MORRISTOWN, N.J. – FC Motown returns to the field Wednesday night as the team begins what it hopes will be a successful run in the National Premier Soccer League playoffs.

Finishing 9-1 during the regular season, FC Motown enters Keystone Conference semifinals as the top seed in that postseason bracket.

FC Motown will host fourth-seeded FC Monmouth in a clash of two New Jersey teams. Earlier this year, FC Motown defeated FC Monmouth, 3-0, in the first meeting between these two clubs in NPSL play.

The match kicks off at Ranger Stadium on the campus of Drew University in Madison, N.J. at 7 p.m.

“We caught Monmouth early in the season while they were trying to figure out their best Starting XI,” FC Motown head coach Sacir Hot said. “I trust  [head coach] Brian Woods figured it out and will come prepared to offset any of our strengths. They are a good team, they aren’t the same side that beat us earlier in the season.”

FC Motown fell short of a perfect regular season as it dropped a 2-1 decision to West Chester United SC Saturday.

“We started off slow and conceded a goal in the second minute,” Hot said. “It’s always tougher to come back from such an early goal in the heat versus a good opponent. A tie did the same as a loss for us so at the end of the game we went to a back three to try and get a game winner. West Chester, for me, is the second-best team in our conference and on Saturday they came prepared and beat us.”

But now its a new season for NPSL postseason teams. There is no tomorrow as the league uses a knockout-round playoff scenario.

“In United States, playoffs determine the champions of the league so all the work we did during the regular season goes out the window,” Hot said. “Our guys know the deal. We simply need to ‘Survive and Advance.’ “