Matchweek 17 Preview


Two huge matches this weekend as the National Futsal Premier League 2023/24 regular season heads towards a nail-biting finish!


With Detroit Imperial Futsal dropping a game to second-placed Futsal Factory Academy in Matchweek 16, it turns their home game against division-leading Grand Rapids OLé into a must-win occasion. 

It's safe to say the two teams don't love each other as their recent meeting on February 24th saw Detroit Imperial pick up two red cards and Grand Rapids go on to win 12-3 at home. 

The stakes? Grand Rapids have secured a playoff spot, sitting on 18 points in the Midwest with two games to play. Detroit Imperial need a win against OLé and then a win in the final week of the season against Futsal Factory to sneak into the playoffs. If Imperial win against OLé but then lose against FFA, there's the possibility of FFA taking first place in the division. 

It will start with the two teams' first meeting in Detroit this season on Saturday night. Grand Rapids OLé haven't played an NFPL match in over 3 weeks - who will make the most of the opportunity in Matchweek 17?


Detroit Imperial Futsal:

Grand Rapids OLé:


Colorado Futsal Academy (H) VS. New Mexico Flagship FC (A)

A huge road win for Colorado Futsal Academy in Matchweek 16 means they've got the chance to wrap up first place in the Southwest with a win in Matchweek 17!

Colorado have had an excellent season and bounced back hugely from a disappointing 2022/23 season in which they missed the playoffs. They'll host New Mexico Flagship FC, who have plenty to play for as they've recovered nicely from a slow start this season.

A win for the division is available for Colorado, while a win for New Mexico Flagship will see them tied on points for second-place. If they somehow win by more than 9 goals, they'll go into second based on goal differential. They've been tough opposition on the road, but Colorado Futsal Academy have been nearly impenetrable at home this season, only allowing 7 goals over 3 home games and scoring 19 against the visiting sides. 

Plenty to play for here! Who will win the day? 

Colorado Futsal Academy:

New Mexico Flagship FC:



Two big games - every goal and every point counts as the regular season comes to a close! Just one more matchweek remains after Matchweek 17! 


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