2017 Reno 1868 FC season

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Reno 1868 FC
2017 season
PresidentHerbert Simon
Head coachIan Russell
StadiumGreater Nevada Field
USLConference: 12th
Overall: 23rd
USL CupTBD
U.S. Open CupThird round
2018 →

The 2017 Reno 1868 FC season is the club's inaugural season of existence, and their first in the United Soccer League, the second tier of American soccer.

Background[edit]

Ahead of the 2017 season, there had been three professional soccer clubs in Northern Nevada: Reno Rattlers, Northern Nevada Aces, and Nevada Wonders. The announcement of an expansion franchise to join the USL was announced in September 2015.[1]

The club's named was decided with a contest known as "USL Reno 2017". Nearly 5,000 entries were submitted, followed by fans choosing from amongst the top six names: Reno FC, FC Reno, Reno Silver FC, Reno City FC, Reno United, or Reno 1868. The fans response refined the contest down to three finalists—Reno FC, Reno United, and Reno 1868—with the winner being Reno 1868, a nod to the founding year of the City of Reno.[2]

On June 29, 2016, the club announced a two-year partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS. It was also stated that San Jose would have control over the technical side of the club.[3] The team hired Earthquakes Assistant Coach Ian Russell as Head Coach on November 22, 2016.[4]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Transfers out[edit]

Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age)[[A]] Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Russ Klabough United States GK (1990-11-11)November 11, 1990 (aged 26) United States Stanislaus State Warriors
12 Matt Bersano United States GK (1992-09-10)September 10, 1992 (aged 25) United States San Jose Earthquakes[B]
Defenders
4 Jordan Murrell Canada LB (1993-05-02)May 2, 1993 (aged 24) United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds
5 Nick von Niederhäusern Switzerland DF (1989-09-28)September 28, 1989 (aged 28) Liechtenstein Vaduz
6 Thomas Janjigian United States LB (1994-11-10)November 10, 1994 (aged 22) United States FC Golden State Force
15 Jimmy Ockford United States CB (1992-06-10)June 10, 1992 (aged 25) United States Seattle Sounders FC
16 Brent Richards United States RB (1990-05-20)May 20, 1990 (aged 27) United States Portland Timbers 2
18 Kip Colvey New Zealand RB (1994-03-15)March 15, 1994 (aged 23) United States San Jose Earthquakes[B]
23 Brenton Griffiths Jamaica CB (1991-02-09)February 9, 1991 (aged 26) United States Orange County SC
Midfielders
2 Jackson Yueill United States CM (1997-03-19)March 19, 1997 (aged 20) United States San Jose Earthquakes[B]
7 Jordan Roberts England CM (1993-01-02)January 2, 1993 (aged 24) United States Saint Louis FC
10 Junior Burgos El Salvador AM (1988-08-14)August 14, 1988 (aged 29) United States Atlanta United FC
11 Anibal Echeverria El Salvador CM (1987-09-05)September 5, 1987 (aged 30) United States Turlock Express
14 Chris Wehan United States LM (1994-01-29)January 29, 1994 (aged 23) United States New Mexico Lobos
17 Lindo Mfeka South Africa CM (1994-03-29)March 29, 1994 (aged 23) United States San Jose Earthquakes[B]
20 Matt LaGrassa United States LM (1993-01-27)January 27, 1993 (aged 24) United States Sacramento Republic FC
38 Matheus Silva Brazil MF (1996-12-08)December 8, 1996 (aged 20) United States San Jose Earthquakes[B]
84 Seth Casiple United States RM (1993-08-23)August 23, 1993 (aged 24) United States Portland Timbers 2
96 Luis Fernandes United States CM (1996-01-29)January 29, 1996 (aged 21) United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Forwards
8 Mackenzie Pridham Canada LF (1990-08-13)August 13, 1990 (aged 27) United States Sacramento Republic
9 Dane Kelly Jamaica ST (1991-02-09)February 9, 1991 (aged 26) United States Swope Park Rangers
19 Dembakwi Yomba Sierra Leone / United States CF (1996-09-04)September 4, 1996 (aged 21) United States Orlando City B
29 Antoine Hoppenot France RF (1990-11-23)November 23, 1990 (aged 26) United States FC Cincinnati
  1. ^ Player's age during the 2017 season..
  2. ^ On loan from MLS affiliate San Jose Earthquakes.

Non-competitive[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Midseason friendlies[edit]

Competitive[edit]

USL[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Monarchs (X) 32 20 7 5 59 31 +28 67 Conference Playoffs
2 San Antonio FC 32 17 11 4 45 24 +21 62
3 Reno 1868 FC 32 17 8 7 75 39 +36 59
4 Swope Park Rangers 32 17 7 8 55 37 +18 58
5 Phoenix Rising FC 32 17 7 8 50 37 +13 58
Source: 2017 USL standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(X) Regular Season League Champion.

Results[edit]

USL Playoffs[edit]

First Round[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USL Announces 2017 Expansion Club in Reno". www.uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ ">"USL Reno 2017 Name the Team". www.uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on January 23, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Reno 1868 FC, San Jose Earthquakes agree to two-year affiliation". www.reno1868fc.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "1868 FC Unveils Russell as First Head Coach". uslsoccer.com. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.