September 14, 2019
NPSL Members Cup
Hart Park, Wauwautosa, WI
Milwaukee Torrent 0, Detroit City FC 1
DCFC Own Goal (Steffan Boehm) 53′
Red Card: Milwaukee Sebastian Ciccheri 73′
Record: 3-0, 2nd Place.
Indulge me a moment: On the way to Milwaukee, I had to stop in Chicago to visit the American Writers Museum. There was an exhibit of typewriters, specifically typewriters used by American writers.
My personal favorite was Orson Wells’ 1926 Underwood 4-Bank. Portable and earthy with its faux wood grain finish.
I went to the Milwaukee Zoo on Saturday morning, to stretch my legs for the match.
Milwaukee Torrent visits have been fun in the past. Our first was a chartered bus trip, which was a hoot, and the second was a Friday night game, making it more difficult for Supporters to spend the day traveling. However, I took the time off to take the long route around last year – driving north and through the Upper Peninsula for an overnight stay, then south to Milwaukee, completing the circle by returning home the conventional way through Chicago and eastbound I-94.
With the sun setting earlier, the night-time shots are getting harder. On this night I was to have in my hand a new lens that would (hopefully) make matters better, however after an adventure with UPS delaying its arrival, the lens that was shipped did not work and needed to be shipped back.
At the stadium, the atmosphere was subdued. The home side was sparsely populated, and not many Rouge Rovers made the trip. We’re now playing in months we hadn’t had to before, and in some cases in distances requiring flights, not long drives. That does give me a thought. Last year, I had never driven through the UP in Michigan until the Milwaukee game. I’ve never driven cross country either. Maybe blocking out a couple weeks to do so might be worth considering.
It’s not that I don’t like flying. I love flying. I hate airports.
Sorry. I’ve digressed. On to images.
Kudos to The Flood and for their support of the Iron Front and inclusive community.
Milwaukee has been a tough opponent during the NPSL years, despite our 3-win, 1-draw record against them. Tonight, they were a challenge once again. In this sequence, it was luck on their side as we found the goal post, then scored only to be called back on an offside.
Finally, the only goal of the match was scored in the 53rd minute, thanks to this Milwaukee’s Steffen Boehm tipping in Yazeed Matthews’ shot.
A bit of bad behavior on the part of Milwaukee’s Sebastian Ciaccheri earned him a red card in the 73rd minute.
After the match, we learned via a tweet from Cyrus Saydee that he was subjected to racist vitriol throughout the match by Milwaukee’s Francisco Filippi. Two days later, Milwaukee released Filippi.