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Empire Take Game One in Playoffs Against Valor
Albany Empire Press Release

The top-seeded Albany Empire (9-4) defeated the fourth-seeded Washington Valor (2-11) to take a one-point lead in the home-and-home playoff series with a 57-56 Saturday night in overtime at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC in front of a crowd of 5,160.

AFL Tonight - Episode 14: "A New Era" Press Release

Tim Capper and co-hosts Ben Fraternale and Jon Stark recap the Week 13 regular season finales, ArenaBowl logo, year-end Good, Bad, Ugly and more.

AFL awards Week 13 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Albany Empireís quarterback Tommy Grady and Philadelphia Soulís defensive back James Romain have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 13, respectively.

Playoff Game One Preview - Empire at Valor
Albany Empire Press Release

After finishing on top of the league in their inaugural regular season, the Albany Empire (8-4) clash with the Washington Valor (2-10) on Saturday, July 14th, at 7:00 pm at the Capital One Arena.

Empire is King (of the Regular Season); Defeats Soul, 71-57
Ryan McCarthy,

In the first three meetings of the 2018 season between the Albany Empire and the Philadelphia Soul, the road team came out on top. On Saturday night, the Empire used their home field advantage for an historic win.

Road To ArenaBowl XXXI Begins July 14
AFL Press Release

The top spot came down to the second game of the day, as the Albany Empire beat the Philadelphia Soul, 71-57. Matchups are now set for the playoffs and all five games of the postseason will be shown on CBS Sports Network.

Empire Defeat Soul to Clinch #1 Seed in Playoffs
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (8-4) defeat the Soul (7-5) 71-57 in front of 10,082 fans at the Times Union Center to clinch the top seed of the Arena Football League Playoffs.

Empire vs. Soul IV: The Game to End all Games (in the 2018 Regular Season)
Ryan McCarthy,

As we celebrate our Independence this week (here in United States, anyway), we are reminded of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us over the last 242 years.

AFL and Jason Foundation Partners for Jason's Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and The Jason Foundation, Inc. have partnered for the 4th Annual Jasonís Week, an awareness event to draw attention to the ďsilent epidemicĒ of youth suicide.

AFL Tonight - Episode 13: "Fit To Be Tied" Press Release

Tim Capper and co-host Jon Stark recap Week 12, decode probable post week 13 scenarios, ArenaBowl host controversy and we present our award winners for 2018.

Joe Sykes Becomes AFL's All-Time Career Sack Leader
Albany Empire Press Release

Joe Sykesí half sack last weekend in Washington DC made him the all-time career sack leader in the Arena Football League.

Week 13 Game Preview - Empire vs Soul
Albany Empire Press Release

Winners of back to back games, the Albany Empire matchup against the Philadelphia Soul at home for the regular season finale on Saturday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Times Union Center.

AFL Awards Week 12 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soulís quarterback Dan Raudabaugh and Albany Empireís linebacker Terence Moore have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 12, respectively.

Three Teams Enter the Final Weekend Tied For First
AFL Press Release

The regular season is coming to an end and the battle for the top seed will come down to the final weekend. The Albany Empire, Baltimore Brigade, and Philadelphia Soul all enter Week 13 with a 7-4 record.

Empire alive for playoff top seed
Laredo Morning Times

Empire Stay in the Hunt after Defeating Valor, 55-41
Ryan McCarthy,

After the first quarter, it appeared that the Washington Valor were primed to upset the Albany Empire. In the following quarters, that hope was shattered.

Albany Close Out Season Sweep of Valor
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (7-4) defeated the Washington Valor (1-10) 55-41 Saturday night at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC in front of a crowd of 5,044.

Empire still with a shot a regular-season title as Arena season winds down
Albany Times Union

Even in a four-team league where everyone makes the playoffs, the Albany Empire believe they have incentive to make their final two regular-season games meaningful. Their goal remains first place, which can be achieved only if Philadelphia beats Baltimore on Saturday night.

The SkyBoat

AFL Tonight - Episode 12: "Hot Take Debate" Press Release

Tim Capper co-hosts Ben Fraternale and Jon Stark recap Week 11, answer QnA, Week 12 preview and are joined by AFL Insider Jason

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  8-4 4-3 4-1
Last Game Sat Jul 14
  Win @WAS 57-56
Next Game Sat Jul 21 7:30pm
  vs WAS  
Head Coach
Rob Keefe

With Empire: 9-4-0
Overall: 70-37-0

Complete Coaching Record
Date Opp Time (ET)
Jun 16   Philadelphia L 74-75
Jun 23 @ Baltimore W 56-49
Jun 29 @ Washington W 55-41
Jul 7   Philadelphia W 71-57
Jul 14 @ Washington W 57-56
Complete Schedule
Conference W L PF PA
Albany8 4 646 564
Philadelphia7 5 612 577
Baltimore7 5 605 562
Washington2 10 482 642
Complete Standings
Complete Transactions
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