After defeating Lansing United last Friday, where Bruno Oliveria scored the game winner in a 1-0 victory off a corner, AFC Ann Arbor will face Lansing United once more at home. Last weekend, The Mighty Oak went undefeated earning 4 points, maintaining their claim to the top of the Great Lakes West Conference table.
Only 60 miles separate AFC Ann Arbor from their competitors in Lansing. A strong supporter section traveled on the road to aid The Mighty Oak to victory in Lansing last Friday. Eric Rudland is preparing to defeat the club, where he spent two seasons, twice in a single week. Lansing will come to Ann Arbor prepared to create a result after a home loss to AFC Ann Arbor generating a playoff like atmosphere.
After the late equalizer from Dayton last Sunday in the 89th minute forcing a 1-1 draw, AFC Ann Arbor will seek out another three points tonight against Lansing. The standard lineup is expected to compete in the competition. However right-winger, John-Prince Rylah, will not be in the line up due to a straight red given in the second half of last game.
The match against Lansing marks the 8th match in The Mighty Oak’s 12-game season and one of the final two home NPSL matches. Obtaining three points against the mid Michigan rival is essential to remain in first place, as AFC Ann Arbor will face some challenging road tests coming up.
Thanks to The Little Seedling and Bank of Ann Arbor, all kids attending today’s match will be admitted free admission, but The Mighty Oak will be looking for community wide support at Home tonight in pursuit of a result against a bitter rival. To purchase adult tickets, visit our website and save $2 off the gate ticket price.