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Grand Rapids Football Club wins home opener

Recap and highlights from GRFC's May 21, 2017 home game with photos

/John Rothwell

/John Rothwell

Grand Rapids FC opened up their 2017 home schedule on Sunday May, 21 with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Torrent at Houseman Field.

GRFC found themselves trailing 2-0 at the 11-minute mark of play in the first half. They went on to score three unanswered goals in the second half, not allowing another goal. The home fans left happy with their teams’ victory.

GRFC Forward Joe Broekhuizen scored his first goal of the season in the 56th minute to make the score 2-1.

“It was a tough first half for us. We struggled to get in the game and started off really slow and they made us pay,” Broekhuizen said, “We know that playing in front of our home fans we are never out of it and once we got one the floodgates kind of opened.”

Minutes later GRFC Midfielder Nick Abdoo scored to even the match at 2-2. In the 86th minute, GRFC Forward Elmedin Zukic put the ball in the net for the game winner.

“Progressively we are developing a better style of play and at the same time we are bring some of these guys into shape because it’s the beginning of the season,” said GRFC coach George Moni. “I was extremely happy with today’s victory.”

GRFC next home game will be Friday May 26, at Houseman Field with a 7:30 p.m. start time.

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