Greenville Triumph SC

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Greenville Triumph SC
Greenville Triumph SC logo.svg
Full nameGreenville Triumph Soccer Club
FoundedMarch 13, 2018; 20 months ago (2018-03-13)
StadiumLegacy Early College Field
Greenville, South Carolina
Capacity4,000
OwnerJoe Erwin
William M. Webster
CoachJohn Harkes
LeagueUSL League One
20193rd Place
Playoffs: Runner-Up
WebsiteClub website
colours
Current season

Greenville Triumph SC is a professional soccer team based in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. The club began play in USL League One in 2019.

History[edit]

The formation of USL D3 was first announced in April 2017, and league officials began touring the country looking for candidate cities for new soccer clubs. USL D3 vice president Steven Short visited Greenville in July 2017, and told local reporters at the time that Greenville was one of the league's top candidates.[1] In January 2018, the league began announcing teams that would play in their 2019 inaugural season. The formation of a USL D3 club in Greenville was officially announced on March 13, 2018, with local entrepreneur Joe Erwin named as the principal owner. The Greenville team was the third team to join the league after Tormenta FC and FC Tucson, two clubs which already existed and played in the Premier Development League.[2][3] The team qualified for the playoffs in their first year of existence.

The team's name, Greenville Triumph SC, as well as its logo and colors were announced on August 9, 2018.[4] On August 27, the team announced that the team would be coached by former U.S. national team player John Harkes, who had previously served as head coach of USL club FC Cincinnati for the 2016 season.[5] Harkes was signed on a three-year contract.[6]

Sponsorship[edit]

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–present Nike ScanSource

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of January 10, 2019.[7]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Miguel Uribe  Colombia
2 Defender Dominic Boland  Scotland
3 Defender Tyler Polak  United States
4 Defender Kevin Politz  United States
5 Midfielder Max Hemmings  England
6 Midfielder Paul Clowes  England
7 Midfielder Christopher Bermudez  United States
8 Midfielder Aaron Walker  United States
9 Forward Jake Keegan  United States
10 Midfielder Carlos Gómez  Spain
11 Midfielder Cameron Saul  England
12 Defender Evan Lee  United States
13 Defender Ryeong Choi  United States
14 Defender Cole Seiler  United States
17 Forward JJ Donnelly  England
18 Midfielder Omar Mohamed  Somalia
21 Midfielder Sami Guediri  United States
22 Goalkeeper Dallas Jaye  Guam
23 Goalkeeper David Greczek  United States
31 Forward Edmundo Robinson  United States
88 Forward Travis Ward  United States

Staff[edit]

John Harkes is Greenville's inaugural head coach.
As of September 7, 2018[8]
Executive
Majority owner and chairman Joe Erwin
President Chris Lewis
Vice chairman Doug Erwin
Coaching staff
Head coach John Harkes
Assistant coach Alex Blackburn
Assistant coach Rick Wright

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keepfer, Scott (July 25, 2017). "Pro soccer league has eyes on Greenville". The Greenville News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Morris, Lake (March 13, 2018). "Greenville's second soccer franchise is official". The Greenville News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  3. ^ USL DIII Staff (March 13, 2018). "USL Division III Welcomes Greenville as Founding Member". usld3.com. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Gilreath, Ariel (August 9, 2018). "Greenville pro soccer team unveils name, colors". Greenville Journal. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Morris, Lake (August 27, 2018). "Greenville Triumph announce head soccer coach". The Greenville News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Kennedy, Paul (August 27, 2018). "USL D3: John Harkes appointed to coach Greenville Triumph". Soccer America. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Club News". Greenville Triumph SC. greenvilletriumph.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Club Leadership". Greenville Triumph SC. Retrieved September 7, 2018.

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