IMG Academy Bradenton vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies U23
Monday, July 17, 5:00 p.m. ET.
IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
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IMG Academy: 4-6-3 (W-L-T), 15 points, 5th place
Rowdies U23: 3-7-3 (W-L-T), 12 points, 6th place
In the week or so between the beginning of this IMG match and its upcoming continuation on Monday evening, the Rowdies U23's have truly played some quality soccer.
For just the second time this season, Tampa Bay has found a way to loop together consecutive games with points. Moreover, these points came against two of the toughest three opponents in the Southeast Division.
A 2-2 home tie against Lakeland and a scoreless 0-0 tie on the road against FC Miami City have given the Rowdies some solid momentum as they look to end their first PDL season on a positive note.
More and more of their players continue to leave for college duty, yet those who still are on the team are truly feeling the way that this momentum is feeding the confidence of this young squad.
A win today would put the U23's in a tie for 5th place to end the season so while playoffs or division championships are not close to within reach, there still is a solid prize to play for tonight.
Look for updates on Monday's starting XI and substitutes at our official Twitter page.
Unlike the Rowdies, IMG had no games scheduled after the initial Tuesday matchup against the U23's.
For IMG a win or a tie today would ensure that they finish alone in 5th place on the season as they are still too far away from the division's top four squads.
IMG will likely field much of the same players as who started the game on Tuesday yet are also dependent almost exclusively on college players and thus may have a similarly depleted roster when the teams face off on Monday.
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Your U23's have come to the end of their PDL slate. A genuine thank you to everyone who has supported us this season!
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