The Ocean City Nor'easters soccer team hosts the Jersey Express at 7 p.m. today at Carey Stadium in a matchup for first place in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League.
Ocean City, 7-1-1 overall, leads the division with a 5-0-1 mark and 16 points. The Express, based in Newark, is second at 4-1-3 for 15 points. The Nor'easters gave Jersey its only loss, 3-1 on June 5.
Ocean City forward Tony Asante, who scored twice in the win over the Express, leads the Nor'easters with five goals. Forward Zoncher Dennis and midfielders Abraham Keller and Ken Tribett each have two goals. Express forward Jake Keegan has six goals.
The Nor'easters are holding a "Cleat Drive" to collect used soccer shoes and jerseys so the team can donate them to young players in Kenya who need them. The drive will begin today at Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School.
Children 16 and under who were in schools which were visited by the Nor'easters will be admitted free.