BY CHARLES CUTTONE
Wrapping up a playoff berth early is usually what teams in most sports strive for. It gives them a chance to rest some starters, heal a few injuries and maybe be better prepared for the postseason.
In the case of the Atlanta Silverbacks, Spring winners of the north American's Soccer League's unique split-season format, the team has known since July 4 they would be playing in and hosting the November 9 Soccer Bowl.
"I think that has been our challenge the second half of the season," said Silverbacks defender Beto Navarro.
"The first part of the season we kind of found our groove, our rhythm. Towards the end of the spring season, that was when we were able to close it out and fortunately win it."
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