There's a double threat of indicators in what would otherwise be just another sporting event in Metro Detroit. (1) An International Soccer showdown will be taking place at the Pontiac Silverdome, showing that the new owners are working hard to revitalize the venerable venue and (2) there's enough of an international community in Metro Detroit to attract such an event.
"This International Soccer Tournament features four international teams to compete in Detroit. The soccer teams are: River Plate of Argentina; UNAM Pumas of Mexico; Ferencvarosi FC and Vasas FC of Hungary. The teams will fly to Detroit for this special match tournament from European matches.
The tournament schedule begins with the teams arriving on February 2 and playing warm-up and practice games at the Silverdome on February 3."
Read the rest here