OT: Detroit City FC '13 home opener on Friday

Submitted by Tha Quiet Storm on May 16th, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Time: 7:30 PM, gates open @ 6:30

Place: Cass Tech H.S. Stadium

Opponent: AFC Cleveland

Price: All tickets $5 (Season tickets $35)

Full Schedule: http://www.detcityfc.com/dcfc-schedule

Gameday Info: http://www.detcityfc.com/schedule/gameday.html

If you are a soccer fan in the area, you owe it to yourself to get to a game (or games) this summer. DCFC is in its second season and has already become one of the best-supported clubs in the country. The season opener was on Sunday, a 5-1 trouncing of FC Sparta in Berkeley at which 90%+ of the fans were rooting for DCFC.

From a UM angle, the team features current and former players Knox Cameron, Zeke Harris, Latif Alashe, and Nick Lewin.

Some great pictures from last season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ozET37aHI

Comments

James Burrill Angell

May 16th, 2013 at 11:26 AM ^

I went down to Cass Tech for DCFC games twice last year and had a great time. Hoping to go Friday and to a couple more games. Hope they're popping smoke often on Friday night.

Lots of Wolverines and a former Wolverine (Knox Cameron) playing for DCFC this summer.

dlcase1708

May 16th, 2013 at 12:17 PM ^

Last season was an absolute blast and I hope to be able to make it down to quite a few games this summer. If you are one of the first 300 in to the supporter's section you'll get a free rally towel.  It should be a great game!

go16blue

May 16th, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

I'll be there for sure, and I encourage everyone to do the same! The level of play might not be amazing, but the fan experience is top notch. If you like to get rowdy, there isn't a better fan section in the whole state, and that's coming from someone who's been to Michigan football and basketball games deep in the student section. We cheer for a full 90 minutes!

bacon1431

May 16th, 2013 at 2:49 PM ^

Going to be a great time! Got my season tickets and the new scarf! Would buy the jersey, but just not keen on spending $75. But I heard they're great from people that did purchase them. Hope lots of people can make it! Chattanooga had 2700sh at their home opener and DCFC is trying to top that. The record for NPSL attendance is 5100sh, and I expect DCFC to top that in the coming years if things continue as they are. Vive Le Rouge! 

bacon1431

May 16th, 2013 at 4:28 PM ^

Yep, it's Le Rouge, as an homage to the River Rouge and the French heritage of Detroit. Fleur de lises all over the merchandise is pretty sweet too. They've done a great job with marketing IMO. Been on several soccer forums and even outsiders think the crest and name is pretty awesome.