After winning back to back Great Lakes Conference Championships (2017 & 2018), The Mighty Oak will look to lift their first Midwest Region Championship in club history next weekend in Ann Arbor, when they face Cleveland SC in the semifinals at 7:30PM. The match will be played at Huron High School, the host location for the 2018 National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region Semifinals and Final.
“This is really exciting for us as a club, and a great thing for our community. Ann Arbor is a fantastic place in the summertime and we’re excited to put our city and club on display,” added Head Coach & Sporting Director Eric Rudland.
Friday will feature two matches as the top seeded MPLS City will take on conference rival Duluth FC at 4PM. AFC will kick off at 7:30PM vs Cleveland SC with the winners of each match set to face one another at 7:30PM on Saturday evening. All three matches will be streamed at YouTube.com/AFCAnnArbor for free.
Tickets will go on sale Monday morning at 10AM. Tickets for Friday cover both matches, and is $10 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 4-12). Weekend passes can be purchased for $15 ($10 for youth) which covers admission to all three matches. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be on sale for $30 for the weekend pass only, which includes admission to all three matches, free water and pop and on-field seating in the Audi VIP tent. All AFC Ann Arbor Members (Premium, General and Youth) will be required to purchase a ticket.
“In just three seasons in the NPSL, we’ve finished 2nd, 1st and 1st in the Great Lakes Conference. I believe we’ve earned this opportunity and we’re looking forward to making the weekend a great experience for the players, coaches and supporters,” said AFC Ann Arbor Chairman, Bilal Saeed.
The host location is determined by the four finalists voting on the teams that submitted bids. All six teams who qualify are eligible to submit bids but the vote occurs after the quarterfinals and the four semifinalists are confirmed. After the completion of last night’s matches, a vote took place and Ann Arbor was awarded the bid to host this year’s regional playoffs.
Be on the lookout for more information around this weekend’s 2018 NPSL Midwest Region Playoffs follow AFC Ann Arbor on social media.