Soul look to get on track Sunday in Baltimore

Matt Leon
May 23, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Philadelphia Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh has 20 touchdown passes this season.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Soul will look to rebound from back-to-back losses on Sunday when they visit the Baltimore Brigade in Arena Football League action.

The Soul fell to 2-2 this past Saturday with a 53-46 road loss to the Washington Valor. Philadelphia actually rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to take a one-point lead in the final minute. But the Valor scored on a 46-yard touchdown pass with just six seconds left to grab the victory.

"Doesn't seem like much is going our way right now, but some of that's our own fault," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "Our defense did get 2 1/2 stops - we consider a field goal half a stop - and we just kind of (had) untimely mistakes on the offensive side. We're playing well there, but just seems to be one play here and there that keeps us from winning football games."

Baltimore is also 2-2 on the season. The Soul and the Brigade are part of a four-way tie for second place right now in the AFL standings.

"They're pretty much like us right now, to be honest with you," Dolezel said. "They're pretty beat up in certain spots. They're trying to find their way with some players just like we are. It's two teams that are needing a win desperately this week."

These two teams already met once this season back in Week 2, the Soul grabbing a 36-27 decision. 

Dolezel says a key in this game will be how both teams protect the quarterback.

"They've got a really good pass rush and ours is still in the progress of getting better," he said.

Sunday's game gets underway at 3:00 p.m.

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