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Match Preview | Michigan Rangers FC vs Cleveland SC

Updated: May 25


Match Day - Michigan Rangers FC vs Cleveland SC - May 21, 2023

Back to Michigan!

Cleveland SC looks to build upon its 1-0 win over Carpathia FC last weekend in Auburn Hills with a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan to face new National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) club, Michigan Rangers FC. The match takes place tonight, Sunday, May 21st at 8:00 pm EST, at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.


This will be the first encounter between Cleveland SC and Michigan Rangers FC. However, there is a historical connection between the two clubs, as several of the Rangers’ staff and players previously competed with the Muskegon Risers, who secured a victory over Cleveland SC in the NPSL Midwest Region Final last year on a 90th-minute goal. With both sides aware of the past rivalry, this match holds an extra level of excitement and determination to claim victory.


Ticket details in Grand Rapids

If you’re a Cleveland fan in the Grand Rapids area, we encourage you to join us at Davenport University. General admission tickets are priced at $7 for all spectators. You will find the ticket link here to secure your spot for this thrilling encounter.


Follow the match live

Those unable to attend can still catch all the action live on Michigan Rangers YouTube Channel. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 pm, so make sure to tune in through the live stream link here to cheer on Cleveland SC from the comfort of your home.


Our opponent

Michigan Rangers FC is a recently added expansion club in the NPSL. Under the guidance of head coach and general manager Stuart Collins, who previously coached the Muskegon Risers, the Rangers have made a strong start to their inaugural season. In their opening match, they secured a 1-0 victory over Akron City FC, with midfielder Daire O’Riordan finding the back of the net in the 30th minute. The Rangers boast several familiar faces from last season’s Muskegon Risers squad, including nine players who featured in their win over Akron City that played in last year’s Midwest Region Final against Cleveland SC.


Club Notes

Cleveland SC, led by Head Coach Vlad Muresan, will have seventeen available for selection in Grand Rapids. Unfortunately, Chris Cvecko will be absent from tonight’s match due to a card suspension incurred during last year’s Region Final match in Muskegon, Michigan. On a positive note, Jannis Schmidt returns to the squad after serving his one-match suspension.


Squad

GOALKEEPERS: Ryan Poling, Connor Robinson


DEFENDERS: Boban Cancar, Benjamin Hryszko, Danny Kalic, Bobby Tsirambidis, Josh Wates


MIDFIELDERS: Ben Bolinger, Aidan Bozak, Frederic Heitzer, Angel Murillo, Marcus Vinicius Pereira, Jannis Schmidt, Emilio Spetic


FORWARDS: Tom Beck, Parker Csiszar, Nick Felician


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