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Soul look for first win against Lancers as playoff hunt continues

February 7, 2013 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) - Chicago Soul FC News Release

The Matchup

Friday, February 8 vs. Rochester Lancers - 7:30 p.m. (CST)

The Chicago Soul (9-12) are back in action on Friday, February 8 when they host the Rochester Lancers (7-14) at the Sears Centre Arena. The two squads have met three times this season, with Rochester coming out on top in each meeting. On November 10, the Soul fell shy of victory after dropping to the Lancers 18-16 in Rochester. On November 21, the Soul returned to the Blue Cross Arena only to be handed another loss. This time, Chicago fell 16-8. The Soul were hoping for a shot at redemption at home on December 7, but had no luck then either, picking up a 13-11 loss despite a hat trick from Christian Meza. The Soul, who will face Rochester for the first time under Head Coach Novi Marojevic, will try avoid a series sweep on Friday night and defend their playoff position as they go head-to-head with the Lancers for the fourth and final time this season.

On the Radar

Carlos "Chile" Farias, who was just named MISL Offensive Player of the Month for his 36-point performance throughout January, currently leads the Soul with 57 points. Carlos Muñoz comes in second with 51 points, while Bato Radoncic is in third with 46.

The Competition

The Lancers, who are in the fight for playoff contention, are currently two games behind the Soul, placing sixth in league standings. Rochester most recently faced back-to-back losses on the road, dropping 12-11 to the Missouri Comets and 14-11 to the Wichita Wings. The Lancers are powered by forward Doug Miller, who currently leads all MISL players in scoring with 89 points. Not too far behind him is Mauricio Salles, who places second on the league leader board with 74 points.

Catch the Action

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

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