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PDL Expert Picks: Week Four

05/21/2018, 11:30am EDT
By USLPDL.com Staff

Your chance to test your knowledge against the PDL Experts

Our Expert Picks series sees two PDL experts, a composite Media Pick made by voting from our six Media Experts and fans pick winners on four matches each week, one from each conference.

  • Colton Coreschi is the Coordinator of Communications and Social Media at the USL and currently covers the PDL.

  • Aaron Cranford is the Manager of Communications and Public Relations at the USL, has spent several years focused on the PDL and now focuses primarily on the upcoming USL Division III.

  • Our Media Experts consist of six members providing consistent coverage of various divisions of U.S. Soccer, who can be seen in the table below with their respective names and outlets.

  • Each week, one Media Expert will explain their selections. This week’s featured member is Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here.

Here’s a look at all of this week’s selections.

Match

  • Fan Vote

    Lionsbridge FC - 0
    vs.
    Myrtle Beach Mutiny - 2

    (1-0-2) | (1-1-0)
    5/26 - 7:00 PM ET

    Match Center

    #LBvMBM

    • LB

      55%

    • MBM

      39%

    • Draw

      6%

    • Total Votes: 99

    Kaw Valley FC - 2
    vs.
    WSA Winnipeg - 1

    (0-1-1) | (0-0-0)
    5/25 - 8:30 PM ET

    Match Center

    #KVvWSA

    • KV

      70%

    • WSA

      23%

    • Draw

      6%

    • Total Votes: 81

    South Georgia Tormenta FC - 1
    vs.
    SC United Bantams - 0

    (1-0-1) | (0-0-0)
    5/26 - 8:00 PM ET

    Match Center

    #SGTvSCU

    • SGT

      62%

    • SCU

      26%

    • Draw

      12%

    • Total Votes: 77

    Albuquerque Sol FC - 1
    vs.
    Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 - 1

    (2-1-0) | (0-2-0)
    5/24 - 9:30 PM ET

    Match Center

    #SOLvCPS

    • SOL

      60%

    • CPS

      22%

    • Draw

      18%

    • Total Votes: 65

    This Week

    2-2 3-1 2-2 3-1

    2018 Season

    5-7 7-5 6-6 7-5

    Expert Explanations

    Jason Longshore Jason Longshore
    Host
    Soccer Down Here
    Soccer Down Here Daily talk show from 9-11 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, covering soccer in the South.

    Lionsbridge FC vs. Myrtle Beach Mutiny - LB: "Lionsbridge is off to a flying start in their first season in the PDL. Myrtle Beach is starting slowly, falling in their league opener and the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Lionsbridge will take the full three points at home."

    Kaw Valley FC vs. WSA Winnipeg - KV: "Travel is always a challenge for WSA Winnipeg in the Heartland Division. They'll face Kaw Valley FC after playing the Des Moines Menace the night before. Kaw Valley is a new club for 2018, but they will be able to take advantage of a tired squad from Winnipeg. Kaw Valley takes the three points."

    South Georgia Tormenta FC vs. SC United Bantams - SGT: "South Georgia Tormenta is building for their inaugural season in the USL D3 in 2019 and have put together a very strong squad for the current PDL season. Players are essentially on a three-month audition for contracts next year. That motivation has paid off with a strong run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Bantams will struggle to come into Statesboro and take a result. Tormenta will earn the full three points."

    Albuquerque Sol FC vs. Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 - DRAW: "Albuquerque has built a strong program in New Mexico and they will host the Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23 in Week 4. Sol FC fell to FC Tucson in their opener and will be looking to put together some results. The U23s are a new addition for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks' USL club and will be able to recruit some top talent from their region. I think the teams will share the points in Albuquerque. 

    Media Experts

    In addition to our in-house PDL experts Aaron Cranford and Colton Coreschi, each match also includes a media selection. The media selection is determined by a composite vote from representatives of the six outlets which are outlined in the table below.

    Name and Title

    Outlet

    Description

    Travis Clark Travis Clark
    Editor in Chief
    TopDrawerSoccer
    TopDrawerSoccer The number one spot for College, Youth National Team, Club and HS soccer.
    Kevin Johnston Kevin Johnston
    Managing Editor
    Soc Takes
    Soc Takes The beautiful game, minus the hot takes. Covering the game globally, including all the divisions of U.S. Soccer.
    Tommy Hodul Tommy Hodul
    Writer/Editor
    Midfield Press
    Midfield Press Bringing lower division soccer supporters news, analysis, podcasts and more.
    Jason Longshore Jason Longshore
    Host
    Soccer Down Here
    Soccer Down Here Daily talk show from 9-11 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, covering soccer in the South.
    Jeff Organ Jeff Organ
    Founder
    Texas Soccer Journal
    Texas Soccer Journal Texas Soccer Journal is a consolidated one-stop site for news and opinion about Texas soccer teams and players.
    Johnny Wakefield Johnny Wakefield
    Managing Editor
    Soccer 'n' Sweet Tea
    Soccer 'n' Sweet Tea Your locally-brewed, independent source for all things Carolina soccer, covering 12 clubs from the Appalachians to the Atlantic.

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