September 7, 2019
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI
Detroit City FC 2, Atlas FC 1
DCFC Ryan Peterson 3′
Atlas Facundo Barcelo 18′
DCFC Yazeed Matthews (Ryan Peterson) 58′
Atlas Futbol Club was founded in 1916. The team’s home base is Estadia Jalisco, a 56,713-seat stadium in Guadalajara. And they visit us this evening as the third Liga MX team to play Detroit City FC in two seasons.
I gotta say, during the pre-game, the way the Family-Friendly side was filling in, I was concerned that there would be more Atlas FC fans than City supporters.
City didn’t wait for the opening smoke to dissipate to grab a lead when Ryan Peterson scored in the 3rd minute.
Atlas FC equalized a quarter-of-an-hour later on a goal by Facundo Barcelo. The teams went into halftime in a 1-1 deadlock.
The pace of the game was good, and the back-and-forth play created intensity. Then, in the 58th minute, Yazeed Matthews gave City the lead.
I think he’s asking for a player’s jersey.
City hung on for the amazing victory. MLS teams struggle against Liga MX teams. City’s record is now a win and two losses. Unfortunately, the Atlas players didn’t come over and share in the international friendly atmosphere.