As the mood of the City of Detroit continues to turn more upbeat, it is gratifying to see entrepreneurs want to help Detroit’s young people in new ways.  The latest example of that is the new minor league soccer team that will soon begin play at Cass Tech’s field – the Detroit City Football Club (

The team’s co-founder, Sean Mann, says the team wants to do more than just play on a DPS field.  So, now through April 29th, the team will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the DPS Foundation for each season pass it sells.  Passes are just $30 for the season that starts May 12th and can be purchased at the following link: So athletics enthusiasts will be able to help programs that benefit students, as well as seeing a new sports team in Detroit.

The team is also enhancing the field so the school can take pride in hosting a minor league soccer team, as well as a State Championship football team.  “People know the name Cass Tech, but now we need to get people there,” said Mann.  “This will provide a DPS school with some great exposure.”

Mann also says that several DPS alumni, who played soccer through their school careers, have a chance to make the team after tryouts are complete.  Now, that would be a real kick, wouldn’t it?