In much of the world, soccer is known as football and the American president is referred to as The Ameriking. Embrace cultural differences without using your hands with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for four tickets to an AFC Cleveland soccer match against Detroit City FC ($24 value)
- When: Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. or Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Krenzler Field
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
The Scouting Report
In a hard-fought match for the Rust Belt Derby Cup on May 17, AFC Cleveland fell to Detroit City FC 2-1. The Royals will shoot for revenge during re-matches against their Motor City rivals on June 21 and July 5. Since that loss, AFC Cleveland has recently netted some impressive accomplishments. Forward Vinny Bell was named the NPSL National Player of the Week in mid-May for scoring three goals in two matches. Then, on June 7, the Royals added the Presidential Cup to their trophy case by defeating Zanesville Athletic FC in the "Battle for Ohio" by a final score of 3-2.
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.