June 23, 2012
Detroit City FC 1, AFC Cleveland 1
DCFC Stefan St. Louis (Keith Lough) 23′
AFCC Thomas Schmitt 87′
A new attendance record of 1,743 witness the deciding match of the Rust Belt Derby. The Supporters of Detroit City FC, AFC Cleveland, and FC Buffalo established this derby amongst themselves and created a weighty trophy to be held by the supporters of the winning team. If Le Rouge won this match, they would claim it. A draw or AFC Cleveland victory would award the trophy to them. The 2012 Rust Belt Derby went to Parma.
Let the game and smoke commence!