That’s right, Detroit. We’re adding an 8th show on Tuesday, August 20th at DTE Energy Music Theater.
The show will go on sale this week. Here’s the low down:
Thursday 6/20 10:00am thru Friday 10:00pm – Fan Club Presale (check your email for instructions)
Saturday 6/22 10:00am – Public on sale (tickets available at box office, Walmart and Ticket Master)
See you in the D.
Joe O’Connor: Sydney Leroux chose America, and struck at the heart of Canadian insecurity
Gerry Dobson is the dean of Canadian soccer broadcasting, a real pro, as is his partner in the broadcast booth, Craig Forrest who, once upon a time, was an actual soccer pro, toiling away in England.
This impeccably knowledgeable pair was calling a game on Sunday afternoon at BMO Field in Toronto, a so-called “friendly” match between the fiercest of international women’s soccer rivals, Canada and the United States. A record crowd was on hand. And all was going abysmally for the home team as the clocked ticked down.
The Americans led 2-0 when Sydney Leroux — the Surrey, B.C.-born and mostly Canadian-raised Sydney Leroux who had played for Canada as a junior — flashed past the Canadian defence. She deked the goalie. She booted home goal number three for her adopted homeland. (Ms. Leroux, a dual citizen, has an American father.)
It was a bitter slap, one made even worse after Ms. Leroux brandished the U.S. crest on her jersey, like a police badge, at the Canadian fans — before putting her fingers to her lips and shushing them. (Photo: Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
This is great.