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AFL 2016 Postseason Matchups Set

Sunday July 31, 2016

Soul Defeat Predators to Clinch American Conference Regular Season Title

LAS VEGAS (July 30, 2016) – The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Orlando Predators, 67-59, on Saturday night to clinch the American Conference regular season title. The victory also set the final postseason matchups for the first round in 2016.

In the American Conference, the Soul (13-3) will be the No. 1 seed. The No. 2 seed will be the Predators (12-4), followed by the No. 3 seeded Jacksonville Sharks (7-9) and then the No. 4 seeded Tampa Bay Storm (2-14).

In the National Conference, the Arizona Rattlers (13-3) will be the No. 1 seed. The No. 2 seed will be the Los Angeles KISS (7-8), followed by the No. 3 seeded Cleveland Gladiators (7-9) and then the No. 4 seeded Portland Steel (2-13).

2016 POSTSEASON FIRST ROUND:
· Saturday, August 6: No. 3 Jacksonville Sharks at No. 2 Orlando Predators, 7 p.m. ET at Amway Center (CBS Sports Network).

· Saturday, August 6: No. 4 Portland Steel at No. 1 Arizona Rattlers, 10 p.m. ET at Talking Stick Resort Arena (CBS Sports Network).

· Sunday, August 7: No. 4 Tampa Bay Storm at No. 1 Philadelphia Soul, 6 p.m. ET at PPL Center in Allentown, PA (ESPN2).

· Sunday, August 7: No. 3 Cleveland Gladiators at No. 2 Los Angeles KISS, 6 p.m. ET at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA (WatchESPN).

The LA KISS travel to play the Portland Steel at the Moda Center on Monday, August 1 at 10 p.m. ET on WatchESPN in the final game of the regular season.

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