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International Champions Cup Returns to the Big House

Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC will face off as part of the 2016 International Champions Cup on July 30 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Birmingham’s Alexi Lalas

In the 1990s, Birmingham native Alexi Lalas was among the most popular players in the soccer community.

United States Soccer League System Primer

Major League Soccer was founded in 1988 when the U.S. Soccer Federation pledged to create a Division I professional soccer league after an agreement with FIFA to award the World Cup to the United States in 1994.

International Industrial Design Conference to be Held in Detroit

The Industrial Designers Society of America will hold its international conference this August in Detroit. The conference, which will be centered on the hashtag theme, #MakingThingsHappen, will feature speakers from the automotive industry and global corporations.

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Exceeds Fundraising Goal by $23M

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, a nonprofit organization responsible for the public spaces located along the city's riverfront, has raised $163 million through its capital fundraising campaign for the city’s East Riverfront, exceeding its original goal of $140 million.

Big Three to Shorten Summer Shutdown to Meet Demand for Large Vehicles

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. is shortening its traditional two-week summer shutdown to one week in some of its SUV plants, which will allow the company to build 22,000 extra SUVs. General Motors Co. says it will avoid the traditional summer shutdown and work throughout July at its plants that build SUVs, crossovers, and pickups, while FCA US will keep its Jefferson Avenue Assembly Plant open in July, along with other manufacturing facilities.

Report: Michigan Ranks High in Manufacturing, Average in Logistics

For the second consecutive year, Michigan has received an A grade in manufacturing and a C in logistics, says a new report released from Ball State University.

New Academy in Madison Heights to Offers Medical Education Training

The Michigan Osteopathic Association next week will launch a new academy offering medical education training to improve patient health outcomes and instruction for individual caregivers to its members in the health care field.

Rare Duesenberg to be Auctioned by RM Sotheby at Concours d’Elegance

RM Sotheby’s will kick of the summer auction season with the offering of a rare 1929 Duesenberg Model J “Disappearing Top” Convertible Coupe by Murphy on July 30 at its 22nd annual Motor City Sale in Plymouth Township.

EyesOn Design Classic Car Show in June Expands Programming

The annual EyesOn Design fundraiser to benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology will highlight past, present, and future automotive design and will feature nearly 360 classic cars, muscle cars, and motorcycles from top collectors around the world. The show will be held on June 19 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.