Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
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Full name Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Founded 2013; 4 years ago (2013)
Stadium Weidner Field
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Stadium
capacity
5,000
Owner Ragain Sports, LLC
President Nick Ragain
Head Coach Steve Trittschuh
League USL
2016 3rd, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
Website Club home page
Current season

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.

History[edit]

The team hired Steve Trittschuh as their head coach on March 11, 2014.[1]

Stadium[edit]

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.[2] Located at roughly 6,500 feet above sea-level,[3] the stadium is at the highest elevation of any primary home stadium for a professional team in the American soccer pyramid.

Year-by-year[edit]

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[edit]

As of April 5, 2017

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Pouaty, MoiseMoise Pouaty  Cameroon
2 Defender Phillips, JoshJosh Phillips  United States
3 Defender Eboussi, PascalPascal Eboussi  Cameroon
4 Midfielder Vercollone, LukeLuke Vercollone  United States
5 Defender Suggs, JoshJosh Suggs  United States
6 Midfielder Armstrong, DavyDavy Armstrong  United States
7 Forward Yeong Park, JungJung Yeong Park  South Korea
8 Midfielder Prugh, EddyEddy Prugh  United States
10 Midfielder Kacher, MastaMasta Kacher  Canada
11 Forward Frater, KevaughnKevaughn Frater (on loan from Harbour View)  Jamaica
12 Goalkeeper Jackson, DanDan Jackson  Costa Rica
13 Defender Gutiérrez, DiegoDiego Gutiérrez  Mexico
14 Midfielder Argueta, RonyRony Argueta  United States
16 Defender Cawsey, JakeJake Cawsey  England
17 Defender McFarlane, SeanSean McFarlane  Jamaica
18 Forward King, AaronAaron King  United States
20 Midfielder Perez, RicardoRicardo Perez (on loan from Colorado Rapids)  Mexico
22 Forward Bevans, ConnorConnor Bevans  United States
23 Forward Malcolm, ShaneShane Malcolm  Guam
26 Midfielder James, ChrisChris James  New Zealand
29 Goalkeeper Luthy, JustinJustin Luthy  United States
35 Midfielder Tae-seong, KimKim Tae-seong  South Korea
44 Defender Burt, JordanJordan Burt  United States
77 Defender Jones, JackJack Jones  United States

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Staff[edit]

  • United States Martin Ragain - Owner
  • United States Nick Ragain - President
  • United States Steve Trittschuh - Head Coach
  • Jamaica Wolde HarrisAssistant Coach
  • United States Trey Harrington – Goalkeeping Coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Switchbacks Name Trittschuh As Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 11, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://switchbacksfc.com/sand-creek-stadium-ground-breaking-ceremony/
  3. ^ Fox, Dan (July 11, 2006). "Security Service Field: Context Matters". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.switchbacksfc.com/2017-roster

External links[edit]