VALOR HEAD TO PHILADELPHIA FOR GAME 2 AGAINST THE SOUL
Washington looks to overcome deficit and clinch spot in ArenaBowl 32
Game 2 of Washington’s semifinal series against Philadelphia will kick off on Sunday, August 4 at 4 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The Soul will enter Game 2 with a 36-point advantage in the series’ aggregate scoring after last weekend’s 69-33 win in Game 1. The team with the highest aggregate score after Game 2 will advance to ArenaBowl 32.
VALOR PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Douglas McNeil III – McNeil III is coming off a five-catch, 39-yard and one-touchdown performance against the Soul in Game 1 of Washington’s semifinal series against Philadelphia. The performance marked McNeil III’s fifth consecutive postseason game with a touchdown. During the 2018 postseason, McNeil III caught 16 passes for 209 yards and seven touchdowns, including a trio of touchdowns in Washington’s ArenaBowl XXXI win over Baltimore.
SOUL PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Darius Reynolds – Reynolds was named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance in Game 1, tallying eight catches for 115 yards and three touchdowns, leading the team in receptions and receiving touchdowns. Reynolds split time between linebacker and wide receiver during the 2019 regular season and did not record any offensive statistics in two regular-season matchups against the Valor.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: Valor DBs vs. Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh – The Valor defensive backfield, led by Fredrick Obi, who recorded a team-leading four solo tackles, and Marrio Norman, who tallied his first-career playoff interception, will look to slow down the Soul offense this weekend. Raudabaugh calls the shots for the Philadelphia offense and is coming off a 284-yard, six-touchdown performance in Game 1 that earned him the game’s Most Valuable Player honors.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Sunday afternoon’s game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Washington and ESPN3.