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Match Preview: Peachtree City MOBA, Memphis City FC Meet for First of Four

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Following a solid enough start of back-to-back draws, Peachtree City were looking for their best start in club history against SC United Bantams on May 22nd. With things finally seeming to be going in Peachtree City's favor through two matches, a humbling 4-2 loss at the hands of the Bantams showed the holes that need fixing in this rebuilt MOBA side. The season is far from over, and back-to-back matches against last-place Memphis City FC may be the perfect way to get the ball rolling.
Overall, MOBA are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were at this point last season, and they have the potential to make a climb up the division table and threaten the top spot. That all depends on how they handle this last loss, however, as any lingering on the dropped points will only grow to harm their chances going forward. This side has all the talent and ability to consistently go out and get three points against any team in the division, but the issues that have revealed themselves need to…

Match Recap: MOBA Slip Late in the Rain, Fall to SC United 4-2

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Soccer matches are ninety minutes, and if things are close as the end draws near, it is of the utmost importance that the energy level remain equal to or greater than your opponent's. While MOBA have consistently been in and even led the matches they have played in 2018, that one fact has made all the difference. Following back-to-back blown 2-1 leads in their first two games, Peachtree City once again found themselves on the wrong end of a late rally.
With the rain coming down hard for the entirety of the first half, it was without question that the match was not going to be pretty. For the duration of the opening forty-five, mistakes were running rampant on the Peachtree City side of the ball, and the Bantams capitalized well. In the eleventh minute, Liam Ireland cleverly flicked in a free kick to give the visitors the lead, and Peachtree City found themselves in an early hole. From that point on, it was all South Carolina, as the Bantams dominated possession and chances, going…

Match Preview: MOBA Look to Remain Unbeaten Against SC United

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In their third season of Premier Development League play, Peachtree City MOBA have gotten off to a very solid start with back-to-back 2-2 draws against South Georgia Tormenta FC and Birmingham Hammers. While they may not be the greatest results, both matches have shown Peachtree City's vast improvement since last season under new manager Omar Jarun. Everything seems to be clicking for the Yellow and Black early on, and if the small mistakes can get worked out, this club could be unstoppable.
In both of their first two matches this season, the Peachtree City defense has been phenomenal. Led by captain Jerry Wiltshire, the size and speed of the back four has really been unmatched to this point. Tormenta scored their first goal off a brilliant run from Nick Wells that committed too many defenders by the end of it, and Wells found Cadu Cusatis is the box for what looked to be a simple goal. Their second came off a penalty that was conceded from a strange handball in the box following…

Match Recap: Peachtree City-Birmingham Finishes Level at 2-2

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That one, that one is going to hurt for a bit. At long last, Peachtree City are showing signs of success, signs that they can compete and that they can win, only to have all of that snatched away at the death. After a 2-2 draw in their opening match with South Georgia, MOBA were craving a win, but that satisfaction will have to wait at least three more days.
In the opening minutes, it was Birmingham who were dominating possession, as they saw a number of chances early, but nothing seemed to be working against a much-improved MOBA defense. After the first quarter of an hour, things quickly began to shift in favor of the home side, as Dean Foster and Kai Bennett saw some chances fly wide or get saved. The momentum continued to go back and forth with neither side able to break the other, and the minutes continued to tick toward halftime. On forty-one minutes, however, Peachtree City found themselves in a prime position to open the scoring. Zion Gray's corner kick was cleared out of …

Match Preview: Peachtree City Look for First Win Against Birmingham Hammers

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After opening last season with a 6-1 loss away at Nashville, Peachtree City went on a seven-match winless run that included five straight losses. Things look a lot different in the early part of 2018, however, as a 2-2 home draw with Tormenta FC last weekend marked the first time MOBA have gotten any points from the opening match of the season. With Mississippi Brilla and Memphis City also drawing 2-2 that night, Peachtree City find themselves in a four-way tie for first in the division, and they have an opportunity to take sole possession of the top spot on Saturday when they host Birmingham Hammers.
The match against Tormenta got off to a very exciting start, as the opening twenty minutes saw a number of chances for both sides, but it was the visitors who got on the board first, as Cadu Casatis scored on twenty-six minutes, but on the ensuing kickoff, MOBA's Chris Davis made a gorgeous fifty yard run down the sideline before taking a foul inside the eighteen. Dean Foster buried…

2018 Peachtree City MOBA WPSL Season Preview

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In just four days, history will be made at MOBA Soccer Academy as manager Campbell Chapman leads the Peachtree City MOBA WPSL side into their inaugural season. Following the incredible success of the youth club and growth of the PDL side, the MOBA women's team will cap off the pyramid of development that owner Volker Harms has looked to create in Peachtree City. The Women's Premier Soccer League is the largest women's league in the United States, fielding over 100 clubs across the country and in Canada.
Ahead of their inaugural season, a number of great signings have been made of well-developed, talented athletes from across the country that are looking to make an immediate impact out on the pitch. Some of the most notable names include Emma Carlson from Duke, Charlotte McCormack from Clayton State, and Abby Ott from Furman. Carlson, a seasoned goal-scorer who has transitioned to a defensive role, seems well-primed to make a splash right from the get-go, as success early …

Match Recap: MOBA-Tormenta Draw 2-2 on Opening Day

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Match one is officially in the books. After ten months of waiting, Peachtree City MOBA have officially kicked off their 2018 PDL campaign as founding members of the Deep South Division, and neutrals could hardly have asked for a better opener. A series that has seen a lot over the last two years, the first match of 2018 certainly added to the dynasty that the Georgia PDL Clásico has created in its young history.
The starting eleven for Peachtree City featured some of their biggest signings of the off-season, as Dean Foster, Gus Fidler, Jerry Wiltshire, and Tyler Hudson all got the nod from manager Omar Jarun. Things got off to a quick start for both sides as chances were coming across the pitch. Goalkeeper Jack Hudson came up big for MOBA in the early going as he tallied three huge saves in just five minutes to keep the score level. That only held for a moment, however, as it was Cadu Casatis who got on the end of a brilliant through ball from Nick Wells and slotted in the first goal…

Match Preview: MOBA Open 2018 Season with Clásico vs. Tormenta FC

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At long last, the 2018 PDL season is underway. A few clubs have already begun play over the last week, but the Deep South Division kicks off its debut season on May 12th when Peachtree City MOBA host South Georgia Tormenta FC in the final Peachtree City hosted Clásico before Tormenta turn professional. The matches between these two clubs over the last two seasons have always been exciting (if not a little violent), with yellow cards flying in both stadiums. Tormenta lead the all-time series between the two clubs 2-2-1, including wins in the last two matchups, but there is no reason to believe that MOBA can't turn those fortunes around and get into the win column early on.
Last season's matchups between these two sides told the story of MOBA's season, as a 1-1 draw in Statesboro in May showed some early signs of hope, but 6-3 and 2-0 home defeats in July capped off what was a forgettable season for the yellow and black. Things look to be a lot different now, however, as Om…

2018 Peachtree City MOBA PDL Season Preview

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At long last, after nearly ten months of waiting, the 2018 PDL season is just one week away. On May 12th, Peachtree City MOBA will open regular season play at home against in-state rivals South Georgia Tormenta FC in their final season in the PDL before entering the professional ranks as a founding member of the USL Division III. There are a lot of questions about this Peachtree City club heading into opening day, the greatest of which: Can they win?
A team that's been riddled with inconsistency on both the defensive and offensive fronts, the club has gone just 5-19-4 over their first two seasons. Seeing three head coaches in those two years, the reasons are clear for their lack of consistent success, but 2018 has the potential to change that pattern. Entering year three, it will be former professional and Palestinian International Omar Jarun taking the helm of the franchise, and he has brought with him retired Jamaican International Nicholas Addlery to be his assistant, as well …