D2 Preview: Malatyaspor & KidSuper Race To The Top of the North!

By Johan Abdu

KidSuper Samba AC vs. NYPD FC at Randalls Island, March 11, 2018 - Photography taken by Johan Abdu


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The Verrazano Sports Complex in Brooklyn will be the venue for the matchup between Malatyaspor USA versus KidSuper Samba AC on March 18th, 2018 as both teams look to improve their form and climb up the Northern Division 2 table.

 

KidSuper Samba AC currently have 16 points, the same amount as their opponents Malatyaspor USA. Both teams are looking to improve their form, push for points and and finish the month of March strong. This upcoming matchday looks to be one of the biggest indicator of each team's ambition within the season.

KidSuper Player Manager William Caverly KidSuper Samba Player Manager William Caverly was disappointed in his team's 3-3 draw against NYPD FC at Randalls Island last weekend. While the match shared many controversial moments, the team frequently took advantage of of NYPD's lack of possession and advanced forward more positively throughout the match but couldn't finish the match with a win. 

Malatyaspor's biggest threat tomorrow may be the KidSuper duo of midfielderAlhoussain Bah and forward Ebrima Jallow. Last matchday the pair were in sync, providing a goal each and assisting each other's goal.

 


 

Malatyaspor, however, boast some of the best statistics in the league so far. Coached byGalatasaray legend Umit Karan, their successful debut is in huge part thanks to Engin Baytar. A dynamic winger with plenty of attacking prowess, the former Galatasaray winger leads the division in goals with 12 and will surely be the man to watch out for in this game. 

The Turkish side have also held the best goal difference in the Northern Division and have scored the 2nd most goals overall this season, 6 behind league leaders Hoboken FC 1912. 

They are, however, entering the game in desperate need of a win. They haven't won a game since October 2017, winning 6-2 against Bronx Supreme FC at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. This win will help further the push towards promotion and set themselves apart from the rest of the league as their incredible debut season lives on. 

 

An exciting match for everyone to look forward to, kickoff starts at 2pm at the Verrazano Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.

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