NFPL Matchweek 10 Preview
Matchweek 10 in the National Futsal Premier League features three games in a weekend that could be decisive for seeding and home-court advantage in the playoffs.
Grand Rapids OLé (H) VS. Futsal Indy (A)
Fresh off their weekly routine of dismantling another futsal club, Grand Rapids OLé play at home for the first time in a month. In that period, they've gone three games on the road with three wins out of three, scoring 30 goals and conceding just 5.
Currently on a 4-game losing streak, Futsal Indy need to breathe life back into their season. A win on the road against the league leaders would give them a load of confidence as we move toward the playoffs. A loss for Grand Rapids would find them tied on points with Joy Athletic.
Cadence SFC (H) VS. Futsal Factory Academy (A)
They host Futsal Factory Academy in what should be a good game. Cadence SFC were able to give Joy Athletic a scare, and Futsal Factory Academy are one of only two teams to beat Joy Athletic this season, with their other loss coming at the feet of OLé.
FFA will be looking to extend their 3-game winning streak and keep the pressure on the two teams above them. Although they have games in hand, they need to win them all to be in the conversation for regular season champions as neither Joy nor Grand Rapids OLé look like they are slowing down any time soon.
Columbus Futsal (H) VS. FUTSAL INDY (A)
Fresh off the back of a Matchweek 9 victory over Ginga FS in The Battle for Ohio, Columbus Futsal will undoubtedly be ready to take the court again as they host Futsal Indy. Indy's energy and tired legs may be a factor in this game as they will be on the road against Grand Rapids the night before and take the court in Columbus less than 24 hours later.
Columbus and Indy have 4 and 3 points in the table, respectively. A win for each club would be massive as they look to close the gap between themselves and Ginga FS, who sit in 4th place with 10 points.
Best of luck to all of the players and managers in Matchweek 10! Follow along and stay tuned on the National Futsal Premier League social media channels for game updates and more!