The Muskegon Risers gave up two easy goals in the first half Saturday and went on to lose , 3-1, to Detroit City FC at Detroit Cass Tech High School.LSJ Logo incert

The game was the first in franchise history for the Risers, an independent professional soccer team. The club will open its home schedule next Saturday at 6 p.m. at Reeths-Puffer High School against Dayton.risers logo

The Risers will play a 14-game schedule, with 10 games at home.

On Saturday, Detroit’s Javier Ramirez scored both first half goals from close range, at the 20-minute and 35-minute mark.

Jeff McClure scored the first goal in Risers history at the 58 minute mark. The goal came after a throw-in by Titus Koso deep in the Detroit end, which was headed by Tarwo Konbloa and set up McClure,

Detroit added a goal at the 87th minute mark to clinch the victory for the home squad.

Riser goalkeeper Reece Richardson made 11 saves. The game was played in front of 2,487 fans.