Kalamazoo FC Hosts Reigning Champion AFC Ann Arbor
Chase Audette, 5/24/2018, KZFC PR Intern
Kalamazoo FC will be hosting the reigning NPSL Great Lakes Conference champion AFC Ann Arbor on Friday at Mayors Riverfront Park. The game features two teams off to a great start in 2018. The match has a 7 p.m. kickoff time, with gates open at 6:15 pm. AFC Ann Arbor has won the Great Lakes Conference the past two years.
AFC Ann Arbor sits in first place with a record of 3 wins and no losses. They have yet to be scored on this season and have the best goal differential in the league with a plus 11. Their first three matches featured two teams that KZFC has faced off with this season including FC Indiana (finished 6-0) and Milwaukee Torrent (finished 4-0). The third team and their opening game was vs Detroit City FC where Ann Arbor scored a late goal to grab a 1-0 win. Yuri Farkas is a man to keep a eye on as he has been named Man of the Match twice in league play for Ann Arbor scoring 5 total goals this season.
KZFC currently has an overall record of three wins and one tie and sits in second place just a few points behind Ann Arbor. They have the second-best goal differential with a plus five and has only been scored on twice this year. With the most recent game ending in a 2-2 draw with Milwaukee Torrent, putting them to a league record of 1-1-0. In the Milwaukee match KZFC fell to a 2-0 deficit, with Paul Liagre leading the charge scoring our first goal and assisting the second giving him the man of the match honors.
This game will give KZFC an early sense of where they stand this year in the conference. With a win, KZFC can make an early season statement as potentially one of the top teams in the league. “We are looking forward to the challenge,” said Kalamazoo Head Coach Brian Clements. “Ann Arbor is again one of the top teams and will be a big test for us.” KZFC is hoping it can begin to position the team to challenge for a conference championship with a strong performance on Friday.
Tickets & Match Info / Specials
- Tickets are available at the gate or online at: kalamazoofc.net/single-game-tickets ($6 for youth & $10 for adult)
- The first 75 youth players under 12 will receive a free team poster that they can get signed after the match by the team.
- $2 pre-game draft beers are available in the stadium
- Military Appreciation Night – Veterans get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket and have other game day discounts available to them with a military ID.