After 24 hard-fought and highly competitive games among 8 teams spread across the Southwest Region of Houston, the semi-finals are finally here! On Saturday 4th of August, the top 2 teams from the two groups will go head-to-head to decide who rightly deserves to be in the finals. As anticipated,the league has been full of drama, surprises, upsets and moments of inspiration.
In Group 2, Cullen FC notched all 6 wins, amassed 18 points and are the clear leaders with a 30 goal haul. 2nd placed DC Eagles Kings started off well by beating their local rivals, and then suffered a dip in form and morale midway in the season, which resulted in a forfeited match. However, they rallied themselves and beat the Houston Black Stars to clinch a spot in the semi’s.
Group 1 winners, MFC, also gave a good representation of themselves by winning 5 of 6 games, secured 15 points and scored an impressive 22 goals. However, the road to the semi-finals for 2nd placed Clay FC wasn’t so straightforward. Clay FC was on the verge of being eliminated, but with determination and grit to secure a convincing 6-1 win over LWC FC, combined with a whole lot of luck from the 8-0 scoreline between MFC and E-Money in the final group game, they clinched the final slot.
There is no doubt any of the teams will be taking the semi-finals lightly. At this stage, it doesn’t really matter how easy or difficult the road to the semi-finals was for each team. Bottom line is the winner progresses to the finals and has a shot at winning the Championship.