FC Motown Defeats Atlantic City FC 2-0 in Keystone East Conference Action

By FC Motown

FC Motown showcased their prowess back home against Atlantic City FC in an action-packed thriller at Drew University in Madison, NJ on Saturday night.  

Consistently over the past few seasons, every showdown between FC Motown and Atlantic City FC has brought out the best in both teams.  In a highly anticipated rematch of the season opener and last year’s conference final, the intensity was palpable as both sides pushed each other to their limits.  The match began with both teams cautiously feeling each other out. 

However, the home side was the first to break the deadlock.  A brilliant flick by former Haitian youth international Maudwindo Germaine found Tal Torgeman’s foot.  Then Torgeman, a former Israeli U-19 national team player, showcased his skills by taking on his defender and making an immediate impact on his debut, putting FC Motown ahead 1-0 in the 14th minute.

The rest of the first half was characterized by aggressive plays from both teams.  Defensive stands and spectacular saves, particularly from FC Motown’s Joshua Schaffer, defined the period.  Despite the intense efforts, neither side could find the back of the net again, and the score remained 1-0 as they headed into halftime.

FC Motown made strategic use of their bench in the second half, introducing players like former Colgate and DePaul mainstay Will Stroud, brother of MLS stars Peter and Jared, former Clemson and Seton Hall midfielder James “Tyler” Hutchinson, former William Paterson and Richmond Kickers standout Zachary Perez, and Stevens Institute of Technology star Luca Campbell.  

Thanks to continued exceptional saves from Schaffer and crucial tackles from Michael Knapp, a former Montclair State, Red Bulls 2, and RGVFC Toros player, FC Motown withstood relentless pressure from Atlantic City FC.

The decisive moment came when FC Motown’s final substitute, Randy Arronis, delivered a precise ball with the outside of his right foot, finding a diving Hutchinson.  Arronis, a former Rutgers and Mexican Second Division star, had only been on the field for ten minutes but made a significant impact by delivering the game-winning assist in stoppage time, securing a 2-0 victory for FC Motown.  This win marked FC Motown’s fifth victory of the season.

FC Motown will return to action on Sunday, June 16th, in the Jersey Classico against Jackson Lions at 6:00 pm at Drew University.  Soccer fans eagerly anticipate another thrilling performance from FC Motown.

Photo Courtesy of FC Motown

 

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