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USL League Two Week 9: Recap

Tuesday:

Flint City Bucks 2 vs South Bend Lions 1 : Atwood Stadium at Kettering University, Flint, MI – Eleven Sports

Flint City opened the first of their two matches sitting a few points back from second place in the Division. Matthew Fearnley got the Bucks off to a great start in the first half. South Bend’s Milo Yosef drew the match even in the 56th minute but Noah Jensen close up the match with a late goal to give the home Bucks a 2-1 win.

FC Wichita 2 vs Kaw Valley FC 4 : Stryker Sports Complex, Wichita, KS – Eleven Sports

A Kansas clash between Wichita and Kaw Valley would be FC Wichita’s final home match of 2021. This would not be Wichita’s night and a combined six goals from three goal scorers later Kaw Valley left with a win. However both teams had major highlights as Wichita’s Kevin Black scored a brace only one upped by Kaw Valley’s Alessandro Salvadego who scored a Hat Trick.

Wednesday:

Kalamazoo FC 1 vs Oakland County FC 1 : Mayors Riverfront Park Football Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI – Eleven Sports

A pivotal match for Kalamazoo as they pursue a division title, it didn’t end the way KZFC wanted, though could have been worse. OCFC’s Alexander Dalou scored just 17 minutes into the match. Kalamazoo only got back at them with their lone goal by Josep Martinez in the 56th to force a draw.

Grand Rapids FC 6 vs Toledo Villa 0 : Midwest United Soccer Complex, Grand Rapids. MI – Eleven Sports

Grand Rapids who is also pursuing one of the three playoff spots helped their case pretty heavily last Wednesday night at home. On the back of four Farai Mutatu goals GRFC cruised to a massive 6-0 beating of Toledo Villa and extended their win streak to three straight.

Chicago FC United 2 vs Des Moines Menace 0 : Bridgeview Dome, Bridgeview, IL – No Stream Announced

Both teams entered the match on Wednesday unbeaten but only one team would end up leaving that way. Chicago FC United would be the team leaving unbeaten as Diego Gutierrez and Derek Waleffe each scored for Chicago en route to an upset win over Des Moines to not only break their unbeaten streak but also get closer to winning the Heartland.

Thursday:

Kaw Valley FC 2 vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher 6 : Rock Chalk Park, Lawrence, KS – Eleven Sports

Coming off a win earlier in the week against FC Wichita, Kaw Valley had momentum but not rest on their side heading into their final home game at Rock Chalk Park this year. After going into the half with a 2 – 3 scoreline in favour of SLSG, the visitors were able to pull away in the second half with three unanswered goals.

Friday:

Toledo Villa 2 vs Grand Rapids FC 5 : Paul Hotmer Soccer Field, Toledo, OH – Eleven Sports

A rematch of the two sides on Toledo’s home after just one day off was the case for this. While the scoreline changed the match result did not. Grand Rapids stormed out of the gate with back to back goals by Adam Knight before Toledo’s Savio Adams put Villa on the board. In the second half Grand Rapids managed two more goals before Villa scored again but GRFC had Ryan DeBois out one final one in for a blowout win. The loss sent Toledo’s losing streak to four games and their winless streak to six, while Grand Rapids extended their winning streak to four.

Dayton Dutch Lions 2 vs Oakland County FC 5 : Dayton Outpatient Center Stadium, Dayton, OH – Gem City Sports Network

The Dutch Lions have had a relatively awful season in 2021 sitting at 0-1-9 (0 points) and sadly it did not get better on Friday. A 3-2 score at the half was initially positive however Oakland County scored two in the second half to wrap up their route of Dayton.

Green Bay Voyageurs vs FC Wichita: 7 PM – Capital Credit Union Park, Ashwaubenon, WI – Eleven Sports

Saturday:

South Bend Lions 4 vs Fort Wayne FC 1 : TCU School Field, South Bend, IN – No Stream Announced

A battle of two Indiana sides for the second time this season and just like the first the winning team stayed the same. With the score one all just after half time, the Lions scored three straight to blow out the future USL League One side.

Kaw Valley FC 2 vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher 3 : Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, MO – Eleven Sports

Another rematch from a match played earlier this week, instead of it being Kansas vs Missouri it was two Missouri sides as Kaw Valley hosted their final home match at Sporting KC’s Swope Soccer Village. This match was much more competitive as the teams ended with just a one goal difference on the final scoreline.

Sunday:

Oakland County FC 1 vs Flint City Bucks 4 : 4 PM – Clawson Stadium, Clawson, MI – No Stream Announced

The last match of the weekend pitted Oakland County against Flint City in the first of two matches the sides will play against each other in a week. After Oakland County’s August Hunter scored early to give the home side the lead, the Bucks scored four unanswered to give them a huge and much needed win.

*Note All Times CT

Ashle Norling
Co-Founder of Northern Lights Football. LGBTQ, also managing editor for E Pluribus Loonum.
http://www.lightsfootball.com

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