Soul Go Cross Country To Battle San Jose
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Just two games left in the regular season for the Philadelphia Soul. The first of those two will be Saturday night in San Jose against the SaberCats.
Philadelphia is 11-5 and on a six-game winning streak. They have clinched the East Division and are now positioned to earn the top seed in the American Conference for the playoffs.
“We’re playing well, no question about it,” Soul head coach Clint Dolezel tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s nice to have that division under our belts and now we’re just trying to hold serve on the conference. We took the one-game lead over Jacksonville from last week from them losing and us winning. So now it’s on our shoulders just to hold serve. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
This match-up with San Jose will be a tough on for the Soul. San Jose is 12-4 on the season and 7-1 at home.
“It’s almost like looking in the mirror, right now,” Dolezel says of matching up with the SaberCats. “Their quarterback is really efficient with the football, doesn’t turn it over much. Their defense is causing a lot of turnovers, they put a lot of pressure on the quarterback as well as we do. Two teams coming in really hot, really it’s going to come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes. I think we’re both evenly matched, it’s going to be a fun one.”
After this game, Philadelphia winds up the regular season on Saturday, July 27th at San Antonio.
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