Stars Host Detroit City FC on Home Opener May 14th
The Michigan Stars FC are excited to announce their 2017 home schedule at Hurley Field in Berkley, Michigan. The home opener will be on Sunday, May 14th at 4pm against Detroit City FC (DCFC).
The 2017 season picks up where it left off last year against Detroit City FC when the Stars played at Detroit’s Keyworth stadium and won 2-1. This time Michigan Stars FC will welcome DCFC and the Northern Guard to Hurley field when they meet on May 14th.
The full Michigan Stars FC 2017 Home Schedule at Hurley Field is as follows:
Sunday 5/14 at 4pm v Detroit City FC
Friday 5/19 at 7pm v Grand Rapids FC
Friday 6/2 at 7pm v AFC Ann Arbor
Sunday 6/11 at 4pm v Milwaukee Torrent
Friday 6/16 at 7pm v Kalamazoo FC
Friday 7/7 at 7pm v Lansing United
Friday 7/14 at 7pm v FC Indiana
Single tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 10th at www.MichiganStarsFC.com
$10 Adults At Gate
$8 Youth At Gate
$8 Adults Advance Online
$6 Youth Advance Online
Special Group pricing can be done by contacting Kelly at KHaapala@MichiganStarsFC.com
The Stars are also excited to be a part of the 2017 Michigan Milk Cup, brought together by their sponsor United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM), along with Lansing United, AFC Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo FC and Grand Rapids FC. The teams will use their 4 home and away games to secure their title as Michigan’s top club.
Conference and Playoffs Information
The Stars will compete in the Great Lakes West conference again this year with includes Detroit City FC, Lansing United, AFC Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo FC, Grand Rapids FC, Milwaukee Torrent and FC Indiana.
The conference is a part of the the 2017 NPSL Midwest Region will include 22 teams grouped in three conferences: East, Great Lakes, and North. At the end of the regular season the top two teams in each conference, a total of six teams, will qualify for the Midwest Region playoffs.
There will be three conference winners and the top two will be determined with seeds #1 and #2 getting a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
The other teams participating in the playoffs will compete as shown in the breakdown below with the seeding being determined by calculating the average points per game among the second place finishers in each conference.
Playoff Games 1 and 2 will be hosted by seeds #3 and #4 respectively on Saturday, July 22. The lowest-seeded winner will advance to play the #1 seed in Game 3 and the highest-seeded winner will advance to play the #2 seed in Game 4. Games 3 and 4 will be played on Friday, July 28. The winners of Games 3 and 4 will play in Game 5 on Saturday, July 29, or Sunday, July 30, in case of a weather delay.
The host of the Midwest Region Final Four will be determined by a Midwest Region vote of the member clubs. The opportunity to host is open to any of the teams that qualify for the Regional Semifinal. Prior to the final game of the season, each team who qualifies for the playoffs and is interested in hosting, shall submit proposals to host the Midwest playoff weekend. By Wednesday, July 19th the region will vote on the bids and rank them. At the conclusion of the Qualifying Round, the highest ranked bid of the four remaining teams will be named as the host.
The National Premier Soccer League is a 4th tier semi-pro national soccer league with four regions spread across the country. The Midwest Region hosts 3 conferences including the Great Lakes, which includes six Michigan clubs. Last season, newcomers Grand Rapids FC and AFC Ann Arbor advanced to the Midwest Region playoffs where both teams were eliminated by soon to be national champions, AFC Cleveland. The 2017 season will run from early May until late July with the NPSL playoffs taking place at the end of the season (late July/early August). For more information on the league visit NPSL.com.
The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) is the umbrella organization for the Dairy Council of Michigan and the American Dairy Association of Michigan.
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