Written by Robert Kerr, Staff Writer
Oakland County FC heads to beautiful Ann Arbor, MI tonight for one of the club’s biggest matches to date. County will take on the reigning NPSL Great Lakes Division champion, AFC Ann Arbor, in a Michigan Milk Cup semifinal matchup. Wednesday night’s winner will face the victor of Tuesday night’s other semifinal, the Flint City Bucks. The Bucks defeated Grand Rapids FC in an extra-time bout that saw the home team pull off the 2-1 victory. 2019 is the third edition of the Michigan Milk Cup, a summer spanning knockout tournament, which featured 12 clubs from across the state.
The 2019 Battle of the Oak takes place this Wednesday at @cuaa at 7PM for the @michiganmilkcup Semifinals. The winner will advance to the final to take on the winner of Flint City/GRFC #COYMO #AFCAAFamily #MichiganMilkCup
— AFC Ann Arbor (@AFCAnnArbor) June 24, 2019
OCFC have it all to play for in the single elimination game. The Purple Gang will have to produce their most complete performance of the year to earn passage to the cup final. It is fitting, as two of County’s finest performances, so far, this season have come in the cup competition. In early May, OCFC defeated Force FC, 3-0, in the first round, and then beat Kalamazoo FC, 2-1, on Memorial Day weekend. The quarter final win, in Kalamazoo, was a clinical, stout, and resolute performance, which featured a brace from striker Fred Prest.
— Oakland County FC (@OaklandCountyFC) May 27, 2019