The team has announced their second preseason fixture for 2022 against the New England Free Jacks. It will be Old Glory’s second preseason match, a week after they host the Toronto Arrows and a week before they kick off their season in Atlanta. OGDC and the Free Jacks were supposed to play before the 2021 season, but it was cancelled due to COVID concerns. The match will be held at the St. James in Springfield, Virginia.
The Free Jacks had a bit of a middling season in 2021, finishing middle of the pack in both the Eastern Conference (4th) and the standings overall (6th). They had some big wins, including a shutout of Houston early in the season and victories against both Eastern Conference finalists Altanta and New York at the end of the season. Still, mid-season defeats and poor performances left them out of the playoff conversation. Old Glory split the series against New England, beating them comfortably at home, but losing a close one on the road.
This will be a good test for OGDC, who need to figure out a lineup featuring many new faces. Hopefully, the team can use this opportunity to iron out the inevitable kinks that come from personel changes. Regardless, it will be a fun way for Old Glory fans to get a taste of the new season!