FC Arizona

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FC Arizona
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Full nameFootball Club Arizona
FoundedJuly 19, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-07-19)
StadiumMesa High School
Mesa, Arizona
Capacity2,000
Owner/CEOScott Taylor
Head CoachDave Rogers
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
20171st, West-Southwest
Playoffs: Regional Semifinal
WebsiteClub website

FC Arizona is a Phoenix area soccer team based in Mesa, Arizona that plays in the National Premier Soccer League.

History[edit]

FC Arizona announced its formation on July 19, 2016 with a press release. Its owner is Scott Taylor, owner of the Taylor Insurance Agency.[1][2] The team held a launch party on August 5, 2016 at Mesa Community College, where the team will play its home games. They joined the NPSL on September 22, 2016 and were placed in the Southwest Conference.[3] The team colors are Red, Yellow and Blue. Their kits were voted on by their fans.

FC Arizona defeated Real San Jose 5-0 in their first match on March 4, 2017 before an announced crowd of 2,842 at Riggs Stadium.[4][5]

Year-by-Year[edit]

Year Division League Record Regular Season Playoffs US Open Cup
2017 4 NPSL 12–0–4 1st, West-Southwest Regional Semifinal Ineligible
2018 4 NPSL 5–4–2 4th, West-Southwest Conference Play-In 1st Round

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
United States DF Adalberto Cordova
Canada MF Josh Doughty
United States FW Tyler Feeley
United States GK Russ Klabough
Republic of Ireland MF Shane McFaul
United States MF Aaron Mendez
No. Position Player
United States FW Cesar Mexia
United States MF Dominic Papa
United States FW Chris Ramsell
Mexico FW Jose Rodriguez
Peru FW Chris Sanchez
United States FW Ricardo Velazco

Staff[edit]

Stadia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New professional soccer team FC Arizona hosts launch party Aug. 5 at Mesa stadium". Mesa Independent. July 21, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "FC Arizona Is Phoenix's Newest Sports Team". FC Arizona. July 19, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "FC Arizona Joins the NPSL". National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Starting with a bang: FC Arizona drops Real San Jose 5-0 in opener". Kyle Kepner. Firebird Rising Blog. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "FC Arizona Defeats Real San Jose 5-0 In Front Of 2,800 Fans". Garrett Cleverly. FC Arizona. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.

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