|Full name||Knoxville Force|
|Owner||Knoxville Soccer LLC|
|Head Coach||Steven Lyons|
|League||National Premier Soccer League|
Knoxville Force is an American soccer team based in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 2010, the team debuted in the Southeast Division of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in 2011.
In their inaugural season, the Force struggled. They lost their 1st ever game, a 2–0 loss to the Rocket City United. They finishd the season in 5th in the Southeast.
The Force started out the 2012 campaign with a 1–0 win against in-state rival Chattanooga FC.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|2011||4||NPSL||5th, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2012||4||NPSL||3rd, South-Southeast-West||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2013||4||NPSL||5th, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
May 5 Force @ Chattanooga FC W 1–0
May 12 Chattanooga FC @ Force L 0–1
May 19 Force @ Myrtle Beach FC W 1–0
June 2 Georgia Revolution @ Force L 1–2
June 9 Jacksonville United @ Force W 2–1
June 15 Force @ Rocket City United W 2–1
June 16 Force @ Mississippi Storm L 2–3
June 22 Mississippi Storm @ Force W 2–1
June 23 Rocket City United @ Force L 0–2
July 6 Force @ Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves W 3–2
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Derek Broadley was appointed head coach of the Force in February 2011. His two assistant coaches were Steven Lyons and Josh Scott.
For the 2012 season, Steven Lyons was named head coach, with his assistant being Josh Scott. Broadley is now Director of Coaching for the Force.
Other staff include Jason Goss, who is General Manager for the Force.
- 2011: to be announced
Broadcast and Media
For their premier season of 2011, the Knoxville Force entered into an agreement with ESPN Radio Knoxville to broadcast the team's home games. Games are carried live on AM 1180 in Knoxville and within the AM 1180 coverage area. The broadcast team for the 2011 season consists of Mark Atnip and Jon Haynes. Atnip has been serving as the broadcaster for the Knoxville Icebears Professional Hockey Team (SPHL) since 2004. Jon Haynes joined the Icebears broadcast team during the 2009–2010 season, and serves as a public address announcer for the Tennessee Smokies baseball team. (AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs)