On May 12, 2012, Detroit City Football Club played its first National Premiere Soccer League (NPSL) match at Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. The 1,072 fans, including myself, were introduced to this fourth-tier amateur football club, unaware of where it would be ten years later. All we cared about was that within our community, we could support a Detroit soccer team being built at the grassroots.
Entering Detroit City FC’s tenth season in 2021, the team has grown into a community soccer system with four youth team affiliates, and introducing a U-23 Men’s Reserve Team and United Women’s Soccer (UWS)2 Reserve Team to join with the Men’s 3rd-tier professional team in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) and Women’s team in the UWS, playing matches at historic Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.
Then, on November 9, 2021, the club made the announcement that it would move into the USL Championship league, a 2nd-tier professional league for the 2022 season. The Women’s Team would also make the jump to the USL-W League.
Since that first match, I’ve taken my camera to as many matches I could attend, which includes every home game to date, and several road matches. Included in these pages is the story, in photos, videos, and personal impressions, of the only club that matters – Detroit City FC.
Please enjoy this unofficial digital history of Detroit City FC as much as I have capturing it.
City Til I Die!
FOR PHOTOS OF THE MOST RECENT MATCHES NOT YET PUBLISHED HERE, VISIT THE UNOFFICIAL DETROIT CITY FC DIGITAL HISTORY FACEBOOK PAGE!