Fresno FC

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Fresno FC
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Full name Fresno Football Club
Nickname(s) The Foxes
Los Zorros
Founded July 26, 2017; 13 months ago (2017-07-26)
Stadium Chukchansi Park
Capacity 12,500
Owner Ray Beshoff
General manager Frank Yallop
Head coach Adam Smith
League United Soccer League
Website Club website
Current season

Fresno Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in Fresno, California. Founded in 2017, the team is a member of the United Soccer League, a second tier league in the American Soccer Pyramid. Their first game took place on March 17, 2018.[1][not in citation given]

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The team colors are sky blue, San Joaquin navy blue, Fuego red. The logo of the team includes the initials "AM", a memorial to the deceased wife of an investor.[2] FFC chose the Fox as their mascot and secondary logo on November 7, 2017. The team is also referred to as The Foxes or Los Zorros in Spanish.[3][4]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018– Adidas El Mexicano

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of June 15, 2018[5]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Mark Pais  United States
2 Defender Zach Ellis-Hayden  Canada
3 Defender Bradley Kamdem  France
4 Defender Ramón Martín del Campo  Mexico
5 Defender Michael Daly  United States
6 Midfielder Rony Argueta  United States
7 Midfielder Milton Blanco  United States
8 Midfielder Agustin Cazarez  United States
9 Midfielder Pedro Ribeiro  Brazil
10 Midfielder Juan Pablo Caffa  Argentina
11 Forward Jemal Johnson  United States
12 Midfielder Don Smart  Jamaica
13 Defender Beto Navarro  United States
14 Forward Myer Bevan (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps FC)  New Zealand
15 Midfielder Danny Barrera  United States
16 Midfielder Matthew Baldisimo  Canada
17 Midfielder Noah Verhoeven  Canada
18 Defender Alex Cooper  Scotland
19 Forward Terran Campbell  Canada
21 Forward Christian Chaney  United States
23 Forward Renato Bustamante  Peru
24 Defender Sam Strong  United States
25 Forward Franck Tayou  Cameroon
28 Goalkeeper Sam Howard  United States
29 Defender Cory Brown  New Zealand
30 Goalkeeper Kyle Reynish  United States

Staff[edit]

As of November 9, 2017[6][7]

Coaching staff[edit]

Technical staff
Head coach Adam Smith[8]
Assistant coach Robert Earnshaw
Assistant coach Ryan Kenny

Team management[edit]

Front office
President Ray Beshoff
General manager Frank Yallop

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno Football Club to Join USL in 2018". United Soccer League (USL). July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "FFC Reveals Fox As Club Mascot & Nickname". Fresno Football Club. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "2018 Roster". Retrieved February 1, 2018. 
  6. ^ Fresno FC Front Office
  7. ^ "Fresno FC Adds Experience to Staff". Fresno Football Club. United Soccer League (USL). September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Fresno FC Announces Adam Smith As First-Ever Head Coach". Fresno Football Club. November 9, 2017. 

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