Do or Die for Aztex Tonight

Aztex face playoff elimination

Jamie Watson in action against Montreal earlier in the year
Jamie Watson in action against Montreal earlier in the year

The Austin Aztex face playoff elimination tonight, needing at least a two-goal win over the Montreal Impact to keep their season alive. The Aztex's first-ever playoff game is at 7:30 Saturday night at House Park. Hope the noise doesn't disturb the partying across the river.

The Aztex fell into this predicament by losing to the Impact 2-0 in Montreal on Wednesday – playing one of their worst games of the year in a pouring rainstorm, and being victimized twice by Ali Gerba, Montreal's electrifying 20-year-old Cameroonian-born striker.

In other Division 2 playoff action, none of the higher-seeded teams were able to pull off a win on the road, though Carolina managed a scoreless tie in Minnesota. The return legs are tonight, and in Portland tomorrow night.
First leg results:
NSC Minnesota Stars 0, Carolina RailHawks 0
Puerto Rico Islanders 2, Rochester Rhinos 0
Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Portland Timbers 0

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