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Liquid Football Shuts Out Troy United

RIVERVIEW, Mich. - In a battle of last year's expansion teams, Liquid Football (3-1-2) beat Troy United (4-3-0) 4-0 in a must-win game to keep their title hopes alive at Gabriel Richard Catholic High School last Saturday night. 


Last season, Liquid Football joined the MWPL as an expansion team, the same year as Troy United. Liquid’s first-ever game and win was against Troy. Troy was out for revenge and a much-needed win. 


It was a crucial game for both teams, who were right next to each other in the table and fighting to get into the title race. The teams at the top of the table have been beating up on each other, which has opened the door for mid-table teams such as Liquid Football and Troy United to get into the mix. 


Liquid has a game in hand on the rest of the league due to the suspension of their match against the Michigan Stars. If Liquid can win out, there is a good chance they can win the league. 


The first test was against Troy United, who were directly above them in the table. Both teams were in a similar position and needed a win to keep their hopes alive. 


Liquid got on the board first in the 18’ after Waseem Muthana played a great through ball to Dehane Gnonrou to get behind the Troy United defense. He made no mistake and slotted it past the keeper to make it 1-0 Liquid, which would be the score going into halftime due to some outstanding goalkeeping from Troy goalkeeper Adam Ethridge.


Liquid would open the floodgates in the second half, starting with a goal in the 55th minute after a through ball found the feet of Gnonrou. He passed it to the far post to Wasern Muthana, who finished it past the keeper and into the back of the net. 2-0 Liquid.


Twenty minutes later, in the 73’, Waseem Muthana received the ball and took on multiple Troy United defenders. After a little juke, he worked the ball onto his left foot and curled it into the car corner. 3-0 Liquid. 


A few minutes later, a short corner was taken, and after a few passes were strung together, the ball found a wide-open Kellen Landefeld at the top of the box, who fired it past Troy goalkeeper Adam Ethridge to make it 4-0. This was a dominant performance from Liquid. As the final whistle blew, the final score was 4-0 for the Greek Wolf Kings, a name Troy United called Liquid Football, in their pre-season schedule release video. 


Liquid’s next match is another must-win. In their rescheduled game, they will take on second-place Michigan Stars (5-1-1) at Michigan Stars Sportsplex in Washington Township on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.


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