2022/23 Matchweek 12 Preview
COLUMBUS FUTSAL (H) VS. Grand Rapids OLé (A)
COLUMBUS FUTSAL (H) VS. GRAND RAPIDS OLÉ (A)
Joy Athletic (H) VS. FC Tryzub (A)
Although it's likely that the Midwest Conference playoff spots are locked up between these two, we're expecting an excellent game of futsal. Joy Athletic are fantastic at home, and FC Tryzub have been playing like the league's best team this season. They are undefeated, with the last meeting between the two teams ending with a 9-3 victory to FC Tryzub on January 21st.
Brusa FC (H) VS. Colorado Futsal Academy (A)
It's been over a month since we last saw Colorado Futsal Academy play, and in that time Brusa FC have climbed their way to the top of the Southwest Conference. The two teams played the first-ever NFPL Southwest match on January 28th, a 2-2 draw that took everything from Brusa FC to scrape together a last-minute result.
Brusa FC have had a great start to the season and have yet to drop points at home - one would expect that only a monumental effort from Colorado Futsal Academy will get them the result that they need to kickstart their season.
Cadence SFC (H) VS. Futsal Factory Academy (A)
Cadence SFC host Futsal Factory Academy in their first meeting of the season. Cadence SFC are coming off the back of a brutal 8-0 loss on the road to FC Tryzub, but prior to that they had proved their mettle against Great Lakes teams in a good weekend of futsal, challenging Columbus FC and beating Ginga FS on the road.
Futsal Factory Academy have had an up-and-down season, losing 3 in a row before winning in Matchweek 11 against Joy Athletic at home. As they begin a busy month of games every weekend they'll be looking for a win on the road to build momentum and confidence before crucial in-conference matchups in the hunt for playoffs.
GRAND RAPIDS OLÉ (H) VS. Ginga FS (A)
A weekend doubleheader for Grand Rapids OLé will have them welcoming Ginga FS to Michigan in the lone Sunday fixture of Matchweek 12. It's a big in-conference matchup, and Ginga FS desperately need a win. They currently sit outside the playoff cut and this will be a huge challenge for them. However, if they can channel the kind of game they played against Joy Athletic to get a 12-12 draw in Minnesota (that they were 4 seconds away from winning), they will give the reigning champions a run for their money.