Starting out the season 4-0-0 in National Premier Soccer League is reason enough to catch The Mighty Oak on Monday, May 29th at 1pm vs Grand Rapids FC. But if you're still not convinced, here are ten reasons why you should absolutely spend Memorial Day with AFC Ann Arbor.
1. First Place
AFC Ann Arbor sits at the top of the Great Lakes Conference table with 12 points total. With another double-match weekend ahead, a result on Monday at home against GRFC will allow them to hold the first place spot.
2. White Out
The all new white kits (compliments of Soccer Plus) will be on sale for the first time on Monday, May 29th. Fans are encouraged to wear ALL WHITE to Monday's Memorial Day Classic.
3. Made for Kids
We are focused on creating a memorable experience for our youth fans including the following:
AFC Ann Arbor Bubbles, Soccer Ball Tattoos, Soccer Plus Kids Zone, and Post Match Autographs
(all of which are 100% free with admission to the game; kids 1, 2 and 3 are free)
4. ICC with AFC Giveaway
Win tickets to the International Champions Cup matchup in Detroit on July 19th and watch the match in the AFC Ann Arbor suite. Entry to win is free at the front gate!
5. Food Trucks
Bigalora and Ray's Red Hot's will be on-site as usual along with the ever-popular ice cream truck.
6. Facing Great Lakes Champs
Last year, Grand Rapids FC edged out AFC Ann Arbor for the top spot in the division down the stretch. The Mighty Oak will look to solidify their winning ways with a result on Monday over 2016 Conference Champions.
7. Clean Planet Foods Tailgate
Join the Clean Planet Foods team in the Pioneer parking lot leading up to Monday's match. They'll be dishing out AFC/Clean Planet swag in addition to free food!
8. Nutmeg The Squirrel at Halftime
The infamous Nutmeg the Squirrel returns Monday for a special edition of "Nutmeg vs The Kids" at Halftime.
9. Milk Cup Implications + Free Cowbells
Ann Arbor is out to a quick lead in the all-new, Michigan Milk Cup, aimed at crowning Michigan's top semi-pro club. With another win Monday, The Mighty Oak would take a commanding lead in the early cup standings. The first 100 fans to Monday's match will receive a free cowbell compliments of Michigan Milk Cup.
10. Come see National Player of the Week, Dario Suarez
The NPSL recognizes one person each week as the Mitre National Player of the Week. Ann Arbor's very own, Dario Suarez, was selected by the media for this week's award. It's not only the quantity of goals Super Dario is scoring (6 in 4 matches) but also the quality. If you haven't seen him play yet, you're absolutely missing out.