Crunch Clinches #1 Overall Seed; Earns Bye to Semi-Final

by Andriana Ruscitto

Cleveland, Ohio, March 16, 2022 - The Cleveland Crunch has clinched the #1 overall seed for the regular season and has earned a bye to the semi-final.

"Clinching the top overall seed and earning a divisional round bye is something to be proud of. The players worked hard all year and earned that recognition," says Cleveland Crunch Head Coach, Louis Kastelic.  "Accomplishing that feat is a step in the right direction, but it is not our main goal and everyone within our organization knows that. We have much bigger goals in mind and we look forward to building upon our success and playing in front of our fans one more time at home to wind down the regular season. After that, we will focus on Championship Weekend and we will continue to put in the necessary work to defend our title and bring home the fifth championship to this storied franchise."

The Crunch is set to take on the Cincinnati Swerve 7 PM ET Saturday, March 19, at the Soccer Sportsplex in North Olmsted, Ohio. Tickets are sold out.