Oakland County FC

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Oakland County Football Club
Oakland County FC logo.png
Founded 2014
Ground Clawson Stadium, Clawson MI
Capacity 2,000
Head Coach Darryl Evans
League United Premier Soccer League
2017 5th, East
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website
Current season

Oakland County Football Club is an American soccer club based in Clawson, Michigan, located in the outskirts of the Detroit metropolitan area. They compete in the United Premier Soccer League, Midwest Division. In 2016 and 2017, they competed in the Premier League of America.

History[edit]

Oakland County FC was founded as Oakland United FC in 2014 and played its first season in the Great Lakes Premier League.

In its inaugural season, Oakland United finished fourth in the five-team league, with a record of 2-1-5.

The club rebranded for the 2016 season, with a new name and new logo by New York City-based graphic designer Matthew Wolff. They finished with a final record of 4-2-4, rendering them a fourth-place finish in the PLA East Division.[1]

On January 27, 2017, the club announced that it would be moving to a more centralized location in Oakland County: Royal Oak,.[2][3]

In February 2017, the club announced a new coaching staff: Nicolino Morana was hired as head coach on February 22,[4] and Mathius Johnson as Assistant Coach on February 28.[5]

On June 3, 2017, Oakland County FC hosted the Muskegon Risers. At the match, a club record attendance of 707 was recorded.

On September 6, 2017, the United Premier Soccer League announced that eleven of the twelve PLA clubs (all save Grand Rapids Ole SC) had joined its league and would comprise the UPSL's new Midwest Conference.

In March 2018, OCFC ownership announced the move to Clawson, MI as the new home for the club.

On March 1, 2018, the Oakland County FC Supporters’ Trust was established. With the trust, fans can purchase a membership within the trust which grants them an ownership stake of the club.

On March 23, 2018, Nicolino Morana stepped down as head coach of the club to become Technical Director. In turn, Darryl Evans (Head Coach) and Derek Peters (Assistant Coach) were announced as the team’s coaching staff for the 2018 season.


Stadium[edit]

  • 2015 (OUFC): Stoney Creek High School
  • 2016 (OCFC): Stoney Creek High School
  • 2017: Royal Oak High School
  • 2018: Clawson Stadium

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States GK Cary Wilson
United States GK Zach Walker
United States GK Ludin Gonzales
United States DF Jason Leslie
United States DF Jamie Foxwell
United States DF Jeremy Stoychoff
United States DF Talal Hamodi
United States DF Jeffrey Okerstrom
United States DF Ian Walker
United States DF Ryan Messick
United States DF Connor Ballantyne
United States MF Shawn Sloan
United States MF Javier Steinwascher
United States MF Kevin Lencioni
United States MF Jonathan Barnes
Canada MF Hamidou Barry
No. Position Player
England MF Charlie Miles
United States MF Saeed Tawill
United States MF Joe Beshara
United States MF Kevin Pinkos
United States MF Kaveon Dux
United States MF Travis Harrington
United States MF Julian Birge
United States MF Alex Serwatka
United States FW Mario Morana
The Gambia FW Abdoulie Jallow
Nigeria FW Nwokoye Chukwudi
Canada FW Brendan Woodfull
United States FW Azaad Liadi

Front office[edit]

Ownership[edit]

  • Greece Theo Foutris
  • United States Nicolino Morana
  • United States Ben Rode
  • United States OCFC Supporters' Trust

Head coach[edit]

  • Iraq Waad Sana (2016)
  • United States Nicolino Morana (2017)
  • United States Darryl Evans (2018 - present)

Assistant coach[edit]

  • United States Mathius Johnson (2017)
  • United States Derek Peters (2018 – present)

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Tier League Regular Season U.S. Open Cup Average
Attendance
2015 5 GLPL 4th of 5 (2-1-5) Ineligible N/A
2016 5 PLA 3rd of 5 (4-2-4) Participated in 2017 Qualifying 409
2017 5 PLA 4th of 5 (4-0-6) Did not participate 395

Historic record vs opponents[edit]

Legend
0-0-0 Win-Loss-Draw
0-0 Win-Loss
* No games played
Opponent Regular Season Friendly U.S. Open Total Played Win %
Aurora Borealis SC 1-0-1 * * 1-0-1 2 0.500
Carpathia FC 0-4-0 * * 0-4-0 4 0.000
Michigan Ole SC 4-0-0 * * 4-0-0 4 1.000
Illinois RWB Adria 0-4-2 * * 0-4-2 4 0.000
Toledo United 2-2-0 * * 2-2-0 2 0.500
Michigan AFC Ann Arbor 0-1-1 1-1-0 * 1-2-1 4 0.500
Ann Arbor FC * * 1-0-0 1-0-0 1 1.000
Wisconsin Croatian Eagles 1-1-0 * * 1-1-0 2 0.500
Michigan Grand Rapids FC 1-1-0 0-1-0 * 1-2-0 3 0.500
Michigan Stars FC * 0-1-0 * 0-1 1 0.000
Minneapolis City SC * * 0-1-0 0-1-0 1 0.000
Muskegon Risers SC 1-1-0 1-1-0 * 2-2-0 4 0.500
Marygrove College * 0-1-0 * 0-1-0 1 0.000
Livonia City FC * 1-0-0 * 1-0-0 1 1.000
Kalamazoo FC * 0-1-0 * 0-0-1 1 .0000
Windsor TFC * 1-0-0 * 1-0-0 1 1.000
Total 10-14-4 4-6-0 1-1-0 14-20-4 38 0.333
  • Note: Table includes all competitive matches and does not include friendlies.
  • Updated to end of 2016 season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OAKLAND COUNTY FC". www.matthewwolffdesign.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "OCFC Moves to Royal Oak". www.medium.com. March 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Crain's Detroit interviews OCFC Ownership". www.crainsdetroit.com. March 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nicolino Morana named Head Coach". www.medium.com. March 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mathius Johnson named Assistant Coach". www.medium.com. March 14, 2017. 

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