Written by Robert Kerr, Staff Writer
Oakland County heads out on their first road trip of 2018 this Saturday. The group will be busy with two games in three days over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. OCFC opened their season with two wonderful nights in their new home of Clawson and will now best tested away from the comforts of home.
The upcoming holiday weekend will feature a trip to Indianapolis to play the USAi Old Bhoys Saturday, then to Ann Arbor for the second leg of OCFC’s Michigan Milk Cup matchup with AFC Ann Arbor. Unique scheduling and a tournament fixture finds Oakland County playing rematches of games one and two, in games three and four, of the 2018 campaign. Technical Director Nick Morana chimed in on the weekend ahead:
This weekend will be a nice test to see how far we’ve come as a club over the last month. We had a nice victory to open the campaign and then were grounded by a very talented Ann Arbor team. Luckily for us, these tests are coming early in the season and gives us the ability to adjust for the long stretch ahead. Unfortunately, we won’t have our full roster for Saturday due to the holiday, but we are confident the group will get the job done.
The squad sounded confident ahead of the busy weekend. Defender Nick Metcalfe stated this week:
“The weekend will be a challenge with two games in three days, especially being away from home. I think we are ready to go out and get a couple results.”
Equally confident was the latest addition to the squad, attacking midfielder Dylan Borczak. The Detroit native made his OCFC debut when he came on as a second half substitute during Friday’s Milk Cup game.
“Since joining OCFC it has been fun. I enjoy practicing and playing with the team and the competition has been great. With two away games, I’m looking forward to getting two wins of course, as well as improving with the team.”