Bearfight FC of Wilmington

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"Loyalty, Inclusion, Family, Pride"
Full name BearFight FC of Wilmington
Nickname(s) BearFight FC, BearFight, BFC, BFFC
Founded August 15, 2013
Owner BearFight FC Members
President Jeremy Sharpe
League United Soccer League of Pennsylvania; Major II
2017-18 USLPA
Website Club website
Current season

Template:Board MembersBearFight FC of Wilmington is an American amateur soccer club based in Wilmington, Delaware. BearFight FC of Wilmington plays in the United States Adult Soccer Association's Inter-County Soccer League (Pennsylvania) in the fifth division of the United States soccer pyramid. The club is wholly owned and operated by BearFight FC - a non-profit shareholders group.

History of BearFight FC[edit]

Founding[edit]

The club’s roots are in a supporters group for the Philadelphia Union, the BearFight Brigade. The BearFight Brigade started as a group of people who didn’t feel they completely fit in with other supporter groups, and founded their own. BearFight Brigade have a strong tradition of charitable fundraising, supporting such organizations as Ekisa Ministries who distribute medical and school supplies to orphan children in Uganda, the NF Foundation for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

BearFight FC was founded on August 15, 2013 at Stoney’s British Pub in Wilmington, Delaware. The three co-founders were Eric Shertz, Jeremy Sharpe and Justin Lee. Sharpe and Lee, two of the original members of the BearFight Brigade made the announcement. Like the BearFight Brigade, they wanted to start a club that would challenge the way that a soccer club is traditionally run. That is why from day one, BearFight FC has been supporter-owned and supporter-run. BearFight FC played their first season in 2013, just a few weeks after the club was founded. That night, the Philadelphia Unions first captain, Danny Califf, was announced as the first captain of BearFight FC.

BearFight FC is a very diverse club that strives for inclusion. Players from six different countries and three continents have sported the navy and black through their history including Colombia, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Angola and Sierra Leone.

Colors/Crest[edit]

In the creation of the crest of the club, inspiration was taken from the flag of the city of Wilmington, Delaware with a ship over the left shoulder of an aggressive bear. The colors are navy blue, light blue and gold. The light blue and gold come from the flag of Wilmington, Delaware and the navy blue comes from the primary color of the Philadelphia Union, which is where those involved in the creation and operation of the club first met.

Supporters[edit]

Players[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

As of October 18, 2016[1]

# Pos. Name Nation
1 GK Zepp Mazzeo  United States
3 DF Issac Mitchell (C)  United States
4 DF Kieran Todd  United States
5 DF Cristian Barona  Colombia
7 MF Patrick Burns  United States
8 MF Shaun Ferguson  United States
9 MF Rodrigo Maghales  United States
10 FW Sony Jaramillo  Colombia
11 DF Edmund Waldeyer  United States
12 MF Enrique Beltran

 Mexico

13 FW Kenny Jaramillo  Colombia
14 MF Cris Campos  United States
17 FW John Craighead  United States
18 GK Gabe Shertz  United States
19 FW Jason Bradley  United States
21 MF Yhon Zuluaga  Colombia
22 DF Ben Landau  United States
23 MF Edgar Medina  United States
24 MF Israel Beltran

 Mexico

25 DF Yaw Blake-Hwedie  United States
(C) - Captain

Notable Past Players[edit]

BearFight FC has had some notable former players that played professionally. In the opening season of 2013, Danny Califf joined BearFight as their first captain. Danny was selected sixth over in the MLS SuperDraft by the LA Galaxy. Over a 13-year professional career, he also played for the Philadelphia Union, San Jose Earthquakes, Chivas USA and Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and FC Midtjyllandand AaB Fodbold of the Danish Superliga. He also scored 1 goal in 23 appearances for the United States men's national soccer team.

In the 2015 season, goalkeeper Thorne Holder joined BearFight for their third campaign. He has played professionally for the Philadelphia Union of MLS, the Long Island Rough Riders of the Premier Development League, and F.C. New York of the NPSL.

Year-By-Year Results[edit]

Place W T L Pts GF GA GD Head Coach
2013-14[2] 7th 0 9 3 3 15 40 -25 Brian Barrish
2014-15[3] 3rd 4 5 1 13 17 26 -9 Brian Kammersgaard/Kieran Todd
2015-16[4] 3rd 2 2 4 8 12 17 -5 Kieran Todd
2016-17[5] Current 1 1 2 4 8 12 -4 Kieran Todd

2013-14 Season[edit]

BearFight FC had a tough time in the second division of the Inter-County Soccer League. The team managed to pick up just 3 points in 12 competitive games. The team had the leagues worst defense and goal differential despite being led by former MLS star and team captain Danny Califf. The club had the lead in 5 games before surrendering goals in what turned into a draw and 4 defeats.

Results[edit]

Match Date Opponent Score Pts GD
1 September 8 Upper Moreland Rebels 1-5 0 -4
2 September 22 FOX United 4-5 0 -5
3 September 29 Hunter Senior Men Hawks 0-4 0 -9
4 October 6 Ukrainian United 5-5 1 -9
5 October 20 Warrington Men's Soccer 0-1 1 -10
6 October 27 Ukrainian United 1-2 1 -11
7 November 10 Upper Moreland Rebels 0-3 1 -14
8 November 17 Colonial Senior Men 1-5 1 -18
9 November 24 Hunter Senior Men Hawks 0-4 1 -22
10 April 6 FOX United 2-5 1 -25
11 April 13 Warrington Men's Soccer 1-1 2 -25
12 May 18 Colonial Senior Men 0-0 3 -25

Roster[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
2 GK Clark, TonyTony Clark  United States
3 DF Wray, MikeMike Wray  United States
4 DF Califf, DannyDanny Califf (C)  United States
5 MF Brennan, JamesJames Brennan  United States
6 FW Escobar, EdgarEdgar Escobar  Colombia
7 MF Burns, PatPat Burns  United States
8 MF Martinez, JasonJason Martinez  United States
9 FW Garcia, MauricioMauricio Garcia  Colombia
10 MF Lopez, JasonJason Lopez  United States
11 DF Waldeyer, EdEd Waldeyer  United States
12 MF Sheehan, MikeMike Sheehan  United States
13 DF Todd, KieranKieran Todd  United States
14 GK Camilo Burgos  United States
15 FW Cowperthwait, ColinColin Cowperthwait  United States
16 FW Farley, ThomasThomas Farley  United States
17 FW Craighead, JackJack Craighead  United States
18 MF Raguz, JasonJason Raguz  United States
19 GK Knoetgen, PeterPeter Knoetgen  United States
20 DF Grisales-Hernandez, WilsonWilson Grisales-Hernandez  Colombia
23 MF Jhonny Tabares  Colombia
0 MF Tom O'Neill  United States
--- FW David Masanga  Angola

(C) - Captain

2014-15 Season[edit]

Results[edit]

Match Date Opponent Score Pts GD
1 September 14 Vereinigung Erzgebirge Senior 2-5 0 -3
2 September 21 Colonial Senior Men 1-0 3 -2
3 September 28 Upper Moreland Rebels 3-2 6 -1
4 October 5 Warrington Men's Soccer 2-1 9 0
5 October 19 Upper Moreland Rebels 4-2 12 2
6 October 26 Warrington Men's Soccer 1-2 12 1
7 November 2 Vereinigung Erzgebirge Senior 0-5 12 -4
8 November 9 Colonial Senior Men 1-1 13 -4
9 November 16 FOX United 1-3 13 -6
10 November 23 FOX United 2-5 13 -9

Roster[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation
1 GK Jhony Medina-Acosta  Mexico
2 DF Brown Lugo  United States
3 DF Issac Mitchell  United States
5 DF Cristian Barona  Colombia
6 MF Estevao Ngalabwe  Angola
7 MF Patrick Burns  United States
8 MF Isaac Sequi  Angola
9 GK Melvin Ewulony  Sierra Leone
10 FW Sony Jaramillo  Colombia
11 DF Edmund Waldeyer  United States
12 MF Michael Sheehan  United States
13 DF Kieran Todd (C)  United States
15 MF Gerardo Lopez  Mexico
16 FW Kenny Jaramillo  Colombia
17 FW John Craighead  United States
18 MF Jason Raguz  United States
20 MF Wilson Grisales-Hernandez  Colombia
21 MF Yhon Zuluaga  Colombia
27 MF Alan Rivera  Mexico
32 DF Edgar Medina  United States

(C) - Captain

2015-16 Season[edit]

Results[edit]

Match Date Opponent Score Pts GD
1 September 13 FOX United 6-1 3 5
2 October 11 Warrington Men's Soccer 0-0 4 5
3 October 18 FOX United 2-1 7 6
4 October 25 Ukrainian Avanhard 1-2 7 5
5 November 8 Warrington Men's Soccer 3-2 10 6
6 November 15 Ukrainian Avanhard 0-8 10 -2
7 November 22 Colonial Senior Men 1-1 11 -2
8 December 6 Colonial Senior Men 0-1 11 -3

Roster[edit]

# Pos. Name Nation
1 GK Raul Moratin  Mexico
3 DF Issac Mitchell  United States
4 DF Kieran Todd  United States
5 DF Cristian Barona  Colombia
7 MF Patrick Burns  United States
9 FW Miguel Vega-Ventura  Mexico
10 FW Sony Jaramillo  Colombia
11 DF Edmund Waldeyer  United States
12 MF Enrique Beltran  Mexico
14 MF Cris Campos  United States
17 FW John Craighead  United States
20 MF Wilson Grisales-Hernandez (C)  Colombia
21 MF Yhon Zuluaga  Colombia
22 FW Kenny Jaramillo  Colombia
24 MF Israel Beltran  Mexico
25 DF Yaw Blake-Hwedie  United States
27 MF Alan Rivera  Mexico
32 DF Edgar Medina  United States
33 DF Ben Landau  United States
49 MF Marcos Jimenez  Mexico
85 GK Thorne Holder  Trinidad and Tobago
99 FW Mauricio Garcia  Colombia
-- MF Julio Rodriquez  Mexico

(C) - Captain

2016-17 Season[edit]

The 2016-17 season motto is "Forged by Heart and Hustle".

Results[edit]

Match Date Opponent Score Pts GD
1 September 11 DPR Deep Run Senior FC 0-6 0 -6
2 September 18 FOX United 0-0 1 -6
3 September 25 Colonial Senior Men 5-2 4 -3
4 October 2 Penn Athletics Club Senior Men's United 3-4 4 -4
5 October 16 West-Mont United 0-8 4 -12
6 October 23 Penn Athletics Club Senior Men's United 1-4 4 -15
7 October 30 HUN Hawks 2-3 4 -16
8 November 6 Warrington Men's Soccer 4-1 7 -13
9 November 20 Colonial Senior Men 5-1 10 -9
10 March 19 DPR Deep Run Senior FC
11 March 26 FOX United
12 April 2 HUN Hawks
13 April 9 West-Mont United
14 April 23 Warrington Men's Soccer

Uniforms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inter-County Soccer League". www.icslsoccer.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Inter-County Soccer League". www.icslsoccer.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Inter-County Soccer League". www.icslsoccer.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Inter-County Soccer League". www.icslsoccer.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Inter-County Soccer League". www.icslsoccer.org. Retrieved 2016-08-19.