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US OPEN CUP Detroit City FC to visit defending US Open Cup champion Houston Dynamo


BY DAN STICKRADT

WEB AND CONTENT EDITOR

Twitter: @MiSoccerNetwork


HOUSTON, Texas — Detroit City FC finishes up its three-game road trip with a midweek matchup against Houston Dynamo FC of Major League Soccer in the Round of 32 in the 108th annual Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

 

Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. (EST) at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston and will be streamed live on www.ussoccer.com.

 

Le Rouge (6-1-1 overall, 5-1-1 USL Championship) comes into this matchup off of a 0-0 draw on Saturday to host Loudoun United. A constant rain throughout the 90 minutes led to periods of sloppy play and few chances for both sides.

 

Houston currently sits in eighth place in the MLS Western Conference. This past weekend, they drew against St. Louis City SC, 0-0. Houston has only won one out of their last five games, defeating Minnesota United 2-1 on April 13.

 

Dynamo comes into this match as defending U.S. Open Cup champions, defeating Inter Miami FC 2-1 last September. Goals from Griffin Dorsey and Amine Bassi led Houston to their first U.S. Open Cup championship since 2018.

 

Detroit City FC head coach Danny Dichio played against Houston Dynamo FC four times between 2007 and 2009 when he was a player at Toronto FC. His record against Houston as a player was 0-3-1. He notched an assist in Toronto FC’s 3-1 loss to the Dynamo on June 8, 2008.


With their win against Michigan Stars in the second round, Detroit City now ties its 2022 run as the longest run in the U.S. Open Cup in club history. In 2022, Le Rouge defeated Michigan Stars in the second round, upset MLS side Columbus Crew at Keyworth Stadium in the third round, and fell to Louisville City FC in the round of 32 in a penalty-kick shootout.

 

Last season, Detroit City started their US Open Cup run in the second round with a 1-0 victory over Gold Star FC Detroit before falling to MLS side Minnesota United FC 3-1 at Keyworth in the third round.

 

The winner of tomorrow’s match will face the winner of San Antonio FC vs. Indy Eleven in the Round of 16.

 

The Le Rouge has outscored their opposition 11-6 this season and owns a pair of shutouts on the campaign.

 

Detroit City FC returns home to Keyworth Stadium this Saturday to face Phoenix Rising FC. Tickets for that match can be found at www.detcityfc.com/tickets.

 

For more information about Detroit City FC, visit detcityfc.com and follow @DetroitCityFC on Twitter/X and Facebook and @detroitcityfootballclub on Instagram.


(Have a story suggestion for the Premier Media Group and the Michigan Soccer Network regarding club soccer, high school varsity, amateur soccer, collegiate soccer or professional soccer of teams or players with Michigan ties, contact Communications Specialist/Web and Content Editor/Director of News Dan Stickradt via email at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com, or call 248-884-1051. Dan Stickradt is a 31-year veteran of the Michigan Media circles and recently joined the staff full time in March of 2024. Want to schedule a broadcast game or live show, contact PMG/MSN Director of Broadcasting Jonathan Turner for availability and pricing at jonathan@michigansoccernetwork.com.) 









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