BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, August 26, 2011
Bryan Gerzicich and Hapoel Kiryat Shmona will look to build off their impressive road win over Hapoel Haifa when they host Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya on Saturday.
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona - Maccabi Netanya
Kiryat Shmona are aiming for their second straight victory to begin the season when they face off against Maccabi Netanya at Kiryat-Shmona Municipal Stadium on Saturday.
Los Angeles-born Bryan Gerzicich will start for Kiryat Shmona in his usual deep-lying midfield role while Leo Krupnik should be included in the starting eleven for Maccabi Netanya.
Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya are coming off a difficult 4-1 loss at home to Maccabi Haifa in the season opener. After jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first half, they surrendered four unanswered goals all scored by Wiyan Amasha.
Kiryat Shmona scored an impressive victory on the road over Haopel Haifa last weekend when Barak Badash's first half goal from the penalty spot proved to be enough and Gabai Elad picked up a shutout en route to the 1-0 win.
At this time, neither teams are reporting any injuries.
Ryan Adeleye will hope to be included in the starting lineup for Hapoel Be'er Sheba when they visit Bnei Sakhnin on Saturday. Hapoel Be'er Sheba had their first game of the season cancelled due to political unrest in southern Israel.