MAY 12, 2012
NPSL Regular Season Match
Cass Tech High School, Detroit, MI
Detroit City FC 1, AFC Cleveland 1
DCFC Stefan St. Louis (Tom Oatley) 11′
AFC Vinny Bell 35′
A crowd of 1,072 fans ushered in Detroit’s new soccer team. It was also the debut of the Northern Guard Supporters.
The first march to the stadium:
The starting eleven:
The opening goal. In the 11th minute, the ball comes in from Tom Oatley to Stefan St. Louis, who puts it past Ben Yabrow.
And the first smoke from the Northern Guard Supporters to celebrate a goal.
In the 35th minute, Vinny Bell scores for AFC Cleveland to level the match.
The end of the match; the beginning of a beautiful relationship.