Barons playing for pride against Flames

Ocean City takes on division champs tonight at 7:30

Sunday will mark the end of the regular season for what has turned out to be a rollercoaster ride for the Ocean City Barons. They can put all of that behind them with a win in Sunday's home finale against the Westchester Flames combined with a win or draw by the Richmond Kickers Future against the Wild Card leading Williamsburg Legacy.

The match involving the Kickers Future and the Legacy will be completed before the Barons kickoff against the Flames at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, and fans can check SJBarons.com for score updates to find out what Ocean City.

A win by Williamsburg or a loss by Ocean City on Sunday will send the Legacy to Virginia Beach next weekend for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The other scenarios include:

Win by Ocean City, Draw by Williamsburg =
Ocean City advances
Win by Ocean City, Loss by Williamsburg =
Ocean City advances
Draw by Ocean City, Draw by Williamsburg =
Williamsburg advances
Draw by Ocean City, Loss by Williamsburg =
Ocean City advances by goal difference tiebreaker

Click below to view the current Wild Card standings through Friday, July 21st: Sunday will mark the end of the regular season for what has turned out to be a rollercoaster ride for the Ocean City Barons in 2006. They can put all of that behind them with a win in Sunday's home finale against the Westchester Flames combined with a win or draw by the Richmond Kickers Future against the Wild Card leading Williamsburg Legacy.

The match involving the Kickers Future and the Legacy will be completed before the Barons kickoff against the Flames at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, and fans can check SJBarons.com for score updates to find out what Ocean City.

A win by Williamsburg or a loss by Ocean City on Sunday will send the Legacy to Virginia Beach next weekend for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The other scenarios include:

Win by Ocean City, Draw by Williamsburg =
Ocean City advances
Win by Ocean City, Loss by Williamsburg =
Ocean City advances
Draw by Ocean City, Draw by Williamsburg =
Williamsburg advances
Draw by Ocean City, Loss by Williamsburg =
Ocean City advances by goal difference tiebreaker

Below are the current Wild Card standings through Saturday, July 22nd

Wild Card Standings

Record

Points

Remaining Schedule


Williamsburg

Ocean City

7-4-4

6-3-6

25

24

at Richmond (Sunday at 4:30pm)

vs. Westchester (Sunday at 7:30pm)








Sunday night's matchup is a rematch of an early season 2-1 road win by the Barons over the Flames. The Flames, who captured the Northeast Division title, feature one of the bright young stars of the US youth national team in Charlie Davies. Davies was held in check for the majority of the June 4 match, but he eventually broke through late and scored an impressive individual goal. Combined with fellow strikers Charles Altcheck (6 goals in 9 matches) and Frederick Schramm (11 goals in 13 matches), the Barons backline will be tested.
 
However, the Flames have struggled to end the season. They narrowly defeated the Ottawa Fury at home on July 7, and since then have lost two straight including a surprising 2-0 loss on Saturday at the Reading Rage.

The Flames and Barons will kick off, no matter what happens in the Richmond/Williamsburg game, and regardless of what's on the line, it will still promise to be an entertaining match between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

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