Wednesday, April 12, 2017

AFC Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids FC learn first ever US Open Cup opponents

Courtesy of AFC Ann Arbor

In only its third year in existence, AFC Ann Arbor has learned their first ever opponent in U.S. Soccer's premier national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, drawing PDL club Michigan Bucks in the 2017 incarnation of the tournament.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Detroit City FC announces returners and additions for 2017 season

Detroit City FC started to excite supporters last week when the club started to announce returning players on their Twitter account. The club continued its march towards the 2017 season this week by announcing newcomers to the Le Rouge roster.

Le Rouge started the lead up to 2017 by informing fans that head coach Ben Pirmann would be returning to the helm of of the team, after a bit of uncertainty over his future after bellowing out of the NPSL playoffs in 2016.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Grand Rapids FC first to qualify for playoffs with comeback over AFC Ann Arbor

Photo by Robert Sherman of For the Love of Fútbol
Story by What If It Rains, special to For the Love of Fútbol

A club record crowd of 6,845 watched Grand Rapids FC turn around a second half deficit to secure the number one seed playoff spot in the Midwest Great Lakes region, with a 3-1 win over AFC Ann Arbor.

The loss for AFC Ann Arbor may spell disaster, having gone up on Grand Rapids early in the second half, the Mighty Oak conceding two goals late in the game, in an eerily reminiscent fashion.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Three goals in nine minutes hand Detroit City FC a victory over league leaders AFC Ann Arbor

After 75 minutes had passed in Sunday's match between former league leaders AFC Ann Arbor and Detroit City FC, it seemed as if Detroit's playoff hopes were tattered and that Ann Arbor would be the first club in the NPSL Great Lakes-West to clinch a postseason berth after having gone up 1-0. 

But a stunning three goals in nine minutes rally from Le Rouge left Ann Arbor fans, players and coaches stunned as to what had transpired in the 3-1 loss. Instead, AFCAA now sit second in the standings, falling out of first place in favor of Grand Rapids FC, for the first time since taking the lead on the first day of the season.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Detroit City FC draws with Grand Rapids FC despite dominance

Detroit City FC didn't do itself an favors in its race to the postseason by failing to capitalize on a plethora of scoring chance including hitting the posts three times, and failing to convert a penalty kick, which led to a 0-0 draw with Grand Rapids FC on Friday evening.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

AFC Ann Arbor fight back with last minute penalty to earn a point

Sunday evenings match between AFC Ann Arbor and Michigan Stars FC had more implications than three points for the teams playing. The 1-1 draw had implications for each club in the table, which has become quite crowded at the top with Detroit City FC's two game winning streak.