The Mass United Bay State Soccer League team has a major match in its fight for first place on Saturday when they take on Analog at Wayland High School at 4pm. Analog is currently tied with Middlesex on points at the top of the table but is reeling after consecutive 2-goal losses to Middlesex and Rovers FC, respectively. The sudden downturn for Analog may end up costing them not only first place, but promotion to the BSSL’s Division 1 as well, a prospect that seemed all but absurd a mere few weeks ago.
Analog’s losses have, however, been Mass United’s gain. While the Riders have spent most of the season in the top 4, it hasn’t been until recently that a realistic chance at the top spot materialized. With the bottleneck firmly in place, there are potentially 6 teams vying for 2 promotion spots and the bragging rights that come with finishing in the coveted 1 position. Let the scoreboard (or in this case, the website) watching begin!
Our Massachusetts State Soccer League squad has a different battle on its hands as we approach the end of the season. Improved play of late and having two games in hand have given hope of a mid-table finish after spending much of the season stuck in 9th. While United needs a little help from the teams above them to make this happen, going out on a high note, regardless of table position, should be the real goal. The MSSL’ers take on West Africans United, who is only 2 points out of the promotion zone, on Sunday at 4pm in Tyngsboro at Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Tech.
In other MSSL news, good luck to our Director of Game Day Operations Jon Langlois and his FC Lynn as they fight for promotion to Division 1. Unbeaten in their last 6 with 5 wins FC Lynn has surged into the promotion zone with 3 games remaining, two of which are against the teams directly behind them. We’ll be routing for you, Jon!