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- $15 for season tickets to all seven of AFC Cleveland's home games during the 2013 regular season; see the schedule (a $30 value)
- Where: Krenzler Field
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: One hour before game-time
The Scouting Report
Last year, AFC Cleveland made a spectacular debut in its inaugural season, losing only one of 12 regular-season matches, winning the 2012 Rust Belt Derby, and claiming the Great Lakes Conference title before falling to the Madison 56ers in the Midwest Division championship. This year's team charges into the 2013 campaign with a total of seven home games at Krenzler Field–starting with the home opener on May 5 against the Cincinnati Saints. On that day, a number of new faces will make their AFC Cleveland debut, including midfielder TJ Welch, as well as flexible back-liner Andre Learned from Berea.
In 2009, the Cleveland City Stars folded, leaving the Sixth City without a soccer franchise to call its own. Two years later, the group of local soccer supporters known as the 6th City Syndicate finally found a new team to cheer for as AFC Cleveland (its initials: A Fans' Club) joined the National Premier Soccer League, finally bringing the beloved sport back to Cleveland's glacially-formed soccer stadiums. Bolstered by the Syndicate's support, the team surged into the NPSL spotlight in its very first season, winning the first-ever Rust Belt Derby and upsetting the Erie Admirals to claim the Great Lakes Conference championship. They struck gold again in 2016, when they became NPSL national champions for the first time.