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Detroit City tops Michigan Stars on Lawson penalty kick

Detroit News staff
Detroit City FC forward Shawn Lawson, seen here in a match last season, scored the winner on Sunday.

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.