Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
|Full name||Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Owner||Ragain Sports, LLC|
|Head Coach||Steve Trittschuh|
|2016||3rd, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
|Website||Club home page|
Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional soccer team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2014, the team is a member of the United Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. The franchise is owned and operated by Martin Ragain and Ragain Sports, LLC. Ragain is the owner and founder of a global mechanical and electrical engineering design firm, which serves as a lighting consultant for Olympic Broadcast Systems.
The team plays at Weidner Field, adjacent to Security Service Field, and in the summer of 2014, started a $3,000,000 renovation of the stadium after the team signed a 10-year lease with the City of Colorado Springs. Located at roughly 6,500 feet above sea-level, the stadium is at the highest elevation of any primary home stadium for a professional team in the American soccer pyramid.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||Avg. Attendance|
|2015||3||USL||3rd, Western||Conference Semifinals||Fourth Round||2,723|
|2016||3||USL||3rd, Western||Conference Quarterfinals||Fourth Round||3,152|
First team roster
- As of April 5, 2017
- Martin Ragain - Owner
- Nick Ragain - President
- Steve Trittschuh - Head Coach
- Wolde Harris – Assistant Coach
- Trey Harrington – Goalkeeping Coach
- "Switchbacks Name Trittschuh As Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 11, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- Fox, Dan (July 11, 2006). "Security Service Field: Context Matters". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved February 20, 2014.