The Washington Valor return to Washington, D.C. this Friday, June 22, hosting the Philadelphia Soul at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena, marking the fourth and final regular season matchup of 2018 between the Soul and Valor. Washington won the teams’ last meeting, 49-48, in Philadelphia.
VALOR PLAYER TO WATCH:
WR Josh Reese – Reese has appeared in all nine of Washington’s games this season, totaling 533 receiving yards and nine touchdowns – good for second on the team in both categories. Playing in his second season in the league, Reese has scored in seven of Washington’s nine games, including each of the last four. In three meetings with the Soul this season, Reese has totaled 18 receptions, 214 yards and five touchdowns.
SOUL PLAYER TO WATCH:
WR Darius Prince – Prince, who leads the league in receptions (73), ranks second in receiving yards (878) and third in receiving touchdowns (18), has recorded 3+ receiving touchdowns in each of his last three games, two of which were against the Valor. Prince caught eight passes for 164 yards and four touchdowns against Washington on June 10.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
WAS QB Arvell Nelson vs. PHI DBs James Romain and Dwayne Hollis – In just three games with the Valor, two of which came against the Soul, Nelson has thrown for 782 yards and 15 touchdowns, including seven touchdowns and an AFL season-high 345 passing yards against Philadelphia in the teams’ Week 8 matchup. Looking to slow down Nelson and the Valor offense will be Soul defensive backs James Romain and Dwayne Hollis, who ranks fifth and sixth in the league in total tackles, respectively. Romain is also tied for second in the league with three interceptions on the year.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Friday night’s game will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington, AFL Now and Facebook Watch.