Columbus Crew loses U.S. Open Cup Match at Detroit City FC, 2-1; Zardes scores lone goal

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022

Gyasi Zardes gave the Columbus Crew an early lead, but Maxi Rodriguez struck for a second-half brace, including the decisive penalty four minutes from full time as USL Championship side Detroit City FC pulled the first Cupset of the Third Round at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Michigan Tuesday night.

Zardes struck from the penalty spot in the 7th minute after Abdoulaye Diop barged midfielder Aidan Morris over in the box.

The hosts leveled in the 64th minute through Maxi Rodriguez’s header from close range after latching onto an Antoine Hoppenot cross. And then Rodriguez scored the winner in the 86th minute, converting his penalty kick after Josh Williams pulled down Michael Bryant in the box.


  • 7’ – CLB – Gyasi Zardes (PK) | WATCH
  • 64’ – DET – Maxi Rodriguez
  • 86’ – DET – Maxi Rodriguez (PK)
James Igbekeme Crew 26 on ball vs. Detroit City FC (courtesy Crew Communications)
Isaiah Parente Crew 16 moves the ball against Detroit City FC (courtesy Crew Communications)