It is amazing how most people could care less about soccer in this country, but every four years we become a soccer crazed nation just like the rest of the world when the USA is on the front of the jerseys. Hoping to build some popularity year in and year out is newly formed Detroit City FC, a minor league team playing out of the National Premier Soccer League’s Midwest Division.
Made up of local college talent from schools from mostly all over Michigan and few out-of-towners, but no Michigan State due to conflicts, Detroit City is currently still undefeated six games into the season at 3-0-3 after winning 4-0 on Saturday against Greater Binghamton FC.
Now due to the fact that this team is made up of unpaid amateurs, coach Kylie Stannard, an assistant coach at Michigan State, is unable to field any of his current players on the team.
Right now all homes games for Detroit City are played at Cass Tech High School with the next home game being Saturday June 16 against FC Buffalo (full schedule here.)
For anyone who is a full-time soccer fan this seems like the place to be and a team to root for. I plan on catching a few games if possible with my schedule but just according to Twitter and Facebook alone it seems like a great time for anyone with interest in the game.
If anyone is interested in more information on Detroit City FC check out there website at http://www.detcityfc.com/ or by following them on Twitter (@DetroitCityFC) or on Facebook.
Dude!!!! I would love to support any local athletes attempting to follow their dreams to another level. Count me in. I have an uncle who coaches high school and I believe he was telling me about this very subject. I am very interested