Cleveland vs. Akron Part II
Following an impressive six-point weekend against FC Columbus, Cleveland SC finds themselves in a positive position as they brace themselves for an epic clash with Akron City FC tonight. The stage is set for an enthralling contest as these two fierce rivals prepare to square off once more, promising an exciting match filled with anticipation. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 pm EST this evening, Friday, June 23rd, at George Finnie Stadium, situated on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.
Their previous encounter, held two weeks ago in Akron, resulted in a hard-fought 0-0 draw. However, both teams have undergone significant changes since then. Under Vlad Muresan's leadership, Cleveland SC secured two consecutive victories and netted an impressive total of seven goals in their last two matches. Last week, Akron displayed their dominance by convincingly defeating Erie Commodores FC with an emphatic 5-0 win, even with a player being sent off. They followed up this commanding performance by narrowly missing out on a draw against Michigan Rangers FC, highlighting their resilience and determination.
With both teams showcasing their attacking prowess and defensive resilience, this clash promises to be an intense battle from the first whistle to the last.
Tickets for tonight are priced at $15, and children aged 11 and under can enjoy free entry, both online and at the gate. To secure tickets, please visit the following link: TICKETS HERE
We are delighted to welcome Bee’z Bitez Food Truck back to tonight’s match, featuring classic handhelds, gourmet burgers, seafood delights, and more. Chef Brian serves up delicious options from casual to fancy, like salmon 'n' shrimp alfredo, BBQ smoked chicken with loaded potatoes, and a piled-high crab boil. Make sure to check them out just outside the gates of George Finnie Stadium for an exceptional food experience.
Follow the match live
For those unable to attend in person, fret not! You can still catch all the exhilarating action live on Cleveland SC YouTube Channel with Kee On Sports duo Vince McKee and Cole McDaniel providing live commentary from George Finnie Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm, so make sure to access the live stream link here to cheer on Cleveland SC from the comfort of your home.
Akron City FC, led by Head Coach Andy Hoggarth, endured a challenging start to the season with just one win and five losses in their first six matches. However, since their hard-fought 0-0 draw with Cleveland, Akron has shown their mettle by securing a resounding 5-0 victory over Erie Commodores FC, even with a player being sent off in the 24th minute. They also narrowly drew with Michigan Rangers FC this past weekend. Currently sitting sixth in the table, Akron City FC still has the opportunity to climb into the top half if they maintain their recent form.
Under the guidance of Head Coach Vlad Muresan, Cleveland SC boasts a strong squad available for selection at George Finnie Stadium. After a successful home-and-away series against FC Columbus last weekend, resulting in an impressive haul of 6 points, 7 goals, and 2 clean sheets, Cleveland is eager to kick off the weekend with a victory over their Northeastern Ohio rivals, Akron City FC. With the unwavering support of the home crowd, they are determined to secure all three points at George Finnie Stadium.
Make sure to grab your tickets and join us at George Finnie Stadium to show your support for the squad.
GOALKEEPERS: Pedro Alves, Ryan Poling
DEFENDERS: Ben Bolinger, Boban Cancar, Chris Cvecko, Quinn Groves, Benjamin Hryszko, Adam Kalvitz, Alexandru Rumleanschi, Bobby Tsirambidis
MIDFIELDERS: Aidan Bozak, Keegan Dawson, Frederic Heitzer, Marcus Vinicius Pereira, Jannis Schmidt, Admir Suljevic
FORWARDS: Tom Beck, Parker Csiszar, Jack Foht, Bojan Kolevski, Julian Pellegrini, Logan Penton
Single Match Tickets can be purchased at clevelandsc.com/tickets