Although they did not play last weekend because of a bye, the Soul clinched an AFL playoff spot on Saturday when the Dallas Desperados beat the Cleveland Gladiators, 68-52.
In a scheduling twist, the Soul (10-3) will take on the Eastern Divisionleading Desperados (11-2) on Saturday at 8 p.m. at American Airlines Center. The Soul trail the Desperados by one game in the standings.
With just three regular-season games left for the Soul, Saturday's matchup could go a long way in determining the division winner and which team has home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.
The Soul defeated Dallas, 57-28, earlier in the season at the Wachovia Spectrum.