Detroit City FC's starting lineup in its special edition jerseys worn in solidarity with visitors Michigan State University following the recent on-campus tragedy that took place on February 13. | Photo courtesy Jon DeBoer / Detroit City FC
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Detroit City FC showed its support for the Michigan State University community on Saturday afternoon as it hosted the Spartans for a preseason contest at Keyworth Stadium.
Prior to kickoff, the teams exchanged shirts as the Spartans gave Le Rouge players and staff Spartan Strong tops while Le Rouge exchanged special jerseys that they would be wearing in the match to show their solidarity with the Spartans as the whole Michigan State University community deals with the tragic events that took place on February 13.
Detroit City FC will auction its match-worn special kits with the proceeds going directly to the Michigan State University Spartan Strong Fund. The auction is currently live online with bidding closing this coming Thursday.
The Spartan Strong fund was created to support the Michigan State community following the tragic events on their campus. Funds will go to provide support for the evolving needs of the individuals most critically impacted. Direct donations can also be made online.
In the contest, a pair of goals by Skage Simonsen gave Le Rouge a 2-0 victory as the side continued its preparations for the upcoming 2023 USL Championship season.