First-place Tropics hit the road for a pair starting Saturday with trip to take on Conquistadores

by Brian Ackley

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- The Florida Tropics United Premier Soccer League team will hit the road for back-to-back games, starting with an April 24 visit to Lakewood Ranch to take on the PSE Conquistadores.

Florida, despite giving up two late goals last weekend to settle for a 2-2 with the St. Petersburg Aztecs, remains atop the UPSL's Florida West division of the Southeastern Conference with a 3-1-1 mark (10 points). PSE comes in with a mark of 2-1-1 (seven points).

The Conquistadores have wins over Florida Premier and Tampa FC, but come in having dropped a 3-1 decision against Winter Haven United last weekend.

The Tropics are the only team in the division to have played five games already this season. Florida Premier. The Aztecs are the only team in the seven-team division to not have at least one loss so far this season. Each team will play 12 regular season games.

Kickoff for the April 24 start is 5:30 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton. Next weekend, Florida is on the road again to take on Tampa FC at Glen Oaks Park before returning home May 8 to host Florida Premier in a bid to avenge their only loss to date in the Spring 2021 UPSL season.