Detroit City FC's U.S. Open Cup run ends in extra time at hands of FC Cincinnati

Larry O'Connor
The Detroit News

Detroit City FC saw its valiant U.S. Open Cup run crumble within a six-minute span during extra time Wednesday, losing to FC Cincinnati 4-1 at Gettler Stadium.

Emery Welshman finished with a hat trick for Cincinnati, his second goal in the 99th minute of the extra session proving a dagger for the visitors who had battled the United Soccer League second division club to a 1-1 stalemate in regulation. Corben Bone's goal for FC Cincinnati three minutes into extra time broke the deadlock but Welshman's strike into the upper roof of the net was the back-breaker.

Welshman completed his hat trick in the 110th minute, eliminating the National Premier Soccer League side after the Le Rouge had defeated the Premier Development League Michigan Bucks 5-4 on penalty kicks in the first round to settle a 1-1 draw last week.


Shawn Lawson opened the scoring with a goal in the 31st minute, depositing a pass from Danny Deakin who made a surging run into traffic on the left flank to complete the play. The DCFC lead was short-lived.

DCFC conceded an ill-advised corner, which FC Cincinnati's Forrest Lasso nodded across the goalmouth for Welshman to head past Le Rouge netminder Nate Steinwascher to level the match 1-1 four minutes later.

Detroit hosts Germany's FC St. Pauli in a friendly on Saturday at Keyworth Stadium. Kickoff is 6.