Detroit City FC returns on Saturday

click to enlarge Detroit City FC at Keyworth Stadium. - JON DEBOER/DCFC
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Detroit City FC at Keyworth Stadium.

Detroit soccer fans, rejoice: Grassroots sensations Detroit City FC returns to Hamtramck's Keyworth Stadium on Saturday, April 14.

No mere "beer league" (although, yes, there is plenty of beer), DCFC keeps getting bigger and bigger since it was founded in 2012, drawing crowds of between 5,000 to 7,000 enthusiastic, smoke-bomb wielding hooligans and facing off against international top-tier teams. Plus, Le Rouge has been vocal about its intentions to one day turn pro.

While billionaires Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores lost a bid to get a Detroit Major League Soccer team in 2020, they could have another chance for 2022 when MLS will offer two more expansion franchise opportunities. Until then (and heck, probably long after then, too), we'll repeat the battle cry of DCFC fans: "City 'til we die."

For its home opener, DCFC will face off against Western Michigan University. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and are available here. $50 VIP tickets are available for the DFCU Financial Lounge — which includes on-field seating, food, and drinks — are available here. And for the DCFC superfans, $80 season tickets are available here.

Read more about DCFC's unlikely birth, and unlikelier rise to popularity, here.

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Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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