July 10, 2018
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI
Detroit City FC 1, Club Necaxa 2
Necaxa Carlos Camacho 55′
Necaxa Victor Davila (PK) 86′
DCFC Trevor Amann (Shawn Lawson) 86′
What is the most watched soccer league in the United States? MLS? English Premiere League?
Neither. It’s Liga MX. Significantly larger than the other two.
So it should not be a surprise that when Club Necaxa arrived at Keyworth for a friendly, we’d have our second largest crowd in history.
One of our loyal supporters – Vytautas Malesh – earned his doctorate from Wayne State University this spring, which opened the door to a position at Florida International University in the Department of English’s writing and rhetoric program. He had to leave us after the Milwaukee match.
Each season, “Tiger” would create and don a helmet. With the opening of the Detroit City Fieldhouse in late fall, he donated the helmets to the team so they could be displayed at the facility. This evening, the Northern Guard honored him with the drum line wearing his creations.
Club Necaxa hails from Aguascalientes City, the capital of Aguascalientes, and play their matches in Estadia Victoria, just over 2,100 miles from Keyworth.
Founded in 1923, Club Necaxa recently won the Clausura 2018 Copa MX. Hosting this legendary club is truly an honor.
The field was tipped toward the City end during the half, but the match remained scoreless at the break.
Club Necaxa continued the dominance, and Carlos Camacho scored in the 55th minute. A half hour later, they were awarded a penalty kick which Victor Davila converted. But City came right back. Shawn Lawson made this sweet move around the Club Necaxa defender, then fed the ball to Trevor Amann to tap in.
Mexico becomes the sixth country (Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Italy, and Germany) from which we have hosted a professional team.