The Mighty Oak will travel to Berkley, Michigan Friday evening to take on Michigan Stars FC. The Stars enter Friday 1-2-1 with draws coming against Grand Rapids FC and Detroit City FC while Ann Arbor remains at the top of the Great Lakes Conference table.
The club’s have met twice previously, both in 2016, with one draw and the Stars winning the other. Ann Arbor will look for their first win against the Michigan Stars FC.
The history goes beyond those two matches with current Ann Arbor players TJ Tomasso, Kyle Breitmeyer and Ben Thorton all having made appearances for the Stars previously. All three players will be dressing for The Mighty Oak tonight hoping to earn a result against their former club.
Stars striker Eric McWoods enter Friday’s match with an impressive three goals in four games, but will face an Ann Arbor defense that has posted clean sheets for three of their six matches so far. Look for a lot of action between McWoods and Ann Arbor’s Jimmy Fiscus in tonight’s NPSL match-up that also holds Michigan Milk Cup implications.
Monday’s win against Grand Rapids FC was the first comeback of the season for Ann Arbor as well as the first time this season Hector Morales and Jesse Muskwe found the score sheet. With strong support coming from forwards Yuri Farkas and Breitmeyer, The Mighty Oak continue to have a strong attack. Ann Arbor fans should be comfortable in their clubs travels as it’s defensive effort continues to set the tone for AFC Ann Arbor with strong play coming from Sam Zisette, David Cross, Fiscus, Thorton, Colin Watson and Tendai Jiraira.
Kick-off is set for 7PM and the match can be streamed here.