Elm City Express

Elm City Express is a men's soccer club based in New Haven, Connecticut that most recently competed in the National Premier Soccer League.[2] The club's colors are blue and white, and plays its home matches at Jess Dow Field at Southern Connecticut State University.[3] The ownership group of Elm City Express also owns and operates Clube Atlético Tubarão, a Brazilian soccer club based in Santa Catarina, which competes in the lower levels of Brazil's pyramid.[4][5][6]

Full nameElm City Express
FoundedJanuary 9, 2017 (2017-01-09) [1]
StadiumJess Dow Field
New Haven, Connecticut [1]
OwnerZack Henry
Head coachTeddy Haley[1]
20184th, North Atlantic Conference
WebsiteClub website


Elm City Express was founded in 2017 by Zack Henry.[1][7][8]

In their inaugural season, The Express won the 2017 NPSL Championship by defeating Midland-Odessa FC 5-0 on August 12, 2017 at Reese Stadium in New Haven.[9]

In January 2019, Elm City announced they would be taking a hiatus for the 2019 season and Zack Henry would no longer be president of the team. [10]

Front office

  • Luiz Henrique Martins Ribeiro – vice president
  • Brian Neumeyer – general manager
  • Eric Da Costa – technical director[11]


Year Division League Record Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2017 4 NPSL 9–1–2 1st, Atlantic Blue Conference National Champions Did not enter
2018 4 NPSL 5-3-2 4th, North Atlantic Conference 1st Round 3rd Round


National Premier Soccer League

  • National Playoffs
  • Northeast Region
    • Champions: 2017[2]
  • Atlantic Blue Conference

Notable players

See also


  1. "Elm City Express Joins the NPSL". Npsl.com. July 13, 2011. Archived from the original on January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  2. O'Connell, Brian (July 30, 2017). "NE Soccer Today". NE Soccer Today. Npsl.bonzidev.com. Archived from the original on June 19, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  3. Bondy, Fliip (May 16, 2018). "THE OLD (POST-) COLLEGE TRY IN NEW HAVEN". USA Soccer. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. Bass, Paul (January 9, 2017). "Pro Soccer Coming To Town". New Haven Independent. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  5. "Tubarão ganha time parceiro nos Estados Unidos - Diário Catarinense". Dc.clicrbs.com.br. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. "Professional men's soccer returns to New Haven with Elm City Express". Nhregister.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  7. "Express Stops In New Haven Elm City Joins Npsl". Newenglandsoccernews.com. January 9, 2017. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  8. "Elm City Express Crowned 2017 NPSL National Champions". Npsl.com. August 12, 2017. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  9. "Official announcement from the Elm City Express". facebook.com. January 12, 2019.
  10. "Quinnipiac Athletics - Eric Da Costa to Serve as Technical Director for New Haven's Elm City Express". Quinnipiacbobcats.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  11. "Elm City Express Wins 2017 NPSL Championship". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

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