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Shawn Lawson scored on a penalty kick in the 30th minute, and Detroit City FC won its season opener Sunday night, defeating the Michigan Stars 1-0 at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.

Le Rouge had dropped three friendlies leading into Sunday’s opener, but will take a 1-0 record in next Sunday’s home opener against Kalamazoo FC at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.