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January 25, 2013 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) - Chicago Soul FC News Release

The Matchups

Saturday, January 26 at Wichita Wings - 7:35 p.m. (CST)

Sunday, January 27 at Milwaukee Wave - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

The Chicago Soul (7-11) came off of a 1-2 weekend after dropping to the Milwaukee Wave (13-2) in a back-to-back battle on Friday and Saturday, and then picking up a win against the Wichita Wings (6-10) on Monday. The Soul will now prepare to face the same foes again this weekend. First, the squad will travel to Wichita on Saturday to take on the Wings at the Hartman Arena. Kickoff is at 7:35 p.m. CT. The Soul will then head to Milwaukee on Sunday to avenge last weekend's losses to the Wave. The two teams are set to square off at 3:00 p.m. CT at the U.S. Cellular Arena.

On the Radar

Carlos Farias' hot streak continues as he comes off of a 16-point weekend. Farias, who had 13 of his 16 points on Monday against Wichita, set an MISL record in the current era with his three 3-pointers. He recorded a 2-point goal and a pair of assists to cap off his 13-point performance and led the Soul to a 23-14 victory over the Wings. Farias now sits in sixth place on the league leader board in scoring with 49 points, edging past teammate Carlos Muñoz, who ranks seventh with 47. Bato Radoncic and Matthew Stewart also hold steady on MISL's Top 25 with 36 and 27 points, respectively.

The Competition

If Monday's match was any indication of the intensity between the Soul and the Wings, Saturday's showdown is sure to be a high-energy battle as both squads continue to fight to secure playoff position. Monday, Chicago got off to an impressive 15-0 start, but Wichita came storming back in the second half on a 12-0 run. The Wings'

rally was led by Andrew Hoxie and Andre Berenzon, who each had a pair of goals. Adrian Gonzalez and Michael Mesle also added a goal each, and Wichita appeared to be back in the game until Farias helped Chicago pull away late in the fourth quarter with three goals, two of which were 3-pointers. With the 23-14 victory, the Soul were able to edge out the Wings for fourth place in league standings, putting them in playoff position. Heading into Saturday's match, Chicago will try to maintain the position, while Wichita will look to reclaim the No. 4 spot.

Sunday, the Soul will continue to seek their revenge against the MISL defending champions when they travel to Milwaukee for a matinee match. The Wave, who claimed a 12-6 victory over the Soul on Friday and a 9-5 win on Saturday, currently sit at top in league standings with a 13-2 record. The Soul are currently 0-4 against the Wave, but have shown signs of competing against them. On Friday, Chicago hung close to Milwaukee, heading into the half tied at 2-2. The Soul pulled away in the third quarter, scoring twice to take a 6-2 lead, but the Wave assembled a fourth quarter rally to push past the Soul. Saturday, Chicago got off to a slower start, trailing 4-2 at the half. Milwaukee extended their advantage to 9-2 in the second half before Muñoz made one last effort for Chicago, firing in a 3-pointer to make it 9-5.

Catch the Action

Every MISL game this season can be seen live on the Internet at MISLnation.com.

For more information or to purchase tickets to a Chicago Soul home game, visit www.chicagosoulfc.com or contact the Soul office at (224) 699-4110.

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