Duluth FC vs. Dakota Fusion
Jim Gotta Stadium | Moorhead, MN
July 10th, 2021 | Game #11
Current 2021 Records (W-L-T):
Duluth: 4-1-0; 3-2-0 at home/on the road
Fusion: 2-3-0; 1-4-0 at home/on the road
Duluth FC will play its final regular season road match of the season this Saturday when they travel to Jim Gotta Stadium in Moorhead to face the Dakota Fusion. Having beat the Fusion 4-0 at home earlier in the season, it’s sure to be an interesting rematch for a Duluth side that has often been electric in the second leg of its season.
The Fusion do have three wins this season, showing they will have something to say when the two take the pitch this weekend. The hosts, however, will also have a Duluth attack to reckon with that has found ways to break through the likes of Joy Athletic, Med City, and La Crosse Aris at a high rate over the last few weeks.
Duluth have benefited from history making seasons from Sidney Warden and James Westfield, who are now the club’s second and third all time goal scorers. Goals on the night for either could bring them even closer to Kyle Farrar’s top spot of 19 all time goals.
Duluth also has consistently found new goal scorers throughout the season, with Danny Torres and Rui Vale both opening their accounts on Wednesday against La Crosse.
22 of Duluth’s 32 goals this season have come during or after their first match with the Fusion, the BlueGreens’ fifth match of the season. The Duluth faithful should expect plenty of action as their side return to the road.
A win over the Dakota Fusion will be crucial as Duluth looks to stay ahead of Med City in the playoff race. Duluth has the advantage of the lead tiebreaker, which is head to head results. Duluth beat Med City in both games, therefore the BlueGreens will progress if the two are tied on points.
Kick off is expected for 7pm this Saturday, July 10th. The match is expected to be live streamed. Details relating to that stream will be posted on game day via both our social media channels and the Fusion’s.