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Greater Binghamton FC
Greater Binghamton FC Logo.gif
Full name Greater Binghamton Futbol Club
Nickname(s) GBFC
Founded 2012; 5 years ago (2012)
Stadium Greater Binghamton Sports Complex
Binghamton, New York
Ground Capacity ~2,000
Owner Bahij Kashou
General Manager Al Mydlinski
Head Coach Chris Riley
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 1st, Keystone Conference
Playoffs: Regional Finals
Website Club website
Current season

Greater Binghamton FC (GBFC) is an American soccer team located in Binghamton, New York. The team was established in 2012 and plays in the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, in the Keystone Division.[1]

The team plays its home games out of the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.

History[edit]

Greater Binghamton Futbol Club (GBFC) was founded in 2012 in Binghamton, New York to compete in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and roughly equivalent with the USL Premier Development League (PDL). The team played their first game on May 13, 2012 a 2-2 draw away against AFC Cleveland.

In their second season, GBFC finished 1st in the Keystone Conference during the regular season with a record of 10-2-2, going on to defeat the New York Red Bulls NPSL squad 2-1 in Binghamton,[2] but ultimately losing to defending NPSL champions, FC LVU Sonic, 1-0 in the Northeast Region finals.[3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular season Playoffs Open Cup
2012 4 NPSL 4th, Great Lakes Division Semi-Final Not eligible
2013 4 NPSL 1st, Keystone Regional Final Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 1st, Keystone Regional Final Second round

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of May 11, 2014

No. Position Player Nation
Forward Budnjo, ArminArmin Budnjo  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Midfielder Corbic, ErminErmin Corbic  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Defender Dickinson, RobbieRobbie Dickinson  United States
Forward Egbosimbah, EmmanuelEmmanuel Egbosimbah  Nigeria
Midfielder Guinto, MattMatt Guinto  United States
Forward Healey, CodyCody Healey  United States
Midfielder Heffron, LucasLucas Heffron  United States
Midfielder Hill, CoryCory Hill  United States
Forward Jelovac, BozidarBozidar Jelovac  Serbia
Midfielder Kutler, EthanEthan Kutler  United States
Goalkeeper Lash, DevonDevon Lash  United States
Midfielder Maroney, JherrettJherrett Maroney  United States
Midfielder McKnight, ConnorConnor McKnight  United States
Midfielder Moon, TommyTommy Moon  United States
Defender Onyeaka, KeleennaKeleenna Onyeaka  England
Midfielder Riley, ChrisChris Riley  United States
Midfielder Rood, MikeMike Rood  United States
Defender Sinclair, JonnyJonny Sinclair  England
Goalkeeper Stenta, JasonJason Stenta  United States
Defender Streb, SeanSean Streb  United States
Goalkeeper Swarthout, CoryCory Swarthout  United States
Defender Thompson, PatrickPatrick Thompson  United States
Defender Thomson, JonathanJonathan Thomson
Forward Varkatzas, AlexAlex Varkatzas  United States
Defender Vitale, DomenicoDomenico Vitale  United States
Defender Wrona, JohnJohn Wrona  United States
Defender Yatsishin, BogdanBogdan Yatsishin  Ukraine

Head coaches[edit]

  • Hristos Dimitriou (2012)
  • Al Mydlinski (2013–present)

Staff[edit]

  • Assistant coach: Andy Davis (2013–present)
  • Technical advisor: Hristos Dimitriou (2013–present)

Stadium[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Team In Town". WBNG News. March 6, 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "GBFC ADVANCES". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. July 21, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "FC LVU SONIC ADVANCES". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. July 22, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

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