July 6, 2014
NPSL Regular Season
Cass Tech High School, Detroit, Michigan
Detroit City FC 2, Cincinnati Saints 0
DCFC Jeff Adkins (William Mellors-Blair) 9′
DCFC William Mellors-Blair (Jeff Adkins) 59′
After a 2-1 loss against the Michigan Stars on Friday, July 4th, City hosted the Cincinnati Saints for the second time this season.
Days prior to this match, the Metro Detroit soccer community suffered a tragedy. John Bieniewicz was about to red card a player while refereeing a match in Livonia when he was blindsided with a punch by the player, ultimately ending the life of the referee. Bieniewicz, the president of the Metro Detroit Soccer Officials Organization, was a 44-year-old husband and father of two boys. The incident shook the community.
To honor the life of John Bieniewicz, the Northern Guard Supporters created these “red cards” that were to be raised by all in silence in the 44th minute of the match.
As for the game, of course City pummeled the Saints into submission once more. That’s what we do.
The Kitchen/DCFC vs Bruce/Saints rivalry is once again absent any member of the Bruce family on City turf.
Jeff Adkins opens the scoring in the 9th minute.
Will Mellors-Blair completes the scoring with a 59th minute goal.