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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
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Full nameColorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Founded2013; 5 years ago (2013)
Stadium Weidner Field
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Capacity5,000
OwnerRagain Sports, LLC
PresidentNick Ragain
Head Coach Steve Trittschuh
League USL Championship
201811th, Western Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website
Current season

Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional soccer team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2014, the team is a member of the USL Championship, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. The franchise is owned and operated by Martin Ragain and Ragain Sports, LLC.

History

The team hired Steve Trittschuh as their head coach on March 11, 2014. [1]

Stadium

The team plays at Weidner Field, adjacent to Security Service Field, and in the summer of 2014, started a $3,000,000 renovation of the stadium after the team signed a 10-year lease with the City of Colorado Springs. [2] Located at roughly 6,500 feet above sea-level, [3] the stadium is at the highest elevation of any primary home stadium for a professional team in the American soccer pyramid.

In July of 2018, the City of Colorado Springs announced plans to construct a new 10,000 seat stadium to be ready for play by the 2021 season. [4]

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance
2015 3 USL 3rd, Western Conference Semifinals Fourth Round 2,723
2016 3 USL 3rd, Western Conference Quarterfinals Fourth Round 3,152
2017 2 USL 9th, Western Did not qualify Third Round 3,389
2018 2 USL 11th, Western Did not qualify Third Round 3,804

First team roster

As of October 16, 2018

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Moise Pouaty   Cameroon
6 Defender Taylor Hunter   United States
7 Midfielder Karsten Hanlin   United States
8 Defender Jamal Jack   Trinidad and Tobago
9 Forward Marty Maybin   Northern Ireland
11 Midfielder Saeed Robinson   Jamaica
12 Goalkeeper Steward Ceus   Haiti
14 Forward Akwafei Ajeakwa   United States
15 Defender Ayukokata També   Cameroon
18 Forward Nicholas Amoako   Ghana
19 Midfielder Uriel Macias   United States
22 Midfielder Jordan Schweitzer   Canada
23 Forward Shane Malcolm   Guam
24 Forward Tobenna Uzo   Nigeria
35 Midfielder Tae-seong Kim   South Korea
44 Defender Jordan Burt   United States
Midfielder Rony Argueta   United States

Staff

  • United States Martin Ragain – Owner
  • United States Nick Ragain – President
  • United States Brian Crookham – General Manager
  • United States Steve TrittschuhHead Coach
  • Jamaica Wolde HarrisAssistant Coach
  • United States Trey Harrington – Goalkeeping Coach

References

  1. ^ "Switchbacks Name Trittschuh As Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 11, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  2. ^ http://switchbacksfc.com/sand-creek-stadium-ground-breaking-ceremony/
  3. ^ Fox, Dan (July 11, 2006). "Security Service Field: Context Matters". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  4. ^ rich.laden@gazette.com, Rich Laden. "Apartment developer buys land next to planned downtown Colorado Springs soccer stadium site". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2018-11-19.

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