Auburn Hills, MI (April 17th, 2021) – Livonia City FC (0-0-1, 1 point) battled Inter Detroit (0-0-1, 1 point) to a 1-1 draw in the first-ever Midwest Premier League match on Saturday night.
Inter’s Irvin Castro scored the first goal in league history in the 50th minute, after a breakdown by the LCFC backline led to a quick counter-attack that was slotted home at the back post.
LCFC tied things up in the 67th minute when Mohamed Miri leaped over the Inter defenders and headed in Conor Reaume’s cross for the club’s first MWPL league goal.
Head Coach, Gaven King:
“First off, props to Jorge Medina, Inter Detroit, and the great referee crew on an exciting first game in the league. I’m proud of what our coaching staff has done with implementing and improving our player development.
However, there is still plenty to do and improve on. We did have the majority of the possession, but what we do with it is just as important as having it. I’m proud of the team for staying focused after the breakdown that led to the goal and proud they fought hard to equalize in the second half.”
- The match was the first-ever matchup against LCFC and Inter Detroit’s first teams
- Goalkeeper Peter Arton performed well in net and finished the game with 7 saves
- Tim Beckwoldt made his club debut and Mohamed Miri appeared in his first-ever league match
Next Matches: LCFC hits the road on Friday night (24th) against Ann Arbor FC in the 2nd round of the USASA Region II Amateur Cup, then makes its home league debut against West Michigan Bearings at Total Soccer Wixom on Sunday evening (26th).
Mohamed Miri – 76′
Yellow Cards – 3 ( Jake Reitzloff, Thomas Mackey, Tim Beckwoldt )
Lineups & Substitutes:
GK: Peter Arton
D: Matt VerSteeg, Vince Bruno, Conor Reaume, Thomas Mackey
M: Andrew Burgeson, Kyle Johnson, Kyle Bourlier, Jake Reitzloff, Jacob Kunnath
F: Mohamed Miri
Subs: Moustafa Adam (GK), Jacob Silberg, Zach Hill, Mitchell Jones, Omar Lahbiki, Tim Beckwoldt
GK: Jose Jimenez
D: Luis Borjas, Nate Szymkowicz, Joey Franchini, Rick Galvez
M: Eimil Hennes, Javier Lozano, Rene Marroquin, Marco Gomez, Jose Aguilar
F: Beni Galvez
Subs: Oscar Jimenez (GK), Andrew Smutek, Brooklyn Leeho, Irvin Castro, Edwin Rodriguez, Jack Welsh
Shots on target: 4