June 17, 2019
NPSL Regular Season Match
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI
Detroit City FC 0, Grand Rapids FC 2
Record: 4-1-3 – 13pts
GRFC Scott Doney 74′
GRFC Morris Kamara 90+’
Stifling. That’s how the heat felt on this Father’s Day afternoon match. So hot, my son and grandson beaded with sweat pre-match.
Tonight’s commemorative jerseys were auctioned off following the match in order to raise money for United Community Housing Coalition. The non-profit UCHC has worked in Detroit to house the homeless and those on the brink of homelessness, including families and children, seniors, and veterans for over forty years. It provides landlord tenant legal counseling, housing placement, tenant organizing, and tax and mortgage foreclosure prevention. Each year, UCHC serves more than 6,000 homeless and at-risk Detroiters. However, it will lose 40 percent of its funding under proposed cuts from the Trump Administration. Last year, the charity commemorative jersey match raised $3,500 for Alternatives For Girls.
It was scoreless at the half, as the triple-digit heat fueled some nastiness on the pitch. Also, City keeper, Fernando Pena, suffered an injury while making a save around the quarter-hour mark. Though it was hot, the Pentax and I didn’t feel it, as the camera never once turned itself off like it did back in Indiana.
Held scoreless at home for the second straight match, playoff hopes began melting in mid-June. Still, we love our boys in rouge.