Match Day Photo Roundup: Detroit City FC vs FC Columbus

Jon Deboer

Dion Degennaro

Michael Kitchen

https://www.facebook.com/MikeKitchenEsq/media_set?set=a.10156037653440826&type=3

Franzi Loetzner

Match Day Photo Roundup: Detroit City FC vs AFC Ann Arbor

Here’s everyone’s photos from the match on Friday Night vs AFC Ann Arbor (Make sure to click through over to their twitter to see the full threads):

Jon Deboer

Dion Degennaro

Michael Kitchen

Michael posted his photos over on Facebook. You can check them out here:

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Franzi Loetzner

Nick Miko

Match Day Photos: Detroit City FC vs Kalamazoo FC

This is a little late but here’s the round up of everybody’s photos from the match on Sunday.

Jon as always had some great photos.

Here’s Dion’s photos. Make sure to click through to Twitter and view the whole thread.

I loved the look of happiness on everyone’s faces in this one.

Michael Kitchen’s posted his photos over on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/MikeKitchenEsq/media_set?set=a.10156008347315826&type=3

Finally, last but not least Franzi was taking some photos for Boys In Rouge.

Match Day Photos: Detroit City FC vs Kalamazoo FC – Nick Miko

Here are my photos from the match on Sunday. It was pouring rain when the match was starting. I didn’t bring my nice camera with me since it’s not weather sealed. So, I just used my iPhone in a waterproof case for these. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Feel free to download the full images and use however you would like as long as you give me credit.

4:51 Podcast: Hanging with our PAL

In this episode Red brings us some results from the LeRouge v. Michigan State match at the Corner Ballpark, goes Up in Smoke with a few supporters, shares the goodness of PAL, and Ron brings us some important #MLS2DET news…. and Tim loses his car again.

Detroit City FC Announces Affordable Youth Training Sessions

Detroit City FC is making it so affordable and easy to get into the game of soccer like no one ever has. Between this and all of their new youth leagues they are really changing US soccer for forever.

Detroit City FC is excited to launch exclusive youth training sessions hosted by Detroit City FC players!

DCFC training sessions are Wednesday nights at Detroit City Fieldhouse. These training sessions give youth players aged 6-17 the opportunity to train alongside Detroit’s professional players like Cyrus Saydee, Bakie Goodman and more for just $20 per session!

Via Detcityfc.com

Reading this reminds of this Guardian Article I read awhile back that talked about some of the struggles with youth soccer in the US.

Many see the roots of this failure in the expensive, well-organised network of pay-to-play suburban leagues. Some parents spend more than $10,000 (Β£7,420) a year on membership fees and out-of-town tournaments.

Those competitions are often where college coaches find recruits and national scouts identify prospects. Children in poor neighbourhoods in places such as Washington are priced out. Even the select few who get scholarships struggle with the logistics of reaching training fields far from public transport routes.

I really hope that this is the start of wide scale change within US soccer.

Photo from @DetroitCityFC on Twitter