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Match Preview | Akron City FC vs Cleveland SC

Match Day - Akron City FC vs Cleveland SC - June 9th, 2023

On the road to Akron!

Cleveland SC looks to build upon its 2-1 win over Carpathia FC last Friday at DiSanto Field with a trip down I-77 to face familiar foe Akron City FC. The match will take place tonight, Friday, June 9th at 7:00 pm EST, at Green Street Stadium of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Here are all the details in our match preview.

The encounter marks the fourth meeting between Cleveland SC and Akron City FC. In 2022, the two clubs clashed three times with Cleveland SC winning the first two matches at Green Street Stadium with a combined score of 12-1. However, the nearby rivals held them to a 1-1 draw at Lakewood High School. With both sides aware of the Northeastern Ohio rivalry, this match brings extra excitement and determination to claim victory.

Ticket details in Akron

If you’re a Cleveland fan and as we take on our nearest opponent, we encourage you to join us in Akron to show your support. General admission tickets are priced at $13.30 for all spectators. Secure your spot for this exciting rivalry by purchasing your tickets through the provided link. Ticket Link.

Follow the match live

Those unable to attend can still catch all the action live on Eleven Sports. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm, so tune in through the live stream link here to cheer on Cleveland SC from the comfort of your home.

Our opponent

Led by Head Coach Andy Hoggarth, Akron City FC has had a challenging start to their second season in the National Premier Soccer League. With one win and five losses so far, their sole victory came from an impressive 3-0 result against FC Columbus back on May 21st. Unfortunately, they have since endured three consecutive defeats, including a loss on the road to Erie Commodores FC last Sunday on a 90th-minute winner. Akron City FC has struggled to find the back of the net this season, with their only other goal being scored in the first match against Steel City FC. However, returning to play in front of their home crowd this evening, Akron City FC will be determined to find their rhythm and build momentum for the rest of the season.

Club Notes

Cleveland SC, led by Head Coach Vlad Muresan, will have nineteen available for selection in Akron. In the first four matches of this season, Cleveland SC has experienced closely contested victories and losses by a single goal emphasizing the competitiveness of their games. As Cleveland SC enters a demanding phase of its schedule, its primary objective will be to build continuity among the players and sustain their winning form.


GOALKEEPERS: Pedro Alves, Ryan Poling

DEFENDERS: Ben Bolinger, Boban Cancar, Quinn Groves, Benjamin Hryszko, Adam Kalitz, Alexandru Rumleanschi

MIDFIELDERS: Chris Brennan, Keegan Dawson, Nick Felician, Frederic Heitzer, Emilio Spetic

FORWARDS: Tom Beck, Parker Csiszar, Jack Foht, Carter Hancock, Julian Pellegrini, Logan Penton

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