Capital District ended week 5 as the last unbeaten club in the league after defeating Gateway United 9-5 and has built a 5 point lead for first place in the standings. S.C. Canada rolled with an impressive 8-5 win over Union S.C. to take over 3rd place. Alamo City and Gold Coast FC played to a 3-3 draw.
Tim Melia scored a rare goal keeper hat trick with a clean sheet and 10 saves to lead Union S.C. to an impressive 8-2 win over Gold Coast FC. The result gave the Union the clubs first win in 2018 and up the standings. Meanwhile, Gateway United remained upbeaten in 4 matches with a 6-4 win over S.C. Canada. Capital District and Alamo City played to a 3-3 draw. The result keeps the Gunners unbeaten as well.
Alamo City overcame an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Union S.C. 9-6 including 2 goals from Zlatan, and braces from Penilla and Blanco as well. Meanwhile, Capital District edged out S.C. Canada 4-2, including the first goal of the season from Diego Valeri.
A new season to qualify for the tournament is set to get started this weekend with 3 clubs in each a West and East group competing for first place in each group, for the right to advance and play MLS competition. Gateway United and Gold Coast will each have a bye weekend in the schedule.