Six games, two days, welcome to the 2021 M2 Rocky Mountain Invitational this weekend
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. – Colorado is the place indoor soccer fans will want to be this weekend as the Inferno FC and Amarillo Bombers team up to host the Rocky Mountain Invitational, which will feature six games in the space of 24 hours.
Along with the host sides, the Omaha Kings FC and Premier Arena Soccer League Alliance FC will play games both days this weekend, with matches featuring Major Arena Soccer League 2 teams against each other counting towards the 2021 M2 regular season standings.
The schedule will kick off Saturday, Feb. 6 when the Inferno FC meet the Omaha Kings at 6:30 p.m. MST, followed by an 8:30 p.m. kickoff between Amarillo and the Alliance FC.
On Sunday, each team will play twice, starting at 8:30 a.m. when the Alliance FC meets Omaha. At 10:30 a.m., Omaha will take on Amarillo followed by a 1:30 p.m. kickoff featuring the Inferno FC against Amarillo. The action will conclude in a 3:30 start as the Inferno FC meets the Alliance FC.
“It promises to be a ‘super’ weekend of indoor soccer,” M2 Commissioner Chris Economides noted. “We’ve already seen just how competitive all three of the M2 sides were in the recent Heartland Invitational, and we know the PASL Alliance will be motivated to show they belong as well, especially being a local side with a chance to play the Inferno. We expect the level of play to be just as high and exciting as it was in Wichita a couple of weekends ago.”
Reservations for tables of four in the Upper 90 Tavern are now available for $100 per game. In addition to a spectacular view of the action above the playing field, each table gets a growler of beer, Inferno FC swag bag, and an array of appetizers including beef nachos, mozzarella sticks, pickle bites and jalapeno bites. Because of Covid restrictions, seating is limited in the Tavern, and reservations must be made in advance by calling 719-434-1738.
Limited regular spectator seating may also be available, as will pay-per-view options for those wishing to watch the game broadcast online. Those details will be released shortly.
For the M2 regular season, 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.
Colorado (2-1) currently sits behind the M2 leading Wichita Wings (3-0). Omaha is 1-2 on the year, while Amarillo (0-3) will be looking for its first win, despite having just a minus 7 goal differential in all their losses.
Additional teams are expected to come online 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.
For the latest information, visit m2soccer.com, or visit M2’s social media sites.