Composed by OCFC Writing Staff
Oakland County Football Club hits the road Saturday to take on the South Bend Lions. Following the 3-0 loss to Grand Rapids FC, last weekend, Oakland County now looks to remind the league of their ambitions, returning to playing with a stout defense and strong offense. Meanwhile, South Bend is striving to rebound from a loss of their own, after a 3-1 defeat against Kalamazoo last Wednesday.
Oakland County’s two previous road games ended in a draw, both of which featured thrilling game-tying goals in injury time. Throughout the two-game road trip, Oakland County managed to score seven of their 13 goals this year, and gave goalie Max Loria his first minutes of the season. A win at South Bend would mean OCFC will have their first win on the road, grow to a plus .500 record, and break into the top half of the division.
Oakland County’s leading scorer Nebojsa Popovic is returning to boost the goal threat after being unavailable the past two-games. Popovic kicked off his season with five goals and two assists, giving him USL League Two “team of the month” honors for the month of May. In his absence, players such as Anthony Rizzo, Kevin Buca, and Mike Melaragni proved to be valuable assets with offensive production.
Nebojsa has tallied five goals and two assists in his four matches played thus far this season. pic.twitter.com/6r1pr8cKHT
— Oakland County FC (@OaklandCountyFC) June 9, 2021