Hershey FC

Hershey FC is an American soccer club based in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States. The club was founded in 2012 to play in the Keystone Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.

Hershey FC
Full nameHershey FC Panthers
Nickname(s)Panthers
Founded2013 (2013)
StadiumHershey High School Soccer Stadium[1]
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Capacity2,000
OwnerHershey Soccer Club
General ManagerMichael Butala
Head coachIan Carter
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
20187th, Keystone Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team plays some home games out of Hersheypark Stadium. The club colors are white, blue and orange.

History

The Hershey FC joined the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and roughly equal to the USL Premier Development League (PDL), to begin play in the 2013 season. The team represents the top level of the Hershey Soccer Club youth soccer organization. The Panthers played their first game on May 11, 2013, defeating FC Reading Revolution 3-1 in an away match.[2][3] The Panthers would finish in 5th place of the Keystone Conference in their first season.[4]

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 NPSL 5th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 6th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not qualify
2018 4 NPSL 7th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not qualify
2019 4 NPSL 8th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not qualify

Staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches

  • Adam Clay

References

  1. http://www.hersheysoccer.com/npsl-schedule
  2. "HERSHEY FC SHOCKS READING REVOLUTION IN ITS FIRST EVER NPSL MATCH!". Hershey Soccer Club. May 11, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. "F.C. Revolution surrenders 2 late goals in opening loss". ReadingEagle.com. May 12, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  4. "Hershey FC (2013)". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.


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