Greenville, SC – The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club will travel to Omaha, NE in their second road match this month. They will play 2021 League One Champions, Union Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8:00 PM.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET, Werner Park in Omaha, NE
Streaming TV: ESPN+
International Stream: YouTube
Social Media: Greenville Triumph SC on Twitter
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club will travel back to the Midwest to play rival, Union Omaha in their final regular season match against the Owls.
The loss to Charlotte last week set Greenville back in the standings, currently sitting at third behind Richmond (1) and Omaha (2). Injuries and inconsistency have plagued the veteran team the past five matches, going 2-2-1 after having a standout summer that put them at the top of the table. Closing in on postseason, the Greenville Triumph will need to earn some points this weekend if they hope to compete for one of the two first-round byes in this year’s playoffs.
As Greenville sets their sights on Omaha, other moves in the standings may be on the horizon. Just three points shy of overtaking Greenville is Chattanooga, who plays top-ranked Richmond this weekend. A big win for the Red Wolves could push them above Greenville on goal differential if the Triumph records a loss. Sitting just below Chattanooga is Tormenta, who could also pass the Triumph if they secure a win over Tucson and tally two or more goals. The regular season is getting tighter leading into playoffs with only five matches remaining for most teams and some already closing in on clinching a spot in the next few weeks.
After a delayed start to their regular season due to US Open Cup competitions, Omaha has seen a revival in the last few months, steadily carving their way to the top of the standings. Despite sitting at second in the league, though, Omaha only holds a 10-5-10 record, recording the second most ties in the league behind Forward Madison. The Owls do come in to Saturday’s match reeling, though, falling to FC Tucson 3-0 last Saturday and Richmond 3-2 on Wednesday. Greenville will hope the full week or rest will give them an advantage over Omaha’s tired legs in the challenging road environment at Werner Park. Saturday’s result could go a long way in determining which of the two teams earns a first-round bye as both clubs look to return to the League One Final.
NEWS AND NOTES
Injury Report: Ben Hale (GK): leg- out, Noah Pilato (M): ankle- out, Jimmy Filerman (D): leg- out, Nate Shultz (D): back -probable, Tyler Polak (D): knee- out, Don Smart (M): out- yellow card accumulation