GAME PREVIEW: WEEK 1
Soul to open season at Albany Empire on Saturday, April 14
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Soul kick off their 13th season and defense of their back-to-back Championships this Saturday, April 14.The Soul (0-0) will travel to Albany to face the Empire (0-0) at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY at 7 p.m. This is the first meeting between the Soul and the AFL’s newest franchise. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and fans in the Philadelphia area can listen live on 97.5 FM “The Fanatic”.
The Soul will start their journey on the road to a “3-peat” after winning ArenaBowl XXX over the Tampa Bay Storm, 44-40. Many star playmakers from last season’s championship team are back to compete for another ring, including former AFL MVP QB Dan Raudabaugh, ArenaBowl Defensive Player of the Game DB James Romain, ArenaBowl MVP WR Darius Prince, AFL Kicker of the Year Adrian Trevino and AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year Wayne Tribue.
“It’s a great feeling being able to have some of our veteran players back for another season,” said Soul General Manager and Assistant Head Coach Phil Bogle. “Not every team is able to bring so many returners back and not only does that make us unique but it also makes us a pretty powerful team.”