The Mighty Oak return to action tonight against Kalamazoo FC for the 4th meeting in 2 years between the two sides. AFC Ann Arbor has dominated the overall series earning a record of 3-0-0, with the most recent victory coming last Sunday at home in the 2017 home National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) opener.
Former AFC Ann Arbor striker/defender Ade Adeniyi joined the Kalamazoo FC team this season adding size and speed they lacked before. In addition, KZFC has some key Western Michigan University players returning for their second season with Kalamazoo in Brandon Bye and Hunter Vandenboom.
With two games on the docket this weekend, Coach Eric Rudland will look to manage his lineup to make sure rotation players are receiving rest and recovery time as needed.
He added, "Today is a tricky match as we travel to Kalamazoo who we just played last weekend. On top of that this will be our first double-match weekend. We have been working this week to come up with a rotation of players we can use in an effort to keep players healthy and sharp. Tactically we have a good understanding of KZFC but we'll have to see if they make any personnel adjustments to their roster."
After Friday’s match, AFCAA will host Detroit City FC at 1pm on Sunday, May 21st at Pioneer High School’s Hollway Field. For tickets to Sunday’s match click here.