The Muskegon Risers are dealing with a challenging early schedule quite well.
They emerged with a 2-2 tie against host Toledo Villa FC, and are now 1-1-1 on the season, despite having yet to play in front of a home crowd.
The score was 1-1 at halftime. Toledo scored first, then the Risers tied the score with a goal from Michael Mayberry, who buried a pass from teammate Paris Martins.
Muskegon dodged a bullet early in the second half when Toledo was awarded a penalty kick, and Risers goalkeeper Carter Selvius made the save.
The Risers pulled ahead 2-1 with a goal from Junior Kazeem with about five minutes left in the game. Toledo scored the equalizer with a goal on a penalty kick as the clock wound down.
The Risers are in second place in the Premier League of America’s East Division. They will travel to Wisconsin for a game against the Milwaukee Torrent on Friday night.
Their first home game of the season will be June 10 against Grand Rapids.