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A Game of Firsts

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Liquid Football beat Troy United 3-1 in their first match at the Hawk Community Center in Farmington Hills. Nine months of planning by the Liquid Football staff became reality as they kicked off their first match in history on Saturday afternoon.

Starting strong, Liquid Football scored their first goal in club history in the 5th minute after Wisam Muthana stole the ball from a Troy United defender and passed to his brother, Waseem Muthana who shot it past the goalkeeper near post and top corner 1-0 Liquid Football.

Just before halftime Troy United equalized. The play was built from the back. The Troy United midfielders put in some dangerous crosses and after a scramble in the box, the ball rebounded out to wide open midfielder, Nate Boos at the top of the box, who finished it into the bottom left corner to make it 1-1 going into halftime.

This was also Troy United’s first game in the Midwest Premier League. Troy United made the jump from the Michigan Premier Soccer League, joining Liquid Football and multiple other expansion teams in the MWPL this year.

Coming out of halftime, Liquid Football continued to dominate possession like they did in the first half, but they weren’t converting their chances. Coach Bautista made a few substitutions including Najeeb Alrebat, who made an instant impact. Moments after he came on, he received the ball at the 30-yard line from Albaraa Alsoufi. Alrebat turned, took a few touches forward, and shot it. The ball soared into the top corner making it 2-1 Liquid Football with six minutes left.

Just a few minutes later, Waseem Muthana struck again. Liquid Football keeper, Esmail Haidan punted it out to Muthana, who took it all by himself. Just like his first goal, he finished it near post top corner to seal the deal and the three points.

With their first game and first win under their belt, Liquid Football travel to take on the defending champions, Inter Detroit on Friday May, 12th at 8:00.

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