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Empire Continue Winning Ways, Dominate Valor Again
Ryan McCarthy, ArenaFan.com

The Albany Empire’s wave of momentum continued on Saturday as they defeated the Washington Valor for their fourth consecutive win, 48-21 in front of 7,847 at the Times Union Center.

Empire Win Fourth Straight
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (4-2) defeated the Washington Valor (0-6) 48-21 Saturday night at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY in front of a crowd of 7,847. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady threw for 237 yards and six touchdowns earning himself the game MVP award.

Empire vs. Valor: Keys to the Game
Ryan McCarthy, ArenaFan.com

The Albany Empire open up a four-game home stand this Saturday night to face the Washington Valor on (6pm, TV: CBS Sports Network; Radio: ALT 105.7 (Albany)). The two teams are no strangers to each other as the Empire have taken wins in both of their meetings this season.

AFL Tonight - Episode 7: "Rocket Science"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and co-host Ben Fraternale recap Week 6, the Dan Raudabaugh injury, plus an interview with Empire Play-by-play announcer AJ Kanell, plus much more.



AFL awards Week 6 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Washington Valor’s wide receiver Reggie Gray and linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 6, respectively.

Week 7 Game Preview - Empire vs Valor
Albany Empire Press Release

The Empire return home to the Times Union Center for the first of a four-game home stretch to take on the Washington Valor in Week 7 on Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Times Union Center.

Empire Snap Soul's 20-Game HomeWin Streak
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (3-2) defeated the Philadelphia Soul (3-2) 41-36 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA in front of a crowd of 9,715. The big win for the Empire broke the Soul’s active streak of 20 consecutive wins at home.

Empire vs. Soul: Keys to the Game
Ryan McCarthy, ArenaFan.com

The Albany Empire take their two-game winning streak to Philadelphia to face the Soul (6pm Saturday, CBS Sports Network; 97.5 FM “The Fanatic” (Philadelphia radio), ALT 105.7 FM (Albany radio)). The Soul will be facing the Empire with a streak of their own: they have won their last 20 games at the Wells Fargo Center.



AFL Tonight - Episode 6: "Coke is Bad for You"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and co-hosts Ben Fraternale and Jon Stark review recap Week 5 action, New DC Head Coach, RoboCam, SCOTUS gambling decision and much more.

Week 6 Game Preview - Empire at Soul
Albany Empire Press Release

The Empire head to Philadelphia in Week 6 for a rematch to try to even the series matchup on Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

AFL Awards Week 5 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire’s wide receiver Malachi Jones and defensive lineman Joe Sykes have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 5, respectively.

Empire Win on the Road in Washington
Scott Miller, ArenaFan.com

The Albany Empire began the first of two consecutive road games on Friday night and came away with a victory in Washington, 53-42, in front of 9,037 at the Capital Once Center. This was the first road victory in the history of the franchise.



Empire Spoil Valor's Home Opener
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (2-2) defeated the Washington Valor (0-4) 53-42, Friday night at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. in front of a crowd of 9,036. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady threw for 257 yards and seven touchdowns earning himself the game MVP award.

Is more than four a reality?
Cliffy D. Pine, ArenaFan.com

With the 2018 Arena Football season well underway, there is a sense of relief and renewal in the air. The league is marching forward with a new collective bargaining agreement and a brand new team generating a lot of positive attention.

AFL Tonight - Episode 5: "No Intro Necessary"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and co-host Jon Stark review Week 4 and chat with CBSSN`s Ari Wolfe and Arena Football League Hall of Famer Sed Bonner.

Albany Empire Announce Summer Kickoff Package
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire announce they will make summer as easy as 1,2,3 with The Empire Summer Kickoff Picnic! Prior to the May 26 game against the Washington Valor, The Empire Summer Picnic will be held in the new Times Union Center atrium from 3-5 pm.

Empire vs. Valor: Keys to the Game
Ryan McCarthy, ArenaFan.com

The Albany Empire will play a familiar opponent this Friday night as they face the Washington Valor for the second consecutive week, this time at the Capital One Center (7pm, Facebook AFL Watch, NBC Sports Washington, Monumental Sports Network, AFLNow). This is the game that was rescheduled from April 21 to accommodate the NHL and NBA Playoffs.

AFL Awards Week 4 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empire’s quarterback Tommy Grady and defensive back Marrio Norman have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 4, respectively.

Week 5 Game Preview - Empire at Valor
Albany Empire Press Release

After a rout victory against the Washington Valor, 47-23, the Albany Empire take to the road for a rematch against the Valor on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capital One Arena. The game will be broadcast live on Facebook.com/AFLWatch and ALT 105.7.

Malachi Jones emerging for Empire
Spectrum News (Video)

Wide receiver Malachi Jones has quickly emerged as a dangerous target for the Albany Empire. So far in 2018, he has 18 receptions for 226 yards and four total touchdowns and has impressed the coaching staff with flashy moves.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  4-2 2-1 2-1
Last Game Sat May 26
  Win WAS 48-21
Next Game Sat Jun 2 7:00pm
  vs BAL  
Head Coach
Rob Keefe

With Empire: 4-2-0
Overall: 65-35-0

Complete Coaching Record
Schedule
Date Opp Time (ET)
May 11 @ Washington W 53-42
May 19 @ Philadelphia W 41-36
May 26   Washington W 48-21
Jun 2   Baltimore 7:00pm
Jun 9   Baltimore 7:00pm
Complete Schedule
Standings
Conference W L PF PA
Baltimore5 1 289 256
Albany4 2 273 230
Philadelphia3 3 269 261
Washington0 6 234 318
Complete Standings
Transactions
HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED DL Brandon Sesay. PLACING ON REASSIGNMENT OL Shawn Lockett.
Complete Transactions
Team Links
Official Site
Albany Empire Official Site