Match Preview: Maryland Bobcats FC vs. LA Force – 11.03.2021

The Maryland Bobcats to host second place LA Force in a midweek clash in Matchday 16 of the NISA Fall 2021 season.
Published Nov 3, 2021

Written by: Edwin Pintor


November 2, 2021 (Boyds, MD) – After three consecutive wins, the Maryland Bobcats continue well-paced to make a run at  a top-four spot after securing a 1-0 win at home against Chattanooga FC. A midweek match against LA Force once again at home can bring many positive outcomes for Maryland, as they look for their fourth win in a row which would be the first time in club history. As the season comes to an end, the Bobcats look to gain as many points as possible. 


 LA, unbeaten in six games, come to Maryland looking for three points to secure the second-place position in the fall season. However, a massive win in Michigan against the Michigan Stars 1-2 helped the Force climb back to second place. With Detroit City claiming the NISA Fall Championship, the Force looks to rack up three points after drawing eight games (most in the league) and continue to stifle their opponents (second-best defense behind Detroit City.)


Maryland is the second hottest team in NISA, right behind the league winners, with three consecutive wins. As Maryland continues to recover missing ground, the team knows the commitment to perform well as their first year as professionals comes to an end. The team knows its goal and how to achieve it; to win all remaining games. However, defender Richard Forka knows that the team must play well to win all games. “We know what we have to do, but we also know that we are not satisfied with our gameplay; against Chattanooga, our first half was horrible, but we stepped up and scored, which is something we have to continue to do.  In the defensive line, we were delighted to have our second win with a clean sheet, and moving toward the LA Force game, we know they are not a team to score much, but it is crucial to maintain our goals conceded to null.” 


LA Force will come motivated as they recently won away in Michigan, but the scenario will be different; LA gave Maryland its first loss at home like a pro soccer team. Earlier in the Fall season, both teams drew out the game Los Angeles. Regarding their home advantage, Forka states, “We hold that game in our memory, and it hurts, we wanted to give our fans who were with us through the amateur levels a win as a thank you, but a good LA Force team outperformed us.” The team knows how important a win is on Wednesday for the team morale, “A win would make it four consecutive wins, but to us, this is just a game we need to win as the only win our opponents have against us is at our home.”


Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET // 4:00 pm PT. The match can be streamed on Eleven Sports or follow the minute-by-minute action live on Twitter via @MDBobcatsFC. 


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About Maryland Bobcats FC
The Maryland Bobcats Football Club was founded in 2009. Based in Montgomery County in Maryland, it is a fully minority-owned club and Maryland’s only outdoor professional soccer team. MBFC has a “one family” mentality. From the youngest player to the most experienced youth teams to First Team, players support, push and encourage each other to play the right way. Beyond soccer, Bobcats FC helps, inspires, gives back, and supports the local community, comes to games, and cheers them on. For more information about Maryland Bobcats FC, visit or contact at Follow MBFC on Twitter @MDBobcatsFC and Instagram @mdBobcatsfc.
About NISA
The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs. For more information about NISA, visit or contact Follow NISA on Twitter @NISALeague and Instagram @nisasoccer.