Greenville Triumph SC

Greenville Triumph SC is a professional soccer team based in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. The club began play in USL League One in 2019.

Greenville Triumph SC
Full nameGreenville Triumph Soccer Club
FoundedMarch 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)
StadiumLegacy Early College Field
Greenville, South Carolina
Capacity4,000
OwnerJoe Erwin
William M. Webster
CoachJohn Harkes
LeagueUSL League One
20193rd Place
Playoffs: Runner-Up
WebsiteClub website
colours

History

The formation of USL D3 was first announced in April 2017, and league officials began touring the country looking for candidate cities for new soccer clubs. USL D3 vice president Steven Short visited Greenville in July 2017, and told local reporters at the time that Greenville was one of the league's top candidates.[1] In January 2018, the league began announcing teams that would play in their 2019 inaugural season. The formation of a USL D3 club in Greenville was officially announced on March 13, 2018, with local entrepreneur Joe Erwin named as the principal owner. The Greenville team was the third team to join the league after Tormenta FC and FC Tucson, two clubs which already existed and played in the Premier Development League.[2][3] The team qualified for the playoffs in their first year of existence.

The team's name, Greenville Triumph SC, as well as its logo and colors were announced on August 9, 2018.[4] On August 27, the team announced that the team would be coached by former U.S. national team player John Harkes, who had previously served as head coach of USL club FC Cincinnati for the 2016 season.[5] Harkes was signed on a three-year contract.[6]

Sponsorship

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–present Nike ScanSource

Players and staff

Current roster

As of January 10, 2019.[7]

No. Position Player Nation
3 Defender Tyler Polak  United States
5 Midfielder Max Hemmings  England
6 Midfielder Paul Clowes  England
7 Midfielder Christopher Bermudez  United States
8 Midfielder Aaron Walker  United States
9 Forward Jake Keegan  United States
10 Midfielder Carlos Gómez  Spain
11 Defender Evan Lee  United States
14 Defender Cole Seiler  United States
17 Forward JJ Donnelly  England
18 Midfielder Omar Mohamed  Somalia
22 Goalkeeper Dallas Jaye  Guam
Defender Brandon Fricke  United States
Midfielder Colin Stripling  United States

Staff

As of September 7, 2018[8]
Executive
Majority owner and chairman Joe Erwin
President Chris Lewis
Vice chairman Doug Erwin
Coaching staff
Head coach John Harkes
Assistant coach Alex Blackburn
Assistant coach Rick Wright

References

  1. Keepfer, Scott (July 25, 2017). "Pro soccer league has eyes on Greenville". The Greenville News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  2. Morris, Lake (March 13, 2018). "Greenville's second soccer franchise is official". The Greenville News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  3. USL DIII Staff (March 13, 2018). "USL Division III Welcomes Greenville as Founding Member". usld3.com. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. Gilreath, Ariel (August 9, 2018). "Greenville pro soccer team unveils name, colors". Greenville Journal. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  5. Morris, Lake (August 27, 2018). "Greenville Triumph announce head soccer coach". The Greenville News. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  6. Kennedy, Paul (August 27, 2018). "USL D3: John Harkes appointed to coach Greenville Triumph". Soccer America. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  7. "Club News". Greenville Triumph SC. greenvilletriumph.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  8. "Club Leadership". Greenville Triumph SC. Retrieved September 7, 2018.


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