Written by Robert Kerr, Staff Writer | Chalie Foley, Intern
The O’s are seeking a return to game-winning-form as they travel to second placed Toledo Villa FC on Friday evening. OCFC will be looking to make a positive end-of-season run, beginning by defeating the team from Ohio. Friday’s game is the first of the final three UPSL Midwest matches remaining for the men in purple.
Michigan’s supporter-owned team will be looking to avenge their early season 1-0 defeat to Toledo. On June 2, the club was felled by Toledo Villa at home in Clawson, in a very tight contest. OCFC were competitive and rode out a strong performance by the back line on the day, but were unable to convert on any of their late chances. Midfielder Julian Birge feels that his team was capable of getting more out of the first encounter with Toledo:
“I think we were really close to an equalizer late on [in the first game against TVFC]” says Birge. “If we are able to not concede first this time around, it will hopefully help open their defense up a bit more for us to put one away. It’s just about staying focused all 90 minutes and not having any mental breakdowns.”