The Cosmos’ quest for the NPSL Members Cup crown is over.

Detroit City FC (8-0-1, 25 points) clinched the title with a 1-0 home victory over Michigan Stars FC at Ultimate Sports Arenas in Pontiac, Mich. Wednesday night.

Yazeed Matthews tallied the lone goal of the match in the 67th minute for Detroit, which extended its unbeaten streak to 23 matches back through the National Premier Soccer League season during the summer.

The Cosmos (6-1-2, 20) will conclude their regular season at Napa Valley 1839 FC Saturday at 10 p.m.

Detroit City FC’s season finale will be at home against the Milwaukee Torrent Saturday night.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at