NPSL Round-Up: 23-29 June 2024


Duluth FC 10-0 Minnesota Blizzard

Tyler Limmer scored a hat trick, Dylan Sumner scored twice, Myles Edmondson, Felipe Santos, Felipe Carli, Manny Morales and Golden Boot leader Eduoard Nys all scored one.

Sioux Falls Thunder 0-0 Minnesota TwinStars

Siouxland United 3-0 Joy Athletic Club
Ahmed Dosso, Magloire Makila and Marcus Harwood scored for the Outlaws. 


Joy Athletic Club 4-0 Sioux Falls Thunder

Bennett Kouame, Mika Folstad, Philip Caputo and Zinedine Kroeten scored for the Goats as they lock the TwinStars in every category other than head to head (which the Goats lead) 
Minnesota Blizzard 0-2 Minnesota TwinStars

Abdoulsalam Akinola and Sadra Golzarian led the TwinStars past the Blizzard. 

Dakota Fusion 3-2 Siouxland United

An end to end opening 10 minutes led into a straight red card for Queenslander Flynn Faulkner from Siouxland United for verbal abuse of an opponent in the 15th minute.  

Even as the team with the numerical advantage, it took another 15 minutes before Fusion scored, through Gael Gonzalez. Only 5 mins after that, Sho Toda finished a passage of intricate passing to make it 2-0 and it looked like the home side were going to play out a copy of their smash and grab 2-0 on the road in Sioux City. 

Outlaws came out with renewed vigor in the second half, and Kenny Hewitt broke through for Siouxland, poking home from a corner in the 62nd minute.  Felix Buabeng made it 3-1, capitalizing on a square pass by a Siouxland defender to break away and score in the 81st minute. Marcus Harwood scrambled home a second goal from a ball over the defense, in the third minute of stoppage time but they were unable to tie it up.  

The win takes Fusion clear of Duluth FC at the top of the Conference.


Speaking to us after the win, Dakota Fusion head coach Alex Trent had this to say:

We were great in possession in the first half and then we got away from what was working halfway through the second half. Proud of the effort of the team to get into good areas offensively and put the ball in the back of the net, but we had a few lapses on things defensively that normally we’re great at. We’re looking forward to another challenge on Tuesday against TwinStars.

I have reached out to Siouxland United and will update the story when I hear back.

Coming Up:


Siouxland United v Sioux Falls Thunder

Dakota Fusion v Minnesota TwinStars

Minnesota Blizzard v Joy Athletic


Minnesota Blizzard v Dakota Fusion

Siouxland United v Duluth FC

Minnesota TwinStars v Joy Athletic Club