Flint City Bucks’ 2022 season begins Saturday, May 21 at Atwood Stadium
FLINT – The Flint City Bucks will kick off the 2022 soccer season at 7 p.m. Saturday against the Lansing City FC at Atwood Stadium. Lansing is one of two new teams in the USL League Two Great Lakes Division. The Midwest United FC from Grand Rapids is also new to the division, which includes Flint, AFC Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo FC and Oakland County FC. The Bucks, who won the USL League Two national championship in 2019, have players from 13 countries on their roster. They’ll be available at the gates beginning at 6 p.m. VIP tickets are $17 and must be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.mlive.com
Defending champion Flint City Bucks eliminated from USL League Two playoffs
FLINT – The Flint City Bucks’ reign as USL League Two champions is over. The Bucks were beaten 1-0 Sunday by the Des Moines Menace in the USL League Two Central Conference playoff semifinals. The Bucks won the 2019 USL League Two championship in their first season after relocating to Flint and the 2020 season was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Had the Bucks won, they would have hosted the Central Conference championship match as well as well as the national semifinal game at Atwood Stadium. MORE:Bucks head to USL League Two conference semifinalsBucks put on offensive showBucks national title gives city reason to be proudBucks’ brass named USL League 2 co-execs of yearWatch goal that gave Bucks national titlemlive.com
Flint City Bucks head to USL League Two playoff tournament
FLINT, MI -- The Flint City Bucks gathered for a send-off event near Bishop Airport Thursday afternoon before flying to Des Moines, Iowa to begin the USL League Two playoff tournament July 16. The Bucks enter the playoff structure as a fifth seed in the USL League Two Central Conference. The game can be viewed live on the Flint City Bucks YouTube page. It got us refocused.”The Kalamazoo FC game was contested after the fact, however, because a Kalamazoo FC player was issued two yellow cards but wasn’t thrown out. Flint lost 1-0 after Kalamazoo scored in the 89th minute and the league refused to replay the game, Wagstaff said.mlive.com
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.