In a match holding major playoff implications, Arizona United Soccer Club will square off against Oklahoma City Energy FC in its final USL PRO regular-season home contest Friday night at 7:30 PST at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Arizona United SC and Orange County Blues FC trail the Charlotte Eagles by three points in the race for the eighth and final playoff position, with OKC Energy in ninth place, one off the pace.Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are still available at arizonaunited.com/tickets or by calling (623) 594-9606.
Before and during the match, a family and kids expo with local vendors will be held in the main concourse of the stadium. Participating vendors include Brunswick Zone Bowling, Montessori Kingdom School, Cute Smiles for Kids, Primavera Online High School, Universal Athletic, Pump It Up, National Youth Sports, Wazee's World, Rhapsody School of Music, H&R Block Soccerloco, Soccer Post, The Care Project, and Tutor Doctor.
Universal Athletic Pump It Up Rhapsody School of Music H&R Block Soccer Loco Soccer Post The Care Project Totor Doctor
Arizona United SC thrust itself back into the USL PRO playoff picture with a dramatic 2-1 road win over the OKC Energy FC last Thursday and a 3-1 home victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday. Forward Jonathan Top scored in both of Arizona United SC's victories, and goalkeeper Evan Newton made a combined nine saves.
Arizona United SC enters Friday's match with an 8-12-5 record and tied for 10th place in the standings. Top leads the team in goals and points with five and 10, respectively. Forward Jon Okafor (4 goals, 1 assist) is second in points with nine. Midfielders Matt Kassel and Paolo DelPiccolo are tied for the team lead with three assists each. Newton leads the league in minutes played and is second in saves (99).
OKC Energy FC is ninth in the standings with an 8-11-5 record. Forward Kyle Greig (8 goals, 2 assists) leads the team in scoring with 18 points, and midfielder Michael Thomas (5 goals, 3 assists) is second with 13 points. Midfielder Adda Djeziri leads the team with five assists.
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