This weekend’s away match against FC Hasental (Saturday June 9, Kick-Off 5pm) marks the beginning of the remaining five Southern Conference matches. No doubt these will be tougher return legs for the Flash as the teams below them in the standings fight to keep their own Finals ambitions alive.
FC Hasental definitely sit in that category. Given their home form has seen them lose only once this season, they are indeed capable of causing some major headaches for the undefeated Flash.
Head Coach Warren Barton, who is returning to the sideline this week after work commitments with Fox Soccer, called on his team to keep working hard on their game until the job is done.
“Everyone is talking about our boys going through the regular season undefeated, but the reality is that we still need another 6 points to lock in one of the two Finals spots.
“We are focused on this goal first and foremost. When we reach one milestone, we simply move onto the next.
“We realize that these games are going to get tougher on the path to the finals. Other teams are jostling for positions and becoming more desperate with each week that passes.
“Hasental will be a good game for us this week. The score from the first game against them (a 4-0 win for the Flash) was not a true reflection of how close the two teams are on the field.” Coach Barton said.
Next week is the "San Diego Derby". The San Diego Flash are away to play San Diego Boca FC at Balboa Stadium in downtown San Diego (7pm kick-off). This will be a highly anticipated rematch. Boca are the only team to put a blemish on the undefeated SD Flash record by getting a 2 – 2 draw in the first meeting earlier this year. This should be the soccer match of the year for local San Diego soccer fans.