Detroit City FC (NISA) vs Los Angeles Force

June 2, 2021
NISA 2021 Spring Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 3, Los Angeles Force 0
DCFC:  Patricio Botello Faz 47′
DCFC:  Patricio Botello Faz (PK) 71′
DCFC:  Max Todd (Cyrus Saydee) 76′

Yellow Cards:
LA Juan Pablo Ocegueda 20′
LA Christian Gordillo 44′
DC Jimmy Filerman 65′

ATTENDANCE: 3,356

A persistent rain fell upon Keyworth the entire evening as the Northern Guard Supporters began their Prideraiser campaign.  Supporters pledged a dollar amount for every goal scored at Keyworth Stadium by the Men’s and Women’s first teams, and the money raised would be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center.

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LOS ANGELES FORCE
Starting XI

Brandon Gomez – GK
Kavian Kashani – D
Joseph Patrick Perez – D
Seamus McLaughlin – D
Cyro Reis De Oliveira – M
Juan Pablo Oceguda – M
Christian Gordillo Moreno – M
Joshua Cullwell – M
Diego Barrera – M
Abraham Villon – F
Christian Chaney – F

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DETROIT CITY FC
Starting XI

Nate Steinwascher – GK
Steve Carroll – D
Matt Lewis – D
Anthony Manning – D
Maxi Rodriguez – M
George Chomakov – M
Kevin Venegas – M
Jimmy Filerman – M
Connor Rutz – M
Darwin Espinal – F
Patricio Botello Faz – F

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The Northern Guard Supporters open the match with Pride smoke.

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City dominated the rain-soaked pitch in the first half.  Los Angeles couldn’t gain control of the ball for the first 30-35 minutes, and when a chance seemed to appear, the player was offside.

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In the 20th minute, LA’s Juan Pablo Ocegueda drew a yellow card for a take-down of Jimmy Filerman.  Three minutes later, City almost capitalized on a corner kick.  The ball fell into the box and Anthony Manning drilled a shot off the crossbar.  The ball ricocheted outside the box to a City player who then fired it wide.

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LA finally gained a little traction in the 35th to 40th minute, creating possession in the City end.  Christian Chaney delivered a ball in to Diego Barrera who was wide open, but Nate Steinwascher made a huge save to keep the sheet clean.  In the 44th minute, Christian Gordillo Moreno drew a yellow as a pass back to Steinwascher was a little soft.  Gordillo chased it down, then slid, studs up, into the City keeper.

The scoreless match entered the second half with no changes by either squad.  However, it didn’t remain scoreless long.

In the 47th minute, Maxi Rodriguez fired a shot at LA keeper Brandon Gomez.  Gomez went low and blocked it with his hands, however the rebound found the foot of Patricio Botello Faz who fired it into the gaping goal.

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After being taken down in the box by LA’s keeper, Patrico Botello Faz scored his second from the spot, beating Brandon Gomez in the 71st minute.

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With LA forced to press, Cyrus Saydee sent a ball ahead of Max Todd who went in on goal alone to make the score 3-0 in the 76th minute.

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Player of the Match: Patricio Botello Faz.

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With this win, City’s Spring Season record was 5 wins and a draw, with two home matches remaining, and find themselves in a rather comfortable position atop the table.  Next, they would host Stumptown AC on a busy Saturday June 5th for Detroit City FC.  The U-23 team plays host to the West Michigan Bearings as the first game of the double-header at Keyworth, and the Women’s First team travels to Muskegon to play the Risers.

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