After persevering through two games in just three days, Detroit City FC is back to its usual schedule. This upcoming weekend only features one game for Le Rouge, but it’s important nonetheless. Saturday, June 6, DCFC hosts the Madison 56ers at Cass Tech, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
The match will benefit Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization whose athletic programs help more than 11,000 Detroit children per year, to support youth soccer in the city. Players will wear specially designed jerseys that will be auctioned off after the match and sold at the stadium, with proceeds benefitting Detroit PAL’s soccer programs.
The current National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) standings have Madison and DCFC both tied for first place atop the Midwest Region, along with Lansing United. The 56ers may be tied with Detroit on paper, but by comparing past opponents, the Boys in Rouge should have the edge. In its first game of the season, Madison fought to a 2-2 draw with the Minnesota TwinStars, who DCFC dominated, 6-1, last Friday – a result that should give head coach Ben Pirmann reason to be confident heading into this matchup.
DCFC went one-and-one over the previous weekend. In a goal-filled frenzy at Cass Tech last Friday, DCFC sent the Minnesota TwinStars packing behind a 6-1 victory in front of 3,201 supporters. Four of the goals came in first half, all from different scorers. The M1 Imaging Man of the Match award went to Jeff Adkins (Butler) who tallied one goal and one assist on the night. The following contest was not as prosperous for Le Rouge, falling to Lansing United 3-1.
City’s next home game won’t arrive until June 17, so make sure to see the team in action at Cass Tech this Saturday night when it takes on Madison. Get your tickets for this matchup as well as the rest of the 2015 home schedule online at detcityfc.com/tickets.