Liquid Football is coming off their home opener victory against Futsal Factory Academy last week where they won 2-1 off a late goal involving Liquid Football’s new signings, Bosh Tanyi and Cyrus Saydee. Tanyi stole the ball from a defender deep in the Futsal Factory zone to create a one-on-one situation with the goalie. Despite the initial attack being corralled by the keeper, Tanyi was able to find Saydee wide open in the middle for the tap-in, game winning goal.
Up next on the slate for Liquid Football is the formidable Michigan Jaguars squad. The Michigan Jaguars boast one of the biggest youth travel teams in the state, giving them a significant recruiting pipeline for their MWPL team. A relatively new team after joining the MWPL in 2022, Michigan Jaguars have put up a respectable 2-3-0 on the season, putting them just one point behind Liquid Football on the league table.
Fortunately, Liquid Football has an experienced center back in Ryan Messick returning to the squad. Messick has been a key part of the team during the 2023 campaign, showing off his ball winning ability both in the air and on the ground.
Looking to add even tryy more defensive power to the team, Liquid Football has signed former Detroit City Football Club defender Jon Evans to the squad. His immediate contribution should make a significant impact on game flow, adding the kind of decision making that only comes from experience and maturity. When he isn’t playing for Liquid Football, Evans is the Club Director for DCFC Downriver, as well as the head coach of the Grosse Ile High School boys varsity team.
The Jaguars are a young team with plenty of college players on their 41 player roster, but it would be foolish to confuse their young age with a lack of ability. Michigan Jaguars have depth all over their roster, boasting players who compete with local colleges such as LTU, Detroit Mercy, SVSU, Hope, and a handful of out of state players as well. In addition, multiple players play for USL2 teams like AFC Ann Arbor, showing the level of talent they carry on the roster.
In their previous matchup, Michigan Jaguars lost 3-0 to the undefeated Thundercats in Anchor Bay. However, the Jaguars roster appears to be at full strength this week as they head into a clash with Liquid Football.
Players to Watch
Justin Cassell - Cassell may have just finished his Sophomore year of High School, but the talented player is a great fit with the college players on this roster.
Luke Winters- Winters has started every game he was healthy for Detroit Mercy this year, proving himself as one of the best defenders in the Horizon League. Winters played both center back and outside back, using his tall frame to his advantage in arial situations and set pieces.
Bosh Tanyi - The hero of the game against Futsal Factory Academy, Tanyi’s recent addition to the roster has provided pace and flair that has fit right in for Liquid Football. If he gets the ball on the left side, be ready to watch him fly down the sideline and towards the net.
Ryan Messick - Messick’s return to the club is sure to be a jolt of energy for the entire squad. The former Oakland County FC central defender provides poise out of the back with his communication and size that should help a relatively young Liquid Football squad keep things together as the game wears on.