AFC Ann Arbor will face Lansing United Friday evening as the only two remaining unbeaten teams in the Great Lakes Conference. The match will kick off at 7PM at the East Lansing Soccer Complex. Tickets can be purchased online here or for those unable to make the travel you can stream the match here.
Last year, The Mighty Oak captured 6 points in 2 matches against LanU, both in dramatic fashion. When Ann Arbor traveled to Lansing, the final result was 1-0 in favor of AFC on a beautiful olimpico goal compliments of Bruno Oliveira. Then, when the teams met for the second time in 2016 in Ann Arbor, The Mighty Oak found themselves down 2 goals with just 11 minutes left in the match. Lead by the heroics of Hector Morales, the boys rallied back to score 3 goals in before the final whistle to pull off the unbelievable comeback.
Before coming to Ann Arbor, Head Coach & Sporting Director Eric Rudland spent two years with Lansing United, helping them earn the Great Lakes Championship in 2014. Add in the fact Lansing is off to a good start this season and you won't need any more reason for this to be a thrilling early season match up.
"We've had a good week of training coming off last weekend's matches, so tactically and physically our men should be in good order. Obviously, Lansing United os off to a great start in league play, hopefully we can settle into the match and find a way to neutralize their team strengths," said Rudland.
Friday's match also has Michigan Milk Cup implications, a cup created to crown Michigan's top semi-pro side. For standings and updates visit the Michigan Milk Cup website.