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WSL announces Major, Reserve playoff schedules

06/22/2013, 11:00am CDT
Wisconsin Soccer Leagues

The pairings are set for the inaugural Wisconsin Soccer Leagues playoffs, which kick off Sunday at Croatian Park in Franklin.

The Croatian Eagles (10-2-6) claimed the regular-season title and top seed in the Major Division with a 1-1 draw against Milwaukee Sport Club (8-6-4) on Friday night in the completion of a suspended match. The teams will meet again in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Sunday.

This will be the fifth match of the season between the sides: Croatians won 2-1 last fall and 3-1 in May in a Wisconsin Amateur Cup match, and the other two games this spring were 1-1 draws.

Bavarian SC (11-5-1) settled for the No. 2 seed after having their rescheduled finale against United Serbians canceled due to field conditions Friday – had the match been played, the Bavarians could have captured the top spot with a victory. They'll play third-seeded Milwaukee Kickers (8-5-5) on Sunday, also at 4 p.m. in Franklin.

All three games between the teams this season have been one-goal victories for the Bavarians: 3-2 in the fall and 2-1 in both matches this spring.

In the Reserve Division, regular-season champion Azteca United FC and second-place Croatian Eagles Reserves received byes into the semifinals – the top six teams made the playoffs in the 16-team league.

The semifinal pairings pit No. 3 seed Milwaukee Serbians Reserves against sixth-seeded Bavarian Reserves and No. 4 seed Polonia against fifth-seeded Milwaukee Kickers Reserves. Those matches are both at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday's winners advance to meet Azteca United and Croatian Eagles Reserves in the semifinals June 30 at a site to be determined.

The finals in both divisions are scheduled for July 13 at Time Warner Cable Stadium at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.


Sunday's matches
At Croatian Park, Franklin
Major Division semifinals

Croatian Eagles vs. Milwaukee Sport Club, 4 p.m.
Bavarian SC vs. Milwaukee Kickers, 4 p.m.
Reserve Division quarterfinals
Azecta United, Croatian Eagles received byes
Milwaukee Serbians Reserves vs. Bavarian SC Reserves, 2 p.m.
Polonia vs. Milwaukee Kickers Reserves, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 30
Site TBA
Reserve Division semifinals
Croatian Eagles vs. highest remaining seed, 2 p.m.
Azteca United vs. lowest remaining seed, 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 13
At Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee
Reserve Division final, 6:30 p.m.
Major Division final, 8:30 p.m.

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