The Washington Valor take to the road this Sunday, June 10, for a matchup with the Philadelphia Soul at 4 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center. Washington and Philadelphia met last weekend in a game won by the Soul, 61-53.
VALOR PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Arvell Nelson
– In his first game with the Valor, newly signed Nelson put on one of the best offensive performances of the AFL season, throwing for an AFL season-high 345 yards on 25-44 passing. Nelson, a five-year AFL veteran, threw seven touchdowns, one short of the league-high this season and his own career high. Nelson’s 364 total offensive yards also set a season high for an AFL quarterback.
SOUL PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Greg McGhee
– McGhee got his second start of the season last week against the Valor, throwing for a career-high four touchdowns and leading the Soul to win. In addition to his success through the air, McGhee has totaled four rushing touchdowns in his two games under center, including a 45-yard touchdown run against the Brigade in Week 7.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
WR Reggie Gray vs. PHI DB James Romain
– Gray enters Week 9 on a hot streak, having amassed 28 receptions, 346 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns in his last three games, including a 127-yard, three-touchdown performance just last week against the Soul. Romain, the Soul’s leading tackler, enters the matchup with 37 total tackles and will look to contain Gray. Romain is tied for the league lead with three interceptions.
Sunday afternoon’s game will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network, AFL Now and Facebook Watch.