Detroit City FC (U-23) at West Michigan Bearings

June 15, 2021
MPL 2021 Regular Season
South Christian High School, Byron Center, MI

West Michigan Bearings 0, Detroit City FC 3
DCFC:  Bosh Tanyi (Keith Larson) 7′
DCFC:  Waseem Muthana (Zion Beaton) 78′
DCFC:  Brady Walker 79′

The undefeated DCFC U-23 team traveled to Grand Rapids to wrap up a home-and-home series against the West Michigan Bearings.  City won the Keyworth match, 3-0 ten days ago.


Starting XI

Hunter Morse – GK
Will Perkins – D
James Lee – D
Josh Wates – D
Brady Walker – M
Caio Mazzo – M
Beni Tanyi – M
Shion Soga – M
Kellan Landefeld – M
Keith Larson – F
Bosh Tanyi – F

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And once again, it was City dominance.  In the 7th minute, Keith Larson and Bosh Tanyi broke in on the Bearings’ keeper, with Larson sending a lateral pass to Tanyi for the wide open goal.  The keeper lost the offside argument he was trying to make with the sideline ref.

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The half ended with City dominating but unable to increase their one-goal lead.  The control and possession continued into the second half.

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The unrelenting pressure finally wore down the Bearings.  While being marked, Zion Beaton laid off a pass to Waseem Muthana in the 78th minute.  Muthana placed his shot into the bottom corner of the Bearings goal to double City’s lead.

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The final dagger was delivered a minute later when Brady Walker chipped the ball past the Bearings’ keeper.

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Player of the Match: Nick Stone (with Supporters of the Match Roger Beck and Garret Komatz)

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The U-23 team will take its perfect four-match record back to Keyworth in two days to host Livonia City FC.


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