May 16, 2014: Michigan Stars

May 16, 2014
NPSL Regular Season
Cass Tech High School, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit City FC 3, Michigan Stars 0
DCFC  Zach Myers (William Mellors-Blair) 23′
DCFC  William Mellors-Blair (Spencer Thompson) 24′
DCFC  Zach Myers (Cyrus Saydee) 41′

Attendance: 2,641

Surpassing our attendance record by 7, the second game of the season pitted Le Rouge against the Michigan Stars – the disease formerly known as FC Sparta Michigan.  The drama was magnified by the defection of Detroit City FC striker Stefan St. Louis to this opponent.  St. Louis scored City’s first goal in club history, and had become a fan favorite.  In one game, after scoring a goal he ran over to the Supporters’ Section and raised his jersey to reveal a t-shirt beneath which read City Til I Die.  His decision to play for the Stars incurred the wrath of the Northern Guard Supporters.  It was declared that because he wore the City Til I Die t-shirt, and that now his allegiance was to the Michigan Stars, that he was dead to the supporters.  They even created a special chant to dishonor the former Le Rouge player.  Sung to the tune of Clementine:

You’re a traitor, You’re a traitor, You’re a TRAIIIIITOR, St. Louis
You were City, Now you’re shitty, You’ll get no pity, St. Louis.

You’re a traitor, You’re a traitor, You’re a TRAIIIIITOR, St. Louis
You were City, Til they paid you, What’s the price of loy-al-ty?

Yup.  There ain’t no pity in Detroit City.

Pre-Game

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Action

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Will Mellors-Blair slots a pass between the keeper and defender to a wide-open Zach Myers to open the scoring in the 23rd minute!

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A minute later, Will Mellors-Blair finds a pass from Spencer Thompson and cuts by the keeper, placing the ball in the gaping goal to double the lead.

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Late in the first half, Zach Myers wraps up the scoring with his second goal of the match.

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The team’s second win in the season’s second match, and the sheet remains clean.

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