Mass United travels to Portsmouth, NH tonight for a third consecutive New England derby, this one the return fixture against National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) foe Seacoast United Phantoms (3rd, 2-1-3, 7 pts.). The Riders (4th, 2-0-4, 6 pts.) enter the contest a single point behind their opponents and are looking to jump ahead of the Phantoms with a win. Earning three points tonight would also put an end to a 3-game slide for United and give them their first-ever New England Derby win.
It was just last Wednesday at Manning Field that the Phantoms stormed out to a 2-0 lead within minutes of the opening whistle, then spoiled United’s comeback bid when they snatched a 3-2 win in the closing minutes. Much as they did in United’s inaugural game last season. You can see why this preview has the title it does.
The game will be played in Portsmouth, NH at Portsmouth High School Stadium and kicks off at 8:00 pm.