.