New England Border War

Boston, MAMass United FC NSU (0-1-3, 3 pts) squares off against cross-border rival Rhode Island Oceaneers (1-2-0, 3 pts) in American Soccer League action on Saturday night in the first-ever meeting between the clubs. The New England Derby will be played in Smithfield, RI, at Bryant University’s Bulldog Stadium (1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI) with a 9:15 kickoff.

United is seeking their first win after starting the season with three straight 1-1 draws before a loss to AC Crusaders (2-0-5, 6 pts) last time out. Rhode Island this season has sandwiched a pair of 2-0 losses to league-leaders Western Mass PSC (3-0-2, 11 pts) around a thrilling come from behind victory over the visiting Evergreen Diplomats (1-3-0, 3 pts), who are United’s following fixture on  October 11th in Maryland.