Fresno FC

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Fresno FC
Fresno FC logo.svg
Full nameFresno Football Club
Nickname(s)The Foxes
Los Zorros
FoundedJuly 26, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-07-26)
DissolvedOctober 30, 2019; 17 months ago (2019-10-30)
StadiumChukchansi Park
Capacity10,500
OwnerRay Beshoff
General managerFrank Yallop
Head coachAdam Smith
LeagueUSL Championship
20193rd, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Fresno Football Club was an American professional soccer team based in Fresno, California. Founded in 2017, the team was a member of the USL Championship, a second tier league in the American Soccer Pyramid. Their first game took place on March 17, 2018.[1] The team folded on October 29, 2019, after the ownership group was unable to secure construction of a soccer-specific stadium.[2] On December 19, 2019, team ownership announced that it was searching for a new location in California for the 2021 USL Championship season.[3] On February 1, 2021, the team's franchise rights were transferred to Monterey Bay FC, an expansion USL Championship team based in Monterey County, California.[4]

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The team colors were sky blue, San Joaquin navy blue, Fuego red. The logo of the team included the initials "AM", a memorial to the deceased wife of an investor.[5] FFC chose the Fox as their mascot and secondary logo on November 7, 2017. The team was also referred to as The Foxes or Los Zorros in Spanish.[6][7]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018–2019 Adidas El Mexicano

Year-by-year[edit]

As of October 13, 2018
Season USL Championship Play-offs US Open Cup Top scorer Head coach Avg. attendance
P W L D GF GA Pts Pos Player Goals
2018 34 9 13 12 44 38 39 12th, Western did not qualify Fourth Round Argentina Juan Pablo Caffa
United States Jemal Johnson
9 England Adam Smith 4,871
2019 34 16 9 9 58 44 57 3rd, Western Conference quarterfinals Second Round United States Jaime Chavez 12 England Adam Smith 4,117

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno Football Club to Join USL in 2018". United Soccer League (USL). July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Fresno FC announces it's done in Fresno, ceasing operations". KFSN-TV. October 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Fresno FC Club Statement". Fresno FC. December 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "USL Championship Welcomes Monterey Bay Football Club". USLChampionship.com Staff. February 1, 2021.
  5. ^ Fresno Football Club (July 30, 2017). "Her initials also appear on the original Fuego logo. Including them was a way for us to honor her legacy + influence on soccer in Fresno.pic.twitter.com/bOndM6PPwf". @FresnoFC2018. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "FFC Reveals Fox As Club Mascot & Nickname". Fresno Football Club. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Abcarian, Robin (March 20, 2018). "Professional soccer comes to Fresno — finally this city will be on the map!". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2018.

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