Michigan Bucks is an American soccer team based in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1995, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference.
The team plays its home games at the soccer-specific Ultimate Soccer Arenas, where they have played since 2008, and are one of the few teams to play regularly on a full-size indoor soccer field. The team's colors are white, dark green and black.
Throughout their existence, the Bucks have been one of the most successful minor league soccer teams in the United States, qualifying for seven US Open Cups, winning six divisional championships, and a national title. In 2000 the Bucks became the first PDL team to defeat an MLS team in the US Open Cup when they beat the New England Revolution at Foxboro Stadium. They won their first PDL Championship in 2006, defeating the Laredo Heat 2–1.
On April 8, 2006 the Bucks became an official minor league affiliate of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, and announced a partnership which allows Bucks players to go on training stints with the Crew, as well as having the MLS side annually come to the Detroit area to play a friendly with their sister team.
Until the 2003 season, they were known as the Mid Michigan Bucks.
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