With an impressive 3-1 victory over reading United on Tuesday evening, the Seacoast United Phantoms advance to the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference semifinals.
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The Eastern Conference Final Four will take place in Statesboro, Georgia this coming weekend, July 22-23rd. Semifinal matches take place on Saturday, with the Final set for Sunday evening at 8pm.
Tuesday's win has the Phantoms facing the Charlotte Eagles (NC) of the South Atlantic Division at 8:30pm on Saturday. Charlotte finished the regular season with a 9-3-2 record, 2nd in their division behind Myrtle Beach Mutiny who will face the Long Island Roughriders in the other semifinal match.
This marks the 2nd Northeast Division title (2014, 2017) and third trip to the PDL Playoffs for Seacoast United. In 2014, the Phantoms fell to WV Chaos in the conference semifinal. The following year, the Phantoms fell to division rival GPS Portland Phoenix in the play-in game.
The team departs NH for Georgia on Friday afternoon. Please follow @susc_phantoms on Twitter and @seacoastunited on Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the weekend.
The Seacoast United Phantoms are set to host Reading United (PA) in the opening match of the PDL Playoffs, with kickoff set for 7pm at Seacoast United Sports Park in Amesbury, MA.
The Phantoms clinched the Northeast Division title last week in their 3-0 victory over GPS Portland Phoenix on Wednesday. SUSC finishes with a regular season record of 11-1-2, coming off a 7-4 victory in their finale vs. AC Connecticut on Sunday, July 16th.
Reading United finished the regular season 2nd in the Mid Atlantic division with a record of 12-2-0. In their latest match vs. Lehigh Valley United, Seacoast United Development Academy product Frantzdy Pierrot (Northeastern University) scored the game winner in a 1-0 result.