Erie Commodores FC

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Erie Commodores FC
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Full name Erie Commodores Football Club
Nickname(s) Commodores
Founded 2009
Stadium Gus Anderson Field
Erie, Pennsylvania
Ground Capacity 2,500
Owner John Melody
Head Coach Micky Blythe
League National Premier Soccer League
Website Club home page
Current season

Erie Commodores FC is an American soccer team based in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 2009 and plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The team plays their home games at Gus Anderson Field.

The "Commodores" name alludes to Erie-based Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval commander during the Battle of Lake Erie, a flashpoint of the War of 1812. The "Don't Give up the Ship" derives also from Commodore Perry.


Erie Commodores FC was established in 2009. It is an extension of the Erie Admirals Soccer Club, which was created in 1994 for youth in the Pennsylvania-New York-Ohio tri-state region. The program trains over 400 boys and girls from ages two to eighteen annually and has produced three national indoor soccer championships and about 200 college soccer players. Erie Commodores FC is the men's senior semi-professional team, supplying players to serve as coaches and mentors to their younger counterparts. All Admirals Academy teams conduct training at the Family First Sports Park.[1]

Three alumni from Erie Commodores FC have graduated to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL Pro: Jeremy Deighton, Greg Blum, and Neil Shaffer, Dan Howell played professionally in Iceland, Billy Colton plays professionally in New Zealand and Adam Clement plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer.


Year Tier League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 NPSL 1st of 6, Eastern Keystone Final Did not enter
2010 4 NPSL 2nd of 7, Northeast-Keystone Did not qualify Did not enter
2011 4 NPSL 1st of 8, Northeast-Keystone National Semifinals Did not enter
2012 4 NPSL 1st of 5, Midwest-Great Lakes Division Final Did not enter
2013 4 NPSL 3rd of 6, Midwest-Great Lakes National Semifinals Did not enter
2014 4 NPSL 2nd of 4, Midwest-Great Lakes East Did not qualify Did not enter


  • NPSL Great Lakes Division Regular Season Champions 2012
  • NPSL National Semi-Finalist, 3rd Place Winner 2011
  • NPSL Northeast Region Champions 2011
  • NPSL Keystone Division Champions 2011
  • NPSL National Runner-Up 2009
  • NPSL Northeast Region Champions 2009
  • NPSL Keystone Division Champions 2009


General Manager[edit]

  • Republic of Ireland John Melody (2009–present)

Head coach[edit]

  • Republic of Ireland John Melody (2009–2013) [2]
  • England Micky Blythe (2014-present)

Assistant coaches[edit]

  • England Micky Blythe (2009–2013)
  • Wales Neil Brown (2011–present)



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