DKCU returning striker Lukasz Sulka and new goalkeeper Andrew Mathys are representing the Green and Black in the Lower League eCup, a nation-wide FIFA 20 tournament featuring over 120 lower league soccer teams across the U.S.
While players can’t meet on the pitch, the Lower League eCup provides a virtual space for football lovers to enjoy the beautiful game during the current “stay-at-home” orders. The tournament’s group stages began on March 30th and the first knock out rounds will begin on May 4th, AKA, Star Wars Day.
DKCU will be represented by Sulka and Mathys who both have their first game this weekend. This is Sulka’s first competitive FIFA 20 tournament, but he hopes to make the DKCU family proud with his performance. He hopes he can control his normally high-attack strategy by focusing more on defensive tactics.
“I don’t know if I am going to win, but I want to go far,” he said. “I feel pretty confident. I normally play a really attacking game but you have to consider defense when playing against serious opponents.”
For Mathys, however, this isn’t his first rodeo. Beginning a competitive FIFA career in 2017, Mathys finished as one of the top 100 players in the world last year and has competed in the EA Qualifiers.
“I expect to make it pretty far,” he said, “If I didn’t make it out of the group stage, I would be pretty disappointed.”
Mathys is glad to provide some sort of soccer-watching for the DKCU fans during this unexpected situation everyone has found themselves in.
“No one expected this, so you have to make the most out of the situation,” Mathys said. “It’s not the same, but it gives people something to watch.”
Andrew took on Inter Detroit FC from the UPSL last night in PS4 Group E, winning by 14-1! Lukasz plays Snohomish County FC from the WWPL at 2:30 p.m. CT in Xbox One Group I.
The games are streamed on www.twitch.tv/lowerleagueecup. For the schedule and more information on the tournament, visit lowerleagueecup.soccershift.com.
Make sure to tune in and show your support for the Green and Black!