Omaha or Amarillo will punch final ticket to M2 playoffs as regular season comes to a close
TAMPA, Fla. -- Either the Omaha Kings or Amarillo Bombers will be the final team to earn a trip to Major Arena Soccer League 2 playoff action as five teams overall end their regular seasons this weekend.
Omaha (6-3) has a half-game lead on Amarillo (6-5) for the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Division, and those two will meet on Sunday, March 27, the final game of the regular season.
However, the Kings can clinch a playoff spot before their trip to Texas as they will start their three-games-in-three-days weekend with a home and home series against the 1-9 Colorado Inferno. The Kings will be home on Friday night (7 p.m. CDT start) before heading to Colorado Springs for a 7 p.m. MDT start against the Inferno on Saturday.
If the Kings split the games, Amarillo could claim that playoff spot by winning, and having a bigger goal differential than Omaha. A Bombers win means both teams would finish 7-5, and the first tie-breaker of head to head results would be one win each for both teams. The next tiebreaker is goal differential. Coming into the weekend, Omaha is at +26 in that category while Amarillo sits at a +10.
The Turlock Express and RGV Barracudas will close out their seasons with a pair in Turlock as RGV gets ready for its quarter-final playoff game against the San Diego Socers April 3 in San Diego.
Saturday's game starts at 7 p.m. PDT and Sunday's kickoff will be at 3 p.m. PDT
Omaha Kings game and ticket information HERE.
Colorado Inferno game and ticket information HERE.
Amarillo Bombers game and ticket information HERE.
Turlock Express game and ticket information HERE.
Playoff action starts Wednesday in Wichita against either Amarillo or Omaha, with the Muskegon Risers and Chicago Mustangs tangling Saturday, April 2, in Muskegon.
The defending-league champion Cleveland Crunch have earned a berth to the M2 Championship Weekend by virtur of their No. 1 overall seed following a perfect 12-0 regular season. They will get to pick their semi-final round opponent from the three teams that win their quarter-final matchup. The other two teams will then be paired against each other in a semi-finals doublehead on Friday, April 8 at Mercy Health Arena in Muskegon which will also be the site of the Championship game on Sunday, April 10