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Lansing United
Lansing United logo.jpg
Full name Lansing United
Nickname(s) LanU, The Hoops
Founded 2014; 4 years ago (2014)
Ground Archer Stadium
East Lansing, MI
Ground Capacity 1,500
Owner Jeremy Sampson
Head Coach Nate Miller
League Premier Development League
Website Club website

Lansing United is an American amateur[1] soccer club based in East Lansing, Michigan. United will begin its inaugural season in the Premier Development League in Spring 2018,[2] after competing in the Midwest Region of the National Premier Soccer League for four seasons.[3] The club will also field a women's team, for the first time, in United Women's Soccer[4].

History

Club Beginnings (2013–2017)

Lansing United was accepted into the National Premier Soccer League's Great Lakes West Conference of the Midwest Region in Fall of 2013. Ideas for names were solicited from the Greater Lansing community, and Lansing United was chosen.[5] The club motto is “Pride, Passion and Unity” and is reflected in the team's logo, with the star representing pride, the flame representing passion, and the gear representing unity. The club also uses the Latin phrase “Coniunctis Viribus” which means “With Connected Strength.”[6]

Lansing United played its inaugural match in the NPSL in May of 2014.[7]. They finished the regular season by winning the Great Lakes West championship. United went on the win the NPSL’s Midwest Region Playoffs before ultimately losing in the semi-finals to eventual champion, New York Red Bulls U-23s.

The following year, the club secured its first U.S. Open Cup victory over Chicago's RWB Adria, before falling 1–0 to Louisville City FC of the USL.[8]

Both the 2016 & 2017 seasons saw United finish mid-table despite promising starts to each campaign.

Premier Development League & United Women's Soccer (2017–present)

Beginning in May 2018, Lansing United will field both men's and women's squads. Lansing United men will compete in the United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League after four years in the NPSL.[9] They will play in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference. Lansing United Women will compete in the Midwest Division of United Women's Soccer[10].

Stadium

The team plays its home matches at Archer Stadium located in the East Lansing Soccer Complex. On July 9, 2017, a facility record, 1,388 people watched the team take on Detroit City FC[11].

United have typically played at DeMartin Stadium on the Michigan State University campus, to facilitate larger crowds. A club record, 2,014 people watched United secure the Great Lakes West championship over Detroit City FC on July 13, 2014.[12]

Head Coaches

  • United StatesEric Rudland (2014–2015)
  • United StatesNate Miller (2015–present)

Notable Lansing United Players

Honors

Domestic League

  • Midwest Region – Great Lakes West Conference (NPSL)
    • Champions (1): 2014
  • Midwest Region (NPSL)
    • Playoff champions (1): 2014

Team Records

As of December 20, 2017[15]

Year-by-year

Year Tier League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
2014 4 NPSL 1st of 5, Midwest-Great Lakes West (8–2–4) National Semifinal Not eligible
2015 4 NPSL 6th of 13, Midwest (6-4-2) Did not qualify Second Round
2016 4 NPSL 4th of 7, Midwest-Great Lakes West (4-4-4) Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 NPSL 4th of 8, Midwest-Great Lakes (6-7-1) Did not qualify Did not qualify

All-Time Appearances

Rank Name Total
1 England James DeCosemo 43
2 United States Austin Dunn 39
3 England Matt Brown 29
4 United States Andrew Hill 27
5 United States Alec Greene 26

All-Time Goals

Rank Name Total
1 England Matt Brown 19
2 England James DeCosemo 13
3 Brazil Rafa Mentzingen 9
4 South Africa Tumi Moshobane 5
5 United States Brian Cunningham 3
5 United States Gabe Matteo 3
5 Canada Tyler Pasher 3

All-Time Assists

Rank Name Total
1 Canada Tyler Pasher 6
2 United States Dewey Lewis 5
3 England James DeCosemo 4
3 South Africa Tumi Moshobane 4

All-Time Clean Sheets

Rank Name Total
1 England Joe White 4
1 United States Zach Bennett 4
2 United States Jimmy Hague 3
3 United States Wes Mink 2

Historic Record vs Opponents

Opponent Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Goals Scored Goals Conceded Goal Differential Total Played Win %
Michigan AFC Ann Arbor 1-3-0 * * 4 5 -1 1-3-0 4 0.250
Ohio AFC Cleveland 0-1-1 * * 2 7 -5 0-1-1 2 0.250
Ohio Cincinnati Saints 1-1-0 * * 6 4 +2 1-1-0 2 0.500
Ohio Dayton Dynamo 2-0-0 * * 4 0 +4 2-0-0 2 1.000
Michigan Detroit City FC 2-3-3 * * 11 10 +1 2-3-3 8 0.437
Pennsylvania Erie Commodores FC[A] 2-0-0 * * 6 0 +6 2-0-0 2 1.000
New York (state) FC Buffalo 1-1-0 * * 2 4 -2 1-1-0 2 0.500
Indiana FC Indiana 2-0-0 * * 6 0 +6 2-0-0 2 1.000
Pennsylvania Fort Pitt FC Regiment 1-0-1 1-0 * 4 2 +2 2-0-1 3 0.833
Michigan Grand Rapids FC 1-2-1 * * 6 8 -2 1-2-1 4 0.375
Indiana Indy Eleven NPSL[B] 1-0-3 * * 3 2 +1 1-0-3 4 0.625
Michigan Kalamazoo FC 1-2-1 * * 2 7 -5 1-2-1 4 0.375
Kentucky Louisville City FC * * 0-1 0 1 -1 0-1-0 1 0.000
Wisconsin Madison 56ers 1-0-0 * * 2 1 +1 1-0-0 1 1.000
Michigan Michigan Stars FC 5-3-1 * * 16 9 +7 5-3-1 9 0.611
Wisconsin Milwaukee Torrent 1-1-0 * * 4 3 +1 1-1-0 2 0.500
Minnesota Minnesota Twin Stars 1-0-0 * * 2 1 +1 1-0-0 1 1.000
Minnesota Minnesota United FC Reserves 1-0-0 1-0 * 8 1 +7 2-0-0 2 1.000
New Jersey New York Red Bulls U-23 * 0-1 * 0 2 -2 0-1-0 1 0.000
Illinois RWB Adria * * 0 0 0 0 0-0-1 (4-2 PKs) 1 0.500
Total 26-18-11 2-1 0-1-1 88 67 +21 28-20-12 50 0.566
Legend
0-0-0 Win-Loss-Draw
0-0 Win-Loss
* No games played
  • Does not include friendlies
  • Updated to end of 2017 season[16]
Notes
  1. ^ A formerly Erie Admirals S.C.
  2. ^ B formerly Indiana Fire NPSL

References

  1. ^ Edwards III, James L. (April 20, 2016). "Lansing United partners with Moneyball Sportswear, unveils 2016 jerseys". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ Couch, Graham. "Lansing United switches leagues, joins PDL to better align with pro soccer ranks". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ lanunited.com. Lansing United http://lanunited.com/?newspage=lansing-united-announces-formation-womens-team-uws-2018. Retrieved 20 December 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ reschstrategies. Resch Strategies http://www.reschstrategies.com/coldoatmeal/. Retrieved 20 December 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://lanunited.com/team/
  7. ^ http://lanunited.com/newspage/first-npsl-match-lansing-united-indiana-fire-draw-0-0/
  8. ^ http://lanunited.com/team/
  9. ^ lanunited.com. Lansing United http://lanunited.com/?newspage=lansing-united-play-premier-development-league-pdl-2018. Retrieved 20 December 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ lanunited.com. Lansing United http://lanunited.com/?newspage=lansing-united-announces-formation-womens-team-uws-2018. Retrieved 20 December 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ http://lanunited.com/?newspage=lansing-united-falls-detroit-city-fc-1-2
  12. ^ Haapala, Kelly. "Detroit City FC's seasons ends with 2–2 tie to Lansing United". clickondetroit. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  13. ^ https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/coventry-united-academy-manager-set-12007090
  14. ^ http://www.midwestprocombine.com/brian-cunningham/
  15. ^ "Lansing United Match Notes" (PDF). lanunited.com. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "Lansing United Match Notes" (PDF). lanunited.com. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 

External links

  • Official team site
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