WHERE ARE THEY NOW 2017
So I started this project to track former Detroit City FC players playing elsewhere now that the NPSL season is over. Not the easiest task with over 20 playing in the college ranks, 2 in the USL, 1 in MLS, and numerous spending time overseas (the hardest to track as many teams have outdated websites and NO social media presence).
I have not determined how I plan on formatting this information and I am sure that it will change as the season progresses. It has already changed from my first postings of the information on Twitter and I guess we will see which format works best.
So we begin:
Michigan State University is off to a 6-0 start and sitting at #6 in the National Rankings. Bret Mollon and Caesar himself Ben Pirmann are assistant coaches for the Spartans
University of Detroit Mercy is off to an impressive 4-0-1 record behind a trio of City stars. Pliakos and Moorman account for 9 of the Titans 10 goals and each also have a number of assists.
Robbie Beckwell (GK) — Titan of the Week, Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week
Spiro Pliakos (Forward) — College Soccer News Team of the Week Aug 27, Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week, 5 Goals
Tyler Moorman (Mid) — Titan of the Week, 4 Goal
University of Washington are off to a 3 win 2 loss start behind another trio of City favorites
Elijah Rice (Forward) — 3 Goals
Luke Hauswirth (Def) — 1 assist
Kyle Coffee (Forward)
University of Illinois Chicago are not starting the season as they had hoped with a record of 1-3-1
Max Todd (Forward) — 1 Goal
Western Michigan University have started the season undefeated are up to a #18 national rank. Zach Bock has been outstanding in the defensive end.
Zach Bock (Def) — 1 Goal
Madonna University has started the season with 4 wins to only 1 loss
Joe Smith (GK) — went 239 minutes without conceding a goal to start the season including stopping a OK
Davenport University has climbed to #9 in the Midwest Region behind a stellar defense led by Stephan Carroll
Stephan Carrol (Def) — 2 Goals
St. Edwards University ranked 23 in the Country
Owain Hoskins (Def) — 1 Goal
Coastal Carolina University is another program that features 3 members of Detroit City FC’s 2017 Midwest Championship winning team
Kervin Kenton (Def) — Sunbelt Conference Defender of the Week
Louis Dargent (Mid) — yet to play injured
Tyrone Mondi (Forward) — yet to play injured
Providence are off to a disappointing start at 2-3
Colin Miller (GK) — 1 shutout
Loyola have started the season 3-3 and is a controversial inclusion on this list
Alex Lasinski (Forward) — 2 Goals
Valparaiso — Dylan Waugman
Maryland — Aaron Franco yet to play
Xavier — Derrick Otim and Matt Nance
Indiana — Spencer Glass
Saginaw Valley State — Omar Sinclair and Roddy Green
University of Michigan — Billy Stevens
New York Red Bulls II are currently sitting 6th in the standings and in the playoff hunt.
Evan Louro (GK) — 2017 Homegrown Match selection, USL Save of the Week, 1 clean sheet, has been on the New York Red Bull roster for 1 match
Orlando City B currently sitting 8th in the Eastern Conference and in the Playoff hunt. OCB features 2016 Detroit City Midfielder and MLS draft pick Danny Deakin
Danny Deakin (Mid) — 1 Goal, has made 10 starts and featured in 16 matches but was hampered by a midseason injury
DC United are the bottom dwellers in the east, but a bright spot has definitely been Kofi Opare securing is spot in the defense. His play has been spectacular and he looks great coming up on corners and free kicks. He leads MLS defenders in chances off of headers.
Kofi Opare (Def) — MLS Team of the Week, 2 Goals
Keith Lough Penicuik Athletic (Scotland) - 4 Goals
William Mellors-Blair Coalville Town FC (England) — Recently signed and has started 2 matches, no goals yet but has been on the brink and looks to feature heavily in their line-up
University of Washington
St Edwards University
Saginaw Valley State
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Detroit Mercy
New York Red Bull II
Orlando City B
Coalville Town FC
Western Michigan University
University of Michigan
Well the first of this series is now complete and I will make every attempt to update every Thursday.