The Croatian Eagles, looking for their first win in Great Lakes Premier League play, travel to Michigan to take on Grand Rapids FC on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Houseman Field.
Croatians manager Alex Toth has a few new names on his 18-man roster for the match: midfielder Hernan Lopez (Muskego), forward Alex Suprise (Milwaukee Pius) and goalkeepers Dary DeWalt (Greendale/UW-Green Bay) and Nick Barry of UW-Oshkosh.
The Eagles (0-1-1) are looking for their first GLPL goal, having lost to RWB Adria 4-0 on May 10 and played AFC Ann Arbor to a scoreless draw May 23 in Franklin. Grand Rapids (1-1-0) routed Ann Arbor 5-1 last Saturday after a 2-1 loss to Oakland United in its league opener a week earlier.
Western Michigan's Chase Rau, who started his college career at the University of Wisconsin, is Grand Rapids' starting goalkeeper. Striker Ahmad Bah (UW-Green Bay) also is on the team's roster but isn't in the 18-man squad for Friday's match.
CROATIAN EAGLES ROSTER: Nick Barry (GK), Connor Behnke, Donnie Crego, Nick Grbavac, Joe Anderson, Mike Narciso, Andrew Wiedabach, Edison Crespo, Tony Patterson, Hernan Lopez, Alex Suprise, Kelmend Islami, Sean Tabbert, Andy Huftalin, Connor Brehm, Tommy Jarmuz, Chris Kurth, Dary Dewalt (GK).