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NPSL Midwest Week 7: Recap

Wednesday:

Duluth FC 2 vs Med City FC 1 – 7pm – Public Schools Stadium, Duluth, MN – Eleven Sports

Duluth rallied from an early deficit to take all three points. Tyler Oliver made the breakthrough for Med City, in the 8th minute, with the home team’s goals coming from James Westfield in the 30th minute and Gabriel Campora in the 80th minute – only 8 minutes after making his debut for the BlueGreens. In doing so, Duluth FC moved within three points of their opponents.

Saturday:

Med City FC 1 vs Duluth FC 4 – 6:45pm – Rochester Regional Stadium – Eleven Sports

The BlueGreens and the Mayhem met in Rochester with the chance that the day would finish with the two teams tied on 15 points. Duluth made sure of that, and prolific goalscorer Sidney Warden in particular. Warden broke the scoreless tie in the 24th minute after neat build up play and a slotted pass in. He doubled his, and Duluth’s, tally 7 minutes later with a PK. Just before half time, it was 3-0 through Eric Watson. Med City scored in the 54th minute through Toby Millward’s belter, taking a rebound from his own free kick hitting the wall all of 20 yards out. James Westfield completed the scoring, making it a 4-1 win.

Minneapolis City SC 5 vs Sioux Falls Thunder FC 0 – 6pm – Edor Nelson Field – YouTube

The Crows continue their perfect season, finally breaking down the stubborn Thunder defense in stoppage time at the end of the first half through Lionel Vang. Brayan Lopez caught a Youssef rebound to increase the lead in the 51st minute. Kevin Andrews slotted home another rebound in the 73rd minute and a late tally in injury time . William Kidd also scored late.

Dakota Fusion FC 1 vs Joy Athletic Club 0 – 7pm – Jim Gotta Stadium – Magnitude Sports Network

Fusion got a second win of the season courtesy of the metalwork, a dominant performance by Matias Breit between the posts and a 63rd strike from Jack Pascoe from close range after a Diago Adachi cross was flicked on by Aaron Pike. Both sides had chances but the biggest possible moment of redemption came with several minutes of injury time elapsed, when Philip Caputo was taken down in the penalty area. Breit stuck out a low hand and saved the subsequent penalty kick from Immanuel Iwe. Subsequently, Joy’s Vukota Mastilovic received a straight red card for a foul on Breit, who left the field injured. In losing, Joy also lost ground on Duluth and Med City in the race for second. 

FC Indiana 3 vs Carpathia FC 3 – 4pm – FC Indiana Stadium – No Announced Stream

In a surprisingly close game between the team in second in the Great Lakes and the team rooted to the bottom, Carpathia had the lead at 1-0 through Ryan Williams and 2-1 through Owen Smith but conceded it both times and went into injury time on the losing side of the ledger before Williams rescued a point. 

Panathinaikos Chicago 0 vs FC Milwaukee Torrent 3 – 7pm – Nike Sports Complex – No Announced Stream

Sam Novak put the Torrent on their own way to perfection with a 5th minute goal and that was that for the first half but the away side added goals by Byron Gutierrez in the 63rd and Malik Mennana in the 76th to complete the win. 

Tim Abbott
Co-Founder, Northern Lights Football English/Lancastrian, adopted Fargoan. LGBT+ Also Local Soccer Editor at E Pluribus Loonum
http://www.lightsfootball.com

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