Detroit City FC wins home opener, 1-0

Detroit limits offensive threat from Cincinnati Saints en route to victory

Dave Bartkowiak Jr./ClickOnDetroit

Fans in the Northern Guard were busy chanting, cheering and setting off smoke flares Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Detroit City FC's home opener against the Cincinnati Saints.

DETROIT - Detroit City FC did not disappoint loyal supporters Saturday afternoon as the club handled the Cincinnati Saints en route to a 1-0 victory at Cass Tech High School.

Zach Myers' goal came at about the 37th minute thanks to a great cross from Colin McAtee. Myers was near the goal line where he put it home.

Cincinnati was held to limited scoring opportunities as Detroit kept most of the pressure at the other end of the pitch.

There were a few yellow cards handed out as the game got a bit chippy up the middle. Cincinnati had a couple decent free kick looks, but couldn't generate any quality scoring chances.

The Northern Guard was loud and proud for this home opener on a beautiful afternoon. "You should have stayed indoors" was one of the more clever chants of the match. The Saints were playing in an indoor league just months ago before joining the NPSL. Detroit fans were quick to remind them of that.

Here is the "Tetris" cheer:


Detroit City FC's next game is Friday, May 16 against the Michigan Stars.

Detroit City FC vs. Michigan Stars
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16
Where: Cass Tech High School
Tickets: Tickets are $10 at the gate and $8 if ordered here.

"The Boys Are Back" banner was unveiled before the home opener kickoff.

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