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Memphis City FC
Memphis City FC logo.png
Full nameMemphis City Football Club
Short nameMemphis City, MCFC
FoundedMay 27, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-05-27)
GroundTBD
League USL League Two
20187th, Deep South Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

Memphis City FC is an American soccer team based in Memphis, Tennessee which currently plays in USL League Two. The team was founded in 2015 and played its inaugural season in 2016 in the National Premier Soccer League. The team competes for a rivalry trophy called the "Volunteer Shield". [1] The four Tennessee teams Memphis City FC, Nashville FC, Chattanooga FC, and Knoxville Force play against one another twice throughout the season. The team with the most points per win/tie, wins the trophy.

History

Memphis City FC was founded on May 27, 2015, with the intention of bringing high-level soccer to the city of Memphis and to advance the cause of Memphis soccer nationally. [2] Following several months of planning and set-up, the club was officially announced to the public on November 4, 2015, when it was revealed that they had won a place in the NPSL for the 2016 season. [3]

Badge and colors

The badge of the club consists of a stylized capitals "MCFC" contained within concentric rings, the club's name written again in full within the rings, and the design topped off with two small Egyptian pyramids which represent the namesake of the club's home city, being Memphis, Egypt. The design bears strong similarities to that of Major League Soccer side New York City FC, with Memphis City's management admitting that NYCFC sister club Manchester City of the Premier League in England influenced the naming of the NPSL team, [4] although the two sides share neither ownership, management nor affiliation.

The colors of the club, in contrast, are similar to the Maroon and Orange of Serie A side A.S. Roma, which the club again cites as a primary influence on the founders, stating that they additionally represent a contrast to the traditional blues and greens of other nearby soccer sides. [4]

The jerseys used by Memphis City FC are supplied by Hummel Sports and the jersey sponsor is Toyota. Their home jersey boasts a maroon base with white accents and the away jersey is white and the I-40 cup boasts a sky blue body and white accents.

Stadium

The club plays its home games at Mike Rose Soccer Complex, in a 2,500 capacity stadium on the site, lying a short distance to the east of the city. [5] Toward the end of the 2016 season the team moved to Christian Brothers High School's Tom Nix Stadium. They now play their home games there at 5900 Walnut Grove, seating 3,000.

Awards 2016

Santiago Moore of Memphis City FC won the 2016 Volunteer Shield Golden Boot. Moore finished the competition for Tennessee's premier club with 5 goals and helped guide MCFC and their MCFC Rogue Squadron to a respectable second place finish in the derby in Memphis' inaugural season.

  • Volunteer Golden Boot
  • NPSL SE Conference Player of the Week (multiple times)
  • Dalton State scholarship offer

Humberto Paelez

  • Voted NPSL SE Player of the Week (multiple times)

Jack Skahan

  • Youngest player ever (17 yo) to score in the NPSL SE Conference

Cameron Woodfin

  • Southern Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Hayden Hamilton (16 Y/O)

  • Youngest player to play in NPSL Southeast Conference

Conference

In 2016 MCFC was a part of the SouthEastern Conference. It consisted of 6 teams. Nashville FC, Chattanooga FC, Knoxville Force, New Orleans, Birmingham Hammers, and Memphis City FC. In 2017 the Conference expanded and added 4 more teams and divided the conference into two divisions, the East and West. In the East Asheville City FC, Atlanta Silverbacks, FC Carolina Discoveries, Georgia Revolution, and Knoxville Force. In the West Birmingham Hammers, Chattanooga FC, Inter-Nashville FC, Memphis City FC, and New Orleans Jesters.

Regular season 2016 record [6]

  Win   Draw   Loss (** Represents I-40 CUP) (* Represents Conference Play)

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Conference record
1 April 22, 2016 at Little Rock Rangers** L 1–2 agg (1–2) 0–1–0 0-0-0
2 April 24, 2016 Little Rock Rangers** T 3–3 Agg (4–5) 0–1–1 0-0-0
3 May 7, 2016 @ Mississippi Brilla L 2–3 0–2–1 0-0-0
4 May 14, 2016 Houston Hurricanes W 5–0 1–2–1 0-0-0
5 May 21, 2016 New Orleans Jesters* T 0–0 1–2–2 0–0–1
6 May 28, 2016 Nashville FC* W 1–0 2–2–2 1–0–1
7 June 4, 2016 @ Chattanooga FC* L 1–2 2–3–2 1–1–1
8 June 10, 2016 Knoxville Force* W 5–1 3–3–2 2–1–1
9 June 12, 2016 at Birmingham Hammers* L 0–1 3–4–2 2–2–1
10 June 16, 2016 @ New Orleans Jesters* W 2–1 4–4–2 3–2–1
11 June 18, 2016 Nashville FC* L 1–2 4–5–2 3–3–1
12 June 25, 2016 Chattanooga FC* T 1–1 4–5–3 3–3–2
13 June 29, 2016 Birmingham Hammers* W 4–3 5–5–3 4–3–2
14 July 2, 2016 @ Knoxville Force* W 2–1 6–5–3 5–3–2

Post-season 2016

Round Date Opponent Result Score Record
Conference Semi-final July 8, 2016 New Orleans Jesters W 3–0 7–5–3
Conference Final July 9, 2016 Chattanooga FC L 1–2 7–6–3

Regular season 2017 record [6]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Not Played (~ Represents I-40 CUP) (* Represents Conference Play) (** Represents West Conference Play)

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Conference record West record
1 March 22, 2017 vs Portsmouth FC W 4–3 1–0 0–0 0–0
2 April 15, 2017 vs Freed Hardeman W 7–1 2–0 0–0 0–0
3 May 14, 2017 @ Little Rock Rangers~ W 2–1 agg (2–1) 3–0 0–0 0–0
4 May 6, 2017 vs Nashville SC L 1–4 3–1 0–0 0–0
5 May 13, 2017 vs Asheville City FC* T 2–2 3–1–1 0–0–1 0-0-0
6 May 20, 2017 @ Inter-Nashville FC** L 0–3 3–2–1 0–1–1 0–1–0
7 May 24, 2017 vs Chattanooga FC** T 0–0 3–2–2 0–1–2 0–1–1
8 May 27, 2017 vs Inter-Nashville FC** T 0–0 3–2–3 0–1–3 0–1–2
9 June 3, 2017 vs Little Rock Rangers~ T 1–1 agg (3–2) 3–2–4 0–1–3 0–1–2
10 June 16, 2016 vs Birmingham Hammers** W 2–0 4–2–4 1–1–3 1–1–2
11 June 8, 2017 @ Asheville City FC* W 2–1 5–2–4 2–1–3 1–1–2
12 June 10, 2017 @ Knoxville Force* L 1–3 5–3–4 2–2–3 1–1–2
13 June 17, 2017 vs New Orleans Jesters** T 1–1 5–3–5 2–2–4 1–1–3
14 June 21, 2017 @ Mississippi Brilla W 8–1 6–3–5 2–2–4 1–1–3
15 June 24, 2017 @ New Orleans Jesters** L 2–3 6–4–5 2–3–4 1–2–3
16 June 28, 2017 @ Chattanooga FC** W 2–1 7–4–5 3–3–4 2–2–3
17 July 1, 2017 @ Birmingham Hammers** W 1–0 8–4–5 4–3–4 3–2–3
18 July 8, 2017 vs Knoxville Force* W 2–1 9–4–5 5–3–4 3–2–3

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup I-40 Cup Volunteer Shield
2016 4 NPSL 2nd, Southeast (5–3–2) [7] Conference Final Did not enter L 4–5 2nd
2017 4 NPSL 6th, Southeast (5–3–4) [8] 4th, West (3–2–3) Did not qualify Did not enter W 3–2 3rd
2018 4 PDL 7th, Deep South (1–10–3) Did not qualify Did not qualify

References

  1. ^ "Volunteer Shield Foundation". Facebook. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "WHAT IS MEMPHIS CITY FC?". memphiscityfc.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "MEMPHIS CITY FC JOINS THE NPSL". NPSL. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "LOGO". memphiscityfc.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "ADDITIONAL INFO". memphiscityfc.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "NPSL".
  7. ^ "NPSL Season record". July 3, 2016.
  8. ^ http://npsl.bonzidev.com/sam/standings/league/standings.php?leagueId=MTAwNA%3D%3D

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