By Jayant Panuganti |
Fútbol, or soccer, as it is commonly referred to in the US is a growing sport and has potential to grow significantly in the near future. Currently, in the National Premier Soccer League sits the Midwestern region’s top-seeded Detroit City FC. But that is not all, according to multiple sources, Detroit Pistons owner, Tom Gores, alongside notorious Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, are rumoured to be locked in for $750,000 contract to begin renovating their pitch, Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, MI. This is in addition to settling the primary expenses to finalise the transition from NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) to the MLS (Major League Soccer). Being in the MLS, Detroit City FC will encounter reputable competition as they square off against teams such as The Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC, and others. However, there is an understanding that this might not happen as soon as this summer, however sources do indicate that Detroit City FC should be fermented into the league by 2018.
This not only creates multiple new economic opportunities, but also invited good potential soccer talents to the Detroit area, giving all the more reason to begin preparing for Detroit City FC’s transition to the MLS. This transition alone is supposed to bring a projected $6.6 million in revenue and from there it can only grow. Detroit City FC finished their season as first in the midwestern region and will look to transfer the same winning mentality onto the MLS regardless of how long it takes.
Merchandise of Detroit City FC’s new uniforms has a leaked release date of August 16, 2016 which is something future MLS team fans of Detroit should certainly watch out for, as they now have potential to grab big names to build around such as Carlos Teves and Zlatan Ibrahimovich. With Detroit City joining a league worth $2.2 billion, the city can hope to benefit from the change as well.