The Turlock Express' 7-6 victory Friday night over the visiting Tijuana Revolucion simplified the Anaheim Bolts' playoff situation. It's the Bolts or their Mexican rivals who are going to the Professional Arena Soccer League postseason, and that could be decided Sunday.
The Bolts (6-7) have to beat Tijuana (8-6) at Anaheim Convention Center to remain alive; the Revolucion would claim the Western Division's third (and final) playoff spot with a victory.
To get to the playoffs, the Bolts need to sweep their final three games -- they close with a doubleheader Feb. 26 against Tacoma -- and Tijuana must lose in its Feb. 24 home date with Tacoma. The Stars are 3-7.
In Anaheim's favor is that Tijuana's top scorer, Cesar Romero, is in camp (and contract talks) with Chivas USA.