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Bucks Claim Central Conference Title
Goldsmith scores twice as Michigan ends Des Moines' season

History repeated itself – just not in the way the Des Moines Menace had hoped. The Michigan Bucks once again got the upper hand in a playoff battle between the PDL’s most accomplished franchises. With a 2-0 victory on Saturday night at Valley Stadium, the Bucks improved to 5-1 against the Menace in the postseason and booked their place at the 2014 PDL Championship as they claimed the Central Conference Championship.

Bucks Claim Central Conference Title

History repeated itself – just not in the way the Des Moines Menace had hoped. The Michigan Bucks once again got the upper hand in a playoff battle between the PDL’s most accomplished franchises. With a 2-0 victory on Saturday night at Valley Stadium, the Bucks improved to 5-1 against the Menace in the postseason and booked their place at the 2014 PDL Championship as they claimed the Central Conference Championship.

Kitsap Defeats Tucson In Western Final

FC Tucson captain, Ricardo Velazco, winced in pain as two team physicians carried him around the perimeter of the field at the end of the match, his legs dangling above the grass. His season over. The 2014 season for FC Tucson also came to a bruised and battered end following a 3-0 loss to the Kitsap Pumas in the Western Conference Final on Saturday night at the Kino Sports Complex.

Stampede Advance Past Heat In Shootout

The Ocala Stampede needed to fight for 120 minutes and survive a penalty shootout to bring down a tough Laredo Heat team that was close to pulling an upset in the first semifinal of the Southern Conference Championships held at House Park on Saturday night. The Stampede were perfect from the penalty spot as they advanced to Sunday's final 5-3 in the shootout after the two teams had finished in a 1-1 draw through regulation and extra time.

Express Advances To Eastern Final

Juan Correa had two assists for the Jersey Express as his side defeated the CFC Azul, 2-0, in the PDL Eastern Conference Championship Semifinals at NJIT’s Lubetkin Field. With the victory, the Express (11-1-3) advanced to face the West Virginia Chaos in Sunday’s title game at 5 p.m., while the Azul finished their season with a record of 9-3-3.

Conference Champions Set To Be Crowned

The PDL Playoffs reach the conference championships this weekend as 16 teams compete to keep their hopes of a PDL Championship alive at four locations across the country. Friday night’s action is set in the Central Conference and Western Conference, with the Eastern Conference and Southern Conference kicking off on Saturday.

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