Oakland County FC

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Oakland County FC
Oakland County FC logo.png
Full nameOakland County Football Club
Founded2014
GroundClawson Stadium
Capacity2,000
OwnerTheophanis Foutris
Nicolino Morana
OCFC Supporters' Trust
Head CoachVinnie Vasilevski
LeagueUSL League Two
20194th, Midwest, UPSL
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

Oakland County Football Club is an American soccer club based in Clawson, Michigan, located in the Detroit metropolitan area. Beginning with the 2020 season, they will compete in USL League Two. The club previously competed in the United Premier Soccer League and Premier League of America.

History[edit]

Oakland County FC was founded as Oakland United FC in 2015 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 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.

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.

On November 5, 2019, OCFC was officially announced as a member of USL League Two.

On December 23, 2019, Vinnie Vasilevski was named head coach in replacement of Darryl Evans.

Stadium[edit]

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 Tim Dolan
United States GK Dylan Brown
United States GK Jacob Nunner
United States DF Nicholas Metcalfe
United States DF Cameron McNeil
Spain DF Santiago Amigo
Spain DF Alvaro Alaman
United States DF Connor Brazil
United States DF Dwight 'DJ' Hooks
United States DF Chukwudi Uguawayna
United States DF Justin Murray
United States DF Garrett Weaver
United States MF Shawn Sloan
Spain MF Alvaro Garcia
United States MF Kevin Lencioni
United States MF Robbie Cort
United States MF Louis Sala
No. Position Player
Spain MF Kevin Buca
Spain MF Nico Rodriguez
United States MF Ryan Resendes
United States MF Belal Khoulani
United States MF Cameron Panley
Greece MF Demetri Pliakos
United States MF Blessing Tahuona
United States MF Julian Birge
United States MF Bobby Harris
Italy MF Mario Morana
The Gambia MF Brock Schultz
United States MF Cameron Wilde
Uganda MF Jonah Kibirige
United States MF Lachlan Hepburn
United States MF Nathan Tremonti
Albania MF Kristian Milicaj
United States FW Michael Melaragni
Canada FW Tommy Dokho
Brazil FW Fred Prest

Front office[edit]

Ownership[edit]

  • Greece Theo Foutris
  • Italy Nicolino Morana
  • United States OCFC Supporters Trust

Head coach[edit]

  • Iraq Waad Sana (2016)
  • United States Nicolino Morana (2017)
  • United States Darryl Evans (2018-2019)
  • Macau Vinnie Vasilevski (2020–present)

Assistant coach[edit]

  • United States Matthius Johnson (2017)
  • United States Craig Dejong (2019)
  • United States Joseph Beshara (2019)
  • United States Derek Peters (2018–present)

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Tier League Regular Season U.S. Open Cup Michigan Milk Cup Average
Attendance
2015 5 GLPL 4th of 5 (2-1-5) Ineligible Did not participate N/A
2016 5 PLA 3rd of 5 (4-2-4) Participated in 2017 Qualifying Did not participate 409
2017 5 PLA 4th of 5 (4-0-6) Did not participate Did not participate 395
2018 5 UPSL 4th of 6 (3-0-7) Did not participate Lost in QF to AFC Ann Arbor
2019 5 UPSL 5th of 6 (3-2-5) Did not participate Final vs Flint City Bucks

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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