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MWPL Match Preview | LCFC vs. West Michigan Bearings

 

Livonia (Sunday, April 25th, 2021) – Our men’s team looks to get its first three points of the season in our second MWPL match week as we host newly formed West Michigan Bearings (WMB).

Based out of Grand Rapids, WMB is led by Head Coach, Dave Hertel, a former Michigan State University standout that also played with Richmond Kickers out of the USL.


TEAM NEWS

  • Kyle Breitmeyer is officially back after being a late scratch last week.
  • Ivan Panergo is a newcomer to the roster and can make his first appearance with the club
  • Long timer and original club member, Pat Smith is back in the squad for the first time this year, along with Gavin Cameron, who’s in his 3rd season with the club.
  • Zach Shuk will make his season debut in net, while Jacob Silberg starts for the first time this season at right-back
  • Ivan Panergo will start on the bench but will make his debut with the club if he comes on
  • After coming on as a sub in last week’s game,

Coach Gaven King has selected the following 18 for tomorrow’s match:

Goalkeepers: Peter Arton, Zach Shuk

Defenders: Vince Bruno, Matt VerSteeg, Conor Reaume, Jacob Silberg, Thomas Mackey, Garet Hintzman

Midfielders: Pat Smith, Gavin Cameron, Jacob Kunnath, Kyle Johnson, Jake Reitzloff, Tim Breckwoldt, Andrew Burgeson, Ivan Panergo

Forwards:  Mo Miri, Kyle Breitmeyer


MATCH INFORMATION

Sunday, April 25th | Total Sports Wixom | 630 PM EST

Livestream: MyCujoo

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Match Recap | Livonia City Battles to 1-1 Draw in MWPL Opener

 

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.”

Match Notes:

  • 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).

Scoring Summary: 

Mohamed Miri – 76′

Misconduct Summary:

Yellow Cards – 3 ( Jake Reitzloff, Thomas Mackey, Tim Beckwoldt )

 

Lineups & Substitutes:

Livonia City:

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

Inter Detroit:

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

Stats:

Shots: 10

Shots on target: 4

Saves: 7