Fresno FC

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Fresno FC
Fresno FC logo.svg
Full nameFresno Football Club
Nickname(s)The Foxes
Los Zorros
FoundedJuly 26, 2017; 23 months ago (2017-07-26)
StadiumChukchansi Park
Capacity10,500
OwnerRay Beshoff
General managerFrank Yallop
Head coachAdam Smith
LeagueUSL Championship
201812th, Western Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Fresno Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in Fresno, California. Founded in 2017, the team is a member of the USL Championship, a second tier league in the American Soccer Pyramid. Their first game took place on March 17, 2018.[1][failed verification]

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The team colors are sky blue, San Joaquin navy blue, Fuego red. The logo of the team includes the initials "AM", a memorial to the deceased wife of an investor.[2] FFC chose the Fox as their mascot and secondary logo on November 7, 2017. The team is also referred to as The Foxes or Los Zorros in Spanish.[3][4]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018– Adidas El Mexicano

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of March 5, 2019[5]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper C. J. Cochran  United States
2 Defender Zach Ellis-Hayden  Canada
3 Midfielder Elijah Martin  United States
4 Defender Ramón Martín del Campo  Mexico
5 Defender Michael Daly  United States
6 Midfielder Jorge Escamilla  Mexico
7 Midfielder Jackson  Brazil
8 Midfielder Milton Blanco  United States
9 Forward Jaime Chavez  United States
10 Midfielder Juan Pablo Caffa  Argentina
11 Forward Jemal Johnson  United States
13 Midfielder Emir Alihodžić  Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Defender Jems Geffrard  Haiti
15 Midfielder Hiroki Kurimoto  Japan
17 Midfielder Arun Basuljevic  United States
18 Defender Alex Cooper  Scotland
20 Forward Qudus Lawal  Nigeria
21 Forward Christian Chaney  United States
22 Midfielder Diego Casillas  Mexico
23 Forward Renato Bustamante  Peru
24 Defender Sam Strong  United States
26 Midfielder Seth Moses  United States
28 Goalkeeper Sam Howard  United States
30 Goalkeeper Matías Fernández  United States

Year-by-year[edit]

As of October 13, 2018
Season USL Championship Play-offs US Open Cup Top scorer Head coach Avg. attendance
P W L D GF GA Pts Pos Player Goals
2018 34 9 13 12 44 38 39 12th, Western Did not qualify Fourth Round Argentina Juan Pablo Caffa
United States Jemal Johnson
9 England Adam Smith 4,871

Staff[edit]

As of November 9, 2017[6][7]

Coaching staff[edit]

As of March 13, 2019[8]
Technical staff
Head coach Adam Smith[9]
Assistant coach Robert Earnshaw
Assistant coach Leigh Veidman
Assistant coach Ryan Kenny

Team management[edit]

Front office
President Ray Beshoff
General manager Frank Yallop

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno Football Club to Join USL in 2018". United Soccer League (USL). July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Fresno Football Club (July 30, 2017). "Her initials also appear on the original Fuego logo. Including them was a way for us to honor her legacy + influence on soccer in Fresno.pic.twitter.com/bOndM6PPwf". @FresnoFC2018. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "FFC Reveals Fox As Club Mascot & Nickname". Fresno Football Club. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Abcarian, Robin (March 20, 2018). "Professional soccer comes to Fresno — finally this city will be on the map!". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ 5, 2019 "2019 Roster" Check |url= value (help).
  6. ^ "Front Office". www.fresnofc.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Fresno FC Adds Experience to Staff". Fresno Football Club. United Soccer League (USL). September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Technical Staff". www.fresnofc.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "Fresno FC Announces Adam Smith As First-Ever Head Coach". Fresno Football Club. November 9, 2017.

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