Michigan Bucks (PDL) 0, Detroit City FC (NPSL) 0 (3-4 PKs)
In one of the most anticipated matches of the First Round, Metro Detroit rivals the Michigan Bucks and Detroit City FC needed penalty kicks to after a hard-fought 0-0 deadlock over the course of 120 minutes. In the shootout decider, Detroit City goalkeeper Evan Louro saved two penalty kicks before Brett Nason hit the game-winner to send Detroit City to its first appearance in the tournament’s Second Round. The NPSL side now sets its sights on an away trip to Louisville City FC on Wednesday, May 18.
Detroit City FC (NPSL) at Michigan Bucks (PDL)
Time/Location: 7:30 p.m. ET; Oakland University; Rochester, Mich.
Detroit City FC Previous Appearances: Third appearance
Michigan Bucks Previous Appearances: 13th appearance
- The only first round re-match from last year’s Open Cup when the Michigan Bucks defeated Detroit City FC 3-0 in Pontiac, Mich.
- Detroit City FC qualified via an At-Large bid after finishing with an 8-2-2 record in the NPSL during 2015.
- The Michigan Bucks qualified for their 13th U.S. Open Cup after finishing as PDL Great Lakes Division champions with a 13-1-2 record in 2015.