Daniel Jimenez nets a pair as Colorado Inferno FC wins second straight, dropping Amarillo 6-4

WICHITA, Kan. -- After dropping the first of three games at this weekend's Heartland Invitational, the Colorado Inferno FC roared back with two straight wins, including a 6-4 come-from-behind triumph against the Amarillo Bombers Sunday, 6-4.

The Bombers led 2-1 at halftime on goals by Alex Navarette and Julio Molina, but Colorado (2-1) started its five-goal second half with an equalizer from Ismael Flores. The Bombers retook the lead on a score from Augustin Guerrero before the Inferno really came to life, getting four consecutive goals, collecting markers from Francisco Rivas, Felix Elias and Jack Reynolds, and Daniel Jimenez -- his second of the afternoon -- to give Colorado a 6-3 with just under 10 minutes to play.

Conrod Goulbourne got the Bombers within two with 4:10 to play, but that was as close as Amarillo (0-3) would get. The Bombers lost all three games in Wichita by a total of just seven goals.  After falling to host Wichita, Colorado won on Saturday, 10-7, over the Omaha Kings FC.

All six games of this weekend’s Heartland Invitational will be counted in M2’s regular season standings. Those standings will be based on a team’s winning percentage, a model similar to what the Major Arena Soccer League and other sports leagues are using in the short term since not all teams will be able to play the same number of games. Schedules will be announced on a month-to-month basis as pandemic conditions change and improve in individual markets.

Additional teams are expected to go active in the coming weeks and months, with teams having until April 1st to opt-in for the 2021 season. Teams will have to complete regular season play by early July. The official playoff structure will be announced after the April 1st cutoff date, however fans can expect the top 3-4 teams to compete, as the league office works through multiple scenarios to crown a champion for 2021.