Hershey FC Panthers

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Hershey FC
Hershey FC Logo.png
Full name Hershey FC Panthers
Nickname(s) Panthers
Founded 2013
Stadium Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Ground Capacity 15,641
Owner Hershey Soccer Club
General Manager Michael Butala
Head coach Ian Carter
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 5th, Keystone Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Hershey FC Panthers are an American soccer club based in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States. The club was founded in 2012 to play in the Keystone Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.

The team plays some home games out of Hersheypark Stadium. The club colors are white, blue and orange.

History[edit]

The Hershey FC Panthers joined the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and roughly equal to the USL Premier Development League (PDL), to begin play in the 2013 season. The team represents the top level of the Hershey Soccer Club youth soccer organization. The Panthers played their first game on May 11, 2013, defeating FC Reading Revolution 3-1 in an away match.[1][2] The Panthers would finish in 5th place of the Keystone Conference in their first season.[3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 NPSL 5th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 6th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not qualify

Staff[edit]

Head coach[edit]

  • Ian Carter (2013-present)

Assistant coaches[edit]

  • Adam Clay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HERSHEY FC SHOCKS READING REVOLUTION IN ITS FIRST EVER NPSL MATCH!". Hershey Soccer Club. May 11, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "F.C. Revolution surrenders 2 late goals in opening loss". ReadingEagle.com. May 12, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hershey FC (2013)". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.