mobile nav

Kick This Around – a Lansing United blog

With apologies to Jim Mora, I’m going to talk about playoffs. The NPSL postseason model is a bit of a throwback in American sports, in that it drastically cuts down the number of teams in regular season play when the playoffs arrive. In the Midwest Region, there are 15 total teams in the three conferences. … Read More

United Draw With Indiana Fire In Road Rematch

A Tim Kreutz goal just before halftime helped Lansing United grab a crucial point on the road against the Indiana Fire. Kreutz latched on to a Brian Cunningham cross in the 44’ minute and scored United’s lone goal in the 1-1 draw. “I saw Brian bomb down the left side and just saw the opportunity … Read More

United Set For Rematch With Indiana Fire After Long Break

Lansing United is back in action this weekend, as the team will hit the road to take on the Indiana Fire on Sunday. “This match kind of sets up and dictates how the end of the season unfolds on our end,” Head Coach Eric Rudland said. “The Fire have proven that they are a tough side to … Read More

Kick This Around: Fan impact noticed by players

Expectations help determine our emotions. This can be good or bad depending on how we live our lives – more often than not, when something does not meet our expectations, our moods tumble as well. Which is why sometimes it’s best to set no expectations at all. Last week, I met up with Lansing United … Read More

Brian Cunningham determined to never give up on his dream

At 23-years-old, the world can seem like a big place. Considering his soccer career has seen him travel nearly 7,000 miles in the past two years, Brian Cunningham surely understands that concept. Now with Lansing United, the dynamic forward whose personality shines on and off the field has found comfort in a place that blew … Read More

Kick This Around: A Lansing United Blog

Back in 1994, I was at best a casual soccer fan. I had an ancestor who was a season ticket holder at one of the great old stadiums of England, the iconic Highbury that housed a team called Arsenal. I remember watching the 1989 English League One season finale on a late may Friday afternoon … Read More

United Draw with AFC Cleveland in Return Home

After two weeks on the road, United treated fans to an entertaining game of soccer, drawing with A.F.C. Cleveland 2-2 Friday night. United fought back from an 1-0 deficit to tie and eventually take the lead before Cleveland leveled the score late. “It was an exciting match for sure,” head coach Eric Rudland said. “I … Read More

United Returns Home after Pennsylvania Road Trip

After a four game road trip that saw United pick up nine points, the team returns to friendly confines this weekend. “Playing in front of the home fans is massive, especially after we go on some away trips where there’s 100 to 200 people in the stands,” head coach Eric Rudland said. “Guys are excited … Read More