AFC Ann Arbor withdraws men’s season for second year due to pandemic
ANN ARBOR – AFC Ann Arbor officials announced on Tuesday that its men’s team will not participate in this year’s USL League Two season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The club is currently consulting with the United Women’s Soccer division’s leadership to determine whether or not the women’s team will compete this year. “From the beginning of the pandemic, we have been precautious about our return to play and have followed the guidance and advice of our state’s top medical expert, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun,” Bilal Saeed, Chair of AFC Ann Arbor said in a statement. “Under these guidelines and current state restrictions, we cannot in good conscience bring players in for a league season,” the club said in a statement. “We understand AFC Ann Arbor’s decision to withdraw from participation in the 2021 League Two season,” USL Vice President Joel Nash said in a statement.
AFC Ann Arbor men's team will play in USL League Two in 2020
ANN ARBOR - Association Football Club Ann Arbor announced Monday afternoon at a press conference at the Michigan Theater that its men's team will be competing in USL League Two in 2020. AFC Ann Arbor co-owner Knox Cameron announces the men's team will play for USL League Two in 2020 at a press conference at the Michigan Theater on Oct. 7, 2019. Bank of Ann Arbor CEO and President Tim Marshall and AFC Ann Arbor Chairman Bilal Saeed pose for a photo at the Michigan Theater on Oct. 7, 2019. "This move to USL Two for AFC Ann Arbor just puts a national spotlight on the Ann Arbor community (and) Washtenaw County as something more than just college sports," said Malach. (Courtesy: AFC Ann Arbor)The 2019 season was also the inaugural season for AFC Ann Arbor's women's team.