Rust Belt Derby
|Rust Belt Derby|
|Participants:||FC Buffalo||Detroit City FC|
|Current Holder:||Detroit City FC|
|Total Rust Belt Derby Wins|
2013 2014 2015 2016
The Rust Belt Derby is a soccer rivalry currently played between Detroit City FC and FC Buffalo (with AFC Cleveland as a former winner/participant) who play in the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of American soccer. The Derby is between select NPSL teams that play in the Rust Belt region of the United States.
The series is based on the results of games played between the three sides, much like the Cascadia Cup. Cleveland won the inaugural Rust Belt Derby on June 23, 2012 following a 1-1 draw with Detroit City.
In 2016 AFC Cleveland went on hiatus and Detroit City had been moved to a neighboring conference but continued the derby with a home-and-away series of friendlies against Buffalo, which saw Detroit win the trophy for the fourth consecutive time. As of 2017 the status of the derby is unknown.
|2012||AFC Cleveland||1||Detroit City FC|
|2013||Detroit City FC||1||FC Buffalo|
|2014||Detroit City FC||2||FC Buffalo|
|2015||Detroit City FC||3||FC Buffalo|
|2016||Detroit City FC||4||FC Buffalo|
2012 Rust Belt Derby standings
|2||Detroit City FC||6||2||3||1||11||5||+6||9|
2013 Rust Belt Derby standings
|1||Detroit City FC||4||3||1||0||9||3||+6||10|
2014 Rust Belt Derby standings
|1||Detroit City FC||2||1||0||1||6||4||+2||3|
2015 Rust Belt Derby standings
|1||Detroit City FC||2||1||1||0||4||3||+1||4|
2016 Rust Belt Derby standings
|1||Detroit City FC||2||1||1||0||2||1||+1||4|
Rust Belt Derby tiebreakers are decided on total goal differential among participating teams.
- "The Rust Belt Derby". Soccer News Day. Soccer News Day. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- "Detroit City FC beats Buffalo FC, wins Rust Belt Derby". Detroit News. June 6, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2017.