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Menace Selected to Host Playoffs

By Des Moines Menace , 07/15/21, 8:30AM CDT



Location One: Des Moines Menace, Valley Stadium 

Friday, July 16 @ 4pm CST: Chicago FC United vs. Flint City Bucks 

Perhaps one of the biggest matchups of the Conference Quarterfinals, Chicago FC United and the returning 2019 League Two Champions the Flint City Bucks will come face to face in this Friday night matchup. The Bucks are on a mission to take home the title of back to back League Two Champions in this year’s playoffs but standing in their way is Chicago FC United, a team that has taken the Heartland Division by storm only losing a single game in the regular season to the Des Moines Menace. Now, Chicago FC United sets its sights on knocking out the returning champs early on in the playoffs with hopes of creating a clearer path to the finals. However, the Bucks only have one thing on their mind and that is a trip back to the finals and it seems as though nothing will stand in their way to get there. 

Friday, July 16 @ 7pm CST: Des Moines Menace vs. Texas United

The Des Moines Menace has stunned the Path2Pro fans with their dominating performance in the 2021 League Two regular season. The team’s ability to clinch a win is unmatched and has earned them the title of Heartland Division Champions and top team of the League Two regular season in 2021 with a record of 11-1-0. Texas United will have to lay everything on the line in order to best the Menace in the first round of playoffs. However, what could be an item of note is the Menace’s inability to perform at the same dominating level in playoffs in years past as the team has notoriously dropped the ball on multiple occasions in the playoffs. On the other hand, this could be the exact driving factor the Menace need to complete a full run toward the League Two Finals. 

Location Two: Mississippi Brilla FC, Clinton High School

Friday, July 16 @ 5pm CST: Kalamazoo FC vs. Corpus Christi FC

New Path2Pro team Kalamazoo FC has been one of the biggest stories of the year as the team took home the Great Lakes Division title in its inaugural year in League Two. The Michigan-based team now heads into the first round of playoffs sitting in the No. 2 seed as they prepare to face off against No. 6 seed Corpus Christi FC. Corpus Christi started out its regular season strong but the team struggled to maintain that momentum in the second half of its season losing three matches and only recording one win in the last five matches of its season. The team now looks to turn around its luck on Friday evening as they take on one of the top competitors in the league. 

Friday, July 16 @ 7:30pm CST: Mississippi Brilla FC vs. Kings Hammer FC

Long time Path2Pro team Mississippi Brilla FC meets new League Two team Kings Hammer FC for the first round of the 2021 playoffs. Brilla is coming off a successful regular season, which saw the Mississippi-based team take home the Deep South Division title. However, before pursuing a spot in the League Two Finals, Brilla will have to beat Kings Hammer FC who have fought their way through one of the most competitive divisions in League Two. As it stands, Brilla looks to have a bit of an advantage over Kings Hammer seeing that they will be playing in familiar territory on their home field. Even so, Kings Hammer will not let maturity in the league stand in its way of pursuing a long postseason run to the League Two Finals. 



Conference Quarterfinals & Conference Semifinals
July 16- July 18

Conference Finals & National Semifinals 
July 23-July 25

USL League Two Finals
July 31