Brazos Valley Cavalry FC

Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. is an American soccer team based in Bryan, Texas, United States. Founded in 2017, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.
Nickname(s)The Cavalry
FoundedFebruary 16, 2017 (2017-02-16)
StadiumNutrabolt Stadium
Capacity6,000
OwnerUri Geva and Chris Clark
Head CoachKenny Bundy
LeagueUSL League Two
20191st, Mid South Division
Playoffs: Conference Final
WebsiteClub website

The team plays its home games at Nutrabolt Stadium, home to the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League. The team's colors are black, red, and white.

The team will serve as a hybrid affiliate of the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. The hybrid affiliation, a first for the PDL, means that the Dynamo will be responsible for the soccer operations of the club, selecting players and coaching staff. The ownership group, Clutch Entertainment, will be responsible for operations and day-to-day management of the club.

History

In January 2017, the Houston Dynamo announced their official affiliation with a brand new PDL team that would start play in summer in College Station/Bryan, Texas. They will be owned by the Clutch Entertainment Group who already own summer collegiate baseball team, Brazos Valley Bombers.[1]

On January 16, 2017, James Clarkson was announced as the head coach for the inaugural season. Clarkson had been with the Houston Dynamo for 10 years as the Academy Director and oversaw the creation and development of that program.

In February 2017, Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. was announced as the team's name in an online vote. The team's team crest and colors were also announced with the crest having two stars representing the two largest communities in the Brazos Valley “Bryan” & “College Station."[2]

Year by year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs US Open Cup
2017 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid South Did not qualify Did not enter
2018 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid South Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2019 4 USL League Two 1st, Mid South Conference Final 1st Round

Honors

  • USL PDL Mid South Division Champions 2018
  • USL League Two Mid South Division Champions 2019

Players and staff

Current roster

As of June 2019.[3]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of January 28, 2019.

No. Position Player Nation
Goalkeeper Chase Vosvick  United States
Goalkeeper Gabriel Perrotta Bacellar  Paraguay
Defender Alejandro Saez  Venezuela
Defender Jacob Evans  United States
Forward Jalen Anderson  United States
Midfielder Tom Hulsch  United States
Forward Cyrus Harmon  United States
Midfielder Jessie Ortiz  United States
Midfielder Mason Schuster  United States
Defender Johnathan Rico-Contreras  United States
Defender Talen Maples  United States
Midfielder Mark Lindstrom  Sweden
Midfielder Devin Boyce  United States
Midfielder Andreas Charalambous  Cyprus
Midfielder Tsubasa Takada  Japan
Midfielder Billy Jones  New Zealand
Midfielder Jose Ariel Sosa  United States
Midfielder Christian Molina  United States
Midfielder Andre Rivers-Hardware  England
Forward Thomas Menke  United States
Forward Phillip Goodrum  United States
Forward Danny Reynolds  United States
Forward Kyle Edwards  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Staff

Kenny Bundy – Head Coach
Colby Street – General Manager

Notable Players

This list of notable players comprises players who have gone on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

References

  1. Houston Dynamo introduce new PDL team in College Station, Antonio Rubio, January 23, 2017.
  2. Houston Dynamo PDL affiliate name and logo revealed, Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C. Communications, February 17, 2017
  3. https://www.bvcavalryfc.com/team/roster/
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