Derby City Rovers

Derby City Rovers were an American semi-professional soccer team based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Derby City was also known for their elite-level youth teams that played in local, state, regional and national leagues. Founded in 2010 as the River City Rovers, the team played in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

Derby City Rovers
Full nameDerby City Rovers
Nickname(s)Rovers
Founded2010 (2010)
Dissolved2018 (2018)
StadiumKing Louie's Sports Complex
Head CoachLee Chalmers
LeagueUSL League Two
20186th, Great Lakes Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team played its home games at the King Louie's Sports Complex located in Louisville. The team's colors were blue, white and gold.

History

River City Rovers was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on November 18, 2010.[1] They played their first competitive game on May 19, 2011, a 0–0 tie with fellow expansion team Akron Summit Assault.[2] In May 2014, the club became the Derby City Rovers.[3] Derby City Rovers PDL and Youth Academy ceased operations in July 2018 and there are no plans to return to the pitch.

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2011 4 PDL 9th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Division Semi-Final * Did not qualify
2013 4 PDL 7th, Great Lakes Did not qualify 1st Round
2014 4 PDL 6th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 PDL 7th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 PDL 6th, Great Lakes Did not qualify 1st Round
2018 4 PDL 6th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify

 * Although Rovers qualified for post season play, they ceded the match that was to be played Jul 17, 2012 to Forest City London.

Head coaches

  • Tyrone Marshall (2014)
  • Lee Chalmers (2015–2016)
  • Nathan Pitcock (2017)
  • Ace Gonya (2018)

Notable former players

Stadium

  • Centurion Soccer Fields, Louisville, Kentucky (2011-2014)
  • Woehrle Athletic Complex, Jeffersonville, Indiana (2014–2017)
  • King Louie's Sports Complex, Louisville, Kentucky (2018)

See also

References

  1. "River City Rovers Join USL PDL". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. November 18, 2010. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012.
  2. "Akron Summit Assault at River City Rovers 0:0". pdl.uslsoccer.com. USL Premier Development League. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014.
  3. "Youth soccer program gets new name: Derby City Rovers". courier-journal.com. Louisville: The Courier-Journal. May 7, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014.


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