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
Stadium Centurion Soccer Field
Ground Capacity 5,000
Head Coach Lee Chalmers
League Premier Development League
2015 7th, Great Lakes
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Derby City Rovers is an American amateur soccer team for young players based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. 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 on the Centurion Soccer Fields on the English Station campus of the Christian Academy of Louisville. The team's colors are navy blue, white and gold.


Logo during the River City Rovers years

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]


Current roster[edit]

As of August 17, 2012. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Taylor Hafling
2 United States MF Kegan Harkenrider
3 United States DF Tyler White
3 United States DF Bradley Schuck
4 United States MF Marcus Hairston
4 United States MF Ryan Smith
5 United States DF Andrew Farrell
5 Jamaica DF Timothy Haywood
6 United States DF Peter May
7 South Africa MF Lindokuhle Mfeka
7 Serbia MF Aljosa Stankovic
8 United States DF Dustin Downey
9 United States FW Dillon Tufty
No. Position Player
10 South Africa MF TwoBoy Gumede
11 South Africa MF Lwandiso Gonya
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Dino Sefer
15 Australia DF Albert Edward
16 United States MF Kyle Richards
17 Scotland MF Nick Little
19 United States MF Miguel Acosta
21 Malawi DF Duke Phiri
22 United States GK Matthew Soyka
23 United States DF Hezekiah Weiss
24 United States MF Paolo Del Piccolo
24 United States MF Suleiman Khan
33 United States GK Oliver Brown


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

 * 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]


Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at

  • 2011: 282 [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "River City Rovers Join USL PDL". (United Soccer Leagues). November 18, 2010. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "Attendance Project: PDL". 

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