ROUND 1: Livonia City FC claws out a 4-3 win against Ann Arbor FC in double overtime!
Livonia City started strongly and went up 2-0 in the 25th minute, but found themselves limping into the locker room at halftime after suffering a 9-minute, 3 goal burst from Ann Arbor FC. With a goal in the 52nd minute, Livonia City saw the game into overtime tied up 3-3. Ann Arbor FC picked up a red card in the 105th minute, and with the 11v10 advantage, Livonia punched home the winner in the 116th minute. Goals for Livonia came from Mac Bechard (20'), Billy Werthman (25'), Pat Smith (52'), Craig Beebe (116').
ROUND 2: Livonia City FC bulldozes Aurora Borealis 4-0 on the road!
Both teams shared chances in the first half but it was a clinical day for Livonia City FC who turned 4 goals home for the second Open Cup game in a row. Punching two home from close range in the first half, Livonia City were sitting on a precarious 2-0 lead at halftime in Chicago. An early goal in the 2nd half eased the tension and Livonia cruised on to win it 4-0. Alex Dubetz picked up the clean sheet with goals coming from Mac Bechard (24'), Gavin Cameron (43', 51'), Ben Lightner (86').
ROUND 3: Livonia City FC is set to host FC Maritsa at Schoolcraft College on November 17th at 8:00 PM
FC Maritsa travels to Livonia, MI from St. Louis, MS with both teams looking to secure a glimpse of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Maritsa is coming off of a 2nd place finish in the Midwest Conference - West Division and a 4-3 thriller win over FC Minnesota. Livonia City is sporting a surge of form in their 2018 post-season.
This is a classic MPSL v UPSL matchup that will be live-streamed and under the winter lights of Michigan! 22 Teams remain; who will advance?