GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Football Club on Thursday released its schedule for the 2018 National Premier Soccer League season. It will mark the club’s fourth campaign overall and third as a member of the NPSL.
The Boys in Blue and first-year head coach Lewis Robinson will begin their 12-game slate with a trip to Wisconsin to face the Milwaukee Torrent on Friday, May 11, marking the fourth consecutive time the club’s season opener has been on the road. GRFC will open the home portion of its schedule on Sunday, May 27 when it hosts the Torrent at 6 p.m. at Houseman Field.
Highlights of the 2018 schedule include:
• Four prime home dates (four Fridays) out of six games;
• June 3, when GRFC will host fellow West Michigan side Kalamazoo FC. The Boys in Blue will make the return trip to Kalamazoo on June 10;
• June 22, when defending Great Lakes Conference champions AFC Ann Arbor will visit Houseman Field. GRFC will face The Mighty Oak in Ann Arbor on June 1;
• June 29, when defending Midwest Region champions and 2017 NPSL National semifinalists Detroit City FC will visit Houseman Field in the regular season finale. GRFC heads to Metro Detroit on June 17;
• GRFC’s inaugural matches against FC Columbus. The Boys in Blue will host their newest opponent on June 15 and will make their first visit to Ohio in over two years on June 24. GRFC last played in the Buckeye State on June 19, 2016 against Dayton Dynamo.
All of GRFC’s home games are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of Sun., May 27 (6 p.m.) and Sun., June 3 (6 p.m.).
Additional preseason and friendly matches will be announced at later dates.
Fans can secure their full-season ticket packages by clicking here or visit grandrapidsfc.com for more information.
GRAND RAPIDS FOOTBALL CLUB 2018 NPSL SCHEDULE
|Fri., May 11||@ Milwaukee Torrent||8 p.m.|
|Fri., May 18||@ FC Indiana||7 p.m.|
|Sun., May 27||MILWAUKEE TORRENT||6 p.m.|
|Fri., June 1||@ AFC Ann Arbor||7 p.m.|
|Sun., June 3||KALAMAZOO FC||6 p.m.|
|Fri., June 8||FC INDIANA||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., June 10||@ Kalamazoo FC||5:30 p.m.|
|Fri., June 15||FC COLUMBUS||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., June 17||@ Detroit City FC||5 p.m.|
|Fri., June 22||AFC ANN ARBOR||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., June 24||@ FC Columbus||3 p.m.|
|Fri., June 29||DETROIT CITY FC|
All Times Eastern
Dates, Opponents and Times subject to change
GRAND RAPIDS FOOTBALL CLUB
2018 NPSL SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN
Season Opener: Fri., May 11 at Milwaukee Torrent
Home Opener: Sun., May 27 vs. Milwaukee Torrent
Season Finale: Fri., June 29 vs. Detroit City FC
All opponents – 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
By Day (Home)
Friday – 4, Sunday – 2
By Day (Away)
Friday and Sunday – 3
By Month (Home)
June – 5, May – 1
By Month (Away)
June – 4, May – 2
2 games: June 3-8
2 games: May 11-18