Virginia Beach City FC

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Virginia Beach City FC
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Full nameVirginia Beach City Football Club
Nickname(s)VB City FC
Founded2013; 6 years ago (2013)
StadiumPowhatan Field
Norfolk, VA
Capacity2,800
OwnerSteven Wagoner
Head CoachBrian Hinkey
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
WebsiteClub website
Active teams of Virginia Beach City FC
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NPSL WPSL

Virginia Beach City Football Club is an American professional soccer club based in Virginia Beach, Virginia playing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the Northeast Region. The club was founded in 2013 and held its inaugural season in 2014 with their first regular season match on May 17.

Since their formation, they have finished in the top three in the Mid-Atlantic Conference every season. They won the title as the 2017 NPSL Mid-Atlantic Regular Season Champions with an undefeated season, as well as qualifying for two playoff seeds in 2015 and 2017. The club also partakes in the U.S. Open Cup competition via qualification, and did so in 2015.

Virginia Beach City FC announced November 26, 2018 it will upgrade its current semi-professional men's soccer team to field a professional men's soccer team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in 2019 joining Richmond Kickers and Loudoun United as the only other professional soccer teams based in Virginia competing on a national stage. Virginia Beach City FC is the first soccer club in Hampton Roads to provide the full player development pyramid from youth and amateur to professional on a year-round basis.

Stadium[edit]

The team plays at the Powhatan Field which is a stadium built in 2005 and seats 2,800 located in Norfolk, Virginia.[1]

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 MF Dane Arpino
9 United States FW Preston Bremus
MF Ryan Condotta
United States FW Chris Cooke
1 United States GK Christian Coulson
16 United States DF T.J. Cyrus
2 United States DF Robby Dambrot
14 United States DF Jordi Davis
15 United States MF Cesar Gervacio Jr.
6 United States DF Davey Grant
8 United States DF Michael Harrell
FW Josue Henriquez
Eduardo Heringer
No. Position Player
10 Nigeria FW Prince Idonigie
FW Tyler Jones
7 Eritrea FW Ezana Kahsay
12 United States FW Trevor Knight
United States DF Chad Kozoyed
3 Kalique Lawrence
4 MF Ryan McLaughlin
11 United States MF Jesse Miralrio
0 Jamaica GK DuVaun Smith
13 United States DF Tyler Smith
19 FW Ty Stallins
United States GK Sharief Stancil
18 FW Abdoulie Wadda

Source: 2019 Virginia Beach City FC Roster

Year by year[edit]

Year League Region Conference Pld W L D Pts Pos Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
2014 NPSL Northeast Mid-Atlantic 10 6 1 3 21 2nd Conference Runners-Up
2015 10 5 2 3 18 3rd Did not qualify Second Round
2016 10 5 2 3 18 3rd Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 6 3 0 3 12 1st Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2018 10 4 4 2 14 4th Did not qualify Did not qualify
2019 8 6 1 1 19 1st Conference Final Did not qualify

The Crest[edit]

The centerpiece of the crest is Neptune's trident, inspired by the 34-foot cast bronze Neptune statue on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. The navy blue and gold are a nod to the city that is home to one of the United States' biggest naval bases. The insignia that recognizes Navy SEALs is a gold trident.

The crest was designed by Matthew Wolff, who also designed the crest for Los Angeles FC.

Jersey Sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2014–present Adidas Savant

On February 21, 2018, Virginia Beach City FC and Adidas announced an extension to their long-term partnership through 2021 making Adidas the official supplier for the club.[2]

Youth development[edit]

The Virginia Beach City FC U23/Reserves is the development team for the club. It is designed to develop players for the First Team squad, and with the objective of placing them in top collegiate programs.[3]

Supporters[edit]

Neptune's Armada are the local supporters for the club and can be seen attending matches.[4]

Ownership[edit]

NPSL Virginia Beach is led by owner Steven Wagoner and head coach Brian Hinkey. Wagoner is the founder and partner of Nexus Street, LLC, which owns and operates four companies, including D.C. United U-23 NPSL/Federal City FC. Wagoner also serves on the Advisory Board for the George Mason University’s Center for Sport Management.[5]

Honors[edit]

National Premier Soccer League

  • Mid-Atlantic Conference
    • Regular Season Champions: 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Beach City FC to Play 2019 Home Matches at Powhatan Field". The Official Virginia Beach City FC Website. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Virginia Beach City FC and Adidas Extend Partnership Through 2021 - Nexus Street Sports, LLC".
  3. ^ "U23 / Reserves – Nexus Street Sports, LLC". Nexus Street Sports, LLC.
  4. ^ "Supporters – Nexus Street Sports, LLC". Nexus Street Sports, LLC.
  5. ^ "Ownership – Nexus Street Sports, LLC". Nexus Street Sports, LLC.

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