In what will be the first away game for the Flash in 2012, Head Coach Warren Barton has stressed to his players not to underestimate the bottom of the table Monsoon and to be clinical when it matters most.
“The Phoenix Monsoon has just come off a 9-1 loss and will have everything to prove to their home fans. We need to remain focused on our game plan and not walk onto the field expecting an easy game.
“We cannot afford to drop points here as we are already starting to see the conference open up into a four horse race. If we take the three points this weekend in Arizona, then we can head into a potential top of the table clash vs. Fullerton next week with confidence and most importantly momentum” Barton said.
The San Diego Flash has started the season 1-1-0 (one win, one tie & no losses) and with an average of three goals per game, the boys in yellow are hoping to unlock the Monsoon defense on the back of their speed and decisiveness in front of goal.
“The boys are looking sharp in attack and are starting to show that sort of confidence they had last season when they were scoring goals for fun.
“But we need to be clinical in front of goal and put the Monsoon away early. We have conceded late goals in the past and can’t afford to give teams a chance of getting a result in the last ten minutes” Barton said.