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BALTIMORE – Brigade set for playoff matchup with league-leading Soul
The 4-seed Brigade take on the defending-champion, 1-seed Philadelphia Soul, in the 2017 AFL Playoffs: Semifinal Round with kickoff set for 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 12 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The winner will advance to ArenaBowl XXX and take on the winner of the other semifinal matchup: 3-seed Cleveland vs 2-seed Tampa Bay.
The Brigade are the first expansion franchise to make the playoffs in their inaugural season since the Portland Thunder in 2014 and will look to become the first expansion franchise to win a playoff game since the Spokane Shock in 2010.
Sonie shines, Brigade drop regular season finale vs. Valor
The Baltimore Brigade dropped their final game of the season, 41-35, to the Washington Valor Friday night at Royal Farms Arena. Brigade DB Varmah Sonie recorded 10 total tackles and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, on his way to being named Defensive Player of the Game.
“It was a tough loss,” Brigade QB Shane Boyd said after the game. “You can’t question our heart and our effort. We just have to execute a little bit better.”Click To Tweet
ABOUT THE BALTIMORE BRIGADE
The Baltimore Brigade is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Follow the Brigade on Facebook at facebook.com/baltimorebrigade, on Twitter at twitter.com/bmorebrigade, and on Instagram at instagram.com/bmorebrigade.