The hits keep on coming in the Bigtime Soccer League. Fresh off a heart pounding draw against the expansion Spartans side last week, Alamo City has to turn around and open up the Founder's Cup competition against old foe Union SC. While the Battle have control of the historical score line, Alamo City is well aware of what Union SC has been able to do in the past.
"The loss they handed us and the draws they've taken away have been very important to our seasons in the past. The points they've taken have cost us dearly in the playoff race before. We're not about to fall into the trap of thinking we can get by these boys. They've played extremely well in the first two weeks and are just unlucky to not have won either of those match ups. This isn't lip service either, they come to play. If we're flat, they'll shoot our momentum dead in its tracks. We need to take the win and keep this thing rolling early on."
It should help the club that they'll be opening their home schedule with this match up. The first time that a club plays before its own fans this season should provide the boost Alamo City needs to keep the early season push going. The players, management, and fans all know that Gateway won their first two match ups and are expected to show well in week three. Keeping the pressure on the rest of the league early will only help Alamo City in the long run.
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