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Detroit City FC announces youth affiliation with Taylor Soccer Club

05/21/2019, 1:00pm EDT
By Detroit City FC

Detroit City FC is excited to announce its growing affiliation with Taylor Soccer Club, as of today the two organizations have announced Taylor SC will rebrand as Detroit City FC Youth Downriver.

The affiliation builds off of DCFC’s multi-faceted youth affiliations that include the rebranding of Canton Celtic Soccer Club as Detroit City FC Youth West and Genesee Celtic Soccer Club as Detroit City FC Youth Genesee.

Detroit City FC’s youth affiliations enable the organizations to serve a larger geographic area, with the community-focused clubs working to combine resources and networks to provide accessible soccer development and training to more youth across Metro Detroit and beyond.

Taylor Soccer Club, Canton Soccer Club and Genesee Soccer Club will operate under the Detroit City FC Youth affiliate umbrella starting in June of 2019. After the current uniform cycle completes, the new youth affiliate players and staff will transition into the familiar Rouge & Gold of DCFC by June of 2021.

Detroit City FC will provide technical staff and will work with DCFC Youth affiliates to develop a coaching curriculum for the program. As part of the partnership, all affiliate members will have unmatched access to exclusive opportunities with DCFC coaches and players, as well as ticket discounts for Detroit City FC matches at Keyworth Stadium.

The partnership also creates a structured path to the Detroit City FC first team.

Taylor Soccer Club is under the supervision of Club Director and DCFC alum Jon Evans, who played for Le Rouge from 2012-2015 after a distinguished career at Oakland University.

“We appreciate the role Taylor Soccer Club plays in its community as an accessible entry point to soccer, but also as a place for kids to learn the finer points of the game and eventually play on a competitive basis,” said DCFC co-owner Todd Kropp.  “We look forward to leveraging our players and coaching staff to support Taylor SC in developing its players, and hopefully in the process foster DCFC fans for life.”

“We are committed to building one of the best youth systems in the country,” said Jon Evans. “We look forward to building a long-term alliance that will provide multiple benefits for our club, members, and families as we grow and develop soccer players at all levels in the Downriver area,” said Evans.

DCFC Youth Downriver will hold an open house on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 PM at Heritage Park (12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor, MI 48180).

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