NPSL Spotlight: Sioux Falls Thunder v Joy Athletic Club

Spotlight Match: Sioux Falls Thunder 1-1 Joy Athletic Club

Owen Salzwedel opened the scoring for Joy Athletic Club in the 19th minute, but the Goats were unable to hold off Sioux Falls, with the Thunder equalizer coming courtesy of Natinael Ayalew in the 79th minute.

Other Results:


Duluth FC 0-0 Dakota Fusion FC


Dakota Fusion FC 3-1 Duluth FC

After a relatively even opening ten minutes, close refereeing dominated the opening exchanges before a goalkeeping error by Vicent Sanchis gifted the ball to Edouard Nys, who slotted it calmly past him for a Duluth lead in the 20th minute. Fusion’s first real chance came in the 35th minute, deflected wide by a defender and the subsequent corner went wide. 

The second half saw multiple chances for Duluth but the BlueGreens were unable to capitalise. Then in the 70th minute, the hosts began to string together more close possession in the Duluth penalty area. Nonetheless, the equalizer took a moment of class by Inchun Han, who dribbled in from the right wing and smashed a shot past the previously imperious Zeke Foltz’s far post. 

Fusion went ahead when a free kick was lobbed into the area and Foltz was beaten to a header by Gael Gonzalez, with the clock barely in the 90th minute. 

Duluth mounted a counter offensive, but a couple of corners were wayward and in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the game, a quick breakaway down the Fusion left was squared for a tap-in by Ryosuke Miyata. 

Siouxland United 2-1 Minnesota TwinStars FC

The Outlaws secured another win courtesy of goals from Magloire Makila and Nick Walker. TwinStars tally came from Chigozie Eneje.

Joy Athletic Club 3-2 Minnesota Blizzard

A back-and-forth match ends in favor of the hosts, with goals from Eric Riera, Grant Luce and Zinedine Kroeten. Blizzard scored through a brace from John-Terry Broughton

Coming Up:


Minnesota Blizzard FC v Sioux Falls Thunder FC


Siouxland United FC v Dakota Fusion FC

Minnesota TwinStars FC v Duluth FC


Sioux Falls Thunder v Duluth FC

Minnesota TwinStars FC v Siouxland United FC

Dakota Fusion FC v Joy Athletic Club