Match Preview: AFC Ann Arbor vs Detroit City FC [with audio from Coach Rudland]

A little over a month has passed since AFC Ann Arbor traveled to Hamtramck to face Detroit City FC for the inaugural match at Keyworth Stadium. Playing in front of nearly 7,500 fans, The Mighty Oak picked up a tough road point in the first meeting between the two clubs and will look to secure three points with a win on Sunday

The Mighty Oak have lead the way all season long and will look to remain top of the table in the Great Lakes West Division with a victory on July 3rd.  Sunday’s match up marks the final NPSL home match for AFC Ann Arbor in the regular season, with just two remaining matches left to complete the 12-game NPSL season (at GRFC 7/8, at KZooFC 7/10).

The Mighty Oak are expecting the highest home attendance in club history. After an amazing turnout against Lansing United at Hollway Field on June 17th, which propelled AFC towards a late 3-2 comeback, The Mighty Oak are expecting an even larger turnout come Sunday at 6pm.   

To qualify for postseason play, AFC Ann Arbor will need to finish in first or second of the Great Lakes West Division and the race is heating up.  Grand Rapids FC heads to Detroit City FC Friday evening, and with a win, can tie The Mighty Oak for first place, with the Michigan Stars and Detroit City FC still in the mix as well.