Detroit City FC (U-23) vs Michigan Stars

June 30, 2021
Midwest Premiere League Regular Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 2, Michigan Stars 1
DCFC: Keith Larson 33′
DCFC: Zion Beaton 77′
MICH: Mamadou Bah 82′

Looking to make it eight-straight victories, the Men’s U-23 team hosted the Michigan Stars, ahead of the NISA 2020-21 Championship Semi-Final match between Chattanooga FC and Los Angeles Force.

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Starting XI

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

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Keith Larson opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, which brought the rain then a lightning delay.  After the 30-minute delay, the match resumed after a five-minute warm up, at the 34th minute.  When the first half ended, there was an abbreviated halftime and the match resumed.

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Los Angeles Force players arrived and were unaware that they joined the Northern Guard.

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In the 77th minute, Zion Beaton shot the ball through the legs of the Stars’ keeper to double City’s lead.

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In the 82nd minute, things heated up.  The Stars made it 2-1. A tussle after Mamadou Bah scored resulted in Bah and DCFC keeper Hunter Morse being shown red cards. It doesn’t look like the ref noticed the Stars’ Alex Popa (#11) attempt to steal Hunter’s glove.  Failing to obtain the glove, Popa pulled a Michigan Stars’ response.  He took a dive.

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Player of the Match:  Zion Beaton.

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Eight matches.  Eight wins.  The team’s next match would be in Lansing on the 4th of July.

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