For the second time in 3 years, we have qualified for the PDL playoffs. What a tight race it has been!
With only 2 points below the Southeast Division winner (SIMA Aguilas) we became the “wildcard” team. That is because “In conferences with three divisions (Eastern, Southern, Western), each division winner, plus the highest-finishing second-place team in the conference, advance to the playoffs in the conference semifinals.”
Lakeland Tropics held the first place spot for several weeks and ended up with the same number of points as we did but the standing rules state that they would first look at “head-to-head”, meaning the time we had played each other which meant that we would qualify because we won against them (head-to-head). Our goal differential would be next to determine who would qualify and there again we had the upper hand.
We are headed to Statesboro, GA on Thursday to play against the playoffs’ host, Tormenta FC, on Friday, July 20 at 8:00 PM. The winner of that game moves on to play the Southern Conference final on Saturday at 8:00 PM.
The games will be played at Erk Russell Park located at 1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460
The teams participating in the Southern Conference playoffs are:
Your very own- THE VILLAGES SC, The Villages FL
-Fellow Southeast Division team- SIMA Aguilas, MontVerde, FL
-Deep South Divison- Tormenta FC, Statesboro, GA
-Mid South Division- Brazos Valley Calvary FC, Bryan, TX
Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 PM
Watch head coach Anderson DaSilva together with representatives from the other teams live during the Final Four press conference.
Friday, July 20 at 8:00 PM
Watch the Semi-Final of the Southern Conference
Saturday, July 21 at 8:00 PM
Watch the Final of the Southern Conference
We’ll send out the link information once they provide it to us.