Detroit City FC

Discussion in 'Detroit' started by stos313, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The main stands were complete (and filled in soon after kickoff). The opposite-side stands were only built up in the middle (so the left and right sides were tarped). But they also had more lumber stacked up, so those stands should get built soon.

    Yeah, they might have under-judged the turnout for that game. Got lucky finding a parking spot. And it would have been nice to see the field while waiting in line for pizza and pop. (Missed the PK call; but just got back to see the kick.)

    And on a personal note, I'm originally from Hamtramck. It was kind of surreal seeing this in what was my high school's field. Almost thought of parking at my old house (still in my family) and walking there, just like the ole' days.
     
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  2. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yes.... some of the stands are still being renovated.... i dont think they have drawn near that number since the opening game.. .but that is to be expected... i bet they are averaging over 5000 game.. and for D4 soccer, that is impressive.
     
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.detcityfc.com/news_article/show/657903?referrer_id=1533686-news

    Detroit City FC will take to the pitch on Saturday, June 25 in recognition of Freedom House, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization that supports individuals fleeing persecution from around the world.
    In support of Freedom House and refugees’ basic human rights and dignity, and in our effort to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, DCFC players will wear commemorative jerseys for the June 25th match against Dayton Dynamo at Keyworth Stadium.
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    article says 5-6 years til a MLS team comes to detroit... thats a long time for DCFC to get further entrenched in the soccer culture in detroit.. if MLS does come, i still see DCFC surviving, but with the loyal following they have now, but not get any bigger
     
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Detroit City FC to host Glentoran FC for Detroit Cougars Tribute Match on May 27
    11/26/2016, 9:45am EST

    http://www.detcityfc.com/news_article/show/726660?referrer_id=1533258

    The Detroit Cougars Tribute Match at Keyworth Stadium will honor the 1967 Detroit Cougars team, which was represented by Glentoran FC.

    The origin story of the Cougars is one of the most intriguing untold stories in Detroit sports. In an effort to bring professional soccer to the United States following the 1966 World Cup, the Cougars were one of 12 founding members of the United States Association (USA), a national league comprised of teams imported from Europe and South America.

    The international teams were chosen to represent different cities across America, with Glentoran selected to play as the Cougars.
     
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, the supporters aren't buying in, the DCFC owners however are wait and see...

    "DCFC’s owners have had conversations with the MLS group and say they will continue to discuss possibilities, but with potential expansion plans years away, and land usage issues at the crux of the debate, the likelihood of either outcome is hard to tell right now."
     
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  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DCFC is hiring!
    02/21/2017, 3:30pm EST

    By Detroit City FC
    Here's your chance to work with Detroit City FC.

    DCFC is seeking a self-starting entrepreneur to serve as the organization’s Community Liaison.

    This individual will be responsible for growing the club’s presence in the community through outreach and relationship building with a diverse network of individuals and groups.

    The position will be responsible for management and promotion of the Detroit City Futbol League, the highly popular adult recreational soccer league that inspired the creation of Detroit City FC, and other community based soccer camps and recreational leagues organized by DCFC.

    The right candidate will be comfortable representing the organization and its mission in meetings, appreciate the powerful role sport can play in our community, and be a team player committed to supporting the exciting growth of the organization.

    Major Functions and Responsibilities:

    1. Community Outreach - Increase Detroit City FC’s reach among business and community groups, as well as with the local soccer community by developing and maintaining relationships among a diverse network.

    2. Detroit City Futbol League - Responsible for the organization, registration, promotion, and management of the popular adult recreational soccer leagues that make up the Detroit City Futbol League.

    3. Ticket Sales - Assist the sales team in the execution of the club’s plan to increase organization’s average home match attendance through single, season, and group ticket sales.

    Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

    1. Bachelor’s degree.

    2. Experience in community relations.

    3. Available to work nights and weekends.

    4. Strong written and oral communication skills.

    5. Must have reliable transportation.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Strong relationships with local soccer community.

    2. Fluency in a second language (Spanish or Arabic).

    3. Previous sales experience.

    4. Previous experience in operations or event planning.

    5. Demonstrates leadership ability in problems solving and oversight.

    This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds, be mobile for extended periods of time, work more than ten hours in a given day, and travel to away games.

    This is a full-time, entry-level position with benefits.

    Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to employment@detcityfc.com.

    Resumes will be accepted until March 13.
     
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  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.detcityfc.com/news_article/show/793240?referrer_id=1533258

    5/16/2017
    9:45am EDT

    Detroit City FC will welcome Venezia FC, of Venice, Italy, for an international friendly at Keyworth Stadium on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 PM.

    The international match is presented by Quicken Loans and the Detroit Pistons.

    The friendly marks Venezia’s first-ever match in the United States.

    Founded in 1907, Venezia is coming off one of the most successful seasons in its history, including winning Lega Pro, the third division of Italian soccer, thereby earning promotion to Serie B, and winning the Coppa Italia championship.
     
  15. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    So Gilbert and Gores, the two guys wanting to bring an MLS side to Detroit, are setting up an international friendly for Detroit City FC.

    Do I smell a partnership brewing?
     
  16. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure seems like it.
     
  17. Tobias C

    Tobias C Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Mar 6, 2014
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its not just brought to you by Quicken Loans or the Pistons. Its brought by the combined effort of the two entities, aka MLS Detroit. I dont see how this isnt some kind of partnership. What it all means is to be determined.

    Is it goodwill so that the diehard soccer fans in Detroit hopefully warmup to their prospective team?

    Is it actual investment in DCFC?......maybe they acquire Detroit City, move them to USL D3 as their affiliate, allow them to do things they want to as far as the supporters go and maintaining their culture?

    Maybe theyre building up DCFCs brand because they want to acquire it and make Detroit City the MLS team?

    Wild speculation. They cant just be doing it out of the kindness of their hearts though. Theres something beneficial to them.
     
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  18. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    seems a lot of MLS teams are running a team in USL or NPSL as their reserve squad... maybe that is the partnership... you keep your DCFC team in Hamtramak, we will partner with you and your brand and have a built in, recognizable name/team as we enter MLS and who knows, maybe Northern Guard will jump on board since the MLS team would be an offshoot of the NPSL original. i have zero inside information, just on the outside speculating as well.
     
  19. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some of the MLS 2 teams in USL are MLS owned and some are just affiliated with a MLS team. Either scenario could be good for DCFC and MLS Detroit. It would be beneficial to build on what DCFC started and for the MLS group to support the effort.
     
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  20. Tobias C

    Tobias C Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Mar 6, 2014
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the type of relationship that Houston has with Rio Grande Valley would be good. Let DCFC handle their business on their own (their stadium, their branding and marketing, ticketing and concessions and merchandise....and the MLS team will control their soccer operations, signing all their coaching staff and players for them and paying all their salaries. If MLS Detroit covers the cost of player salaries (because its their players) and maybe helps DCFC with any expansion fee USL D3 might require, DCFC should probably be able to handle the funding of the business operations, even at D3 level.

    A problem that I think might be encountered is DCFC fans wont be okay with being the 2nd team to an MLS team that has the same identity as them. Either MLS Detroit acquires DCFC and moves them from NPSL directly to MLS.....or leaves them to be their own independent lower division team and business and just affiliates with them on some level.

    I could see DCFC fans prefering to avoid USL since its in bed with MLS though. They could potentially join that other D3 league thats in development (i dont know its name, Wilt is involved) but that would complicate a relationship with the MLS team since their 2nd sides are in USL.

    Itll be interesting to see how it shakes out.
     
  21. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I assume that DCFC will be a founding member of NISA (NASL aligned D3 league) next year. I wonder how that will play into the whole MLS investor group and DCFC drama?
     
  22. Tobias C

    Tobias C Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Mar 6, 2014
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know that whole family of leagues will appeal more to DCFC, especially their diehard supporters.....and it's not compatible with MLS and it's partnership with USL. It is what it is. Maybe they just call it a day and walk away from the negotiating table.

    In the meanwhile.....Garber and Gores are more than welcome to invest in another rust belt city that has Detroit affiliate teams, Toledo... (Tigers/Mud Hens & Red Wings/Walleye). We support our minor league sports well here. We have strong youth soccer clubs here but the only real team in Northwest Ohio is our PLA (like 5th division) team Toledo Villa. I've talked to their president and they're interested in moving to PDL then eventually USL D2 or 3 if funding is there. G&G could help them with that quite easily.

    I'm clearly biased. Just sayin....
     
  23. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm thinking you might be under-estimating the impact MLS will have on DCFC.
     
  24. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    since Peter Wilt was spotted at the last DCFC match...I can betcha he was doing some courting
     
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  25. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i am willing to bet they are a key team for this NISA
     

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