Derby City Rovers

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Derby City Rovers
Derby City Rovers logo.png
Full name Derby City Rovers
Nickname(s) Rovers
Founded 2010; 7 years ago (2010)
Stadium Woehrle Sports Complex
Ground Capacity 5,000
Head Coach Lee Chalmers
League Premier Development League
2017 6th, Great Lakes Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

Derby City Rovers is an American semi-professional soccer team based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Derby City is also known for their elite-level youth teams that play in local, state, regional and national leagues. Founded in 2010 as the River City Rovers, the team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference.

The team plays its home games at the Woehrle Sports Complex located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The team's colors are blue, white and gold.


River City Rovers was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on November 18, 2010.[1] They played their first competitive game on May 19, 2011, a 0-0 tie with fellow expansion team Akron Summit Assault.[2] In May 2014 the club became the Derby City Rovers.[3]


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2011 4 PDL 9th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Division Semi-Final * Did not qualify
2013 4 PDL 7th, Great Lakes Did not qualify 1st Round
2014 4 PDL 6th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 PDL 7th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 PDL 6th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify

 * Although Rovers qualified for post season play, they ceded the match that was to be played 7/17/2012 to Forest City London.

Head coaches[edit]


  • Woehrle Athletic Complex; Jeffersonville, IN (2014–present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "River City Rovers Join USL PDL". United Soccer Leagues. November 18, 2010. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Akron Summit Assault at River City Rovers 0:0". USL Premier Development League. May 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Youth soccer program gets new name: Derby City Rovers". Louisville: The Courier-Journal. May 7, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 

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