Detroit City FC celebrated an NPSL Members Cup championship on Saturday night, despite suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Milwaukee Torrent. 5,720 City supporters packed the terraces of historic Keyworth Stadium to cheer on the Boys in Rouge one last time in 2019.
It was a heated contest throughout, with both sides picking up a slew of cards (eight in all). Constant fouling and chippiness took a lot of the beauty out of the game, but there was still plenty of action. Milwaukee’s only goal came in the 64th minute, courtesy of a turnover and a perfectly placed cross that Santiago D’Imperio was able to get just enough of.
The late moments of the match were tense and more than a bit wacky. Due to some injury time and other assorted extracurriculars, a total of seven minutes was added on after the 90 had expired. Milwaukee picked up four of their five cards in the 89th minute or later. In the end, Le Rouge couldn’t find the equalizing goal.
In addition to the Members Cup trophy presentation, the winner of Detroit City FC’s Black Arrow MVP Award was announced at the end of the match. 2019’s recipient is Shawn Lawson, who led the team in goals for the season, on his way to taking control of the club record for goals as well.
Unfortunately, the Boys in Rouge won’t go again until 2020. A 2020 City season ticket guarantees you access to all 2020 home matches for both the men’s and women’s teams. Come and get yours now.
Can’t wait until the spring? Come hang out at the City Clubhouse. We’ve got all the games on TV, all the beer in the fridge, and all the pies coming out of the kitchen. Want to show off your own skills? Check out the many different league offerings at City Fieldhouse.
Detroit City FC Starting XI: #1 Nate Steinwascher (#29 Armando Quezada, 53’), #2 Richard Bryan, #5 Stephen Carroll, #8 Bakie Goodman, #9 Shawn Lawson (#3 Ryan Peterson, 63’), #10 Cyrus Saydee (#22 Diego Casielles, 63’), #12 Tendai Jirira (#96 Marcello Borges, 81’), #15 Jalen Crisler, #17 James Vaughan (#99 George Chomakov, 88’), #20 Yazeed Matthews (#21 Tommy Buono, 81’), #30 Danny Deakin (#7 Roddy Green, 88’)