Aris SC

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Full name Aris Sports Club
Nickname(s) Aris
Founded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Stadium Viterbo Athletic Complex
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Ground Capacity ~2,000
Owner Greece Greg Saliaras
Head Coach Greece Greg Saliaras
League NPSL
2017 8th, Midwest-North
Current season

Aris SC is an American soccer team based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a regional amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team played its home games at Viterbo Athletic Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin during the 2014 season, after playing at Bollinger Field in Eau Claire from 2009 to 2013. The team's colors are yellow, black and white.


Aris joined the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team in 2009, having been formed by Greek-American businessman Greg Saliaras, the owner of a successful soccer store in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and who named the team after his favorite club, Aris Thessaloniki.[1] The team is affiliated with the EC Aris soccer team, which has been competing in youth soccer leagues in the Eau Claire area for many years.

The Aris played their first competitive game on May 31, 2009, a 5-0 loss to Wisconsin rivals Madison 56ers, which set the manner in which their first competitive season would continue; they did not achieve an on-field victory at all year, picking up their only points when their opponents in their final regular season game, FC Indiana, forfeited the game. They finished second from bottom in the Midwest Division, only avoiding last spot as a result of Indiana's points deduction.

The team was not listed on the league's website ahead of the 2015 season.[2]

In 2017, they joined the NPSL North Conference.


Year Division League Regular Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Difference Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 NPSL 4th, Midwest 8 1 0 7 7 29 -22 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 4 NPSL 6th, Midwest 9 0 1 8 13 45 -32 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 NPSL 7th, Midwest 12 1 2 9 8 45 -37 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 NPSL 5th, Midwest-Central 12 0 1 11 18 55 -37 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 NPSL 5th, Midwest-Central 12 1 2 9 15 40 -25 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 6th, Midwest-Central 10 0 0 10 7 49 -42 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 NPSL On Hiatus
2016 4 NPSL 4th, Midwest-Central 6 0 0 6 8 31 -23 Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 NPSL 8th, Midwest-North 14 0 1 13 11 71 -60 Did not qualify Did not qualify
Overall 83 3 7 73 87 365 -278

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