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UPSL Week 2 Preview

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

UPSL Spring Season GAME 2 Preview:

Coming off their home opening win against Inter Wichita, Sunflower State Football Club will welcome Sporting Wichita on Mother’s Day May 9th, 2021, at Mill Valley High-School in Shawnee.

By: Salvatore Sesti: May 6th 2021

Sunflower State FC

Owners: Joseph Lipoff & Andrew Lentell

Head Coach: Nick McDonald

Assistant Coach: Kenny Mayer

Home: Field: Mill Valley High School Stadium, 5900 Monticello Rd. Shawnee, KS 66226

Last Game: In their home opening win against Inter Wichita, it was clear that Sunflower State FC had some preseason rust to knock off. After going down 0-2 in the first 10 minutes of the game, SSFC found their legs and took advantage of several goalkeeping mistakes to make the score 2-2. Late in the 1st half 15-year-old Goalkeeper, Matthew Solorio, came out against streaking Inter Wichita Forward, Juan Zamora, who pushed the ball past Solorio and then went head over heels in the penalty box. The Referee deemed it a penalty and Inter would go up 2-3 into halftime. Ruairi Cotter would make it 3-3 in the second half after testing Inter goalkeeper Luke Dixon from distance. Tired legs were evident all around, but Sunflower State veteran and coach Nick McDonald was able to get himself his second of the night on a breakaway for the 4-3 lead. Girma Kassa would add one for his second making the final 5-3.

Players to Watch Next Game: Shfeo Lar, Nic Jaimes, Girma Kassa, Spencer Jean Baptiste