May 12, 2012: AFC Cleveland

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′

Attendance: 1,072

A crowd of 1,072 fans ushered in Detroit’s new soccer team.  It was also the debut of the Northern Guard Supporters.

Pre-Game:

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The first march to the stadium:

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The starting eleven:

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The opening goal.  In the 11th minute, the ball comes in from Tom Oatley to Stefan St. Louis, who puts it past Ben Yabrow.

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And the first smoke from the Northern Guard Supporters to celebrate a goal.

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Action.

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In the 35th minute, Vinny Bell scores for AFC Cleveland to level the match.

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Action

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The end of the match; the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

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