LIVONIA, MI (May 29, 2021) - Detroit City FC successfully built on their strong start to Midwest Premier League play on Saturday as they defeated Livonia City FC 5-0 on the road at Schoolcraft college. Right from the start, it was apparent that Le Rouge just wanted this one more tonight as they were first to every ball and were ruthless in 50/50 situations.
The scoring for Detroit City began in the 13th minute when #5 Caio Mazzo played a beautiful ball over the top and into the path of #8 Brady Walker who took it incredibly well and unleashed a rocket past the Livonia keeper with confidence. Then, 25 minutes later, Detroit City would double their advantage due to some quick thinking from #17 Benedek Tanyi who was first to pounce on a rebound from the Livonia keeper.
The Detroit City FC squad did not take their foot off of the gas with the 2-0 lead, coming out of the half with the same intensity that got them to such a lead and in the 54th minute #18 Shion Soga was taken down in the box following some very quick footwork, he then stepped up and calmly slotted home the PK. After this goal, six changes were made, every player listed on the team sheet got minutes this evening and it was very nice to see paired with the dominating performance.
The goals didn’t stop there, though. In minute 82 #8 Brady Walker beat a man on the edge of the box with some fancy skills and rifled home a rocket past the Livonia keeper at the near post for his second goal of the night to make it 4-0 and just to put the cherry on top, substitute #77 Sanad Yahya scored in stoppage time with a peach of a curler from the edge of the box to bring us to our final 5-0.
This win moves Detroit City FC U23 to (2-0-0) and we will next see them in action on June 5 at 4 pm ET at Keyworth Stadium when they host the West Michigan Bearings. This loss saw Livonia City FC drop to (0-2-3) as they still search for their first win of the season, they next take on Lake St. Clair FC on June 6 at 4 pm ET.
Location: Schoolcraft College
Date: May 29, 2021
League: Midwest Premier League
Weather: 55 degrees, windy
Lineup for DCFC: Hunter Morse (‘68), Lachlan Hepburn, Josh Wates (‘64), James Lee (‘64), Will Perkins, Caio Mazzo (‘64), Benedek Tanyi (‘64), Shion Soga (‘68), Kellan Landefeld, Brady Walker, Keith Larson (‘45)
Subs: Mason Maziasz (‘68), Sam Harshe (‘64), Nigel “Zion” Beaton (‘45), Nick Stone (‘64), Ryan Dobson (‘64), Jack Zugay (‘64), Sanad Yahya (‘68)
Bookings: Yellow Card - #5 for Livonia City FC (‘55)