Grand Rapids FC

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Grand Rapids FC
Grand Rapids FC.jpg
Full name Grand Rapids Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blues
Founded 2014
Ground Houseman Field
Grand Rapids, MI
Ground Capacity 8,000
Manager George Moni
League Great Lakes Premier League
Website Club home page

Grand Rapids FC is an American soccer club based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that will compete in the Great Lakes Premier League. The team was founded in 2014 and their first season will be in 2015. The team is being funded by a group of supporters who purchase memberships to cover the operating expenses, as well as by local sponsors.[1]

History[edit]

Grand Rapids FC was started by a group of Grand Rapids residents as a community-funded project along the lines of Nashville FC.[2] Fundraising began on February 14, 2014 by word of mouth and was opened to the public a month later. The team had applied to the National Premier Soccer League for the 2015 season but their application was declined.[3] Instead, GRFC and AFC Ann Arbor, another team denied by the NPSL, decided to start a league of their own called the Great Lakes Premier League. [4] The new league held its inaugural league meetings on January 17, 2015.

Stadium[edit]

Houseman Field

Houseman Field in the Midtown neighborhood of Grand Rapids has been confirmed as the team's location for 2015. [5]

Current Roster[edit]

as of January 27, 2015[6]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Guevara-Lehker, JesseJesse Guevara-Lehker      United States
2 Midfielder Dufendach, AJAJ Dufendach      United States
3 Defender Scott, RyanRyan Scott      United States
4 Defender Deakin, TonyTony Deakin      England
5 Midfielder Suhonjic, AnesAnes Suhonjic      Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Forward Fischer, TylerTyler Fischer      United States
7 Midfielder Barone, MarkMark Barone      Italy
8 Midfielder Esquivel, LitoLito Esquivel      Mexico
9 Forward Zukic, ElmedinElmedin Zukic      Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Forward Barone, DomenicDomenic Barone      Italy
11 Forward Mendez, AldonyAldony Mendez      Guatemala
13 Defender Haverkate, KyleKyle Haverkate      United States
14 Forward Sullivan, NobleNoble Sullivan      United States
15 Midfielder Bye, BrandonBrandon Bye      United States
16 Midfielder Stacy, JeremyJeremy Stacy      United States
18 Defender Sweet, JoeJoe Sweet      United States
19 Midfielder Capisciolto, NickNick Capisciolto      United States
23 Midfielder Abdoo, NickNick Abdoo      United States
24 Defender Jensen, CamCam Jensen      United States
Goalkeeper Prey, BeauBeau Prey      United States

Head Coaches[edit]

  • Albania George Moni (2015-present)

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

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