adventures of a Detroit soccer hipster pt. 1
entering its fifth season, the Detroit City Futbol League can claim a number of accomplishments. the league that began with eleven teams has grown to a thirty-four team membership. City League commissioner and founder Sean Mann has mobilized the ground swell of soccer love and community to launch Detroit City Football Club, to amazing results. the Copa Detroit is highly coveted trophy and an amazing festival that not only celebrates the preceding season, but the hard work the teams put into community service.
volunteering and community action have been hallmarks of the league from the early days. to paraphrase Sean, it’s nice to get together for something positive for a change, not just fighting Matty Maroun or demanding streetlights. soccer camps and gardens, building benches for bus stops and mowing city parks. the City League is making a tangible impact on a city that relies on its citizens, and the citizens from surrounding areas, to make ends meet on a micro level.
the divisions for this season, who’s names make zero sense to me, are separated by talent level relative to last season. the undefeated squads will battle it out this summer during the regular season, ensuring that defending COPA champions Chinatown have a tough road to hoe before 3 August, the Sunday of the COPA.
here’s to a well-played, sporting season to all of the DCFL teams. from originators like The Villages and Midtown FC, to first year squads like Old Redford and Patton Park, i wish everyone good luck and good fun this summer.
because i bet something is going to happen to Chelsea regarding all of this buy-a-dude-just-to-loan-them-to-avoid-Financial-Fair-Play business. i’m just waiting for the shoes to start dropping.
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