FC Buffalo jumped to an early lead but failed to protect it in a 1-1 draw with AFC Cleveland Royals on Sunday in its home opener at Demske Sports Complex.

Bobby Ross headed in a Russell Cicerone corner kick during the 24th minute to get a rise out of the crowd of an estimated 900. Adam Mitchell tied it late the first half.

FC Buffalo will host Indiana Fire NPSL at 2 p.m. Sunday.