Greenville, SC - The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club returns to west Greenville looking to snap a losing streak as they face Toronto FC II on Friday, September 3 at 7:00 PM, presented by Bridge City Coffee. Greenville comes in to the match on the heels of a 1-2 loss at FC Tucson on August 28.
A renewed attack: Though the Triumph don't have much to show for it lately, there are signs the attack is rounding to form. Greenville tallied 16 shots last week at Tucson, including three on target. A Don Smart goal in stoppage time broke their scoring drought, and Greenville added to their pool of attackers this week with the signing of Nico Brown from the Maryland Bobcats. With Alex Morrell and Jesus Ibarra potentially returning to the fold this weekend as well, Greenville could be in for a breakout against a Toronto team that's vulnerable in transition.
We'll call it "scoreboard glancing": We're not quite to the scoreboard watching portion of the season yet, but it is time to at least glance at what's going on elsewhere in League One. As we enter the weekend, three quarters of the league's clubs sit within a point of one another between third and eleventh place. North Texas v. Tucson and New England v. Tormenta, combined with Greenville's match, should help shake the deadlock free and bring a bit of clarity to the playoff race across the last quarter of the season.
Lachlan McLean (F): OUT, Noah Pilato (M): OUT, Alex Morrell (F): Probable
League One Standings: Greenville sits in tenth place in the League One standings with 24 points, but is tied with eight other teams within a point of one another.
Friday's match begins a stretch of three straight at home for Greenville, including Sept. 11 v Chattanooga and Sept 19 v FC Tucson. The club has designated the Sept. 11 match Heroes Night, honoring Upstate Military, first responders & their families.