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06 / 01

Lansing United Triumph 5-0 over South Bend FC in Friendly

WRITTEN BY: Ean Montague
PUBLISHED ON: June 01, 2017

Lineup against South Bend FCHoops dominant as starters rest

EAST LANSING, Mich.– The second game in a stretch of four matches in six days was a break from National Premier Soccer League action for Lansing United.

On Wednesday, United hosted South Bend FC in a friendly match where the home side cruised to a 5-0 victory. The game provided a welcome opportunity to see some fresh faces on the field and to rest the usual starters.

In the first half, Lansing had 17 shots while the visitors had none. Forward Hermann Bjornsson found the back of the net early in the 5th minute finishing a pass from midfielder Glauber Oliveira. In the 18th minute, midfielder Kebba Nyang doubled the lead with the assist going to defender Seba Castro.

The Hoops continued to pour on the pressure in the second half as they held onto the ball for most of the remaining 45 minutes. The away side saw their only attempt on goal in the 76th minute, but not before Nate Bladecki added a third for United in the 66th minute off a pass from acting captain Andrew Hill.

Shortly after South Bend’s only chance of the match, midfielder Max Carey made it 4-0 off another assist from Castro. Bladecki scored his second of the match after he was put through on goal by Nick Keyamo to finish off the scoring.

The friendly match provided an opportunity for many to see the field who are not regulars for United. “I think today’s game definitely showed that we have incredible depth,” Bjornsson said.

United will look to continue their best-ever start in the NPSL with the action resuming this Friday at home against the Milwaukee Torrent at 7 p.m.