Wednesday’s game is against the Thunder Bay Chill, a game rescheduled due to rain earlier this month. The Chill moved into a tie for 1st place in the Heartland Division with a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Brass Monday night, with 22 points in 9 games played. Tomorrow’s game will be their 4th in 5 days, which combined with the Demize’s strong play against them June 14th potentially boding well for our home boys.
The Demize is the only team without a shot at first place with six games remaining so their opportunity now is to play the spoiler, as the Chill and Colorado Rapids U23 are best positioned for the Division title. They host the St Louis Lions on Thursday evening, a team that has just lost 4 straight games to Thunder Bay after early success that included winning a spot in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. I’ll have video from the game Sunday between St Louis and Thunder Bay, a 3-2 win for the Chill that saw two Lions and one Chill player ejected from the game, finishing play 9v10.
On a related note, Carlos Correa of KOLR10 featured the Demize in his Sunday evening Latino Focus section of the newscast. You can catch the video here
But they’re also hoping a roster filled with international players can bring more than just skill and technique to the team. This season’s team is made up of players who were recruited from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Croatia and Australia.
“We’re a young team so, sometimes we have a lack of experience and its hard for everyone to together, but I think its going to be a good organization in the next two or three years,” said Mario Calderon.