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Mid-Week Preview: Unbeaten United travels to Indiana to take on Lions

WRITTEN BY: Nick Barnowski
PUBLISHED ON: May 30, 2017

A win Tuesday evening for Lansing United at FC Indiana would solidify the club as strong playoff contenders and move it closer to the top of the Great Lakes Conference table.

United (3-0-0) hits the road for their second away match of the NPSL campaign, finishing up their season series with the Lions (1-2-0) at Legacy Sports Club in Lafayette, Ind., at 6 p.m. The match, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 28, was postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday.

The club has some serious momentum heading into the match. United is coming off an intense 2-0 victory against previously unbeaten AFC Ann Arbor and demolished Indiana, 5-0, the weekend before.

Despite the tremendous result at home against the Lions on May 19, which featured new club records in goals scored (five) and margin of victory (five goals), United head coach Nate Miller told his squad not to take the opposition lightly.

Indiana is also entering Tuesday’s match with a mark in the win column after the Lions took down Kalamazoo FC last weekend to earn three points.

With five NPSL matches coming up in June and two friendlies still on the schedule, Miller and his staff will be relying on the team’s depth in Indiana.

Players such as Jake Sterling, Morris Kamara and Dominic Hart are making the trip and Michael Caccavo, last season’s team Defensive Player of the Year, is back after a short stint training in Mexico. Lansing will also get a better look at newcomers Michael Gonzalo – an NAIA first team All-American – and Michigan State star Hunter Barone, each of whom made their club debuts against Ann Arbor.

No matter who is in the starting XI, though, United is comfortable in net with goalkeeper Joe White, who is Tuesday’s projected starter. He will look to continue a shutout streak that currently spans 270 minutes, which broke the previous club record of 244 minutes set in 2014. White’s three consecutive shutouts also set a new individual and team record and he sits tied for second with teammate Jimmy Hague on the all-time club shutout list, trailing only Zach Bennett’s four.

Fans can follow all the action Tuesday night via Lansing United’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts and can visit www.lanunited.com for postgame coverage.