Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Detroit City FC will face off against MSU men’s soccer team on 420

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 4:42 PM

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When Detroit City FC faces off with MSU’s soccer team on the international day of marijuana, the normally raucous supporter section might find itself somewhat languid.

DCFC will host the Michigan State men’s soccer team in a preseason friendly on April 20. The game will start at 5 p.m., at the site of the Detroit Police Athletic League and former Tiger’s Stadium, The Corner Ballpark in Corktown.

“Since our very beginning, we’ve always had strong ties to Michigan State’s soccer program and have a huge amount respect for the staff and players,” said DCFC CEO Sean Mann in a statement. “Coming off their historic 2018 campaign, we’re looking forward to an entertaining match against the Spartans at a great new Detroit facility.”

Last year, MSU’s soccer team made it to the top college soccer tournament, the College Cup, for the first time since 1968.

DCFC’s 2019 season is set to be a big one. They will join a new league, an 11-team professional offshoot of the National Premier Soccer League, for its inaugural season, facing off against Miami FC on Aug. 10 to kick the season off.

The Hamtramck-based football club also recently signed on a new head coach, Trevor James, who left behind LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer to join Le Rouge. He formerly worked with teams across Western Europe, including FC Barcelona.

Admission for the match against MSU is $5. Tickets will be released at a later date.

Will Feuer is an editorial intern for Metro Times.

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