April 26, 2012

Introducing: the Rust Belt Derby

Our very own Detroit City FC supporter's group, the Northern Guard, have come together with supporters groups from Buffalo and Cleveland to create les Rouge's very first rivalry series: the Rust Belt Derby. Here's how it works:

Each team will earn Derby Points based on the result of each match; 3 for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. At the end of the season, the team with the highest total of derby points will take home the Rust Belt Derby Cup. In the event of a tie, teams will gain a derby point for each goal scored in the series, and lose a derby point for each goal conceded. Everything I've read so far about Detroit City FC has only made me like the club more. Let's hope the Spirit can bring home that rusty cup for the inaugural season of both the team and the competition itself.

The matches for the Rust Belt Derby
5-13-12 Buffalo v Detroit
5-18-12 Cleveland v Buffalo
5-27-12 Buffalo v Cleveland
6-8-12 Cleveland v Detroit
6-16-12 Detroit v Buffalo
6-23-12 Detroit v Cleveland

I think what die-hard football fans will be wondering is: Should we pronounce it 'derby' or 'darby'?

Check it out on the official page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rust-Belt-Derby/294015504014614

Allez Rouge!

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