With a convincing 9-0 win on Saturday evening to close out the regular season, AFC Ann Arbor secured a bye into the Midwest Region Semifinals. They’ll await the results of the July 14th quarter-final matchups to see who they’ll play and where they’ll play.
Clubs who are interested in hosting will be submitting bids this week. Once the quarterfinals matches are complete the evening of the 14th, the four remaining clubs will vote on the bids deciding a venue for the Semi-finals and Final on July 20th and 21st respectively. Last year, Ann Arbor and Detroit City each received two bids to host at which point a coin-flip decided that DCFC had won the bid. This year, after some lobbying from AFC Ann Arbor, the tie-breaker, if needed, will come down to points per game (PPG), favoring The Mighty Oak.
Regardless of where the playoffs are, you’ll be able to support AFCAA and watch them play as one of the requirements to host is providing a stream to all matches.
The men worked hard all season and are deserving of a bye, but along with that reward comes extra days off. To keep the men sharp, Coach Rudland has organized an inter-squad scrimmage on Saturday, July 14th at 9AM. The training home of AFC Ann Arbor, WideWorld Sports Center, will host the event on their new outdoor turf field. Fans are welcome to attend and admission will be free.