AFC Ann Arbor returns to Hollway Field at Pioneer High School this Sunday to kick off the club’s third season. The home opener against Carpathia FC will be one of two remaining friendly matches in preparation for a busy May filled with Great Lakes Division match-ups and The Mighty Oak’s first US Open Cup match ever against the Michigan Bucks (May 10th in Pontiac).
Sunday’s contest is important to the process and will allow Coach Eric Rudland and his staff the opportunity to continue shaping and fine tuning their roster. He added, “It's going to be great to be back at Hollway Field for our first match of 2017. Obviously, it's been a long off-season for us and we're looking forward to to being back in front of our home supporters. From a football standpoint, we will feature a portion of returning players along with the introduction of some of our new signings. At this stage of the team building process our focus is on the implementation of our training principles that we have been working on as we build towards our first National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) match."
The match is set to kick off at 4PM and as always, gates open one hour earlier. Kids 1, 2 and 3 are free with youth tickets costing only $5 and adult $8 if purchased in advance online (Gate prices: Youth $6 Adult $10).
The enhanced Soccer Plus Kids Zone will give younger fans a chance to test their skills and run some drills with official team training equipment.
Ray’s Red Hots delicious dogs and the Bigalora Wood Fired pizza truck will both be in the house Sunday afternoon.
Fans will also have the chance to get their hands on some all new AFC Ann Arbor merchandise for the first time this year.
But the big question remains, will the newly improved Nutmeg make an appearance?
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About AFC Ann Arbor
AFC Ann Arbor completed a very successful inaugural campaign in the Midwest Region of the National Premier Soccer League finishing 2nd in the conference while earning the club’s first playoff berth. The club’s third season kicks off in May as The Mighty Oak look to continue their winning ways under Head Coach Eric Rudland. Youth and General Memberships for Season Tree can be purchased here.