Georgia Revolution FC

Georgia Revolution FC is an American soccer club based in McDonough, Georgia, United States. The team competes in the Southeast Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the United States soccer league system. The NPSL is officially affiliated to the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and qualifies for the U.S. Open Cup. It is generally considered to be the level of competition behind Major League Soccer (MLS), the USL Championship, USL League One, and roughly equal with USL League Two.[1]

Georgia Revolution FC
Full nameGeorgia Revolution FC
Nickname(s)Revs
Founded2010 (2010)
StadiumWarhawk Stadium
McDonough, Georgia
Capacity3,300
General ManagerEric Morrison
Head CoachScott Redding
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League Southeast Conference
20194th
WebsiteClub website

History

The Georgia Revolution FC was founded in 2010 to begin play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid. The team was created to serve as the top level of the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association.[2] The Revolution defeated Jacksonville United 2–1 in its first game on May 13, 2011.

The Revolution qualified for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating PDL side Mississippi Brilla on May 15, 2012 on a header goal scored by Hailob Habtom in extra time. They moved on to the next round and faced the NASL's Atlanta Silverbacks, where they lost 1–0 thanks to a goal by Raphael Cox. Later in their season they defeated the reigning NPSL champions, Jacksonville United, 7–3 in a regular season match.

The Revolution would again qualify for the Open Cup in 2013 and see a rematch against second division state rivals, Atlanta Silverbacks, losing 3–2.[3]

Following the 2015 regular season, the team participated in the NPSL playoffs losing to the Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL). At the end of 2015, the Revolution was sold by the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association to a new ownership group.

In 2016, the Revolution won the inaugural I-20 Cup by defeating the Birmingham Hammers 2–0 on aggregate in the two match tournament.

The 2016–2017 off season brought many changes to the Revs organization. The team was moved from Conyers to McDonough in Henry County, Georgia. The move generated excitement in the local community and brought many more high quality players to the squad. In addition, the Revs Reserves were formed to play in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League as a way to develop talent in the local area.

During the 2018 season, the Revs Senior Team's home matches were played at Warhawks Stadium at Henry County High School. This was the first time the team played in a stadium and also live streamed all home games. The team returned to the playoffs for only the third time and made club history by winning its first playoff game 3–2 over the New Orleans Jesters with goals by Ehjayson Henry, Jumar Oakley and Isaac Promise.

Colors and badge

Crest
In 2016 a new crest was introduced. Paying homage to the history of the team, the new crest keeps the familiar Eagle's Head and patriotic red, white, and blue colors. Transitioning to a circle which unites the entire crest symbolizing the team motto "United We Stand" while highlighting the name Georgia Revolution FC and the year the team was established, 2010.[4]
Colors
The colors of the Georgia Revolution FC are Red, White, and Blue. For the first five seasons of the club's existence they wore Blue or White Jerseys with matching shorts and red/white stripped or blue/white stripped socks. For 2016, Joma was the Kit Supplier. With that came a change to a Red and White stripped home Jersey and a White away Jersey. Both Jerseys are worn with blue shorts and either blue or white socks. In 2019, Summa Sportswear became the new Kit supplier.

Sponsorship

Date Primary Jersey Sponsor Kit Manufacturer
2011–2014 Courtesy Ford Stanno
2015 Beasley Pharmacy Stanno
2016 BenchMark Physical Therapy Joma
2017–2018 Eagles Landing Family Practice Joma
2019 Resurgens Orthopaedics Summa Sportswear

Club culture

Rivalries

Georgia Revolution FC's primary rival are the crosstown Atlanta Silverbacks. The teams first played in the 2012 US Open Cup and again in 2013. When the Silverbacks left the North American Soccer League to join the NPSL in 2016 the rivalry was rekindled.

In the past, the club had a burgeoning rivalry with the Birmingham Hammers. The two teams competed annually for the I-20 Cup, a competition instituted by the two clubs. The cup was awarded to the team that had the most points across the teams' meetings throughout the season. The Birmingham Hammers moved to the PDL in 2018.

Supporters

The major supporters' group is The Uprising.The Uprising was created on April 29, 2017. They are known to "wave flags, set off fan smoke matching our colors, beat drums and provide great support to our players and a great atmosphere to all attendees.”[5] In addition, they have hosted public tailgates before home matches.

Affiliates

Georgia Revolution FC works with several youth soccer organizations in the Georgia Soccer community; AFC Lightning and Lake Country United FC.[6][7] AFC is one of the oldest youth soccer organizations in Georgia. Lake Country FC (formerly Putnam Impact Soccer Club)[8][9] is a highly respected soccer club east of the Atlanta metro area which provides elite soccer, at what is considered by most a lower than the typical cost, in one of the most economically challenged areas of Georgia.[10] Georgia Revolution FC provides support to these affiliates by sharing resources and providing mentoring and access to the teams and members of the coaching staff before and after games and training sessions.

Players

First-team squad

As of August 1, 2019[11] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Evan Gaffney
GK Cameron Verona
GK Matthew Sherman
GK Matija Gligorović
DF Sergio Sereeira
DF Ian Aramburu
DF Nuvala Lima
DF Sagi Hirsch
DF Gianmaria Fiore
DF Nathanial Johnson
DF Eduardo Gomes
DF Thomas Herwig
MF Egbe Bate-Eya
MF Pascal Mohungsi
No. Position Player
MF Brahan Gamarra
MF Cameron Mitchell
MF Rodrigo Gonçalves
MF Alhaji Tambadu
MF Toni Tiente
MF Sajaad Delane
MF Jumar Oakley
MF Blake White
FW Ryan King
FW Aaron Whitten
FW Ryan Pugh
FW Alec Supinski
FW Deon McCaulay
FW Avery Shepard
FW Alex Harlley

Reserve squad

The GA Revs Reserves were established in 2016 and play in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League, Atlanta's oldest and most prestigious local league. The season goes from October through April. The team also participates in the Perrin Cup, an Inter-League knockout style tournament that includes teams from both Divisions and is played throughout the ADASL season.[12]

The purpose of the Revs Reserves is to identify and develop local soccer players who have the potential of playing for the Georgia Revolution FC Senior Team which plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The Reserves are an extension of the club, providing players professional training from the NPSL coaching staff to improve the individual players, while maintaining the playing style and philosophy of the Senior Team. The team includes non-college players from the NPSL Team, adding quality of play and value to player development.[13]

2016–2017 Season. The Revs Reserves played a strong first season in the ADASL, achieving a second-place finish in Division II and gaining promotion to Division I. They also advance to the Perrin Cup Semi-Final, losing to defending Champions Arsenal Atlanta. Five new players were promoted from the Revs Reserves to the Senior Team and competed during the 2017 NPSL Season, providing a pathway for players to reach the next level.

2017–2018 Season. Based on the success of the previous year, the Revs U23 Team was created to compete in DIV II of the ADASL. After the end of the NPSL season, three new players were promoted to the Senior Squad. Standout forward Steeve Selso Saint-Duc signed with Los Angeles FC mid-ADASL season.

2018-2019 Season. The Revs added the Revs U21 Team to complete in DIV II of the ADASL. The season was very successful with the Revs Reserves winning the ADASL Championship and entering the 2020 the US Open Cup Qualifiers. Second year returner Clayton Adams signed with Austin Bold FC mid-ADASL season.

Revs Reserves Roster
As of December 6, 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Eddie Alvarado
GK Cameron Verona
DF Ulises Espinoza
DF Rob Kytan
DF Jacob Sayer
DF Bruce Thomas
DF Marc-Wayne Sinclair
DF Sebastian Sandoval
DF George Rodriguez
DF Olisa Madichie
MF Scott I. Redding
No. Position Player
MF Rodrigo Goncalves
MF Jared Daniel
MF Jake Mathis
MF Gary Daniel
MF Diego Milessi
MF Tomas Lopez
MF Bokie Yeanay
FW Ryan King
FW Deon McCaulay
FW Ryan Pugh
FW Asa Eggleston

Revs U23 Roster
As of December 6, 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK César Abreun
GK Jonathan Sandoval
DF Daniel Garcia
DF Randy Martinez
DF Adan Escobedo
DF Osazuwa Imafidon
DF Romel Bell
DF Spencer Lauderdale
DF Nick Seecharan
DF James Craig
MF Jordan Rainey
MF Isreal Caballero
No. Position Player
MF Milton Zavala
MF Babacar Ndiaye
MF Joshua Tettay
MF Thomas Griger
MF Chris Valez
MF Antonny Contreras
MF Ismael Serratos
MF Andy Diaz
FW Juan Cervantes
FW Dailin Allen
FW Kyle Rainey
FW Trey Friddell

Revs U21 Roster
As of December 6, 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Jason Francis
DF Erik Guerrero
DF Anthony Martin
DF Franco Benitez
DF Chad Freeman
DF Matt Sawyerr
DF Kamali Hanson
DF Derrick Evans
MF Antonio Donate
MF DeAngelo Howell
MF Darnel Aristide
MF Jose Urdaneta
No. Position Player
MF Lamine Saine
MF Carlos Romero
MF Maykel Logas
MF Fidel Cabrera
MF Dominic Gatlin
MF Kevin Sanchez
MF Shadee Marmolejo
MF Matthaus Camejo
MF Vic Barahona
MF Kyle Pearson
FW Bryce Marlin
FW Santos Varela

Notable former players

Staff

Executive staff

Position Name
President/GM Eric Morrison
Operations Rick Zambrana
Marketing Alec Morrison
Social Media Matt Laczko
Broadcast Team Justin Murphy

Riley Maleitzke

Technical staff

Position Name
Head Coach Stephen Magennis
First Assistant Claudin Siakam
Assistant Coach Scott Ian Redding
Assistant Coach Alec Morrison
GK Coach Chris Jackson
Athletic Trainer Jesica Pearl

Technical staff (Rev Reserves)

Position Name
Head Coach Scott I. Redding
U23 Head Coach Alec Morrison
U21 Head Coach Sam Morrison

Records

Team records

Year-by-Year

Season Domestic League U.S.
Open Cup
Head Coach Average
Attendance
League GP W D L Pts Conference Pos. Playoffs
2011 NPSL 10 4 2 4 14 Southeast Conference 2nd Did Not Qualify Did Not Enter Rafe Mauran 400
2012 NPSL 12 8 1 3 25 Southeast Conference 1st Division Final 2nd Round John Sprague 400
2013 NPSL 8 4 2 2 14 Sunshine Conference 2nd Did Not Qualify 1st Round John Sprague 200
2014 NPSL 10 1 1 8 4 Southeast Conference 6th Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify Robin D. Dixon 200
2015 NPSL 10 4 2 4 14 Southeast Conference 3rd Conference Quarterfinal Did Not Qualify Robin D. Dixon 100
2016 NPSL 10 1 2 7 5 South Atlantic Conference 6th Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify Juergen Mauer 125
2017 NPSL 12 0 3 9 3 Southeast Conference 5th Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify Chris Mahaffey 250
2018 NPSL 14 5 3 6 18 Southeast Conference 6th Conference Semifinal Did Not Qualify Stephen Magennis 350
2019 NPSL 10 3 1 6 10 Southeast Conference 5th Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify Stephen Magennis 350

Year-by-Year (Rev Reserves)

Season League Season Perrin Cup US Open Cup League Record (W-D-L) Golden Boot (Goals)
2016–2017 ADASL DIV II 2nd Semi-Finals Did Not Enter 13–2–1[12] Marcelle Francois (16)
2017–2018 ADASL DIV I 2nd Round of 16 Did Not Enter 13–2–3 Sajih Daychoum (16)
2018–2019 ADASL DIV I Champions Round of 16 Did Not Enter 13–1–2 Ryan Pugh (15)
2019–2020 ADASL DIV I Ongoing Ongoing 2nd Round Qualifiers Ongoing Ongoing

Year-by-Year (Revs U23)

Season League Season Perrin Cup League Record (W-D-L) Golden Boot (Goals)
2017–2018 ADASL DIV II 6th 1st Round 8–5–3 Adrien Roberson (16)
2018–2019 ADASL DIV II 13th 1st Round 5–2–9 Trey Friddell / Juan Cervantes (6)
2019–2020 ADASL DIV II Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Year-by-Year (Revs U21)

Season League Season Perrin Cup League Record (W-D-L) Golden Boot (Goals)
2018–2019 ADASL DIV II 12th 2nd Round 5–3–8 Mohomad Bah / Huthaifa Hysaw / Sultan Seriki (3)
2019–2020 ADASL DIV II Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Player records

NPSL Players of the Year[14][15]

Award 2016 2017 2018 2019
Player of the Year Scott I. Redding George Rodriguez Isaac Promise Toni Tiente
Offensive Player of the Year Jarrel Smalls Sam Choi Ehjayson Henry Jumar Oakley
Defensive Player of the Year Adam McCabe Marcelle Francois Jack Gurr Gianmaria Fiore
U21 Player of the Year Bjorn Kammholz Carson Oakes Toni Tiente Eduardo. Gomes

Stadium

References

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  2. Robert L. Boggus, Jr. "History of the RYSA". RYSA.net. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  3. Matt Stigall (May 22, 2013). "2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Atlanta Silverbacks top Georgia Revolution again in rematch". TheCup.us. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  4. "Georgia Revolution FC Facebook Page". Georgia Revolution FC. January 12, 2016.
  5. Darius Goodman. "Georgia Revolution semi-pro soccer club gaining momentum in Henry County". Henry Herald.
  6. "Georgia Revolution". Protagonist Soccer. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  7. "Putnam Impact defeats Nexus FC". Eatonton Messenger. 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  8. "Rebranded area soccer club to hold tryouts next week". Milledgeville, Georgia: The Union-Recorder. June 1, 2019.
  9. "Lake Country United to hold tryouts". Eatonton Messenger. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  10. "Putnam County GA Economy data". towncharts.com. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  11. http://georgiarevolution.bonzidev.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=5936268
  12. "Home". www.adasl.com.
  13. "Georgia Revolution FC Reserves Join the ADASL". Georgia Revolution FC. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  14. "Team News: Players of the Year". Georgia Revolution FC. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  15. "Georgia Revolution 2017 Player Awards" via www.youtube.com.
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