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Detroit City Football Club has been the team to beat in the early stages of the National Independent Soccer Association.

Backing up a fall tournament championship, Detroit City was dominant in Sunday night's 3-0 win against the Chattanooga Football Club in the NISA Legends Cup tournament final at Finley Stadium.

By advancing to the title match, however, Chattanooga has a spot reserved in the June 30 spring season semifinals.

After earning a bye into the Legends Cup final with dominant 4-0 and 3-1 wins over the Los Angeles Force and New Amsterdam FC in group play, CFC could not generate much with its attack in the final third of the field Sunday night. Brian Bement took three shots for the tournament hosts, and Tate Robertson had a near connection with Ian McGrath in the first half that went just wide.

Detroit City scored in the opening 12 minutes off a cross that Matt Lewis sent in, and Max Todd scored off a penalty in the 36th minute. Coach Trevor James' club added another goal on a free kick as time expired as Detroit City added to its trophy case.

CFC officially opens its NISA spring season schedule with a road trip to face Cal United Strikers in Irvine, California, at 7 p.m. Eastern next Sunday. CFC's next home match is at 7:30 p.m. on May 8 against Michigan Stars FC.

Contact Patrick MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon.

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