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MELANIE KRUVELIS

Spring in Michigan doesn’t just mean baseball. It also means soccer – or, for purists – “football.”

This weekend, Detroit City FC kicks off its season with some international friendlies on this year’s schedule.

Also of note: Last week, Major League Soccer (MLS) officials were in town, as Detroit continues pressing its case for an MLS team.

Ford Field
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This is the day Detroit makes its pitch for one of two Major League Soccer franchises.

The Motor City bid is led by Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores, and Martha Firestone Ford, who know a thing or two about owning pro sports teams with the Cavaliers, Pistons, and Lions, respectively. And they're proposing Ford Field as the site for the new MLS team.

How strong is Detroit's bid?