Duluth FC’s Sean Morgan returning to playoff pitch for first time as head coach

Duluth FC is gearing up to make their return to the postseason pitch for the third time in six seasons on Tuesday.

The last time they made the playoffs, was back in 2018 when now head coach Sean Morgan was on the BlueGreens’ roster.

"I’ve been there as a player a couple times and it’s a really good feeling for football around the area to be able to have a team that is doing pretty well," Morgan said. "We’ve got a history of being in the playoffs and it’s really, really good to be back there and achieve something after conference play."

As a midfielder for Duluth, Morgan helped the team earn both a conference and regional title. Now on the bench, he’ll hopes to help lead them back to another Midwest Regional championship.

First up, they’ll have to take down Carpathia FC out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The round one regional match will mark the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.

"We’ve not got too much on them, we’ve not played them before, so I think we’ll be watching a bit of film on them," forward James Westfield said about Carpathia. "I think we’ll be focusing a lot on us as well. Just focusing on what can we learn from the last couple of games, just keep doing what we’ve been doing basically."

"At the end of the day, it’s cup soccer. Anything can happen," forward Sidney Warden added." We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing to get ourselves here. Hopefully with hard work we’ll get through and go as far as possible."

Playoff action kicks off Tuesday at 7 P.M. at Public Schools Stadium.