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Revolution returns home
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After a month's time, the Georgia Revolution are returning to Conyers.

The area's highest level of soccer will be on display Saturday as the Georgia Revolution women's team hosts the Knoxville Force at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men taking on Myrtle Beach FC at 7:30 p.m. at the RYSA Soccerplex.

The women are facing Knoxville for the second time this season after falling to the Lady Force 2-1 on June 2 in Tennessee.

"The women's team lost to Knoxville on a goal scored in the 92nd minute, so I'm sure the girls are ready for a little revenge," said Revolution General Manager Rafe Mauran.

It's the first home game for the Women's Professional Soccer League team since May 19.

The men are meeting Myrtle Beach, which is looking for its first victory, for the first time this season.

The Revolution's women's team is in its first year of existence and has so far held its own. The women are 2-1-0 having scored the second most goals in the Southeast Conference with six. The Gulf Coast Texans lead the conference at 3-0 and are the Revolution's next opponent, coming to Conyers on June 23.

The Lady Force are just behind Georgia at 1-2 in third place, and Georgia is looking to avenge its earlier loss and put Knoxville further behind in the standings.

The men's team returns home for a National Premier Soccer League game for the first time since May 12.

The Revolution have lost just once this season, to the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves on May 26 but are still very much in the hunt for the Conference lead, in second place. Atlanta is currently the conference leader, followed Georgia, who is 4-1.

"Both (men's and women's teams) are in second place in their respective divisions, and if both win out they'll be conference champions," Mauran said.

Myrtle Beach is currently last in the conference, without a win yet this season.

Mauran said attendance has been high so far this season, with about 600 people per game and is expecting the same during a busy day at the RYSA Soccerplex Saturday.

Prior to the women's game is a 3-on-3 tournament hosted by RYSA featuring 70 teams.

The traffic from the tournament is expected to clear out prior to the Revolution's matches, which cost a one-time $5 fee for adults and children over 4.

"We'll see if we can get a couple wins Saturday," Muaran said. "I think that's going to be a major determining factor in attendance, is if we can win games or not."