The Baltimore Brigade (2-2) will take on the the Philadelphia Soul (2-2) this Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The Brigade are coming off a Week Four loss, while the Soul have lost their last two games. Both teams are in a four-way tie for second place in the Arena Football League standings.
BRIGADE PLAYER TO WATCH:
WR Joe Hills –
Hills leads the Brigade with seven receiving touchdowns and is second on the team in receptions with 20. Last week, Hills hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass with zero seconds remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter. He finished Week 4 with five receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
SOUL PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Dan Raudabaugh –
Raudabaugh threw 19 passes for 280 yards and seven touchdowns in the Soul’s Week 4 loss. Against the Brigade in Week 2, Raudabaugh threw another 19 passes for 233 yards and five touchdowns. Raudabaugh has totaled 20 touchdown passes and 973 passing yards this season.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Brigade DB’s vs Soul WR’s –
Brigade defensive backs are led by Joe Powell, Josh Victorian and Nias Martin. Martin, who was named Week 4’s AFL Defensive Player of the Week, tallied three solo tackles, two interceptions and one touchdown last week against the Blackjacks. He is joined by Powell, who is leading the league in interceptions with three and ranked fourth in tackles with 21. Victorian tallied eight total tackles, two pass breakups and an interception during Brigade’s Week 2 matchup against the Soul. Victorian leads the Brigade and is third in the league in tackles with 23.5. They are challenged by the Soul’s wideouts led by Darius Prince, Lonnie Outlaw, and Aaron Wascha who recorded five passes for 92 yards and three touchdowns against the Brigade in Week 2. Last week against the Valor, Wascha caught three touchdown passes and Prince caught two. Prince and Outlaw are third and fourth in the league for receiving yards with 316 and 302 yards respectively.
All Brigade games will broadcast live on NBC Sports Washington and streamed on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.