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PDL PLAYOFFS: Menace pull postseason upset of defending PDL North American champion Michigan Bucks

PDL PLAYOFFS: Menace pull postseason upset of defending PDL North American champion Michigan Bucks

| July 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LoacalSportsFans PONTIAC, Mich. — There will be a new North American champion in the Premier Developmental League. The fourth-seeded Des Moines (Iowa) Menace lived up to their namesake and posted a 2-0 upset Friday of defending PDL champions and top-seeded Michigan Bucks in the Central Conference semifinals at […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks trip Sockers to advance to PDL North American finals for fifth time

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks trip Sockers to advance to PDL North American finals for fifth time

| July 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans PONTIAC — As the most successful franchise of the U.S.L. Premier Development League over the past two decades, the Michigan Bucks added to its storied lore Saturday night at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas. The top-seeded Bucks, champions of the Central Conference, tripped up the Midland-Dessa (Tx.) Sockers, […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan gives Thunder Bay the chills by rallying for overtime win

PDL SOCCER: Michigan gives Thunder Bay the chills by rallying for overtime win

| July 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans PONTIAC — Although Michigan has had to play from behind in a couple of games this season, the Bucks have not been placed in a similar predicament as they were Friday. Michigan bounced back from a 2-0 second-half deficit with two goals in the final 12 […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks reign with second North American title

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks reign with second North American title

| August 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bucks win second cup in four trips to PDL finals   BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans FOR MORE SOCCER COVERAGE: http://northoaklandsports.com/?s=soccer&x=0&y=0 PONTIAC — Sometimes scoring chances in soccer can be like a flash of lightning. A seam on the pitch can only be visible for a second or less before it closes […]

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AOTW: Catalano’s game continues to climb charts with Michigan Bucks

AOTW: Catalano’s game continues to climb charts with Michigan Bucks

| August 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

  BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   PONTIAC — Tommy Catalano laughs about giving orders. “I give them at work. I’m the foreman,” laughed the 22-year-old. “I work with a landscaping company right now.” Catalano my choose which lawns to cut and bricks to lay, but that’s not his life’s mission. There’s […]

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PDL SOCCER:  Michigan Bucks clinch another postseason bid

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks clinch another postseason bid

| July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

PONTIAC — The Michigan Bucks finished the regular season home schedule Saturday night with a huge 3-1 victory over the River City Rovers to keep the team just a point out of first place in the Premier Development League’s (PDL) Great Lakes Division. The Bucks have won a record 10 division titles in the first 17 seasons and has qualified for the […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks leapfrog past Toronto, into first place

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks leapfrog past Toronto, into first place

| June 6, 2013 | Comments (3)

  TORONTO, Ont. — The Michigan Bucks leapfrogged from third to first place on Wednesday afternoon with a matinee shutout win in Toronto over the Lynx, 1-0. The Bucks (3-1-0, nine points) used a fresh lineup to attack the young Canadian side from the opening whistle, while goal keeper Adam Grinwis registered his second shutout […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks burn Inferno

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks burn Inferno

| June 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

WHEATON, Ill. — New season, same winning habits. The Michigan Bucks picked up in 2013 where they left off last season when they opened the campaign with a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Inferno Friday night at Wheaton College. The defending Premier Development League (PDL) regular season champions dominated the season opener from the beginning and applied continuous […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks land three players on postseason squad

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks land three players on postseason squad

| August 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

BY DAN DUGGAN CORRESPONDENT TAMPA, Fla. — The United Soccer Leagues published the first two waves of post season awards this week and today announced the finalists for the top five individual awards. The Michigan Bucks dominated both the conference and all-league teams with three players selected and have a finalist in the running for […]

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PDL SOCCER: FC London stuns top-ranked Michigan Bucks

PDL SOCCER: FC London stuns top-ranked Michigan Bucks

| July 22, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   PONTIAC — It took three attempts this season, but FC London finally solved the Michigan Bucks. This time it came on much bigger stage. The third-seeded team in the Central Conference, FC London stunned top-seeded Michigan Bucks, 2-1, Sunday night in the Premier Development League Central […]

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PDL SOCCER: Bucks to play FC London with Final Four berth on the line

PDL SOCCER: Bucks to play FC London with Final Four berth on the line

| July 22, 2012 | Comments (2)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   PONTIAC, Mich. — Outscoring the opposition 58-14 so far this season, the Michigan Bucks already own two wins over Forest City London, both coming in PDL’s Great Lakes Division play. Michigan (17-2-2), the No. 1 ranked team in the 73-franchise Premier Developmental League spanning the United […]

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PDL SOCCER: Patient Michigan Bucks blank Real Colorado, cruise into Central Conference finals

PDL SOCCER: Patient Michigan Bucks blank Real Colorado, cruise into Central Conference finals

| July 21, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   PONTIAC — Soccer is truly a game of patience. Regardless of how many scoring chances a team can develop, it doesn’t always translate into much production on the scoreboard. Michigan Bucks, the No. 1 ranked in the 73-franchise Premier Development League, played such a game of […]

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PDL SOCCER: Bucks’ Catalano, Grinwis earns All-PDL honors

PDL SOCCER: Bucks’ Catalano, Grinwis earns All-PDL honors

| July 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY NICHOLAS MURRAY PDL CORRESPONDENT TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL announced today its 2012 regular season honors, with Thunder Bay Chill forward Sullivan Silva leading the way by being named Scoring Champion while sharing the Goal Scoring Champion honors with Reading United’s Deshorn Brown. The league’s Assist Champion title is also shared by the Kansas City […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks gain top seed in Central conference regional

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks gain top seed in Central conference regional

| July 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL announced today the schedule for the 2012 PDL Playoffs, with three Conference Championship hosts being selected for the Central, Southern and Western Conference Championships. The Eastern Conference Championship host will be determined on Tuesday night. The Central Conference Championship will be hosted by the PDL Regular Season champion Michigan Bucks […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks continue fast start with shutout of Toronto

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks continue fast start with shutout of Toronto

| June 21, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans PONTIAC — After playing 12 games in a month, the one thing for certain pertaining to the Michigan Bucks is that this team again is a title contender. The Bucks moved to 10-1-1 on the year and posted their fifth shutout in its last eight games with […]

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PDL SOCCER: Bucks maintain Great Lakes League with 1-0 victory over Fire Premier

PDL SOCCER: Bucks maintain Great Lakes League with 1-0 victory over Fire Premier

| June 10, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN DUGGAN CORRESPONDENT NOVI — Different venue, same result. Last Tuesday the Michigan Bucks welcomed the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer to over 2,000 fans at Ultimate Soccer Arenas and sent them home with a one goal defeat. Saturday night the Bucks played the Fire Premier (PDL) in front of nearly 800 fans at Novi […]

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PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks' ends historic Open Cup run in Sweet 16

PDL SOCCER: Michigan Bucks’ ends historic Open Cup run in Sweet 16

| June 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN DUGGAN CORRESPONDENT ROCHESTER HILLS — The run is over. The Michigan Bucks run towards Open Cup history ended Tuesday night when the home team was defeated by the Dayton Dutch Lions 2-1 in a game that reached double overtime and a shootout in a contest played in front of 1,100 fans at Oakland […]

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Michigan Bucks stun MLS’ Chicago Fire in U.S. Open Cup

Michigan Bucks stun MLS’ Chicago Fire in U.S. Open Cup

| May 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

BY DAN STICKRADT SENIOR EDITOR dan.stickradt@northoaklandsports.com Twitter: @LocalSportsFans   PONTIAC — Throughout its history, the Michigan Bucks have earned the reputation of being a nuisance in the soccer community, largely from teams from higher divisions of U.S. Soccer’s hierarchy. The Bucks furthered that reputation again Tuesday night. Michigan stunned the Chicago Fire of  Major League […]

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