Georgia Revolution

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Georgia Revolution FC
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Full name Georgia Revolution FC
Nickname(s) Revolution
Founded 2010
Stadium N. Mt. Carmel Soccer Park
Hampton, Georgia
Ground Capacity 600
General Manager United States Eric Morrison
Head Coach United States Chris Mahaffey
League National Premier Soccer League
2016 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

Georgia Revolution FC is an American soccer team based in Conyers, Georgia, United States. The team is a member of the South Atlantic Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.

History[edit]

The Georgia Revolution FC were founded in 2010 to begin play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, roughly equal to the USL Premier Development League (PDL). The team was created to serve as the top level of the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.[1] The Revolution defeated Jacksonville United 2-1 in its first game on May 13, 2011.[citation needed]

In 2015 the team participated in the NPSL playoffs losing to the Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL). Following the 2015 Season the Revolution was sold by the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association to a new ownership group.

In 2016 the Revolution won the inaugural I-20 Cup by defeating the Birmingham Hammers 2-0 on aggregate in the two match tournament.

US Open Cup success[edit]

The Revolution qualified for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating PDL side Mississippi Brilla on May 15, 2012 on a header goal scored by Hailob Habtom in extra time. They moved on to the next round and faced the NASL's Atlanta Silverbacks, where they lost 1-0 thanks to a goal by Raphael Cox. Later in their season they defeated the reigning NPSL champions, Jacksonville United, 7-3 in a regular season match.

The Revolution would again qualify for the Open Cup in 2013 and see a rematch against second division state rivals, Atlanta Silverbacks, losing 3-2.[2]

Crest[edit]

In 2016 a new crest was introduced. Paying homage to the history of the team, the new crest keeps the familiar Eagle’s Head and patriotic red, white, and blue colors. Transitioning to a circle which unites the entire crest symbolizing the team motto "United We Stand" while highlighting the name Georgia Revolution FC and the year the team was established, 2010.[3]

Notable Former Players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup Record (W-T-L)
2011 4 NPSL 2nd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not enter 4-2-4
2012 4 NPSL 1st, South-Southeast-East Division Final 2nd Round 7-1-2
2013 4 NPSL 2nd, Sunshine Did not qualify 1st Round 4-2-2
2014 4 NPSL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify 1-1-8
2015 4 NPSL 3rd, Southeast Conf Semifinal Did not qualify 4-2-4
2016 4 NPSL 6th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify 5-3-7

Former Head Coaches[edit]

Years Name Record (W-T-L)
2011 United States Rafe Mauran 4-2-4
2012-2013 United States John Sprague 11-3-4
2014-2015 United States Robin D. Dixon 5-3-12
2016 Germany Juergen Mauer 5-3-7

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach United States Chris Mahaffey
Assistant Head Coach/GK Coach United States Jon Callahan
Assistant Coach United States Scott Ian Redding
Athletic Trainer United States Eugene Pfaff

Current Roster[edit]

As of July 2, 2016

Position Name Position Name
GK United States Clinton Lothrop GK United States Sebastian T. Jones
GK United States Joshua Swift GK United States Bjorn Kammholz
DEF Senegal Ibrahim Faye DEF Jamaica Marc-Wayne Sinclair
DEF Ghana Kofi Yankay DEF United States Ryan O. Gordon
DEF United States Javier Pace DEF United States Jonathan Guy
DEF United States Austin "AJ" Johnson DEF United States Benjamin Gradert
DEF United States Bryan Ewchuk DEF United States Noah Elam
DEF United States Kyle Sterling MF Nigeria Ahmed Olayode
MF Guatemala Guilveli Coj Perez MF United States Sajaad Delane
MF United States Jarrel Smalls MF United Kingdom Cameron Saul
MF United States Adam Abdellaoui MF United Kingdom Luke Connor
MF Trinidad and Tobago Marcelle "Ox" Francois MF United States Scott I. Redding
MF United States Adam McCabe MF Sweden Raby George
MF United States Nicholas Wells MF United States Sam E. Morrison
CF United States Carlos F. Mendoza CF United States Robert "Deuce" Brown
CF Ghana Collins Bedeley CF United States Aigbekan Nosegbe
CF Nigeria Daniel I. Okonkwo CF United States Devon Patterson

2016 Players of the Year[4]

Award Player
Player of the Year United States Scott I. Redding
Offensive Player of the Year United States Jarrel Smalls
Defensive Player of the Year United States Adam McCabe
U20 Player of the Year United States Bjorn Kammholz

Revs Reserves[edit]

The GA Revs Reserves were established in 2016 and play in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League, Atlanta’s oldest and most prestigious local league. The season goes from October through April. The team will also participate in the Perrin Cup, an Inter-League knockout style tournament that includes teams from both Divisions and is played throughout the ADASL season. [5]

The purpose of the Revs Reserves is to identify and develop local soccer players who have the potential of playing for the Georgia Revolution FC NPSL Team. The Reserves are an extension of the franchise where players receive professional training from the NPSL coaching staff to improve the individual players, while maintaining the playing style and philosophy of the Senior Team. The team includes non-college players from the NPSL Team, adding quality of play and value to player development. [6]

Revs Reserves Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach United States Scott I. Redding
Assistant Coach Trinidad and Tobago Marcelle "Ox" Francois
Assistant Coach United States Alec Morrison

Current Revs Reserves Roster[edit]

As of November 20, 2016

Position Name Position Name
GK United States Vincent. Coleman DEF Jamaica Marc-Wayne Sinclair
DEF United States Michael Diaz DEF United States Bryan Ewchuk
DEF United States Rob Kytan DEF United States Alec Morrison
DEF United States Spencer Lauderdale DEF United States Matt. Wingate
DEF United States Osazuwa Imafidon DEF Jamaica Chinedu Arinze
DEF United States Carl Adjaho MF United States Chris Mahaffey
MF United States Scott I. Redding MF Trinidad and Tobago Marcelle "Ox" Francois
MF United States Sam E. Morrison MF Peru Milton Zavala
MF Guatemala Guilveli Coj Perez MF Liberia Bokie Yeanay
MF Venezuela Roger Solano MF Jamaica Morris. Williams
CF United States Carlos F. Mendoza CF Costa Rica Anthonny Contreras
CF United States Tristen Mathis

Stadium[edit]

Average Attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances.

  • 2011-2012 - 400
  • 2013-2014 - 200
  • 2015 - 100
  • 2016 - 250

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert L. Boggus, Jr. "History of the RYSA". RYSA.net. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Matt Stigall (May 22, 2013). "2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Atlanta Silverbacks top Georgia Revolution again in rematch". TheCup.us. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Georgia Revolution FC Facebook Page". Georgia Revolution FC. January 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Team News: Players of the Year". Georgia Revolution FC. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.adasl.com/
  6. ^ "Georgia Revolution FC Reserves Join the ADASL". Georgia Revolution FC. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 

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