Le Rouge looked to bounce back after giving up two in the first half but would fall 3-1 in W League Great Lakes region play.
DETROIT, Michigan – The Detroit City Football Club’s rally fell short against Midwest United FC on Tuesday after surrendering the match’s opening two goals at Keyworth Stadium, 3-1.
Midwest got off to a dominant start, maintaining possession and generating many early scoring opportunities, while Detroit City struggled to keep possession in the attacking third.
Forward Stephanie Currie capitalized on a defensive miscue from City, sneaking the ball past goalkeeper Bethany Kopel in just the fourth minute.
Despite the early goal, Kopel managed to provide Le Rouge with some incredible defense moments including a sequence in the 10th minute where she turned away multiple shots from just outside the six-yard box. Kopel finished the night with eight saves.
Le Rouge had an opportunity to tie things up early in the first half when forward Ellie Pool got within close range, but Midwest United goalkeeper and Big Ten goalkeeper of the year, Lauren Kozal got a hold of the ball when a scrum in front of goal ensued. The ball ended up in the back of the net, but would be waived off.
Midwest United kept up the energy early on, and so did Currie. She scored her second goal of the night in the 26th, doubling DCFC’s deficit.
Forward Kayla Addison responded before half, netting her third of the campaign off a Shannon McCarthy corner. After bouncing around in the box between defenders, Addison connected with her right to sneak it by Midwest. Play was stopped again for officials to confer on the goal – this one being upheld.
Kopel came up big for Le Rouge in the 74th minute with a huge save to keep the scoreline within a single tally, but Midwest United was able to get one more goal from Regan Berg in the 86th to earn the decision.
Le Rouge remains at Keyworth this Friday, July 1, to host Indy Eleven. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm ET and is the Club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration for the city of Hamtramck.
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MID-Stephanie Currie -4’ (Tanner)
MID- Stephanie Currie-26’ (Tanner)
DET-Kayla Addison-40’ (McCarthy)
MID-Regan Berg-86’ (Crum)
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