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Week 10 – Foothills FC, Bucks Among Teams to Clinch Playoff Spot

By AARON CRANFORD - aaron.cranford@uslsoccer.com, 07/10/17, 9:30AM EDT

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Calgary, Michigan in position to claim division titles; Menace win Game of the Week

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Photo courtesy of Portland Timbers U23

The 2017 Premier Development League Playoffs are shaping up, as multiple teams across North America – the Fresno FuegoFC Golden State ForceCalgary Foothills FCMississippi Brilla FCNew York Red Bulls U23Reading United ACThunder Bay ChillMichigan Bucks and K-W United FC – officially clinched a berth during Week 10 of the regular season.

After falling 4-0 against the Portland Timbers U23 on Friday, Foothills FC rebounded on Sunday. The 2016 Northwest Division winner secured a 2-1 win, thanks to a late penalty-kick conversion from Ali Musse, and can now officially clinch a second consecutive division title with a win against Victoria Highlanders FC in Week 11. Currently six points ahead of Cascadia rivals Sounders FC U23, the Timbers U23 still control their destiny in the Northwest and can secure a spot in the Western Conference play-in round with a tie or win on the road against Lane United FC in Week 11.

Elsewhere, the Des Moines Menace now have the inside track to earn the second PDL Playoffs berth in the Heartland Division after earning a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Lions in the PDL Game of the Week on Saturday. Valparaiso University talent Ramone Howell scored two goals in the victory to guide the Menace to second place in the division, one point ahead of the Lions and Saint Louis FC U23.

Week 10 Results:

Monday

Cincinnati Dutch Lions 0-0 Dayton Dutch Lions (Replay)
Peachtree City MOBA 3-6 South Georgia Tormenta FC (Replay)
FC Tucson 2-1 Albuquerque Sol F.C. (Replay)

Tuesday

FC Cleburne 5-4 Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.

Wednesday

Palm Beach Suns FC 1-2 Lakeland Tropics
South Florida Surf 0-2 SIMA Aguilas
The Villages SC 2-2 Tampa Bay Rowdies U23 (Replay)
Chicago FC United 1-0 Saint Louis FC U23
San Diego Zest FC 0-1 Southern California Seahorses
Tri-Cities Otters 0-4 Nashville SC U23 (Replay)
Myrtle Beach Mutiny 2-1 North Carolina FC U23
Michigan Bucks 3-2 K-W United FC
Reading United AC 2-0 Lehigh Valley United (Replay)

Thursday

IMG Academy Bradenton 2-2 FC Miami City
Colorado Rapids U23 3-1 BYU Cougars
FC Boulder U23 1-0 Albuquerque Sol F.C.
West Virginia Chaos 3-2 Derby City Rovers
Houston FC 1-2 Mississippi Brilla FC
Lane United FC 1-1 Calgary Foothills FC (Replay)

Friday

Thunder Bay Chill 1-3 Saint Louis FC U23
Western Mass Pioneers 3-0 Long Island Rough Riders
WSA Winnipeg 0-2 Chicago FC United
Sounders FC U23 4-1 Victoria Highlanders FC (Replay)

Saturday

Weston FC 2-0 South Florida Surf
Portland Timbers U23 4-0 Calgary Foothills FC
San Diego Zest FC 2-3 Fresno Fuego
The Villages SC 5-5 Palm Beach Suns FC (Replay)
AC Connecticut 4-1 Westchester Flames
FC Boston 1-3 Long Island Rough Riders
Burlingame Dragons FC 3-1 Orange County SC U23
Carolina Dynamo 1-1 Myrtle Beach Mutiny
Charlotte Eagles 2-0 North Carolina FC U23
Tri-Cities 1-2 West Virginia Chaos
Colorado Rapids U23 5-1 Albuquerque Sol F.C.
FC Boulder U23 4-1 BYU Cougars
Michigan Bucks 0-0 Cincinnati Dutch Lions
Tampa Bay Rowdies U23 1-3 SIMA Aguilas
Lehigh Valley United 3-1 Evergreen FC
Reading United AC 5-0 Jersey Express (Replay)
Peachtree City MOBA 0-2 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Houston FC 1-5 Texas United
Des Moines Menace 3-1 St. Louis Lions (Replay)
Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. 0-1 Mississippi Brilla FC
Southern California Seahorses 3-5 FC Golden State Force
Ventura County Fusion 1-3 Southern California Surf (Replay)

Sunday

Thunder Bay Chill 2-1 Chicago FC United
WSA Winnipeg 4-1 Saint Louis FC U23
San Francisco City FC 6-2 Orange County SC U23 (Replay)
Portland Timbers U23 1-2 Calgary Foothills FC
Victoria Highlanders FC 2-0 TSS FC Rovers
Lakeland Tropics 1-0 IMG Academy Bradenton
OKC Energy U23 6-0 FC Cleburne
Wilmington Hammerheads FC 3-3 Tobacco Road FC
Ocean City Nor'easters 1-1 New York Red Bulls U23
Lehigh Valley United 1-2 FA Euro New York


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