New month, new opportunity for WSA Winnipeg

Only three matches remain in WSA Winnipeg’s 2017 PDL campaign and with it a chance to end off on a high note.

The Wolfpack host Chicago FC United Friday night to kick off a season ending homestand.

Winnipeg closed out June with a pair of home losses to Des Moines (3-1, 3-0) and two defeats in Thunder Bay (5-0, 4-1). Moses Danto scored both goals for WSA.

“That is all in the past,” Head coach Eduardo Badescu said. “Every game we have been within a goal at halftime and if we get some bounces there’s no reason we can’t win all three games.”

After the Friday night game with Chicago, Winnipeg welcomes Saint Louis FC U-23 on Sunday, July 9 and St. Louis Lions Friday, July 17.

There will be some positive momentum for the group to take into the weekend after winning matches against a pair of local sides, including a friendly win against Team Manitoba, who is preparing for the Canada games.

“It’s a different game,” Badescu said. “The important thing is giving our players a chance to compete at the highest level and develop, if we win that’s a bonus.”

DANTO CRACKS TOP PROSPECTS LIST:

All-time leading scorer Moses Danto’s play since returning to the PDL has seen the star forward break into the league’s Top Prospects list.

Danto, who is back with WSA Winnipeg after visa issues kept him from joining Phoenix Rising FC, has two goals in 5 games in 2017.

“Moses will get another shot once everything is worked out, he deserves it,” Badescu said. “Teams are always asking about him and Phoenix still wants to keep him so I am optomistic.”

Winnipeg native and former WSA standout Ali Musse is also on the top prospects list. The midfielder joined fellow Canadian PDL side the Calgary Foothills in the spring.

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