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Match Preview: LIFC at Greenville

By Brandon Mostyn -, 06/12/19, 9:51AM EDT


Ignite FC prepares for third, final regular season meeting against Triumph SC

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Ignite FC will look to bounce back into the win column, as the team wraps up its four-game road trip against Greenville Triumph SC on Saturday. The match is set for 7:00 p.m. ET at Legacy Early College.

This meeting will be the third and final one of the regular season between the two teams, as LIFC aims to get their first win of the series after a loss and draw in the first two matchups.



"We place a huge emphasis on finishing out the series," LIFC Head Coach Nate Miller said. "Greenville is a good team with very good athletes. We will need to be at the top of our game and attack the game with a lot of intensity. We are hungry to close out this long road stretch well."


Greenville Triumph SC currently has a 3-4-3 record, which is good enough for 12 points and sixth place in the USL League One standings. Led by Chairman Joe Erwin, President Chris Lewis and Chief Brand Officer and Vice Chairman Doug Erwin, Triumph SC was officially founded on March 13, 2018. U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame member John Harkes is the Head Coach of the team, which plays its 2019 home matches at Legacy Early College.


  • LIFC holds the fifth spot in USL League One standings with a 3-4-4 record and 13 points.

  • In the first two meetings against Greenville, LIFC averaged 46.85 percent possession. The team made a total of 873 passes, averaging 65.05 percent accuracy on those passes.

  • Within its own half, LIFC has an 86.1 percent passing accuracy. In the opponent’s half of the field LIFC are accurate on 65.5 percent of its passes.

  • Alex Bruce leads the team with shots on target with 9.

  • Two of Ricky Lopez-Espin’s three goals on the season have come against Greenville Triumph SC.

  • Goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland has made 16 saves all season, with eight being made in the last match against Toronto. Cleveland has a save success rate of 76.2 percent.

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