Minneapolis City SC is a fourth-division soccer team that is bringing soccer to the purest form in the Twin Cities. The club has developed a following via off-beat social media promotions, pink colored jerseys, and a dedicated supporters group.
Professional soccer is headed to the Midwest, this time in the form of Cleveland SC. The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) announced the move this month in a statement, with the team joining the Midwest Region East Conference. Enthusiasm for the team is already growing in the city. Samuel T. Seibert, a native of Northeast Ohio who has an MBA in Sports Management from Tiffin University, will lead the team.
Miami gained another professional sports team this week in addition to David Beckham’s long-awaited MLS team. Miami FC 2 has been announced and is now set to join the NPSL for the 2018 season. The team is a temporary team for the Miami FC squad that plays in the NASL. After the NASL pushed back the season’s starting date from April to August to better align play with the world-wide soccer calendar, the team was left with a large gap between playing times. The answer is a new team in a new league.
Detroit City FC is a tale of hardcore fan supporters making the team into something great. When they wanted to move into a larger home, the team’s supporters and fans raised over $700,000 to renovate Keyworth Stadium; practically every game is a sellout of over 7k fans. The supporters group is one that rivals some of the best in professional soccer throughout America.