The Mighty Oak host the second of two doubleheaders at home this season as the women open the matchday festivities at 3 PM against Detroit Sun for the third time this season while the men host FC Indiana at 6 PM for the first time this season. With just one ticket needed for admittance into both games, it is the perfect budget-friendly opportunity to spend a fantastic day in Ann Arbor at Concordia University with us.
The men will hope to build off of what has been a recent resurgence in offensive capacities after a somewhat slow start to the season. AFCAA have scored eight goals in the past two games, four in each, and will be returning home after a successful 4-1 night in Ohio against Toledo Villa FC. While AFC have conceded late in each of the past two games, both were with victory well in hand and the focus will certainly be on secured three points and the clean sheet for what would be the first time in the NPSL since Memorial Day.
The women, meanwhile, will be looking for a measure of revenge against Sun while hoping that the third time’s the charm. In Pontiac for the first match of their inaugural campaign, Sun topped AFCAA 4-2 in UWS play. Meanwhile, just this past week, despite leveling the match 2-2 before half thanks to a Devyn Brough brace, AFC fell to Sun against 5-2 in the Michigan Milk Cup semi-finals. It’ll be a search for another home win to build a bit of momentum heading into the final match of the season with hopes of a quality finish to the end of the UWS season.
FC Indiana have seen marked improvements from their NPSL struggles last season to this season. FCI sit seventh at this momentum, but they are behind Michigan Stars on only goal difference and after dropping every game last season, they secured a win and three draws thus far. Their big win came in Toledo by a 4-0 score, but their most results are a pair of 0-0 draws against Kalamazoo, at home, and Stars, away. Joel Figueroa is the lone multi-goal scorer on the FCI side, as he bagged a brace in the win against Toledo.
Detroit Sun sit fourth in the six-team UWS Midwest with a pair of wins in their six matches. They enter the match with a bit of recent momentum against AFC, however in UWS play they are 0-3-0 while being out-scored 12-5 in those three matches. This match will conclude a five-game road stint and two players to watch are Rachel Deluca and Gabriella Mencotti, both of whom have five goals in six UWS appearance.