Detroit Soccer Team Goes Pro

December 11, 2019, 1:19 PM by  Jack Thomas

(Photo: Facebook/Detroit City FC)

Local soccer team Detroit City FC will now compete on a professional level after approval from U.S. Soccer. The announcement came Wednesday.

The team, dubbed Le Rouge, joined the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), a new third-tier division of U.S. Soccer that begins play next spring 2020.

The team evidently impressed the league at an August scrimmage, notching a victory over NISA’s Philadelphia Fury at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.

"We appreciate the approval from U.S. Soccer. It represents an unimaginable progression that has involved too many people to count – one that started with a neighborhood soccer league rooted in community service and led to Detroit's first professional soccer team in nearly 40 years," wrote Detroit City FC CEO Sean Mann in a press release.

Also joining them in ranks will be Pontiac-based Michigan Stars FC.

Leave a Comment:

Photo Of The Day 

Potd_img_5271_561 Peaceful protest in front of the Manoogian Mansion in downtown Detroit last night

By: Michael Lucido