The inaugural match of the Flower City Union did not go according to plan on Saturday.
Kaleb Jackson scored the lone goal off a header in the 48th minute to give 10-man AC Syracuse Pulse a 1-0 win at the Rochester Community Sports Complex in National Independent Soccer Association’s first game for both teams.
Goalkeeper Macklin Robinson thwarted several Union opportunities by recording the shutout.
The Union enjoyed a man advantage for the final 32 minutes after Syracuse’s Kaio Dasilva was awarded a red card in the 58th minute.
It turned out to be a lost opening weekend for both Rochester pro soccer teams.
On Friday night, Rochester New York FC dropped its MLS NEXT Pro opener to St. Louis City2 in St. Louis, 2-0.
Flower City will travel to meet the Maryland Bobcats on Saturday, April 2.