Oakland County FC

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.

Oakland County FC
Full nameOakland County Football Club
Founded2014
GroundClawson Stadium
Capacity2,000
OwnerTheo Foutris
Nick Morana
OCFC Supporters Trust
Head CoachDarryl Evans
LeagueUSL League Two
20194th, Midwest, UPSL
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

History

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.

Stadium

Current roster

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

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

Front office

Ownership

  • Theo Foutris
  • Nicolino Morana
  • OCFC Supporters Trust

Head coach

  • Waad Sana (2016)
  • Nicolino Morana (2017–2018)
  • Darryl Evans (2019–present)

Assistant coach

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

Year-by-year

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

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
Ole SC 4-0-0 * * 4-0-0 4 1.000
RWB Adria 0-4-2 * * 0-4-2 4 0.000
Toledo United 2-2-0 * * 2-2-0 2 0.500
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
Croatian Eagles 1-1-0 * * 1-1-0 2 0.500
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

  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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