NPSL Midwest, Week 6: Preview


Dakota Fusion FC vs Minneapolis City SC: 7 PM – Jim Gotta Stadium, Moorhead, MN – Magnitude Sports Network

The Crows roll into Moorhead on a tear and any result other than a Minneapolis City win would be a big shock, but the game is played on turf – not on paper – so the handful of spectators braving the heat will be hoping for something more competitive than the 6-0 drubbing handed out at Edor Nelson Field.

La Crosse Aris vs Joy Athletic Club: 7 PM – Logan High School Stadium, La Crosse, WI – No Stream Announced

Aris welcome in the team against whom they have had their best result of the season and they will hope for a repeat, but if Joy avoid the lapses in concentration that led to that tie, they should head back to St Louis Park with all three points. 

Sioux Falls Thunder vs Med City FC: 7 PM – McEneaney Field, Sioux Falls, SD – Eleven Sports

Med City visit South Dakota having dropped their first points of the season to Minneapolis City last time out and will have to be careful not to fall foul of a buoyant Thunder side who knocked off Duluth FC last time they played.  


Joy Athletic Club vs Minneapolis City SC: 7pm – St Louis Park High School Stadium, St. Louis Park, MN –  CCX Media

The latest club to join the fray as derby opponents for the league leading Crows begin their face to face history with a matchup in St Louis Park. Joy Athletic Club will be looking to maintain their momentum following a solid victory in Wisconsin but undefeated Minneapolis City will surely be a tough match and their fans are also expected to be a marked presence on this shortest of road trips. 

Duluth FC vs Dakota Fusion FC: 7pm – Duluth Denfield Stadium, Duluth, MN – Eleven Sports

Duluth FC need to try and wrestle some rhythm from their slow schedule to this point and the arrival of the bruised Dakota Fusion should provide Sidney Warden’s club with that very opportunity. Fusion on the other hand will step onto the field trying to prove that their defeat to Minneapolis City is not illustrative of their quality as a whole. 

Aris La Crosse SC vs Sioux Falls Thunder FC : 7pm – Arcadia High School, Arcadia, WI – Eleven Sports

Thunder heads out to Arcadia attempting to pile on the miseries for their hosts and to prove themselves closer to the playoff spots than the basement of the North, after a dispiriting defeat to Med City and a red card last time out. 

Carpathia FC vs Panathinaikos Chicago: 6pm – Carpathia Club, Sterling Heights, MI – Eleven Sports

Carpathia will be looking to separate themselves from their immediate neighbors in the table and apply some pressure on the unbeaten Torrent above them. Both teams achieved close wins last time they played but the hosts beat PAO in their last meeting head to head. 

FC Milwaukee Torrent vs FC Columbus: 7pm – Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI – Eleven Sports

The unbeaten hosts will be looking to reinforce their lead in the division with a win against a Columbus club with a 1-3 record, who also lost their last match up head to head.