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BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Saturday, June 2, 2012
Many Americans will be on the field for both teams when Angelholms visits Hammarby

Angelholm FF - Hammarby IF

Matt Pyzdrowski will line up in net for Angelholm when they take on Gregg Berhalters Hammarby. Baggio Husidic will almost assuredly start in the holding midfield role for Hammarby while Billy Schuler should figure at some point in the attack.

Hammarby have stumbled of late after a hot start that placed them at the top of the Superettan table after the first month of action. Gregg Berhalters charges have only managed one point out of their last three matches, falling to third place.

Angelholm sit only one spot and two points below Hammarby, in fourth place with 15 points. Thus, if Angelholm triumph at home, they can leapfrog Hammarby and second place Halmstad who have the weekend off.

Angelholm will be without Omid Nazari, as the Swedish born midfielder has been called into the Iranian National Team by Iran coach Carlos Queiroz while midfielder Michael Baggner will also be out of action from Angelholm.. However, Texas born attacker Lester Dewee is expected to be available for the first time in weeks after dealing with a shoulder injury.

Hammarby is still without star defender Faid Malke, who's been out of action all season, but have everyone else available for selection.

Falkenberg FF - Degerfors IF

Brian Edwards will start in net while both he and his Degerfors side look to keep up with their improved form when they travel to take on Falkenberg.

After losing their first four matches, Degerfors have won three of their last five and Brian Edwards hasn't allowed a goal in his last two matches.

Degerfors sit at 12th in the Superettan standings while Falkenberg sit one spot and one point below them at 13th. Falkenberg have shown very well in their last two matches, drawing Hammarby away as well as beating Assyriska away.

Neither team are facing any major injury concerns or suspensions as they both hope for a win to catapult them into the middle of the Superettan standings.
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