Stars, DCFC International Derby Match

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Once known as the Border Stars in its long history, the Windsor Stars will cross that border tonight to engage in an international friendly match against the Detroit City FC at Cass Technical Stadium.

The Stars, currently in 7th place after 11 League 1 Ontario games, have a bye week since the re-designation of last Sunday’s tilt vs Woodbridge, from a league match to a Cup game. Coach Shane Topalovic will use the opportunity to keep the side active and in game shape while helping to create some local rivalry with Detroit City FC.

Detroit City are looking to tune up for their National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region playoffs. They enter tonight’s friendly having split their final two games of the regular season by dropping a 3-2 result at Erie and shutting out the Michigan Stars 2-0.

“That’s going to be a big day for us in terms of preparation,” DCFC head coach Ben Pirmann told Ted James. “It’s a good chance to try some new combinations of players because we’re dealing with a few injuries. A lot of guys are going to be playing.”

Tickets for tonight’s match go on sale at the stadium 90 minutes prior to kick off, and are just $10 per person.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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