Detroit City FC

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  1. stos313

    stos313 New Member

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    How come no one is talking about this? (And I apologize if they are in another part of the forum)

    http://www.detcityfc.com

    While its low level soccer- pretty much akin to the Michigan Bucks, the fact that it will be soccer downtown seems to be generating a lot of excitement- and there is a built in fan base with the Detroit City Futbol League. There is already a supporters group popping up, and it looks like there could be a small but lively crowd at the games.


  2. SYoshonis

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    Actually, the NPSL is generally considered to be a level below the USL PDL, which includes the Bucks. For example, they have to qualify for the US Open Cup earlier than the PDL does.
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    Good to know- while I hate using analogies of other sports when talking about soccer- its kind of like "High A" vs "Low A" in minor league baseball? Like Lakeland Tigers (High A) vs the West Michigan Whitecaps (Low A)?
  4. SYoshonis

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    While not totally analogous, that is a good comparison. So is England's Conference Premier (NPSL) and League 2 (PDL), although that's still not perfect.


  5. stos313

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    Got it. Still, there is something cool about soccer being played in downtown Detroit. They are offering a package where $75 gives you a ticket to all 8 games, and a jersey. Otherwise you can pay $30 and get a scarf, heh.
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    Well I say AA and AAA is better since there could be very good teams in the NPSL that will not go up to PDL because we do not have a pro/rel system, so in that sense it is more like baseball than English soccer.

    Then again no system is perfect, maybe more like W-league vs WPSL all short 2-3 month long summer leagues.
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    While the level of play may be lower (I have no idea the relative qualities of each league), the USSF and FIFA recognize both the NPSL and USL PDL as 4th division leagues.
  8. kenntomasch

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    Actually there IS no "fourth division" in America. So, no, USSF and FIFA do not recognize the NPSL and PDL as "fourth division" leagues.

    Fans do, informally, but the USSF only uses the designations "Division I," "Division II" and "Division III" to refer to "men's outdoor professional soccer."

    Women's outdoor professional soccer has "Division I," "Division 2" and "Division 3."

    Indoor professional soccer has "Division A," "Division B" and "Division C."

    Though there are a handful of teams that consider themselves "professional" in the PDL (and there may be some in the NPSL, I don't know), their leagues are not considered "professional leagues," and are not given an official designation by either FIFA (which leaves that to the respective federations) or USSF. The PDL and NPSL hold an informal place in the hierarchy below the others, which is why some consider them to be part of "our fourth division," but there is no such official recognition as such by the powers that be.
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    There is a D3 for women?

    Also wouldn't the WPSL and W-league be equal to NPSL and PDL as 3 month summer amateur leagues (with some semi-pro teams).
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    Just because a division isn't occupied doesn't mean it doesn't exist, even as a placeholder.

    WPS had (grudgingly) "Division 1" sanctioning, but is the only women's outdoor pro league. If the W-League follows through on its rumored plans for a professional division, it would likely be Division 2, but I don't believe the current W-League has a division attached to it per USSF. I believe the W-League, WPSL, NPSL and PDL are all in the amateur division officially (even though some teams in those leagues apparently pay their players).

    USSF's policies dictate attaching numbers to professional league levels only, apparently. And there does not appear to be a Division B or C indoor league operating currently (the PASL Pro does not have USSF membership).
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    Do you have any documentation or articles to confirm this? There are multiple articles, beyond fan written articles or sites, that refer to both leagues as division 4 leagues. Is this simply an echo of the de facto D4 status?
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    Only US Soccer's policy guide (page 16) and the benefit of having worked in and/or around USL for the last 15 years.

    Yes, it is. It is not an official designation.
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    No matter what I still wished I lived in the area. The logo, scarf and jersey all look pretty sick.
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    yeah, I dig the name and crest. I'd like to see the actual jersey (will Slow's be the sponsor? I might buy it if they were, pretty rad).
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    the question is will it make enough noise for the MLS to notice
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    The answer is, if MLS comes to Detroit it will have zero to do with this club, any more than it does with any other NPSL team.
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    I have to agree with syoshonis this is very low level leauge under the usl pdl. I am all for it but the owners of an mls team will have its own rev team. My question is won't this cost a lot of money to run a team like this ? I am not a big fan of the color scheme but hey what do I know I am only a woman.
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    Well this is not a congressional hearing about birth control, so your opinion is welcomed.
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    Detroit City FC will be holding its first tryout at Oakland Yard, 5328 Highland Rd. (M-59) in Waterford, this Saturday, 2/18, from 9PM-12AM. So many players registered that they had to cut it off, and most likely this means there will be no less than 3 tryouts (possibly more) for the team! The Motor City Supporters will be out at DCFC's debut tryouts tomorrow night, rooting on the players who will be working hard in an attempt to make the squad. If you have a chance, come on out and root them on!
  20. bradd

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    Sorry guys for the late response, but Motor City Supporters is fully behind DCFC. A few of us were at the first round of try outs. Some good talent was there for sure.

    MCS will be present at all games in full Supporters Group mode. All of the events we are doing around town are posted on the webpage and our facebook page.

    http://www.motorcitysupporters.com
    facebook.com/motorcitysupporters

    I just haven't been paying that much attention to this board since I stepped down as moderator.

    Thanks!
    Bradd
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    still waiting on my scarf
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    nothing has gone out yet, what's the rush?
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    just saying...

    i guess... whats the hold up?
  24. footygal

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    Where are the scarfs?
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