NPSL Round-Up: 16-22 June 2024


Joy Athletic Club 2-1* Minnesota TwinStars

This back and forth match was brought to a halt in the 48th minute by torrential rain and high winds. Grant Luce put Joy ahead in the 14th minute. Akinola equalized for TwinStars five minutes later. Philip Caputo put the hosts back ahead in the 35th minute.

If this result stands, Joy have taken 4 points off teams around them in playoff positioning in the past two matches. Next visitors to St Louis Park on Saturday, a Duluth side needing to keep winning to fight for first place.


Duluth FC 6-1 Sioux Falls Thunder

Eduoard Nys notched another two goals and Jireh Oyebamiji also got two. Dylan Sumner and former Thunder player Tyler Limmer picked up solo goals. Thunder made it 2-1 briefly with a penalty kick.

Minnesota Blizzard 2-3 Siouxland United

Blizzard opened the scoring in the 53rd minute through Landon Atkins. Flynn Faulkner equalized in the 84th minute before Atkins instantly put Blizzard back ahead. The Outlaws stole the three points for their journey home with a penalty kick from Marcus Horwood in the 90th minute and a goal from open play in stoppage time from Hibiki Mizutani.

Saturday Spotlight Match 

Our full coverage of Minnesota TwinStars v Dakota Fusion is here.

Joy Athletic Club 4-2 Duluth FC

Joy continued their trend of taking points off their fellow playoff contenders, Phil Caputo scoring four on the way to a home victory. Eduoard Nys continues his red hot form, opening and closing the scoring for the BlueGreens.

Sioux Falls Thunder 1-1 Minnesota Blizzard

In a game of dueling penalty kicks, Thunder dispatched theirs in the 30th minute but Blizzard missed one just before half-time. However, Max Just provided the equalizer in the 85th minute.

Coming Up:


Duluth FC v Minnesota Blizzard

Sioux Falls Thunder v Minnesota TwinStars

Siouxland United v Joy Athletic Club


Joy Athletic Club v Sioux Falls Thunder

Minnesota Blizzard v Minnesota TwinStars

Dakota Fusion v Siouxland United