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Oakland Fall 3-1 on the Road in Detroit

April 20, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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Oakland Roots lineup for their game at Detroit
Oakland Roots lineup for their game at Detroit
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The home team, Detroit City FC, took an early lead with Ben Morris scoring in the 8th minute on a counterattack, making it 1-0.

As the game grew more intense, Detroit received two early yellow cards, with Michael Bryant and Aboulaye Diop both cautioned within the first 20 minutes.

Detroit extended their lead to 2-0 after a penalty kick was awarded in the 27th minute, with Maxi Rodriguez converting for the home side.

Oakland also received two yellow cards in the first half, with Memo Diaz and Gagi Margvelashvili both booked, leaving Oakland trailing 2-0 at halftime.

Detroit quickly capitalized on the momentum after halftime, with halftime substitute Victor Bezerra scoring on another counterattack to make it 3-0 in favor of Detroit.

Oakland Roots managed to pull one back with a well-crafted build-up play, as Daniel Gomez delivered a perfect cross to Justin Rasmussen at the back post. Rasmussen calmly slotted it home, reducing the deficit to two goals.

Almost immediately after the goal, Oakland's Gagi Margvelashvili was called for a foul, earning his second yellow card of the match and subsequently a red card, forcing him off the field.

The game continued with Oakland playing a man down, but despite their efforts, Detroit City held on to their lead, securing all three points with a 3-1 victory.

Roots will now return to the East Bay to face Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Saturday April, 27th. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Oakland Roots SC vs Detroit City FC

USL Championship | April 20, 2024

Venue: Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, Michigan

Kickoff: 1:00 PM PT

Weather: 46 degrees, cloudy


DET: 3

OAK: 1


DET: Ben Morris 8'

DET: Maxi Rodriguez 27'

DET: Victor Bezerra 51'

OAK: Justin Rasmussen 57'


DET: Michael Bryant (yellow card) 19'

DET: Aboulaye Diop (yellow card) 20'

OAK: Memo Diaz (yellow card) 25'

OAK: Gagi Margvelashvili (yellow card) 39'

OAK: Gagi Margvelashvili (yellow card) (red card) 60'

OAKLAND ROOTS LINEUP: Paul Blanchette, Niall Logue, Gagi Margvelashvili, Bryan Tamacas, Justin Rasmussen (Ilya Alekseev), Daniel Gomez (Ali Elmasnaouy), Irakoze Donasiyano, Memo Diaz, Jeciel Cedeño, Etsgar Cruz (Trayvone Reid), Johnny Rodriguez (Miche-Naider Chéry)

Unused subs: Javier Bedolla-Vera, Thomas Camier, Tim Syrel.

Shots: 9 | Shots On Goal: 4 | Corner Kicks: 6 | Fouls: 14 | Offside: 3 |

DETROIT CITY FC LINEUP: Nate Steinwascher, Alex Villanueva (Daniel Espeleta), Stephen Carroll, James Murphy, Aboulaye Diop (Dominic Gasso), Ben Morris, Michael Bryant (Connor Rutz), Brett Levis, Maxi Rodriguez (Matt Sheldon), Yazeed Matthews (Victor Bezerra), Devon Amoo-Mensah

Unused subs: Ali Coote, Carlos Saldaña

Shots: 14 | Shots On Goal: 5 | Corner Kicks: 6 | Fouls: 15 | Offside: 2 |

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Oakland Roots lineup for their game at Detroit
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