2015 Great Lakes Premier League season

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Great Lakes Premier League
ChampionsRWB Adria
(1st title)
Matches played20
Goals scored62 (3.1 per match)
Biggest home winRWB 4–0 CRE (May 10)
ARB 4–0 OAK (May 15)
GRR 5–1 ARB (May 30)
Biggest away winCRE 3–6 RWB (June 27)
Highest scoringCRE 3–6 RWB (June 27)
Longest winning run7 matches: RWB
Longest unbeaten run8 matches: RWB
Highest attendance5,117
GRR 3–0 OAK (July 17)
2016 →

The 2015 Great Lakes Premier League season was the 103rd season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States, and the first season of the GLPL. The season began in May 2015.


Having been denied as expansion clubs by the National Premier Soccer League, AFC Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids FC entered discussions with other regional teams about starting up a league of their own.[1] The first league meeting occurred on Saturday, January 17th 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Two weeks later, the league announced a starting line-up of five clubs.[2]


A double-round robin format was used by the league. The team with the most points at the end of the season was crowned league champions. There were no playoffs.

Member clubs[edit]

Team Location Stadium Head Coach Captain Shirt sponsor
AFC Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan Hollway Field United States David Hebestreit Bank of Ann Arbor
Croatian Eagles Franklin, Wisconsin Croatian Park United States Alex Toth n/a
Oakland United FC Rochester, Michigan Stoney Creek High School Belgium Alben Karamuco n/a
RWB Adria Chicago, Illinois Kroc Center Croatia Siniša Alebic Wolcott
Grand Rapids FC Grand Rapids, Michigan Houseman Field Albania George Moni England Tony Deakin SpeakEZ Lounge
2015 Great Lakes Premier League season is located in Michigan
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids
Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor
Locations of GLPL clubs for 2015

Standings and results[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 RWB Adria (C) 8 7 1 0 23 6 +17 22
2 Grand Rapids FC 8 3 2 3 14 10 +4 11
3 AFC Ann Arbor 8 2 4 2 8 8 0 10
4 Oakland United FC 8 2 1 5 8 19 −11 7
5 Croatian Eagles 8 1 2 5 9 19 −10 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 25, 2015. Source: GLPL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal differential
(C) Champion.
AFC Ann Arbor 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–1
Croatian Eagles 0–0 1–3 1–2 3–6
Grand Rapids FC 5–1 0–0 3–0 1–3
Oakland United FC 1–1 3–4 2–1 0–4
RWB Adria 1–0 4–0 3–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on July 25, 2015. Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top goals[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Romania Vlad Baciu RWB Adria 6
2 United States Derek Huffman RWB Adria 5
3 United States Andy Huftalin Croatian Eagles 4
United States Noble Sullivan Grand Rapids FC
5 Italy Domenic Barone Grand Rapids FC 3
Canada Semir Mesanovic RWB Adria
United States Scott Raymonds Croatian Eagles
United States Joey Tinnion Oakland United FC
9 United States Nick Abdoo Grand Rapids FC 2
England Ade Adeniyi AFC Ann Arbor
United States Taylor Bond RWB Adria
Croatia Niko Jelicic RWB Adria
United States Jay McIntosh AFC Ann Arbor
England Robert Younger RWB Adria
Bosnia and Herzegovina Elmedin Zukic Grand Rapids FC

Updated to end of season. Source: [3]


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