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Week 2: Games to watch in BPS soccer

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  September 16, 2012 02:29 PM

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Here are the three games to watch in boys’ city soccer this week.

No. 1 -- Brighton vs. Madison Park at Madison Park, Monday, 3:30 p.m.

With two of the strongest teams in the league going head to head, this match may leave viewers on the edge of their seats. Madison Park is determined for a three-peat this season and Brighton is determined to put a stop to that.

Brighton forfeited their first game but dominated Snowden, 10-0, last week, proving to the rest of the league that they’re a team to watch.

No. 2 -- Snowden vs. Dorchester at White Stadium, Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.

After losing to East Boston in their first game, Dorchester’s confidence was lifted when they shut out C.A.S.H. 7-0 last Wednesday.

What looks like an easy win for Dorchester may just be the opposite. While Snowden was dominated by Brighton last Friday, 10-0, coach Joao Barros is determined for his team to make a come back.

No. 3 -- East Boston vs. South Boston at South Boston, Thursday, 3:30 p.m.

East Boston is on fire and has yet to be put out. The Jets beat Dorchester, 2-0, on Monday as well as Boston International, 2-1, on Thursday, proving that they’re a top contender in the league.

Meanwhile, South Boston did not play their first game but won a close match to Boston English, 4-3. It will be interesting to see whether the team will be defeated or put an end the Jets winning streak.

Girls’ action

Here are the three games to watch for girls’ city soccer this week.

No. 1 -- Brighton vs. South Boston at South Boston #2, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

It seems the mighty have fallen. Last Tuesday Brighton suffered a devastating loss to Latin Academy, 6-0, in the season opener. However the team rose again on Thursday against West Roxbur,y 2-1, in an attempt to prove that they’re still a team to be reckoned with.

We’ll see whether the usual champions can make a comeback on their third game -- or surrender to Southie.

No. 2 -- Charlestown vs. New Mission at Reservation, Monday, 3:30 p.m.

New Mission is another team that has yet to be defeated. Their first win ended 2-1 in a close match against East Boston last Tuesday. The second was not so close -- they shut out Dorchester, 5-0, last Thursday.

Charlestown suffered a disappointing loss on their season opener to O’Bryant, 6-0, and are looking for vengeance. A win against the so far unstoppable New Mission could make for a complete turnaround for Charlestown.

No. 3 -- East Boston vs. Boston English at Boston English, Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Boston English forfeited the season opener to Madison Park last Monday and lost to Dedham, 6-0, last Friday. The underdogs are looking for a comeback. A win against a team like East Boston will show the league that they’re a team that shouldn’t be counted out.

East Boston is just as determined to win with one loss already under their belt. The team has a better outlook after shutting out Madison Park, 4-0, last Friday.

With both teams fiercely depending on this win, it’s a definite toss up.

Mary Pavlu covers Boston Public school athletics. She can be reached at Mary.Pavlu@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryPavlu

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