Detroit City FC (W) at Racing Louisville FC (Match Summary)

May 15, 2022
USL-W Regular Season Match
Lynn Family Sports Vision & Training Center, Louisville, KY

Racing Louisville AFC 2, Detroit City FC 1
DCFC: Madison Duncan 39′
RLAFC: Emily Madril (Clara Robbins) 83′
RLAFC: Emily Madril (Tessa Dellarose) 88′


The Road Trip Begins

This website has been the Unofficial Detroit City FC Digital History, chronicling the history of Detroit City FC through the matches I have attended with the images and video I have captured along with a commentary on the match.

Detroit City FC has become a 2nd tier professional team, which has made travel to most away matches impossible for me. This achievement by the club merits that I include the match summaries of those I did not personally attend so that the website is a more complete, though unofficial, history of the club. Enjoy.  This was the only match for the Women’s team this season I could not attend.

Also, the quality of the stats gathered by the USL in the W-League are, dare I say it, on a level between NISA and the NPSL. The stats I place here are definitely unofficial, but blended between the league’s numbers and how I saw things reviewing the matches.

For City, the starting eleven were:

Bethany Kopel – GK
Emilie Gardner – D
Elisa Baeron – D
Gabby Tremonti – D
Madison Duncan – M
Shannon McCarthy – M
Ally Childers – M
Megan Miles – M
Brooke Sleeva – M
Kenna White – F
Brynn Gardner – F

It was an extremely hot afternoon, with a high of 88-degrees, and the only shade to be found was under the tents at the players benches.  Like the match at Keyworth, Racing Louisville dominated, sending 21 shots City’s way.  Bethany Kopel, making her first start with City, was credited with 9 saves.


Madison Duncan opened the scoring in the 39th minute.  A Detroit corner kick was cleared straight out of the box to Duncan, who fired a shot through the crowd and beyond the reach of Macy Enneking, the Racing Louisville keeper to give City the lead.  The lead held until the 83rd minute, as a clearing ball was settled just inside the center line by a Louisville player.  She dribbled it up pitch, then pushed it forward toward the right sideline where Clara Robbins ran onto it.  A few touches forward, she passed it to Emily Madril, who fired a shot past Bethany Kopel and into the far corner of the goal.  City pressed, keeping Louisville back in their end after the goal.  Unfortunately, Louisville regained control and gained possession in the City end.  The ball found Tessa Dellarose in the box, covered by a City defender.  She touched it back to Emily Madril who was undefended, and she fired her second past Bethany Kopel in the 88th minute to give Racing Louisville FC the win.

City did manage four shots (Madison Duncan-2, Rylee Clark, Megan Miles), all of them on goal.  Substitutions for Detroit were Ellie Pool in for Brooke Sleeva in the 45th minute. Rylee Clark, Isabella Sabo, and Kayla Addison in for Brynn Gardner, Megan Miles, and Kenna White at the 60th minute.  Kate Childers in for Madison Duncan in the 85th minute.

With two points in three matches, the upward climb began.  This was the first of a four road matches, with journeys to Grand Rapids (Midwest United), Flint, and Ann Arbor on the itinerary before returning to Keyworth.

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