May 29, 2015
Detroit City FC 6, Minnesota Twinstars 1
Cass Tech Stadium
DCFC Tyler Channell (Cyrus Saydee) 6′
DCFC Latif Alashe (Zach Schewee) 29′
DCFC Will Mellors-Blair 45′
DCFC Jeff Adkins (Kevin Taylor) 45+’
DCFC James Murphy (Jeff Adkins) 54′
MINN Brian Chapman 81′
DCFC Will Mellors-Blair (James Murphy) 83′
Usually, watching my team win by a blowout is great joy. This one, not so much. Of course, goal differential is an important tie-breaker in the standings.
After taking a 2-0 lead, Le Rouge’s Colin McAtee and the Minnesota keeper, Matt Elder, went sliding in on a loose ball, resulting in a major collision. The Twinstars’ keeper suffered the worst of the blow, breaking his leg. The visitors brought a small amount of players, with no back-up keeper among them. A small, outfield player had to fill in the rest of the game, and that’s when the rout began. Going into half time, the kid gave up two more goals, giving Detroit a commanding 4-0 lead. It was smooth sailing from there.