The wait is over, soccer fans. Lansing United, the local NPSL soccer club entering its fourth season, officially opens play on Sunday. The team will travel to the newly founded Milwaukee Torrent for a 4 p.m. Mother's Day kick-off.
Practices are well underway, however, and first-year defender Nick Strack said the team is coming together nicely.
“It’s a very strong team," Strack said. "For the teams I’ve played like in the past, it hasn’t been as structured as this, and this is really structured.
"So you have a lot of talented guys. We got 36-plus guys out there, and guys are fighting for spots. It keeps up on the intensity. The intensity keeps picking up every practice.”
Coach Nate Miller said that the squad will look to both control possession and press higher this next year. With many new arrivals, Lansing United is still putting on the final touches.
United won its only scrimmage by a score of three-to-two against Ann Arbor FC.