The SC United Bantams are coming off of a successful week in Week 9 having clinched a spot in the 2021 League Two Playoffs. The team is looking to finish out its last two games of the regular season strong while they prepare themselves for a competitive playoff run. However, before embarking on their playoff journey, the Bantams will need to rise to the occasion of defeating Charlotte Independence 2, who they faced earlier this season in a match that ended in a draw. If Independence 2 wants to see a shot at a playoff berth in 2021, they must win the two remaining matches of their season and hope that the Charlotte Eagles and East Atlanta FC fall short in their last few matches.
Wednesday, July 7: Grand Rapids FC vs. Oakland County FC
Grand Rapids FC is on the cusp of earning a spot in the 2021 League Two Playoffs. With Kalamazoo FC locking in its playoff spot in Week 9, only two spots remain in the Great Lakes Division for the 2021 playoffs. Grand Rapids has seriously picked up the pace in its past few weeks of Path2Pro play having won its past four matches, while Oakland County FC has struggled to make ends meet in the later half of its season, putting up one win, two losses and one draw in its past four matches. As it stands, Grand Rapids FC sits in fourth place in the Great Lakes Division behind third place team Kings Hammer and second place team the Flint City Bucks. If Grand Rapids wants to see a shot at a playoff berth in 2021 they will need to take home all three points in every remaining match of its season and hope that both Kings Hammer and Flint City drop a few points in their last few matches.
Manhattan SC and FC Motown are in an all out battle for a spot in the 2021 League Two Playoffs. As it stands, Manhattan SC currently sits at second place in the Metropolitan Division table while FC Motown claims a fourth place position. However, it looks as though Manhattan SC’s schedule may be a little more forgiving as the New York-based team has four matches left to play whereas FC Motown only has two matches left in its regular season. Regardless, both teams still have a shot at earning a playoff spot in 2021 but it most likely is going to come down to the wire for the Metropolitan Division.
The top two teams of the Mid Atlantic Division, West Chester United SC and the Ocean City Nor’Easters will face off on Friday night for West Chester’s last match of the regular season. West Chester is currently sitting pretty in first place of the Mid Atlantic Division table, however with nine points still available for the Ocean City Nor’Easters, the team could manage to finish its season strong and take West Chester’s first place spot to earn a Mid Atlantic Division title. As its final matches approach, the Nor’Easters must keep a close eye on Northern Virginia FC who currently has their eye on a second place finish in the division and only sits a single point behind the Nor’Easters.
The Mid South Division is in hot contention for the final two playoff spots in the division for the 2021 season. With Mississippi Brilla FC claiming the first playoff spot for the Mid South, both the Little Rock Rangers and Corpus Christi FC are looking to nail down their place as contenders for the 2021 League Two Final. Corpus Christi FC currently sits in second place with three matches left to play whereas the Little Rock Rangers sit in fourth place with three matches left to play. However, both teams are being threatened by Texas United’s third place presence, which could allow them to take either the second or third place spot in the division earning them a playoff spot in 2021. Both the Little Rock Rangers and Corpus Christi FC must keep their eyes on the prize and finish out the season with consistent wins if they want a chance at a title-winning season.
With only one spot available for a playoff berth in the Mountain Division, both Colorado Rush and Ogden City SC must use their remaining games to separate themselves from the pack. As it stands, Colorado Rush sits in a second place position in the table while Ogden City claims the third place position. However, Colorado Rush only has two matches left in its schedule allowing them to earn six points at most whereas Ogden City SC has three matches left with nine points on the line. A few wins or losses in Week 10 should sort out which team will take home the only playoff spot in the Mountain Division.
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