2018 NPSL Schedule Released

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

 

Date

OpponentTime
Fri., May 11@ Milwaukee Torrent8 p.m.
Fri., May 18@ FC Indiana7 p.m.
Sun., May 27MILWAUKEE TORRENT6 p.m.
Fri., June 1@ AFC Ann Arbor7 p.m.
Sun., June 3KALAMAZOO FC6 p.m.
Fri., June 8FC INDIANA7:30 p.m.
Sun., June 10@ Kalamazoo FC5:30 p.m.
Fri., June 15FC COLUMBUS7:30 p.m.
Sun., June 17@ Detroit City FC5 p.m.
Fri., June 22AFC ANN ARBOR7:30 p.m.
Sun., June 24@ FC Columbus3 p.m.
Fri., June 29DETROIT CITY FC

7:30 p.m.

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

By Opponent

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

Longest Homestand
2 games: June 3-8

Longest Roadtrip
2 games: May 11-18