Stars To Host Detroit City FC For International Friendly

Stars DCFC Ademolu soccer

Brett Holmberg (19) and Erik Cirovski (7) congratulate Stars captain Stephen Ademolu moments after he scored to put Windsor up 1-0 at the 2015 international friendly against Detroit City FC.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-columnBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor’s League 1 Ontario entry, the Windsor Stars, will host Detroit City FC in their annual international friendly match, this coming Sunday, April 24, at 4:00pm.

Stars-DCFC-poster-2016-300Each year the match rotates between home fields in Windsor and Detroit. In last year’s friendly, the Stars emerged victorious after a hard fought 1-0 win at Cass Technical HS, on a late goal from Stars captain Stephen Ademolu.

This year, the friendly will be held at Alumni Stadium at the University of Windsor.

A large crowd always turns out for the annual match with 3,485 attending last year’s contest in Detroit. The fans are augmented by Detroit City FC’s boisterous supporter club, The Northern Guard, who are expected to put in an appearance on April 24.

The cost to attend Sunday’s game at Alumni Field is just $5 per person with children under 14 years of age free with an adult.

Stars DCFC Northern Guard soccer

Detroit City FC supporters, The Northern Guard, supply all the bells and whistles to create a first class soccer experience.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.


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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