Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

The 2020 season held such promise.  The Detroit City FC men’s team had joined the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), becoming a third-tier professional soccer team, and the women’s team would begin its first season in United Women’s Soccer (UWS). On January 27, 2020, NISA announced its spring schedule for the eight teams, with each …

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An oppressively hot Sunday in historic Keyworth Stadium was the setting for the finals of the 2020 United Women’s Soccer Stadium Showcase.  On Friday, Midwest United FC dominated Livonia City FC in a 9-0 route, while Detroit City FC defeated Lansing United 2-1, setting up today’s matches. Friday night’s smoke out by the Northern Guard …

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 United Women’s Soccer season was cancelled.  As Michigan moved into Stage 4 of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s 6-stage Safe Start Plan, a tournament featuring four women’s teams was scheduled for the weekend at Keyworth. Two games were to be played on Friday night, and then on Sunday, the winners …

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July 17, 2020 Midwest United FC Complex, Kentwood, MI Midwest United FC 3, Detroit City FC 1 DCFC Torri Swingstock (Sydney Blomquist) 48′ MUFC Grace Labadie 54′ MUFC Macy Wierenga 61′ MUFC Grace Labadie 64′ Attendance: somewhere between 30 and 40. COVID-19 sucks.  The pandemic caused America to shut down in March to curb the …

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October 29, 2019 NPSL Members Cup Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI Detroit City FC 0, Milwaukee Torrent 1 Attendance:  5,720 happy folks Milwaukee Santiago D’Imperio 65′ FINAL RECORD 8-1-1 = 25 Points First Place/Champions! Goals For:  17 Yazeed Matthews 5, Cyrus Saydee, Danny Deakin, Ryan Peterson 2, Macrello Borges, Stephen Carroll, Jalen Crisler, Richard Bryan, Shawn …

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I begin this page not with the stats from this match, but from the match four days earlier when Detroit City FC traveled to New York to play the Cosmos.  It was the most important match, for the Cosmos had a record of 6-2-0, 20 points and City was at 6-1-0, 19 points.  A Cosmos …

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October 8, 2019 NPSL Members Cup Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI Detroit City FC 2, Michigan Stars 0 Attendance:  3,307 DCFC Ryan Peterson (PK) 65′ DCFC Richard Bryan (Ryan Peterson) 85′ Record: 6-1-0 = 19 points, 2nd Place Really?  The Michigan Stars in the NPSL Members Cup?  I thought we were done with this pretender back …

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October 5, 2019 NPSL Members Cup match Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga FC 0, Detroit City FC 1 Attendance:  3,307 DCFC Jalen Crisler (James Vaughan) Record:  5-1-0 16 points, 2nd Place Y’know, this Chattanooga road trip, though a long Friday ride (10 hours, 46 minutes from home to the hotel, one-way), is becoming my favorite.  …

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September 28, 2019 NPSL Members Cup Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI Detroit City FC 3, Napa Valley 1839 FC 0 Attendance:  5,414 DCFC Ryan Peterson (Cyrus Saydee) 13′ DCFC Yazeed Matthews (PK) 28′ DCFC Shawn Lawson (Danny Deakin) 67′ Record:  4-1-0 = 13 points, 2nd place Late September, and it’s getting chilly.  But with Napa Valley …

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September 21, 2019 NPLS Members Cup Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI Detroit City FC 1, New York Cosmos 1 Attendance: 6,297 DCFC Stephen Carroll (Danny Deakin) 47′ Cosmos Darwin Espinal 56′ Red Card – Cosmos Issac Acuna 71′ Record 3-1-0 10 points, 3rd Place The New York Cosmos.  Once, a legendary North American Soccer League titan, …

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