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Match Preview | Cleveland SC vs Niagara 1812

Match #2 - Cleveland SC vs Niagara 1812 - May 25th, 2024

Get Ready for Match 2 at George Finnie Stadium!

Cleveland Soccer Club is back in action after a thrilling 1-0 victory over Akron City FC last Saturday. This weekend, they face off against the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) newcomers, Niagara 1812. The match kicks off at 7 PM on Saturday, May 25th at George Finnie Stadium, located on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University.

A Historic First Meeting

This encounter marks the first-ever clash between Cleveland SC and Niagara 1812, adding an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the game. With no past encounters to draw from, both teams will be eager to make a strong impression. Coach Joe Jovanovski and his squad are looking to build on their previous success and deliver another stellar performance for the home fans at George Finnie Stadium.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the second match of the season are priced at $15 per adult, $5 for children (18 & under), and $10 for seniors (65 & older). Season tickets are still available for the remaining four home matches. Don't miss your chance to support Cleveland SC! Tickets can be purchased through the following links:

Follow the Match Live

Can’t make it to the stadium? No problem! Catch all the action live on the Cleveland SC YouTube Channel. Join Vince McKee and Gianluca DiGiacoma from Kee on Sports for live commentary straight from George Finnie Stadium. Watch the live stream HERE.

Meet Our Opponent: Niagara 1812

Niagara 1812 is making its debut in the NPSL this season. Led by Lucio Ianiero, a former Canadian Men’s National Team player with extensive coaching experience, this team is set to bring a fresh challenge. Niagara 1812 will play their home matches at D’Youville University in Buffalo, New York. Their roster, featuring players from both sides of the US-Canada border, adds an intriguing dynamic to the matchup. The name "Niagara 1812" is a nod to the War of 1812, reflecting the historical significance of the local region, which was shaped by events on both sides of the United States and Canadian border.

Club Notes

Cleveland SC, under the leadership of Head Coach Joe Jovanovski, will have a broader selection of players for this match, some of whom were unavailable in the season opener. This expanded roster gives Jovanovski more strategic options and the ability to field a stronger team against Niagara 1812. With key players returning, Coach Jovanovski is particularly focused on maintaining the team's defensive solidity while enhancing their attacking threat. His goal is to capitalize on this depth and versatility to secure a second consecutive win and build momentum early in the season.

Join Us at George Finnie Stadium!

Don’t miss out on the action. Get your tickets now and support Cleveland SC. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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