soccer http://michiganradio.org en Big-time soccer coming to The Big House http://michiganradio.org/post/big-time-soccer-coming-big-house <p>Two of the world's biggest soccer teams are officially coming to Ann Arbor. English champions Manchester United will play Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Big House on Aug. &nbsp;2. The match is part of an off-season tournament that follows the World Cup in Brazil.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:58:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17107 at http://michiganradio.org Big-time soccer coming to The Big House Detroit City Futbol Club brings European-style fandom to Motor City http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-city-futbol-club-brings-european-style-fandom-motor-city <p>We mentioned this morning that despite Detroit's troubles, there are plenty of things in the city to cheer about.</p><p>One of those things is the Detroit City Futbol&nbsp;Club.</p><p>The team just completed an undefeated regular season thanks to skilled players and an enthusiastic fan base who loudly cheer on the team they call "Le Rouge."</p><p>The fans are not "hooligans," those people are violent. But the "Northern Guard" (as they are known) do like to set off smoke bombs when the team scores.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:21:32 +0000 Mark Brush 13469 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit City Futbol Club brings European-style fandom to Motor City Jeep signs major deal with Italian soccer team http://michiganradio.org/post/jeep-signs-major-deal-italian-soccer-team <p>Jeep has signed a three-year, $45 million&nbsp;marketing deal with an Italian professional football club.&nbsp;</p><p>The agreement could help the brand make inroads in Europe, where SUVs are&nbsp;uncommon.</p><p>The Jeep logo will soon appear on the backs of the jerseys worn by the Italian soccer team Juventus.&nbsp; The team will also get Jeeps for club use.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon says it&rsquo;s an aggressive marketing ploy that will almost certainly boost Jeep&rsquo;s brand awareness in Europe.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 21:50:37 +0000 Tracy Samilton 6954 at http://michiganradio.org Jeep signs major deal with Italian soccer team