Hamtramck, Michigan – In their final game of the regular season, Detroit City Football Club (14-12-8) dropped an important game by a score of 1-0 to The Miami FC (15-10-9) at Keyworth Stadium on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon. A win or tie was needed today to move up in the table to finalize playoff matchups. City with the loss now falls to 7th place in the Eastern Conference and will play the 2nd seed.
It took until stoppage time in the first 45 minutes of play before anyone got on the scoreboard. The Miami FC took a 1-0 lead into halftime after scoring in stoppage time. Miami was able to get a 3-on-1 running downfield, when forward Richard Ballard fed the ball ahead to forward Joaquin Rivas, who was left untouched and was able to get a clean shot past goalkeeper Nate Steinwascher.
Detroit’s best chance of the game came on a shot from forward Antoine Hoppenot in the first half when he connected cleanly but was stopped by goalkeeper Jake McGuire.
Miami controlled 52.7% of possession and made 59 more passes than City. DCFC had seven shots total with two on target, while Miami had five shots and two on target.
Le Rouge’s next game will be a playoff game in the first round, with more information coming once the regular season concludes.
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MIA – Joaquin Rivas (Richard Ballard) – 45+1’