FCB’s next home match comes Friday, June 29 against Erie Commodores SC. Admission is $8 at the door, $7 presale.

FC Buffalo’s postseason hopes are still alive, but if there was any margin for error left in the NPSL East Division’s playoff race, it’s gone along with the club’s seven-match unbeaten run.

The Blitzers were unable to recover from a disjointed first half on Sunday at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, where Fort Pitt Regiment handed the visitors a 3-1 defeat.

Goalkeeper Jeremy Figler (Grand Island, N.Y. / St. Bonaventure University) made a number of outstanding saves as FCB looked to outlast FPR’s first half charge, but the Regiment took a 1-0 lead off a 20th minute set piece.

FCB went level with a classy team goal, as Kendell McFayden made his mark believe a trademark burst down the right flank was coming only to sweep a pass around the defense to Akean Shackleford. The Jamaican didn’t miss with his sixth goal of the season and 13th as a Blitzer, pulling to within three of McFayden’s team record 16 goals.

The wide open first half continued with a 32nd minute goal from the Regiment, and the halftime deficit seemed to inspire FCB. Keane McIvor nearly put the Wolves level within 35 seconds of the match’s restart.

Despite several chances for the visitors, it was FPR who would net the game’s final goal to salt away the three points.

FCB’s best hopes for making the playoffs start with a defeat of Erie in our final league home game of the season on Friday. The Commodores drew Rochester on Sunday and are three points ahead of FCB with a match-in-hand.

FCB’s next home match comes Friday, June 29 against Erie Commodores SC. Admission is $8 at the door, $7 presale.