Mustangs take on Ambush and Sidekicks 

Playoff route becoming clearer

CHICAGO (Feb. 9, 2017) — The Chicago Mustangs and Dallas Sidekicks are fighting for their playoff lives. Chicago sits three games behind Cedar Rapids for the last postseason berth in the Central Division, with two games in hand. Dallas is two games behind Baja with four games remaining.

The Mustangs sit in a better position than Dallas, despite needing to pass both Cedar Rapids (11-5) and Milwaukee (11-6). Chicago could play its way into the playoff picture with six games on its slate, including matchups with the Rampage and Wave. Chicago owns a head-to-head tiebreaker with Cedar Rapids.

Dallas meanwhile, suffered a defeat in its lone matchup with Baja, and would need at least three losses from Baja with four games left.
This is the first time that Dallas has visited the Sears Centre, and first matchup between these squads since the Mustangs’ inaugural season in 2012-2013.

Chicago vs. St. Louis

Time: Friday, Feb. 10, 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Family Arena
Social Media: Live play-by-play updates on Twitter: @MustangsSoccer Facebook: @ChicagoMustangs
Livestream: MASLtv YouTube
Opponent: St. Louis (1-16) hosts in the midst of an 11-game losing streak.

Series History: Chicago owns a 7-1 head-to-head advantage.

Previous Matchup: Chicago topped the Ambush 6-5 in overtime on a goal by defender Luis “Peewee” Ortega to complete a two-goal fourth-quarter comeback.

Last Outing: Chicago: The Mustangs were handed a heavy 11-2 defeat in Syracuse, on less than 24 hours rest.
St. Louis: The Ambush fell 10-4 against Kansas City as they allowed double digit goals for the third straight game. St. Louis fell behind 8-0 against the Comets.

Stars to Watch: Chicago: Forward Taylor Bond is having one of the most under- rated seasons in the MASL. The St. Charles native has 25 goals and nine assists to lead the Mustangs in points, in a career season. Week 13 was the lone time he made MASL Team of the Week.
St. Louis: Victor France has nine goals and five assists in 10 games in his sec- ond season in the MASL.

Chicago vs. Dallas

Time: Sunday, Feb. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Sears Centre Arena
Social Media: Live play-by-play updates on Twitter: @MustangsSoccer Facebook: @ChicagoMustangs
Livestream: MASLtv YouTube
Opponent: Dallas (7-9) has won three of its past four games. The Sidekicks have the third-best goal differential in the West at plus-22.

Series History: Chicago is 1-1 against Dallas. The home team is unbeaten.

Previous Matchup: The Mustangs fell behind 5-1 in the fourth quarter, after four unanswered Sidekick goals. Chicago failed to score on its lone power play, and Dallas converted on three of its six chances.

Last Outing: Dallas: The Sidekicks led Tacoma 4-0 at halftime, and held on for a 4-3 win. All four goals came against six attackers.

Star to Watch: Dallas: Forward Cameron Brown is leading his squad with 28 goals and 15 assists in 16 games. He is fourth in the league in points with 43.

Founded in 2012, the Chicago Mustangs compete in the MASL. The Mustangs were the 2014 Ron Newman Cup Champions and 2014 U.S. Open Minifutbol Champions. For tickets visit chicagomustangspro.com, like them on Facebook facebook.com/ChicagoMustangs and follow them on Twitter @MustangsSoccer.