A big portion of my life is spent living and dying watching sports tickers or catching a bit of a game at a bar. I love my teams. I know a lot of nerds and geek-types feel I am some sort of traitor, but I’ll be damned if I don’t scratch that tribal part of my soul from time to time.
I very much enjoy the passion of being not just a fan, but a supporter. Smoke in the air, drums holding a beat, banners waving in the wind. Whether it is painting tifos or donning my rouge et or kilt, I am proud to stand behind DCFC
So who are the bastards I will be belly-aching about?
Detroit City Football Club – the best thing to happen to American soccer. If you disagree you are wrong and can fuck right off to wherever you come from. Detroit City is a grassroots-built supporter owned club. If you’re a soccer fan in Detroit, you owe it to yourself to get involved.
Newcastle United Football Club – the magpies from NE England are a long-time affair of mine. In 2019 I finally made it to Newcastle to catch not one, but two games live, as well as games in Glasgow and in Kendal. It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to do something like it again.
FC St. Pauli – the star of Hamburgh, the Kiezkickers are a supporter-own and run left-wing club in the second division of German football. Having them visit and play in Detroit was a dream come true, as was meeting so many of the players and management.