Canton, MI (May 23, 2015)- Last year’s two Great Lakes division playoff teams squared off for the first time this season at the 33rd Annual Canton Cup Memorial Day Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon on a spectacular day for soccer.The Bucks came away with a 3-1 win over their Canadian rivals to stay unbeaten in PDL league play (2-0-0) and on top of the division.PDL Team of the Week honoree David Goldsmith (Butler) continued his scoring leadership for the Bucks to give the home side an early lead.
Pontiac, MI (May 20, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks (PDL) battled Portland Timbers 2 (USL) to the very last minute on Tuesday night at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, but could not get the equalizing goal necessary in a hard fought battle.While the Bucks did everything but score in the dying moments, the pro side added a last second insurance goal to finish their first ever US Open Cup match with a 2-0 win. The loss sends the Bucks out of the Lamar Hunt tournament and T2 on to face the winner of Wednesday night’s Cascadia match up between the Kitsap Pumas (PDL) and Seattle Sounders 2 (USL) next week on the west coast.
Bucks Begin Title Defense With 2-0 Win Over TFC Academy
Focus shifted to Tuesday’s USOC match with Portland Timbers 2
Pontiac, MI (May 17, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks opened their 20th Premier Development League (PDL) regular season on Saturday night at Ultimate Soccer Arenas with a 2-0 win over the first year franchise Toronto FC Academy. The Bucks continued their attacking style of soccer from their win in Wednesday night’s US Open Cup victory over Detroit City FC and employed a similar strategy.The defending PDL champs took it to the young, hard working TFC team from the opening whistle, putting the visitors under continuous pressure. The final result came courtesy of two second half goals; one each at the beginning and end of the second stanza.
Bucks Dominate Detroit City FC To Advance In Open Cup
Two early goals set the tone for the PDL champs
Pontiac, MI (May 14, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks picked up where they left off last season in the friendly confines of Ultimate Soccer Arenas, where they won their second Premier Development League (PDL) championship last August.Only this time there were a whole lot of new faces, on and off the field.The Bucks jumped on Detroit City FC (NPSL) with two goals in the game’s first ten minutes to send a message to the neighboring club and its passionate fan base.The victory sends the Bucks to the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the first time in three years, where they will host the Portland Timbers 2 (USL) next Tuesday at Ultimate Soccer Arenas (7:30 PM kick off).
Initial Open Cup roster features players from 11 countries
Pontiac, MI (May 12, 2015)- It is safe to say that Michigan Bucks Director of Coaching Gary Parsons has scoured the globe this past off season looking to rebuild the Bucks 2014 championship team that saw ten different players leave to play professional soccer around the world.While some teams look to rebuild locally, Parsons and his coaching staff have tapped into college and international programs around the world to put together their initial roster that will open the 2015 season on Wednesday night against Detroit City FC in the first round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament.The highly anticipated inaugural match between the two popular minor league soccer teams will take place at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac (7:30 PM kickoff).
Pontiac, MI (April 29, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks begin gearing up this weekend to defend their 2014 Premier Development League (PDL) North American championship when they hold the team’s only open tryout of the season on Saturday, May 2 from noon to 2PM at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.The current champs are looking to revamp their talented line up of last year that saw eight players move on to sign and play professionally, including three players who were drafted in January by Major League Soccer (MLS).While the team is accustomed to 50% turnover each season, this year’s openings will provide opportunity for several young players looking to earn a spot in the Bucks line up this year.
Bucks To Host Detroit City FC in May 13th US Open Cup Match
Get discounted tickets to Tournament of Champions Saturday
Pontiac, MI (April 8, 2015)- US Soccer announced today that the Michigan Bucks will host Detroit City FC in the first round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Wednesday, May 13 (7:30 PM kick off) at Ultimate Soccer Arenas. The match will be the Bucks first game since winning the Premier Development League (PDL) North American Championship on the same field back on August 3. 2014.DCFC begins their fourth season in the NPSL when they play in their second ever US Open Cup match. DetroitCitywas defeated by RWB Adria in the opening round of last year’s Open Cup in their first invite into the country’s oldest sporting event.
Oakland/ Western Michigan To Battle For Tournament of Champions Title
Four college games slated for Saturday, April 11
Pontiac, MI (April 5, 2015)- The first annual Michigan college soccer Tournament of Champions presented by adidas will feature the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies and the Western Michigan University Broncos in the championship match on Saturday, April 11 (6:15 PM kick off) at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. The title game will cap off an entire day of four high level college matches, featuring both men's and women's soccer teams from the state of Michigan.
Michigan Tournament of Champions April 11 at Ultimate Soccer Arenas
State college soccer teams battle for supremacy
Pontiac, MI (March 14, 2015) - The inaugural Michigan Tournament of Champions presented by adidas will be hosted by Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac on Saturday, April 11. The day long soccer tournament (12 PM- 8 PM) will feature top college teams from around the state of Michigan, including both men’s and women’s competition. The event begins with the Oakland University women taking on the Saginaw Valley State University women at 12:15 PM.
7th Annual College Challenge Returns to Ultimate March 21
Includes national powerhouse Notre Dame, MSU, Butler and Oakland
Pontiac, MI (February 17, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks will host the 7th annual College Soccer Challenge on Saturday, March 21 at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. The day long event features four 70 minute back to back matches of men’s college spring soccer beginning at 12:30 PM. This year national power house Notre Dame returns to open the day’s events against the highly ranked Michigan State Spartans. The day’s second match has the Fighting Irish taking on local favorites OaklandUniversity at 2:10 PM. The third feature match pits the Spartans against the Butler Bulldogs at 3:50 PM and the final match of the day kicks off at 5:30 PM with the Golden Grizzlies hosting the Bulldogs, in a coaching showdown between two former Bucks star players in Eric Pogue (Oakland) and Paul Snape (Butler).
Bucks Begin 20th Season and PDL Title Defense on May 16th
PDL schedule released for 2015 regular season
Pontiac, MI (February 4, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks will begin their 20th Premier Development League (PDL) season at home this year when they take on Major League Soccer (MLS) PDL affiliate, Toronto FC Academy.The Bucks home opener as they prepare to defend their 2014 PDL North American Championship will be played at Ultimate Soccer Arenas on Saturday, May 16th (7:30 pm kickoff).The Bucks have tentatively scheduled a 20th anniversary tribute celebration for that night to go along with their championship ring presentation to last year’s coaches and players.
Steinberger, Catic and Montague Headed to Major League Soccer
Total of 58 Bucks players moved up to MLS
Pontiac, MI (January 26, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks added three names to the list of 58 former players that have been drafted or signed by Major League Soccer (MLS) when Zach Steinberger, Dzenan Catic and Adam Montague were selected in the 2015 MLS Super Draft.One player was selected in each of the first three rounds and all three players are preparing for training camp to try and earn a spot on their respective teams.
2014 Michigan Bucks Well Represented in College and Pros
Trio headed to MLS Combine prior to draft
Pontiac, MI (January 6, 2015)- The Michigan Bucks had an outstanding 2014 season by bringing home the Premier Development League (PDL) title in August but the team’s overall player success did not stop in Pontiac.While several of the top college players went back to lead their respective schools through the fall season, many other former Bucks had a successful professional season as well.
PONTIAC, Mich. - The Michigan Bucks truly can call this their year as they continue to gain accolades and their players further display their talent around the country. Bucks owner Dan Duggan was awarded Executive of the Year this past weekend at the USL Hall of Fame awards dinner in Florida. The award tops off a successful season in which the Bucks won the PDL National Championship in August, a game they hosted at Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac. It was the second national championship for the organization -- they won in 2006 in Laredo, Texas for the first time under the coaching of Dan Fitzgerald.
Bucks 6th Annual Youth Holiday Tournament Set for December 29-30th at Ultimate
$50 discount to register early; limited amount of teams accepted
Pontiac, MI (October 15, 2014)- The Michigan Bucks announced today the schedule for the 6th Annual Michigan Bucks Holiday Tournament to be played on Monday and Tuesday, December 29-30, 2014 at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. The two day tournament will feature youth teams from U8-U18 (boys and girls divisions) from all over Michigan, Ohio and Canada.Due to the limited field availability, the tournament will be limited to only 80 teams this year.All teams will be guaranteed three games (55 minutes) and each age group champion will be determined by a championship match that will be played on Tuesday to conclude this year’s tournament.
COST: $6 individual tickets or $18 family pass - ALL TICKETS WILL BE LEFT AT WILL CALL
INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $6
FAMILY PASS: $18
MICHIGAN BUCKS 2013 SEASON IN REVIEW
The Michigan Bucks completed their eighteenth successful season in the United Soccer League’s (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) with a hard fought 1-0 playoff loss on the road in Thunder Bay, Ontario in the league’s final sixteen on July 26th.