Ann Arbor and Lansing Lead the Pack in Milk Cup Race

  Rafa Mentzingen celebrates one of his early goals

Rafa Mentzingen celebrates one of his early goals

At the midway point of the season, AFC Ann Arbor leads all Milk Cup standings with Lansing United only three points back with one game in hand. In the chase for the Milk Cup, AFCAA and LanU have a commanding lead over the other clubs in this year’s competition.

Ann Arbor has shown depth with 8 different goal scorers pitching in during Milk Cup action. However, LanU is right behind The Mighty Oak, with NPSL National Player of the Week, Rafa Mentzingen leading their charge and waiting for an opportunity to sneak in and take home the inaugural cup. Dropping points at Kalamazoo Sunday didn’t help that cause however.

 GRFC earned a 1-0 result at home against the Stars back on May 26th at Houseman Field

GRFC earned a 1-0 result at home against the Stars back on May 26th at Houseman Field

Grand Rapids FC is sitting in the middle of the table, four games in with four points. With the leadership, and stellar goal scoring abilities of Jalen Rodriguez and Anthony Bowie, they should not be counted out just yet. Following the recent 4-2 home loss to LanU, they have a chance for redemption coming up on June 24th to take home a win on Lansing’s home pitch.  

Kalamazoo FC is tied with Grand Rapids FC with four points. With four games remaining for KZFC in the Milk Cup, they still have the time and opportunities they need to make a late surge and sneak into contention. Kalamazoo seems to finally be finding their stride and have momentum heading into the final half of Milk Cup play.  

Michigan Stars FC have played five games with only two points to show for it in the Milk Cup Table. Being ten points back from the first place AFCAA with only three games left in their Milk Cup journey, unless this club wins out and gets major help, they will be re-grouping on their efforts and planning for their 2018 campaign. Stars skipper, and well-known Coach, Morris Lupenec, will look to make some key coaching adjustments in Stars’ game plan to finish off with a strong push in the second half of the season.

The action is just heating up so stay tuned as we can expect a competitive finish as the quest for the coveted Milk Cup, and bragging rights that come with it, comes to a close.