Duluth FC

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Full nameDuluth FC
Nickname(s)The BlueGreens
FoundedJanuary 16, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-01-16)
StadiumOrdean Stadium
Capacity1,500 [1]
OwnerTim Sas
Gabriela Sas
Head CoachJoel Person
LeagueNPSL
2018Regular Season: 2nd Playoffs: TBD
WebsiteClub website

Duluth FC is an amateur men's soccer club based in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. The club currently competes in the NPSL Midwest Region’s North Conference.[2] The club's colors are green and blue, and plays its home matches at Duluth East High School's Ordean Stadium.[3]

History[edit]

Duluth FC was founded in 2015 by Father Timothy Sas.[4] In their inaugural season (2015), the club competed in the Duluth Amateur Soccer League. The club joined the American Premier League for the 2016 season, placing 2nd in their 6-team division.[5]

On December 15, 2016, NPSL announced that Duluth FC would join the league as an expansion team for the 2017 season, and would compete in the NPSL Midwest Region’s North Conference.[6] On July 15th, 2017; Duluth FC defeated the Sioux Falls Thunder in the final game of the season to win the NPSL North Conference.

Duluth FC is unique in the sense that it requires its players and supporters to follow certain rules when it comes to match day behavior, requesting that both avoid swearing and other forms of offensive language. Duluth FC are most commonly known as "The BlueGreens," coming from the colors blue and green in Duluth's city flag.

On February 6, 2019 it was announced that 2019 home games would be held at Duluth East's Ordean Stadium while their previous home field, Public Schools Stadium, is under construction. Ordean Stadium is approximately half the seating capacity of Public Schools Stadium.[6]

Front office[edit]

  • Tim Sas – Owner
  • Gabriela Sas – Owner
  • Charlie Forsyth – Director of Operations
  • Blake Hewitt – Director of Marketing

Managers[edit]

  • 2015: Tim Sas
  • 2016–2017: Kyle Bakas
  • 2018–present: Joel Person

Year-By-Year (All Competitions)[edit]

Year Division League Regular

Season

Played Won Lost Drawn Goals

For

Goals

Against

Difference Playoffs Open

Cup

2016 5 APL 2nd, Overall 8 4 0 4 26 15 +11 N/A Not eligible
2017 4 NPSL 1st, Midwest-North 15 8 3 4 44 23 +21 Midwest-

Semifinals

Did not qualify
2018 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest-North 20 12 4 4 41 31 +10 National-

Semifinals

2nd Round
Overall 43 24 7 12 111 69 +42

Historic record vs opponents[edit]

Opponent Record

(W-L-T)

Biggest

Victory

Biggest

Defeat

FC Minneapolis 2–0–0 W 3–0 N/A
Minnesota TwinStars 2–0–2 W 3–2 N/A
LaCrosse Aris FC 4–0–0 W 8–1 N/A
Minneapolis City SC 2–1–2 W 2–1 L 2–4
Sioux Falls Thunder FC 3–0–1 W 9–1 N/A
Dakota Fusion FC 2–1–1 W 6–0 L 1–2
Rochester Med City FC 2–0–2 W 1–0 N/A
Viejos Son Los Trapos FC 2–2–0 W 3–2 L 1–4
AFC Ann Arbor 1–0–0 W 3(4)-3(3) N/A
Grand Rapids FC 1–0–0 W 2(4)-2(3) N/A
Miami FC 2 0–1–0 N/A L 0–3
Saint Louis FC 0–1–0 N/A L 0–2
Detroit City FC 0–1–0 N/A L 2–5
FC Fargo* 1–0–1 W 3–2 N/A
LaCrosse Aris FC Reserves* 1–0–1 W 6–1 N/A
Minnesota TwinStars Reserves* 0–0–2 N/A N/A

*Team folded

Honors[edit]

NPSL

  • NPSL Midwest North Conference (1): 2017
  • NPSL Midwest Region (1): 2018

Duluth Portside FC[edit]

Duluth Portside FC is Duluth FC's second team that currently plays in the Duluth Amateur Soccer League, filling the void left by Duluth FC after they left for the American Premier League in 2016.

Year Division League Regular

Season

Played Won Lost Drawn Goals

For

Goals

Against

Difference Playoffs Open

Cup

2017 Local DASL TBD 7 4 2 1 23 11 +12 N/A Did

not

qualify

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordean plan changed to quell neighbors' ire".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Duluth FC". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  4. ^ "Club – Duluth FC". Duluthfc.com. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  5. ^ "2016 Table Standings – Duluth FC". Duluthfc.com. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  6. ^ a b "Duluth FC Joins the NPSL". Npsl.com. 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2017-06-06.

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