On Sunday evening. The Tulip City United team traveled to Dearborn, Michigan, and defeated the Cedars FC 2-1. The Tulips played an excellent first half, dominating possession, but succumbed to a quick counterattack that created the 0-1 deficit at halftime. The team made some adjustments and came out with determination and verve. After a number of attempts. Paulo Alcala fed the ball to Nic Kubert who scored on a quick move into the box. Just a few minutes later, goalie Sean O’Meara hit a long ball that found the foot of a streaking Jordan Walker to make the score 2-1. At that point, T.C.U. absorbed pressure. The Tulips scored a third goal that was negated by an offsides call. In the end, O’Meara earned an impressive clean sheet, and the three points from the win catapults the team into third place in the league. “I was very happy with the way we played today,” said Tulip City United coach Greg Ceithaml. “We kept our poise and controlled the tempo. It is hard to win on the road, but the team’s effort tonight was enough for the win.” T.C.U. is now 3-2-2 in the Midwest Premier League with 11 points behind Cedars FC with 12 points and Inter Detroit with 15 points. The Tulips’ next game is next Friday on the road to face the Lansing Common FC in the Grand River Open Cup.
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