May 12, 2013: at FC Sparta Michigan

May 12, 2013
NPSL Regular Season
Hurley Field, Berkley, MI

Detroit City FC 5, FC Sparta Michigan 1.
DCFC Latif Alashe (Cyrus Saydee) 21′
DCFC Zach Myers (Zach Schewee) 23′
DCFC Zach Myers (Zach Schewee) 56′
DCFC Knox Cameron (Zeke Harris) 58′
FCSM Matthew Nedwicki 82′
DCFC Knox Cameron (Latif Alashe)?’

Attendance: 460?

Welcome to the NPSL, Sparta!

It was Mother’s Day, and a very cold Mother’s day at that.

This was my first road game, if you call going to Berkley a road trip.  The night began with a full-body pat down search by FC Sparta’s sole security officer.  Our reputation preceded us.  I don’t think he appreciated my giggling.  From what I heard later, he patted down every Northern Guard Supporter, even the children.

A crowd of about 460 were in attendance at this match – four hundred of whom were DCFC supporters that rocked the visiting side of the stadium.  It was a very cold night, with fingers freezing on the camera.

This FC Sparta team came into the league this season, trying to capitalize on what we had grown at Cass.  They were in for a rude awakening when they had little support in the stands and little quality on the pitch.  Le Rouge dominated them.


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Starting Eleven (Where are the FC Sparta Michigan fans?)



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Latif Alashe recorded Detroit City FC’s 1st goal of the 2013 campaign in the 21st minute.


Two minutes later, Zach Myers doubled the lead, scoring his first of two goals in the match.




City added two more goals by Knox Cameron, spoiling FC Sparta’s franchise opener.

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