May 12, 2012
The goal for Detroit City FC was scored by Stefan St Louis.
Detroit City FC was up and running as a club in their first competitive match taking place against AFC Cleveland. This would be the first of four meetings between these two sides in 2012.
May 13, 2012
Following Le Rouge’s opening night, they were quickly off and on the road to take on FC Buffalo. Le Rouge would generate an impressive amount of chances following a six-and-a-half-hour drive and having just played 24 hours earlier but were unable to find a goal to break the 0-0 deadlock.
May 19, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC were scored by Adam Bedell, Tom Oatley, Sean Magee, and Zach Schewee.
Le Rouge’s first-ever win would come a week after their first-ever league match, a 4-0 goal-blitz away to Greater Binghamton FC.
May 20, 2012
Le Rouge would stick around the Greater Binghamton area to face off against the same opponent on back-to-back days, The goals dried up in this one and it ended in a 0-0 draw, the second of the season.
May 26, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC from Knox Cameron, Tom Oatley (2), and Kyle Bethel.
Returning home from a three-game away stretch, Le Rouge quickly began to run up the score against the visiting Erie Admirals. Winning 3-0 in the club’s second-ever home league match.
June 2, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC from Kyle Bethel (2), Knox Cameron (2), Bethel (3), Cyrus Saydee.
This brace from Kyle Bethel is the first multi-goal game in club history.
In their third meeting of the season and in just two weeks, Le Rouge would defeat Greater Binghamton FC by a score of 4-0. These two clubs played to this exact result when they first met in Binghamton on 5/19.
June 8, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC from Stefan St. Louis (2), and Adam Bedell (2).
Le Rouge would be handed their first loss in club history in a fiery 3-2 loss away to Cleveland. Detroit City would take the lead in the 9th minute before conceding shortly thereafter as Cleveland found the equalizer. It took no time at all for Le Rouge to regain the lead in the 14th minute. Cleveland would then score the equalizer in minute 30 before finding the match-winner in the 66th.
June 15, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC from Jon Evans, Keith Lough, and Adam Bedell (3).
In a tightly contested 3-3 draw, Detroit City FC and the Erie Admirals traded blows. Adam Bedell thought he’d won it late for Le Rouge but a 91st minute equalizer for Erie ensured the points were shared.
June 16, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC from Keith Lough (2), David Dwaihy, and Kyle Bethel (4).
Detroit City FC dominated FC Buffalo over the course of 90′ en route to a 3-0 win. A 19th-minute goal from Lough opened the scoring before second-half goals from Dwaihy and Bethel saw out the three points for Le Rouge.
June 23, 2012
The goal for Detroit City FC was scored by Stefan St Louis (2).
In their third matchup in 2012, Le Rouge was looking for their first-ever win over AFC Cleveland but would have to settle for a 1-1 draw courtesy of a goal from Stefan St Louis.
June 30, 2012
Goals for Detroit City FC from Craig Hearn, Keith Lough (3), David Dwaihy (2), Adam Bedell (4).
For the second time in two weeks, Detroit City FC bested FC Buffalo by a headline-worthy scoreline, scoring four goals for the third time in 2012.
July 1, 2012
The goal for Detroit City FC was scored by Cyrus Saydee (2).
Detroit City FC ended their inaugural regular season in the NPSL with a loss, finding themselves bested by the Erie Admirals for the first time.
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Detroit City FC’s return of 20 points from 12 matches was enough to get them into the National Premier Soccer League playoffs in their inaugural season of play. They led the Great Lakes Division with the highest positive goal differential with +16 thanks to a staunch backline that conceded five fewer goals than the second-best defense in the division and dangerous attacking players such as Adam Bedell and Kyle Bethel who would both contribute greatly to Le Rouge’s 26 goals scored in 12 regular season matches.
July 14, 2012
The goal for Detroit City FC was scored by Kyle Bethel (5).
Detroit City FC’s inaugural season would come to a heartbreaking end on the road in the playoffs. Worse yet it would come at the hands of the club who seemingly had their number all season, AFC Cleveland. Le Rouge had a record of 0-2-2 against AFC Cleveland with this, the second loss coming in the first round of the NPSL Great Lakes Playoffs. Cleveland scored the match-winning goal in second-half stoppage time with a clever free-kick which found its way into the back of the net. The heartbreak was doubled as Le Rouge thought they found the late equalizer, only for it to be ruled off due to offsides.