Virginia Beach City FC
|Full name||Virginia Beach City Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||VB City FC|
|Head Coach||Brian Hinkey|
|League||National Premier Soccer League|
|Active teams of Virginia Beach City FC|
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.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Year by year
|Year||League||Region||Conference||Pld||W||L||D||Pts||Pos||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup|
|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 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.
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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.
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.
Neptune's Armada are the local supporters for the club and can be seen attending matches.
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.
- Mid-Atlantic Conference
- Regular Season Champions: 2017
- "Virginia Beach City FC to Play 2019 Home Matches at Powhatan Field". The Official Virginia Beach City FC Website. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "Virginia Beach City FC and Adidas Extend Partnership Through 2021 - Nexus Street Sports, LLC".
- "U23 / Reserves – Nexus Street Sports, LLC". Nexus Street Sports, LLC.
- "Supporters – Nexus Street Sports, LLC". Nexus Street Sports, LLC.
- "Ownership – Nexus Street Sports, LLC". Nexus Street Sports, LLC.
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