Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
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Full name Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Founded 2013
Ground Sand Creek Stadium
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ground Capacity 3,500
Owner Ragain Sports, LLC
President Nick Ragain
Head Coach Steve Trittschuh
League USL
Website Club home page

Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional soccer team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2014, the team is a member of the United Soccer League, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The franchise is owned and operated by Martin Ragain and Ragain Sports, LLC. Ragain, the owner and founder of a global mechanical and electrical engineering design firm, which serves as a lighting consultant for Olympic Broadcast Systems.

History[edit]

The team hired Steve Trittschuh as their head coach on March 11, 2014. [1]

Stadium[edit]

The team will play at Sand Creek Stadium, adjacent to Security Service Field, and in the summer of 2014 started a $2,000,000 renovation of the stadium after the team signed a 10 year lease with the City of Colorado Springs.[2]

First team roster[edit]

As of March 20, 2015
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Gorrick, DevalaDevala Gorrick      United States
2 Defender Phillips, JoshJosh Phillips      United States
3 Defender Schrock, StanStan Schrock      United States
4 Midfielder Vercollone, LukeLuke Vercollone      United States
5 Defender McGuinness, JamieJamie McGuinness      England
6 Midfielder Armstrong, DavyDavy Armstrong      United States
7 Midfielder Robinson, NateNate Robinson      United States
8 Midfielder Argueta, RonyRony Argueta      United States
9 Forward Maybin, MartinMartin Maybin      Northern Ireland
10 Forward Gonzalez, MiguelMiguel Gonzalez      Mexico
11 Forward Robinson, SaeedSaeed Robinson      Jamaica
12 Forward Seth, MikeMike Seth      United States
13 Midfielder Durr, KevinKevin Durr      United States
14 Midfielder Contreras, CarlosCarlos Contreras      Honduras
17 Defender Smith, KareemKareem Smith      Trinidad and Tobago
18 Forward King, AaronAaron King      United States
21 Defender Harada, ShintaroShintaro Harada      Japan
22 Defender Hunter, TaylorTaylor Hunter (on loan from Houston Dynamo)     United States
23 Goalkeeper Badr, SamirSamir Badr      United States
25 Midfielder Burt, JordanJordan Burt      United States
30 Defender Bejarano, KleyKley Bejarano      Colombia
34 Defender Greer, J. J.J. J. Greer      United States
99 Goalkeeper Crumpton, JeremyJeremy Crumpton      United States

Staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Switchbacks Name Trittschuh As Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 11, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://switchbacksfc.com/sand-creek-stadium-ground-breaking-ceremony/

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