- $14 for four tickets to an AFC Cleveland Royals soccer match ($24 value), plus two popcorns ($4 value; $28 total value)
- Where: Rocky River High School Stadium
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 90 minutes before game time
Games and Dates
- Against FC Buffalo on Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
- Against Fort Pitt Regiment on Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m.
- Against Lansing United on Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m.
The Scouting Report
The NPSL season is still young, but Cleveland has already collected its first trophy of the year. On June 10, the team defeated the Cincinnati Saints on the road, claiming the first-ever I-71 Cup and earning the right to build statues of themselves anywhere in Ohio. This slate of late-season games includes the team’s final home showdown on July 12, when they take on Lansing United.
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.