After a disappointing 2-0 loss in the first round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup last Wednesday, the Silverbacks recovered with a big 3-0 win in Conyers against local rivals Georgia Revolution. The win is a major statement for the Silverbacks as they enter NPSL regular season play.
Pedro Polaz, a 21 year old striker from Brazil, scored twice in the win over the Revolution. He went off injured later in the match after a collision with the goalkeeper, but Polaz is not expected to miss any time. Fellow Brazilian Joao Mora scored the opening goal in the match.
Read Matthew Edmiston's recap of the match here.
Highlights courtesy of Above & Beyond:
The win was much needed after a discouraging loss in Pennsylvania against Reading United in the Open Cup. While their tournament hopes are over, the Silverbacks are heading into this week's match with growing momentum.
NEXT: Road trip to face Tobacco Road FC at Durham County Stadium on Sunday, followed by a Tuesday match in Cary against the Carolina Railhawks NPSL squad.
Atlanta Silverbacks Women
Chattanooga FC visits Silverbacks Park to open the Atlanta Silverbacks Women's inaugural campaign in the Women's Premier Soccer League. The Southeastern Conference will feature opponents from Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. Chattanoga defeated Alabama FC 2-0 in their season opener at home last week.
For more on the WPSL, check out their page here.
NEXT: Hosting Chattanooga FC in the WPSL season opener on Saturday night at 7:00pm.
After a strong preseason that saw the Revolution go unbeaten, they never seemed to get on track in a shutout loss to the Silverbacks last Saturday night. Around 500 spectators came out to the RYSA Soccerplex in Conyers for the match.
Fantastic Crowd out here tonight! #garevs pic.twitter.com/eAgcxHn5Bd— GeorgiaRevolutionFC (@Ga_Revolution) May 15, 2016
Yesterday, the Revolution announced the signing of Oglethorpe University forward Devon Patterson.
NEXT: Traveling to North Carolina for games against the Carolina Railhawks NPSL on Thursday and Tobacco Road FC on Friday.
Peachtree City MOBA
MOBA claimed their club's first victory last night with a 2-1 win in Johnson City, TN over the Tri-Cities Otters. Former Atlanta Silverback Omar Jarun scored both goals for MOBA in the victory, putting the team in the lead in the 10th minute and restoring the lead in the 43rd minute.
Perennial PDL powerhouse Mississippi Brilla defeated MOBA 2-1 last weekend in Clinton, MS. Alex Rotolini scored first for Peachtree City in the 64th minute. Brilla tied the game three minutes later before scoring the winner in the 86th minute.
NEXT: Visiting Columbia to face the South Carolina United Bantams next Tuesday.
South Georgia Tormenta FC
Last Friday, Tormenta made the trip to Johnson City, TN to face the Tri-Cities Otters. Neither team was able to find the back of the net and the match ended in a scoreless draw. Goalkeeper Anton Viden earned the shutout for Tormenta.
Walk out! TormentaFC#ProsStartHere#Path2Pro#PDL pic.twitter.com/g9oWv2eOwQ— @TormentaFC (@Tormenta_FC) May 13, 2016
Read Joe Avento's recap of the match for the Johnson City Press here.
NEXT: One of the PDL's oldest clubs, the Carolina Dynamo, visits Statesboro for a match on Saturday at Erk Russell Field. Watch here.