DCFC draws with Cal United, 1-1, after own goal in first half
Detroit City FC travelled a long way for Saturday night's matchup against California United FC.
It was a bicycle that got Le Rouge to the finish line in its second game of the NISA fall season, even though it wasn't the result they wanted: A 1-1 draw.
Jimmy Filerman dropped a bicycle kick over the head of Cal United keeper Steven Barrera and salvaged the one-game, west-coast road trip after an own goal put DCFC behind the eight-ball early.
In the 39th minute, DCFC defender Kevin Venegas made an errant clear that snuck past his keeper to put Cal United up 1-0, its only goal of the game.
Connor Rutz had a point-blank chance in the 66th minute, receiving a cross in the box and redirecting it toward a wide-open goal. Barrera travelled the goal line in a flash to make a save that'd keep the game tied.
Nolan Bianchi is a freelance writer.