Legacy 76 to host NPSL playoff game Saturday

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Legacy 76 ended its season with a 2-0 defeat to Fredericksburg FC. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Legacy)
Legacy 76 ended its season with a 2-0 defeat to Fredericksburg FC. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Legacy)

Virginia Legacy 76 will continue its historic season this Saturday as the club announced it will be hosting its first National Premier Soccer League playoff game.

Legacy 76, which finished the regular season with a record of 6-2-2, earned the no. 4 seed in the Northeast Region playoffs. As a result, Legacy 76 will host no. 5 Boston City FC at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Wanner Stadium.

“The opportunity to host a NPSL Playoff match is an incredible honor,” Virginia Legacy 76 General Manager Bobby O’Brien said in a recent press release. “Our team has worked very hard this year and to have the chance to play one last time in front of our fans and the community is something we are very excited about.”

Playoff soccer in Williamsburg is a rare treat for fans, who have never watched a local team host a playoff game. Local soccer fans could be in for a memorable reunion, as Legacy 76 fields a number of local players including Tabb’s Derek Cook, Lafayette’s Reeves Trott and Jamestown’s Jeff Wolons.

Should Legacy 76 defeat Boston City FC, they will advance to play the top-seeded Clarkstown Eagles. In order to win the NPSL National Championship, Legacy 76 will have to win five games, including two games against teams from outside the Northeast Region.

In an attempt to boost attendance for the playoff game, Virginia Legacy is offering free admission to the game for anyone who is under the age of 19 and wearing a soccer jersey. Adult tickets may be purchased for $5.

“We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to come be a part of history and our historic season this Saturday,” Legacy 76 Head Coach Kevin Darcy said in the release. “The game environment is very exciting for families, soccer fans and especially young soccer players hoping one day to be a part of this great program.”