If Calgary United comes from way back in the standings to win the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League title and go on to the Professional Arena Soccer League playoffs in Cincinnati, followers of the league may have to hold their noses.
Calgary showed a heck of a lot of guts last week when the club came to Edmonton — where it hadn’t won all year — and beat the Drillers 10-7. That win put United one game back of the Drillers with each team having three to play.
Oh, wait, three to play each? Well, sort of. The Kitsap Pumas, from one of the PASL’s American divisions, forfeited two games against Calgary this weekend, as the Washington State team’s travel plans fell apart. So, Calgary went from 5-4 to 7-4 on the season.
“I don’t know the whole story,” PASL director of operations Sydney Nusinov said. “Kitsap was a fairly last minute addition to the schedule. The games didn’t count for Kitsap.”
And the Drillers fell to 6-4 Saturday night, after they were crushed by the powerful San Diego Sockers, 13-3. All of a sudden, the Drillers are in second place in the CMISL.
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