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Game Preview: Week 17 – Soul at Brigade

Courtesy: Philadelphia Soul Media

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Soul (11-1) look to finish their series against the Baltimore Brigade (4-8)
with a win on Saturday, July 29 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Farms Arena. The game will be broadcast live on TCN, Twitter and 97.5 The Fanatic.

This will be the fourth time that these two teams will face each other this season. The Soul look for revenge on the Brigade after the team handed them their first loss of the season, while the Brigade are eager to bounce back from their two-game losing streak.

The first match-up to watch out for is between Soul WR Darius Reynolds and Brigade DB Varmah Sonie. Currently this season, Reynolds leads the team with 74 receptions for 1102 yards and 32 touchdowns. So far this season, Sonie has collected 58.0 total tackles, 16 pass breakups, 18 passes defended, and two interceptions.

The next match-up to look out for is between Soul DB James Romain and Brigade WR Reggie Gray. In 12 games, Romain leads the team with 68.5 total tackles, 20 pass break-ups, 25 passes defended, and five interceptions for 58 yards. Gray leads the Brigade receiving core with 60 receptions for 573 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

Lastly, QB Dan Raudabaugh will face off against Brigade QB Shane Carden. So far this season, Raudabaugh has completed 221-of-336 passes for 2,893 yards and 76 touchdowns. Carden has completed 269-of-413 passes for 3,124 yards and 62 touchdowns this season.

In Week 18, the Soul will host the Tampa Bay Storm in their final game of the regular season on Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network and 97.5 The Fanatic.

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul are entering their 12th season in the Arena Football League. In the first 11 seasons, the Soul have won four Division Championships, four Conference Championships and two ArenaBowl Championships. Since the inaugural season in 2004, the Soul are the winningest professional sports team in Philadelphia. Season memberships and group tickets for the Soul’s upcoming 2017 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a Soul representative by filling out the form on Follow the Soul on Facebook at, on Twitter at, on Instagram at, on YouTube at, and SnapChat at

(2000-2015) - San Jose SaberCats Season Ticket Holder (2005-2015) - Ran the fan club for the San Jose SaberCats (2002) - Attended ArenaBowl XVI, San Jose (2008) - Attended ArenaBowl XXII, New Orleans (2015) - Attend ArenaBowl XXVIII, Stockton (2016) - Started 9th Man Nation (2016) - Covered ArenaBowl XXIX, Glendale, AZ

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