Saturday is going to be a historic match day for the Detroit City FC soccer team for multiple reasons. It can thanks its fans for part of it.
DCFC will play in the first USL Championship game to air live on ESPN when it faces El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday at noon. The atmosphere is set to be a good one as the match is also the first-ever presale sellout of Keyworth Stadium.
According to a release from the team, DCFC sold out its 2017 NPSL National Semifinal against Midland-Odessa on matchday. Keyworth has hosted 7,000-plus for a DCFC match on nine occasions,
as recently as last week with an announced crowd of 7,011 against Sacramento. Keyworth’s capacity is listed at 7,231 for the 2022 season.
El Paso is 7-3-6 and sits fifth in the USL Championship’s Western Conference while DCFC sits in fourth in the Eastern Conference table with a mark of 7-4-3, just four points off first-place Memphis.
El Paso leads the USL Championship with 30 goals this season.
DCFC is coming off its first loss at Keyworth Stadium this season, snapping a 15-match unbeaten streak at home dating back to September 18, 2021.