Detroit City FC (U-23) vs Lake St. Clair FC

June 24, 2021
MPL 2021 Regular Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 3, Lake St. Clair FC 1
DCFC: Brady Walker (Shion Soga) 36′
DCFC: Shion Soga (Waseem Muthala) 53′
LSC:  Cooper Haskin 54′
DCFC:  Zion Beaton 88′

When we last saw the U-23 team, they defeated Livonia City FC by a 2-0 scoreline.  Between that match and this one, they traveled to Auburn Hills on June 19, 2021.  Inter Detroit was their host.  The U-23s went home with the three points, defeating Inter Detroit 4-1 on goals by Benedek Tanyi (assist to Zion Beaton), Shion Soga, Keith Larson, and Waseem Muthana.  The only goal against was scored on a PK by Jose Aguilar in the 44th minute.

Tonight’s match was live-streamed on YouTube with Jarret Maki calling the play-by-play.

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Starting XI

Sean Ellis – GK
James Lee – D
Josh Wates – D
Brady Walker – D
Lachlan Hepburn – D
Benedek Tanyi – M
Caio Mazzo – M
Shion Soga – M
Kellan Landefeld – M
Bosh Tanyi – M
Keith Larson – F

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Lake St. Clair FC came out with a little fight, mustering the first chance in the first minute of the match.  They did create a little pressure in the early minutes, but City shifted the flow of the game toward the Lake St. Clair end of the pitch.

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In the 36th minute, City set up for a corner kick.  Shion Soga delivered it into the box and Brady Walker headed it past Lake St. Clair FC’s keeper Matthew LeBlanc.

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In the second half, Waseem Muthana and Zion Beaton subbed in, creating new energy in the offense.

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In the 53rd minute, a little give-and-go between Shion Soga and Waseem Muthana opened Lake St. Clair’s back line and Soga scored, giving City a 2-nil lead.

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On the ensuing kick off, the play went into the City end.  A hungry Cooper Haskin took advantage of a miscommunication in front of City’s goal and erased the two-goal lead.  It was the last threat of attack by Lake St. Clair FC in the City end for the rest of the match.

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Zion Beaton finished the evening with City’s third goal in the 88th minute.  Alejandro Steinwascher and Beaton broke through the defense.  Steinwascher’s shot rebounded off the goal post to the foot of Beaton.  Beaton directed the ball into the goal.

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Player of the Match:  Waseem Muthana

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The U-23s continue winning, making this seven wins in seven matches at the halfway point of the season.  Their next match would be at Keyworth on June 26th as the first half of a doubleheader.  The U-23s would play Inter Detroit at 4PM and the Men’s First Team would host Chattanooga FC at 7:30 PM.


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