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Karlsen Pleased With Opening Point

Norwegian striker Tobias Karlsen was 'pleased' as FC Malaga City New York picked up their first point of the USL League Two season.

Karlsen's second-half strike was enough to ensure a 1-1 draw for Los Lobos against Seacoast United Phantoms.

“We’re really pleased to get our first point of the 2021 campaign,” he said.

“I felt that we could have got all three, but it’s a good start and we can build upon it.

“Points are what we are working so hard for every single day.

“We have to build on today’s performance. The last 20 minutes we pushed well for the winning goal - and I believe if we can play like that from the first kick we will be able to do good things."

Karlsen returns to the US after a successful college soccer career with Carson-Newman Eagles, an NCAA DII college.

“On a personal level, it has been good to be back state side - and we all seem to settle in more and more each day," he continued.

“It’s been a difficult start for us, having just a two-week pre-season and a squad full of new players is hard.

“We’re determined to be successful and the group has been working hard every day to get the results we want.

“It’s a completely new squad that needs to get to know each other, but I believe we have done a good job so far.

"The goal for this season is to keep improving and show this league that FC Malaga City New York are here to compete.”

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