Cleveland SC is gearing up for an intense playoff showdown as they prepare to face Michigan Rangers FC in the NPSL Great Lakes Conference Semi-Final. This marks Cleveland's fifth consecutive season in the playoffs, and they are determined to make it count. The match is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12th, at 7:00 pm EST and will take place at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Having already faced each other twice this season, the upcoming match will be the third encounter between Cleveland SC and Michigan Rangers FC. Both previous meetings, which took place within a span of five days back in May, saw Michigan emerging victorious with a 2-1 scoreline. In their most recent game, Cleveland SC played to a 1-1 draw against conference winners Steel City FC, while Michigan Rangers FC concluded the season with a 1-1 draw on the road against Erie Commodores FC.
With the playoffs underway, both teams know that past results hold little significance and are eager for a fresh start. Both clubs will be fueled by the desire to make a deep run into the NPSL Championship.
If you're a Cleveland fan in the Grand Rapids area or planning to travel, we encourage you to join us. General admission tickets are priced at $7 for all spectators, and you can secure your spot by visiting the ticket link provided. TICKETS HERE
Follow the Match Live
For those unable to attend the match, you can still catch all the action live on Michigan Rangers FC’s YouTube Channel. Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm. Access the live stream link here to cheer on Cleveland SC from the comfort of your home.
Michigan Rangers FC, led by Head Coach Stuart Collins, finished the regular season second in the conference with an impressive 8-1-3 record. Their most recent loss was against Steel City FC on July 1st, and have proven to be a formidable opponent throughout the season. Daire O'Riordan and Chris Mendez have been leading the attack for the Rangers with 7 and 6 goals, respectively.
Under the guidance of Head Coach Vlad Muresan, Cleveland SC concludes the regular season with a solid 6-2-4 record. In their last match against Steel City FC, although the result held little significance for the home side in the playoff format, Cleveland showed their resilience by fighting back and securing a second-half equalizer courtesy of Bojan Kolevski. Kolevski has been in excellent form, scoring five goals in the past six matches, while Tom Beck has contributed four goals this season.
Cleveland SC encourages all supporters in the Grand Rapids area to join them and show their support for the squad as they go head-to-head with Michigan Rangers FC. The playoffs promise thrilling encounters and intense competition as Cleveland SC aims to advance to the NPSL Great Lakes Conference Final.