MEN’S FIRST TEAM (NISA)
DETROIT CITY FC MEN MAKE HISTORY AT KEYWORTH STADIUM: In front of an electric crowd of over 7,000 at Keyworth Stadium, Detroit City FC were crowned champions of the National Independent Soccer Association, the clubs first professional championship and earning the clubs first star over the crest.
It was a fairly tense match on Saturday, July 3 at Keyworth Stadium and both sides struggled to carve out any proper chances and this is proven by the fact that the only goal in this match, the winning goal for Le Rouge, was an own goal by the LA Force in the 62nd minute. Detroit City FC’s backline held strong throughout the entire match, coming up big every time questions were asked of them.
It truly was a night to remember for the players, coaching staff, front office and every single person in attendance that will not be forgotten anytime soon. The Detroit City FC Men’s first team now turns its focus to the NISA Independent cup as they gear up for the NISA Fall Season which begins on Saturday, August 7 when they host NISA newcomers, Chicago House AC at Keyworth Stadium, tickets can be found here.
See the NISA schedule here.
WOMEN’S FIRST TEAM (UWS)
Detroit City FC WOMEN LOSE IMPORTANT MATCH: The Detroit City FC Women’s First Team travelled out to the west side of the state to take on league leaders Midwest United on Friday, July 2. It was always going to be a tough match and very similar to the reverse fixture at Keyworth Stadium where Le Rouge lost 3-2 to Midwest United, failing to complete the late comeback.
A comeback would be needed once again for Detroit City FC, finding themselves down 2-0 early in the second half and in the 77th minute, a comeback was sparked as Grace Philpotts slotted home a strike past the Midwest United goalkeeper but that would be the end of the scoring for Detroit City FC, losing this one 2-1.
This loss has dire consequences for Le Rouge’s playoff hopes as they no longer control their own destiny and only have one match left in their inaugural season in the UWS.
The next home match is on Saturday, July 10 against Lansing United, tickets can be found here.
See the UWS standings here: https://uwssoccer.com/standings/
MEN’S U23 TEAM
U23 LOSES THEIR FIRST MATCH OF THE SEASON: On an incredibly hot day in Lansing, MI the Detroit City FC Men’s U23 side lost their first match of the season, dropping this one 3-0 on the road against Lansing Common FC. The first half was relatively even and the Detroit City FC U23 backline was looking strong but two quick, impressive goals from Lansing Common FC saw the hosts 2-0 up at halftime. Lansing Common would then add a third in the second half, handing the first ever loss to the Detroit City FC U23 side.
The U23 side are back in action on Sunday, July 11 where they host BIH Grand Rapids at Keyworth Stadium, tickets for that match can be purchased here.
WOMEN’S SECOND TEAM
WOMENS RESERVE TEAM BACK IN ACTION AFTER SOME TIME OFF: This evening, July 6, the Detroit City FC UWS 2 side takes the field after having two weeks off as they travel out to Anchor Bay, MI to take on the Thundercats Soccer in what's sure to be a thrilling encounter.
The Detroit City FC UWS 2 match is next at home on Saturday, July 10 in the first match of a doubleheader at Keyworth Stadium, tickets can be purchased here.
See the UWS 2 standings here: https://uwssoccer.com/league-2-standings/
OTHER NEWS OF NOTE
In light of the latest guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials, Keyworth Stadium has returned to full capacity.
Please review the CDC’s full guidelines here as of May 13, 2021: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html#anchor_1619526673330