In Duluth’s second season as part of the NPSL’s Midwest-North conference, the BlueGreens took another step forward in their quest to be part of the core of lower league football in Minnesota. It was a journey that ended in a blaze of glory that quite possibly should have never ignited and yet in the end earned the club its first ever regional championship.
Miami FC 2 vs. Duluth FC
St. Thomas University, Bobcat Field | Miami, FL
7.28.18 | National Semi-Final
2018 Regular Season Records (W-L-D):
Duluth: 8-2-4 out of 14
Miami: 8-1-3 out of 12
Having won the Midwest Regional Title only a week before, Duluth FC traveled to Miami to face Miami FC 2 in the National Semi-Finals, the winner of which would eventually face FC Motown in the NPSL Final. Having managed a tough run through the regional playoffs in which the BlueGreens played three games of 120 minutes and went through two penalty kick shootouts, Duluth traveled to face what may have been their toughest opponent in the club’s history. Miami FC 2, the second team for the currently off-season NASL side of the same name, included professional players, many of which with MLS, USL, or NASL experience.