No upset in Detroit (video)

Photo by Noah Smith

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FC Buffalo concluded its NISA Independent Cup run without a Cinderella story, falling to professional side Detroit City FC 3-0 on a rain-soaked Sunday in Hamtramck, Michigan.

The Wolves had a penalty saved and struck a cross bar in a first half where Detroit did all its offensive damage in a 20-minute span between the 16th and 36th minutes.

FCB’s left side had some especially fine performances, with wingback Zack Drayer and left center back Rockshell Antwi proving a steady and reliable pair and joining goalkeeper Bryce Tramuta in holding strong.

Akean Shackleford made his first start of our three-match summer run, while Trey Buscaglia made his FCBFLO debut late with a lively cameo.

The National Independent Soccer Association opposition came well-drilled by manager Trevor James, a former assistant with the LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers who served as a scout at Barcelona, Newcastle United, Porto, Sporting Lisbon, and the England men’s national team.

FCBFLO XI: Tramuta (N. Smith), Antwi, S. Salim, Repine, OKeefe (Massaquoi), Acevedo (Tufino), Nkansah-Siriboe, Gboe (Bartlo), Drayer (Buscaglia), Shackleford (Simic), Walsh (Shawish).

Here are some Detroit City-produced highlights of the match.