Women's Soccer News: Women's Premier Soccer League Semifinal Matchups Announced
Unbeatens, Powerhouses to Battle in WPSL Semifinals
The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) semifinals on Saturday, July 28, will feature two classic matchups, with one game pitting longtime powerhouses and the other involving undefeated teams.
The pairings for this weekend's WPSL final four in Pensacola, Fla., were unveiled Monday, and the first game Saturday afternoon at Ashton Brosnaham features Aztec MA (9-1-1) against Oklahoma FC (11-1-2), with tournament host Gulf Coast Texans (8-0-0) taking on Salt Lake United (8-0-2) in the nightcap.
Semifinals will be played at 4 and 6:30 p.m. ET, and the winners will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Gulf Coast Texans, a second-year WPSL club, streaks into the championship weekend after capturing the Southeast Conference title with a 4-3 win over Georgia Revolution as Jamaican forward Shakira Duncan scored two goals.
Salt Lake United, which is affiliated with Major League Soccer giant Real Salt Lake, overcame two top California teams to claim the West regional title, beating the San Diego SeaLions, 3-1, in last weekend's title game. Salt Lake won the Big Sky-North Conference.
Aztec MA, the Northeast Atlantic Conference champs from suburban Boston, are the third team from Aztec Soccer to reach the WPSL final four in as many years. Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves won the league championship in 2010.
Oklahoma FC, which won the Big Sky-South Conference tournament, is heading to its second final four in three seasons.
The WPSL is a national league with more than 70 teams, including those in the WPSL Elite League, which is playing its championship series this week in Rochester, N.Y.
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