The Philadelphia Soul usually play their home games in Voorhees, New Jersey, however, their “home” game this Saturday against the Arena Football League’s newest expansion team, the Las Vegas Outlaws, was played in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
For the first half of the game, it looked as if the Soul had a challenge in the 3-5 Outlaws, as they trailed 21-17 at halftime.
In the third quarter, however, the game completely turned around for the Soul, as they outscored the Outlaws 20-0 to take a 37-21 lead into the fourth quarter. The scoring rout continued in the fourth. The Soul forced an interception on defense and scored another touchdown.
Marco Thomas caught a career-high five touchdowns and the Soul held off a furious comeback by the Outlaws and went on to win the game by a score of 51-43.
The win gives the Soul the best record in the American Conference at 9-1, and the second best record in the Arena Football League (San Jose Sabercats are 10-0.) Unfortunately, for Soul fans, the Soul will not play again in Atlantic City this season. The remainder of the home games this season will be played back in Voorhees.