July 13, 2019
NPSL Regular Season Match
Mayor’s Riverfront Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo FC 1, Detroit City FC 3
DCFC Max Todd (PK) 9′
KFC Isaia Nieves 25′
DCFC Abdoulaye Diop 72′
DCFC Tommy Buono 90′
Indulge me for a moment. Before this afternoon’s match against Kalamazoo FC, the Michigan Typochondriacs were meeting at Kazoo Books in the morning. I have a fascination with the typewriter, having rescued a few myself, and when two interests take place in the same location, it’s fun to partake in both.
Another scorching afternoon in Kalamazoo as City wrapped up the season. First place in the Great Lakes Division of the NPSL was ours, but a win assured us a bye in the first-round of the NPSL Midwest Region playoffs.
Maki-vision streamed the match back home.
It didn’t take long. City drew a PK and in the 9th minute, Max Todd gave us the lead.
Isaiah Nieves equalized in the 25th minute, and the teams went into halftime knotted at a goal each.
Kalamazoo FC, a mid-table team, handed us our only defeat of the season back at our home opener. They match up well against us, and a 3-win, 3-loss, 1-draw record against them is evidence of that. It took until the 72nd minute, when Abdoulaye Diop scored a beauty, to give City the lead that would not be relinquished.
Tommy Buono buried a third in the 90th, securing a playoff bye.
2019 NPSL Great Lakes Division Champions.