July 19, 2015
NPSL Regular Season
Wisner Memorial Stadium, Pontiac, Michigan
Detroit City FC 2, Michigan Stars 0
DCFC Javi Bautista (Bobby Budlong) 51′
DCFC Seb Harris (Cyrus Saydee) 56′
Attendance: Close to an equal split of Northern Guard Supporters and guests of the host.
Final match of the regular season in Pontiac against the Michigan Stars. I arrived early, garbed in my photographer’s vest peppered with City After Dark/NGS buttons, Rouge Rover scarf draped over my shoulders, and black DCFC cap. Bought my ticket then went through the gate where I was met by two security guards. One of them asked me if I was with the other team.
I acknowledged the obvious, to which he then pointed to the opposite side of the field. “You go over there.”
Always interesting visiting this opponent.
The game meant nothing to the Stars, and to us it only determined where we would be seeded in the playoffs to be held in Madison, Wisconsin. Still, it was the Stars, and after scaring them to the other side of the field during warm-ups, defeating them on the score sheet was the goal. Two goals within five minutes in the second half by Javi Bautista and Seb Harris ended the regular season on a winning note.