Joplin Demize

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Joplin Demize
Joplin Demize NPSL logo.jpg
Full name Joplin Demize
Founded February 2013
Ground Joplin Athletic Complex
Joplin, Missouri
Ground Capacity 1,000
Owners Ed and Alison Hershewe[1]
Head Coach Chris Hanlon
League National Premier Soccer League
Website Club home page
Current season

Joplin Demize is an American professional soccer club based in Joplin, Missouri, which began play in the fourth-tier National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in May 2014 with the 2014 NPSL season. The club, based at the Joplin Athletic Complex, plays in the North Division of the South Central Conference in the South Region.[1] The other North Division teams are the Tulsa Athletics, Oklahoma City FC, and Dallas-based Liverpool Warriors.[2]

The team is owned by Ed and Alison Hershewe, who also own a Joplin-based law firm. Chris Hanlon serves as the team's Director of Soccer Operations.[3]

The Joplin Demize, a developmental extension of the Springfield Demize of the third-tier USL Pro league, is composed of local collegiate and other players from the Four State Area.[1] To fill out the opening day roster, the Demize held open tryouts in March 2014.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Larimore, Jordan (February 1, 2014). "Demize bringing professional soccer to Joplin". The Joplin Globe (Joplin, MO: Community Newspaper Holdings). Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ellis, Jim (March 4, 2014). "Joplin Demize finalizes schedule for season". The Miami News-Record (Miami, OK: American Consolidated Media). Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ City of Joplin (January 31, 2014). "Professional Soccer coming to Joplin Athletic Complex" (Press release). Joplin, MO: KOAM-TV. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Demize plan soccer tryouts for Sunday". The Joplin Globe (Joplin, MO: Community Newspaper Holdings). March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 

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