Livonia (Friday, April 16th, 2021) – Our men’s team will travel to Pontiac tonight to face off against Inter Detroit with hopes of kick-starting a successful Midwest Premier League (MWPL) campaign. Today’s match is not only our first league match of the season but also the first league match in MWPL history.
Inter Detroit is also a founding member of the MWPL after spending the 2020 season in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) and like LCFC, Inter also started in the Michigan Premier Soccer League (MPSL). They will also have their reserve team in the MPSL this season along with LCFC. While both clubs have already spent time in the same league together, this will be the first-ever match between the first teams.
LCFC will look to build off the momentum from the 3 to 2 victory over Teranga Lions in the USASA Region 2 Amateur Cup this past Saturday, against what is expected to be a competitive Inter roster led by newly appointed Head Coach, Jorge Medina.
- Kyle Breitmeyer is back in the squad after recovering from a preseason injury and is listed as probable. Mo Miri and Tim Breckwoldt are both making their debuts with the club.
- Mac Bechard is unavailable after being injured in our Amateur Cup First Round match this past Saturday
Here’s the full list of players selected as the first 18 of the season by Coach Gaven King:
Goalkeepers: Peter Arton, Moustafa Adam
Defenders: Vince Bruno, Matt VerSteeg, Thomas Mackey, Mitchell Jones, Conor Reaume, Jacob Silberg, Andrew Burgeson
Midfielders: Omar Lahbiki, Kyle Johnson, Kyle Bourlier, Jacob Kunnath, Jake Reitzloff, Zach Hill, Tim Breckwoldt
Forwards: Mo Miri, Kyle Breitmeyer
Saturday, April 17th | Evolution Sportsplex | 9PM EST
Tickets are available here. Please note that limited sideline seating is available in addition to bleachers and masks are required for entry