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The Miami FC 2 v Duluth FC
NPSL National Semifinal
Time: 6:00p (CT)
Location: Bobcat Field, Miami (FL)
How to Watch: Live Stream (click link)
Deets in 100 Words: Duluth FC, an amateur side based in a city we’ll let you guess at, are on something of a cinderella run in the NPSL playoffs. The Blue-Greens finished second in the North Conference—to undefeated Minneapolis City SC—but advanced past City and AFC Ann Arbor to win the Midwest Region last weekend. That title gave Duluth the berth in the semifinals against Miami, a team that serves as a reserve side to the (formerly) NASL senior squad. Duluth needed extra time against Minneapolis City and PKs against Ann Arbor, so can they do it in Miami? The World Cup champions say yes:
Vancouver Whitecaps v Minnesota United
Major League Soccer
Time: 9:00p (CT)
Location: BC Place, Vancouver (British Columbia)
How to Watch: Fox Sports North Plus, ESPN+
Deets in 100 Words: After starting the club’s first-ever three game winning streak with a 5-1 destruction of MLS newbies LAFC, the Loons take the show back on the road. This matchup against Vancouver marks the start of a seven game stretch that entails six away matches, a major—and likely playoff-determining—test for yet-unproven United. New DP forward Angelo Rodriguez didn’t make the trip. The ‘Caps are struggling themselves this year and have dealt with clashes between fans and the club, but the season has taken an upturn with the sale (and prompt loan back) of youngster Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich. Key game here.