LEGENDS CUP REMATCH SET FOR SATURDAY, WITH ACOUSTIC HOSTING STRUGGLING BLISS
In order to get that win, Chicago will have to stop the rushing attack led by one of their cities own and former Bliss super star- ChrisDell ‘Ferrari’ Harris. Harris was an integral part of the Bliss Dynasty during their first three championships, and is regarded as the single biggest threat offensively the game has ever seen. Coming off a season where she was inducted in the LFL Hall of Fame, and failing to help get the Atlanta Steam into the postseason a year ago, the league’s best running-back took her wheels to Austin, Texas.
Joining the Ferrari in Austin, is quarterback Michelle Angel who has bounced around the LFL in search of the right fit to prove she is among the elite signal callers in the game. Angel has started under center for the LA Temptation, Dallas Desire, Seattle Mist, and now the Austin Acoustic. Also joining her on the Acoustic this season is linebacker Megan Hanson, who also played for the LA Temptation, Seattle Mist, and now the Austin Acoustic.
Chicago will need to play solid in the trenches in order to give themselves a chance to win this week. They simply do not have enough experienced talent at the skilled positions to move the chains consistently without help up front. The ‘big uglies’ will need to manufacture running lanes for Javell Thompson and also provide time for quarterback Chaz Duson, filling in for the injured Tamika Robinson, to execute, control the tempo, and eliminate turnovers.
Saturday night we’ll find out if Chicago can right the ship in their 2019 campaign or if they in fact fall to 0-2 for the first time since the 2011 season. Austin is looking to show the rest of the league they haven’t budged from being the Best in the West since last season, after bolstering their roster with improved talent at nearly each position.
ARENA: H-E-B CENTER at Cedar Park (Cedar Park, TX)
TICKETS: 1-800-745-3000 | ticketmaster.com
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Javell Thompson, Chaz Duson, Ty Ali
Michelle Angel, Chrisdell Harris, Megan Hanson
KEY MATCH-UP: Michelle Angel passing attack against inexperienced Bliss defense.
Chicago offensive line against physical DE Twin Towers (Dowdy Twins) and Veteran LB Megan Hanson.
Running-back ChrisDell Harris of Austin against former team, the ageless wonder.
ALL TIME HEAD TO HEAD RECORD: 1-0 CHICAGO (2018 Legends Cup Championship)
INJURIES: Tamika Robinson, Kristin Morrison