June 27, 2017: FC Indiana

June 27, 2017
NPSL Regular Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 2, FC Indiana Lions 0
DCFC Elijah Rice (Roddy Green) 22′
DCFC  Spencer Glass (Elijah Rice) 50′

Attendance: 4,354

Indeed we do.  Prior to this speech, while in the Fowling Warehouse, I met a young couple from Portland, Oregon.  They were Portland Timbers supporters, and the reason they were in town was that attending a Detroit City FC home match was on their bucket list.

Let that sink in a moment.

Tonight was WDET Appreciation Night, which included an Ira Glass look-a-like contest.

Tonight was also the introduction of our new goalkeeper, Fernando Pina.

In the 22nd minute, Elijah Rice found the back of the net for us, to give City a 1-0 lead.  On an FC Indiana turnover, Kervin Kenton lofted a pass from the center stripe near the Supporters Section to Roddy Green in the center of the Indiana zone.  Green headed it into the path of the open Elijah Rice, who broke in and fired it past Kyle Bugay.

In the 34th minute, Indiana had an opportunity to level the score.  Mehdi Himmich was taken down in the penalty area by Cyrus Saydee, which lead to a penalty kick.  Kevin Amaizo stood at the spot for the visitors, and it was up to Fernando Pina.

In the final minute of the half, Elijah Rice found himself on a break, out pacing the chasing defenders.  Keeper Kyle Bugay came out of the net and tackled Rice outside of the box.  The referee went immediately to his pocket and pulled out a straight red on the Indiana keeper.  The half ended with Detroit City FC up a goal on the scoreboard, and up a man on the field.

At halftime, the Ira Glass look-a-like contest took place.  I thought this guy should’ve won.

To insure the victory, Elijah Rice sent a pass out wide to a cruising Spencer Glass, who one-timed it past Indiana’s Cuauhtemoc Orozco, to insure the victory.

Seventh straight victory.  Fernando Pina records a PK save and a clean sheet in his first ninety minutes in the net.


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