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Greater Binghamton FC
Greater Binghamton FC Logo.gif
Full name Greater Binghamton Futbol Club
Nickname(s) GBFC
Founded 2012
Stadium Greater Binghamton Sports Complex
Binghamton, New York
Ground Capacity ~2,000
Owner Bahij Kashou
General Manager Bill Arno
Head Coach Al Mydlinski
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 1st, Keystone Conference
Playoffs: Regional Finals
Website Club home page
Current season

Greater Binghamton FC (GBFC) is an American soccer team located in Binghamton, New York. The team was established in 2012 and plays in the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, in the Keystone Divisoin.[1]

The team plays its home games out of the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.

History[edit]

Greater Binghamton Futbol Club (GBFC) was founded in 2012 in Binghamton, New York to compete in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and roughly equivalent with the USL Premier Development League (PDL). The team played their first game on May 13, 2012 a 2-2 draw away against AFC Cleveland.

In their second season, GBFC finished 1st in the Keystone Conference during the regular season with a record of 10-2-2, going on to defeat the New York Red Bulls NPSL squad 2-1 in Binghamton,[2] but ultimately losing to defending NPSL champions, FC LVU Sonic, 1-0 in the Northeast Region finals.[3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2012 4 NPSL 4th, Great Lakes Division Semi-Final Not Elligible
2013 4 NPSL 1st, Keystone Regional Final Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 1st, Keystone Regional Final Second round

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of May 11, 2014

No. Position Player Nation
Forward Budnjo, ArminArmin Budnjo      Bosnia and Herzegovina
Midfielder Corbic, ErminErmin Corbic      Bosnia and Herzegovina
Defender Dickinson, RobbieRobbie Dickinson      United States
Forward Egbosimbah, EmmanuelEmmanuel Egbosimbah      Nigeria
Midfielder Guinto, MattMatt Guinto      United States
Forward Healey, CodyCody Healey      United States
Midfielder Heffron, LucasLucas Heffron      United States
Midfielder Hill, CoryCory Hill      United States
Forward Jelovac, BozidarBozidar Jelovac      Serbia
Midfielder Kutler, EthanEthan Kutler      United States
Goalkeeper Lash, DevonDevon Lash      United States
Midfielder Maroney, JherrettJherrett Maroney      United States
Midfielder McKnight, ConnorConnor McKnight      United States
Midfielder Moon, TommyTommy Moon      United States
Defender Onyeaka, KeleennaKeleenna Onyeaka      England
Midfielder Riley, ChrisChris Riley      United States
Midfielder Rood, MikeMike Rood      United States
Defender Sinclair, JonnyJonny Sinclair      England
Goalkeeper Stenta, JasonJason Stenta      United States
Defender Streb, SeanSean Streb      United States
Goalkeeper Swarthout, CoryCory Swarthout      United States
Defender Thompson, PatrickPatrick Thompson      United States
Defender Thomson, JonathanJonathan Thomson    
Forward Varkatzas, AlexAlex Varkatzas      United States
Defender Vitale, DomenicoDomenico Vitale      United States
Defender Wrona, JohnJohn Wrona      United States
Defender Yatsishin, BogdanBogdan Yatsishin      Ukraine

Head coaches[edit]

  • Hristos Dimitriou (2012)
  • Al Mydlinski (2013–present)

Staff[edit]

  • Assistant coach: Andy Davis (2013–present)
  • Technical advisor: Hristos Dimitriou (2013–present)

Stadia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Team In Town". WBNG News. March 6, 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "GBFC ADVANCES". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. July 21, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "FC LVU SONIC ADVANCES". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. July 22, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

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