Huge home stand begins Sunday

Barons will face the Brooklyn Knights at 7:30 p.m.

The Brooklyn Knights will visit Carey Stadium on Sunday in the first game of an important string of home games for the Ocean City Barons. The game is one of five straight matches at the Beachhouse to close out the 2006 regular season and the Barons need results if they want to have any hope of qualifying for the playoffs. The Men In Red are now tied for second place in the Northeast Division with the Reading Rage, and are eight points behind the first place Westchester Flames. The top two clubs in each division advance to the Eastern Conference playoffs.

In their previous meeting with the Knights back on June 7, the Barons battled heavy rain and failed to capitalize on several chances in a scoreless draw at the Metropolitan Oval. Brooklyn are currently in last place in the division with eight points (2-7-2) and snapped a six-game winless streak (0-5-1) with a 2-0 win at the Delaware Dynasty last weekend. The Brooklyn Knights will visit Carey Stadium on Sunday in the first game of an important string of home games for the Ocean City Barons (4-2-5, 17 points). The game is one of five straight matches at the Beachhouse to close out the 2006 regular season and the Barons need results if they want to have any hope of qualifying for the playoffs. The Men In Red are now tied for second place in the Northeast Division with the Reading Rage, and are eight points behind the first place Westchester Flames. The top two clubs in each division advance to the Eastern Conference playoffs.

In their previous meeting with the Knights back on June 7, the Barons battled heavy rain and failed to capitalize on several chances in a scoreless draw at the Metropolitan Oval. Brooklyn, with a record of 2-7-2, are currently in last place in the division with eight points and snapped a six-game winless streak (0-5-1) with a 2-0 win at the Delaware Dynasty last weekend.

Ocean City will return home where they haven't lost a regular season game since the 2003 season, a streak that spans 26 matches. They will try to bounce back from a roller coaster road trip last weekend that began with a convincing 4-1 win at Vermont, but finished with a dramatic 3-2 loss to the unbeaten Cape Cod Crusaders. The Barons equalized in the 90th minute with a Ruben Mingo penalty kick, only to have their hearts broken minutes later when the Crusaders scored the game-winner.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Carey Stadium in Ocean City, NJ. For fans unable to attend the game in person, the live audio broadcast will begin shortly before kickoff. To listen to the broadcast, visit the Barons' website.

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