LIVESTREAM Sweden PPV: Carlstad Crusaders @ Stockholm Mean Machines, May 7, 15:00 CET, (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

The Carlstad Crusaders travel to Stockholm to face the Stockholm Mean Machines, Saturday May 7, as Sweden’s Superserien hits the midway point of the season.

These two teams faced each other a week ago in the same venue in Scandinavian Cup play and Stockholm prevailed, beating the Crusaders 40-26.

In fact, the Mean Machines have also opened the Superserien season impressively with two straight victories. They downed the Örebro Black Knights 26-23 and then used a dominant second half to beat the Tyresö Royal Crowns 34-20. Quarterback Mark Pappas presides over a potent offense which includes deadly receiver Matt Retzlaff and exciting running back Oliwer Stedt who scored two fourth quarter touchdowns in the win over Tyresö. Pappas has thrown for 464 yards and six touchdowns in the two games with Retzlaff catching 264 yards of those and four of the six scores.

Meanwhile, perhaps their biggest rivals in Sweden, the Carlstad Crusaders, started their 2022 Superserien season by dropping a heartbreaker to the Black Knights 22-19 after holding a 19-0 lead at halftime. However, they evened their record at 1-1 after edging the Royal Crowns 10-7 on a last-minute field goal. Quarterback Tim Morovick has his own weapons including wide receiver Kevin Borzei who caught a touchdown pass in last week’s loss. Speedy French wide receiver Alexandre Youbi has joined the team while running back Alexander Segerfeldt leads a hard-nosed ground attack. Defensively, linebacker Mattias Eriksson and defensive lineman Olof Flemström lead the team with 14 and 8.5 tackles respectively.

Watch the game live here Pay per View: Carlstad Crusaders @ Stockholm Mean Machines, May 7, 15:00 CET, (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

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