Detroit City FC has 2 big matches this weekend

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Jun 05 2014 02:16:41 PM EDT

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Detroit City FC captain Josh Rogers (No. 6) runs to celebrate with the Northern Guard after scoring on a penalty kick against Lansing United on May 23, 2014. DCFC won 1-0. 

DETROIT -

Detroit City FC will play two matches this weekend beginning Friday night at Cass Tech High School. 

Friday night's match is against the Erie Admirals (1-0-3), the team that knocked DCFC out of the playoffs last season, ruining an otherwise unbeaten record. This one should be a dandy. 

Detroit (4-1-0) is coming off of a road trip to Cincinnati where they beat the Saints, 3-2. Then they traveled to Indiana for a June 1 match in which they tied the Fire, 2-2. 

After Friday night's game an auction will be held for special game-worn jerseys which support LGBQT inclusion in sports. 

Detroit City FC vs. Erie Admirals
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Cass Tech High School
Tickets: $8 at the gate or $10 in advance -- season ticket packages still are available

City will have to pack up and move out of town Saturday for a game Sunday in Buffalo against rival FC Buffalo (1-1-2). 

Detroit City FC vs. FC Buffalo
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Demske Sports Complex at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

FC Buffalo, AFC Cleveland and DCFC all compete in what is called the "Rust Belt Derby." It's based on results of regular season games played between the three clubs. DCFC won it last season with 3 wins and a tie.

FC Buffalo was RBD runner up with 2 wins and 2 losses. AFC Cleveland didn't register a win in last year's RBD, but they won the inaugural season with a 3-3-0 record. 

FC Buffalo and AFC Cleveland now compete in the Great Lakes East conference. 

Here's a look at the NPSL Great Lakes West standings: 

Indiana Fire -- 4-0-2 for 14 points
Lansing United -- 4-1-1 for 13 points
Detroit City FC -- 4-0-1 for 13 points
Michigan Stars -- 1-4-0 for 3 points
Cincinnati Saints -- 1-5-0 for 3 points

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