August 5, 2017
NPSL National Semi-Final
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI
Detroit City FC 0, Midland/Odessa FC 0 (2-4)
At 2:00 in the afternoon, the match was sold out.
Prior to the march, tickets were being scalped for three-to-five times face value.
The crowd on Conat was larger than I had ever seen it.
It was a tough match. Chances for City were few, and Fernando Pina kept us in the game. The packed stadium brimmed with nervous tension. No score after ninety. No score in the thirty-minute extra time. It came down to penalty kicks.
Midland/Odessa Alvaro Rubio – Goal (0-1)
DCFC Roddy Green – Saved (0-1)
Midland/Odessa Andrew Moulin – Goal (0-2)
DCFC Shawn Lawson – Goal (1-2)
Midland/Odessa Issac Sanchez – Goal (1-3)
DCFC Mauricio Castorino – saved (1-3)
Midland/Odessa Jamie O’Grady – missed (1-3)
DCFC Stephen Carroll – Goal (2-3)
Midland/Odessa Elliot Bentley – Goal (2-4)
This was the third time in four elimination round matches in Detroit City FC history that we came up short from the spot.
The team may have fell short on the night, however, that did not take away from the fact that Detroit City FC was the 2017 NPSL Midwest Region Champions.