Eau Claire Aris FC

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EC Aris FC[1]
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Full name Eau Claire Aris Football Club
Nickname(s) Aris
Founded 2009
Stadium Viterbo Athletic Complex
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Owner Greece Greg Saliaras
Head Coach Greece Greg Saliaras
League National Premier Soccer League
2014 5th, Midwest-Central
Playoffs: DNQ
Current season

Eau Claire Aris FC is an American soccer team based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Midwest Division.

The team plays its home games at Viterbo Athletic Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin during the 2014 season, after playing at Bollinger Field in Eau Claire from 2009 to 2013. The team's colors are yellow, black and white.

History[edit]

Aris joined the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team in 2009, having been formed by Greek-American businessman Greg Saliaras, the owner of a successful soccer store in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and who named the team after his favorite club, Aris Thessaloniki.[2] The team is affiliated with the EC Aris soccer team, which has been competing in youth soccer leagues in the Eau Claire area for many years.

The Aris played their first competitive game on May 31, 2009, a 5-0 loss to Wisconsin rivals Madison 56ers, which set the manner in which their first competitive season would continue; they didn't achieve an on-field victory at all year, picking up their only points when their opponents in their final regular season game, FC Indiana, forfeited the game. They finished second from bottom in the Midwest Division, only avoiding last spot as a result of Indiana's points deduction.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not enter
2010 4 NPSL 6th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not enter
2011 4 NPSL 7th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 NPSL 5th, Midwest-Central Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 NPSL 5th, Midwest-Central Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 6th, Midwest-Central Did not qualify Did not qualify

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