Homeland’s FIFA team defeated Verified in playoff game 1 with a 3-2 score Thursday night! Now they’re ready to face off against Takeover Tuesday 6/30 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on www.twitch.tv/brisanx6!
Thursday’s game was thrilling to watch, keeping viewers on their toes until the very end. Verified made Homeland work hard for their victory, but Homeland held their own and secured a win after a challenging game. They had to adapt and change up their strategy to roll with Verified’s unique style. Team captain Brisan credits the team’s creativity and defense for the win. “We had 3 games to get goals in,” he said. “If things don’t work, you have to get creative on the fly in attempt to get some goal support. The defense played great (thankfully) so the game was always in reach.”
Creativity wasn’t the only thing that earned the team their win. Skill was also an important part of the equation. The team stuck to their strengths and the players brought their A game to the table. “Teams like Verified are never easy because they play heavy defense and close up passing lanes, making it difficult to set up scoring chances,” Brisan explained. “Unlucky Owen coming up to join the rush at the end of game 3 to put us in ET and Penalties was one of the biggest moments. Also, Bauer's incredible saves in penalties to win us the game.”
While the team is happy about the win, they don’t plan to rest on their laurels anytime soon. “We know it’s a long road still,” Brisan said. “We’re in the quarter finals and know we need to put the work in if we plan to advance.” The team plans to work on their passing and finishing off their build ups in preparation for the next game against Takeover. “These guys are by far our biggest rivals due to our history,” Brisan said. “We'd love nothing more than not only to advance, but bounce them from the tournament.”
Watch Homeland give rival team Takeover a run for their money Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time!
Written by Noel Banda (a.k.a. Ruby)