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This Friday, June 10, the X League makes its historic debut in Kansas City at Cable Dahmer Arena (Independence, MO.) as the league showcases itself to the Kansas City market in a battle that will include the Stephanie Reymond led Chicago Blitz traveling to battle the Kansas City Force.

The Chicago Blitz are a 2.5pt favorite primarily because of their tough defense that is projected to be No.1 in 2022 anchored by middle linebacker Kristin Morrison. In fact, the X League season-opener could prove to be a defensive battle, as the Kansas City Force which will be represented by the Atlanta Empire in this showcase game has its own defensive studs led by its interior and middle linebacker Jessica Salazar.

Offensively, the edge goes to the KC Force lining up a Quarterback with considerable experience in Dakota Hughes as well as an outside weapon in WR Lauren Ziegler. The chemistry between Hughes and Ziegler could prove to be the difference in this game.

From a coaching perspective the KC Force line up with more experienced staff led by Dane Robinson versus Chicago’s untested coaching staff, however, cohesion is very similar across both franchises with strong coaching leadership.

Friday night’s opener will be a great measuring stick for both teams as both Chicago and KC (Atlanta Empire) are considered to be Playoff contenders in 2022.



Injuries: None.
Betting Line: Chicago -2.5
Score Prediction: Chicago 25 Kansas City 20
Where: Cable Dahmer Arena
Time: 8pmET Kickoff
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