Detroit City FC fights for 1st place

Headline Goes Here Kelly Haapala

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 is 1 point behind 1st place in the Midwest Region of the National Premier Soccer League with a strong chance to go into the playoffs in the top spot.

Coach Ben Pirmann's DCFC team record of 7-2-3 gives them 24 points. The team has two regular season games left this weekend.

Their last home regular season game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cass Tech High School against Fort Pitt Regiment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here or at the door, but may be sold out by game time. The first 900 fans through the gate will receive a DCFC-themed foam can insulator.

The biggest game of the year, however, will be noon Sunday at Michigan State University's DeMartin Soccer Stadium. Detroit City will face Lansing United, the current 1st place team. United is led by coach Eric Rudland.

Sunday's match will feature the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds playing each other -- DCFC and Lansing United. Lansing currently sits at 7-3-2 and will play Indiana Fire on Friday night. The Fire are 3 points behind in 3rd place.

It's clutch time this weekend for DCFC to gain top seed in their division and the Great Lakes West Conference heading into playoffs.

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Detroit City FC teammates huddle during a game against Lansing United on May 23, 2014. (@KellyHaapala)

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