Great Lakes Division Champs on to Midwest Championship


Motor City FC takes home 1st place with an undefeated record, becoming the Great Lakes division winner of 2015! Motor City has scored a total of 28 goals this season, with only 5 goals against them. They have fielded a whopping 43 different players in 10 WPSL games this season. Head Coach Skipper Mukhtar Jr. applauds the efforts from players like Dani Haelwyn (Motor City captain), Lulu Haidar, Nikki Read, and Caitlyn Clem. Haelwyn, from Oakland University, played in 9 out of 10 matches, scoring 5 goals, and tallying 1 assist. Clem, from the University of Wisconsin, also played in 9 out of 10 matches, tallying up an incredible 5 shutouts this season. Haidar and Read played in every match this season. Haidar, from the University of Michigan, contributed 2 goals and 5 assists. Read, from the University of Illinois, had 1 goal and 7 assists.

“It’s been a fun season, we have a great pool of players and we’re all really excited for this weekend’s Midwest Championship matches.” –Motor City FC Head Coach Skipper Mukhtar Jr.

Motor City (9-0-1) not only will battle for the Midwest Championship this weekend, but they are hosting as well. All games will be played at Motor City’s home field, Wisner Stadium in downtown Pontiac, MI (441 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac, 48341). Motor City’s semi-final match is Friday, July 17th at 8:00pm against Fire and Ice Soccer Club. Fire and Ice received Wild Card team of the Midwest. Prior to Motor City’s match, Chicago Red Stars Reserves (winner of Midwest Central division) will battle Empire Revs WNY (winner of the Can Am division) at 5:00pm. The winner of the two matches will battle it out for the Midwest Championship on July 19th at 3:00pm. Michigan Stars FC (Pontiac’s men’s team) will play Detroit City (7:00pm) after the Women’s Midwest Championship match. “We encourage everyone to come out this weekend and witness this level of soccer talent and atmosphere. It’s going to be very exciting!” –Skipper Mukhtar Jr.