Despite sitting in last place in the WSL North Division of the APSL, the Salt Lake Sting still possess one of the best road records in the league at 3-1.
Unfortunately for the Sting, they're playing at home again tonight against the team with the best road record - the Los Angles Heat.The Heat bring a perfect 2-0 road record to Derks Field for Saturday's 7 p.m. contest.
Sting Coach Laurie Calloway has been extremely frustrated by his team's lack of success on the home field thus far.
"It's extremely important for us to start winning at home," he said. "In order for us to stay in the playoff race, we need a victory."
The Sting are 4-4 in league play, not a bad record, but it puts them last in the WSL North, a point behind Seattle. But a couple of victories could put the Sting back in the title race.
In the Heat, the Sting will be facing a club that stands fourth in the WSL South with a 4-2 mark. However, the Heat have played fewer games than any team in the league.
L.A. is led by Bobby Bruch, who has 8 points with three goals and two assists. "The team is really starting to mold together," said Heat forward Brad Smith. "There's no reason why we shouldn't have a successful road trip." After playing Salt Lake, the Heat will face the Colorado Foxes Sunday night.
The Sting will be missing defender Chris Wentzien again, while another defender, Kenny Mays, still isn't back to 100 percent. Also Dzung Tran is trying to come back from a foot injury that kept him out of the second half of last week's 3-1 loss to Arizona.
The Sting conclude their five-game home stand Friday with a game against the New Mexico Chiles.