WATERFORD, MI - Liquid Football (1-2) lost 2-1 to Detroit Union (1-1) Saturday night at Waterford Mott high school.
On Saturday night, Liquid Football and Detroit Union were looking to get back on track after losing their previous games to Inter Detroit and Fort Wayne Sport Club 1927, respectively. Early in the game, Detroit Union was taking it to Liquid Football, creating chances and mistakes at the back. After some close calls, Liquid Football woke up and made their chances.
In the 23rd minute, Waseem Muthana dribbled down the left sideline. He passed it to his brother, Wisam, on the other side of the box, who was wide open for the tap-in to make it 1-0 Liquid Football.
Detroit Union brought a very experienced roster. Most of their players played college or lower-league soccer in the US or England. Liquid Football knew they weren’t going away that easy. The second half started, and Detroit Union was back on the front foot. They were attacking like they were to start the first half. They created numerous opportunities, including free kicks and corners.
In the 66th minute, Detroit Union earned a free kick around the 30-yard line near their bench. Detroit Union put a dangerous cross into the box, and in attempting to clear it, Ali Alhalmi headed it into the back of his net. It was now 1-1 with 24 minutes to play.
Both teams were creating chances after the equalizer, but 17 minutes later, Detroit Union won another corner. The corner was low towards the near post, Najeeb Alrebat attempted to clear it, but it went in. Detroit Union took the lead with the help of two own goals, and the score was now 2-1.
Liquid Football was in desperation mode now in the attempt to save a point. They had a good spell of possession and took a couple of shots but couldn’t convert. The referee blew the whistle at full time to the disappointment of Liquid Football.
Liquid Football has scored three own-goals in two games. Also, in their two other games, two of three of their goals allowed were because of mistakes that the other team took advantage of. Liquid Football is shooting itself in the foot. That’s the difference between 2-0-1 and 1-2-0, a four-point difference, which is enormous in the MWPL because of how few games there are.
Liquid Football looks to get back on track in their next match against AIM. However, their game, initially scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 30th, at Fordson High School in Dearborn, MI. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.