Muskegon Risers SC

The Muskegon Risers are an American soccer team based in Muskegon, Michigan. The team participates in the National Premier Soccer League for its outdoor season in the summer and Major Arena Soccer League 2 for its arena season in the winter. Kehren Stadium[1] and L. C. Walker Arena are home to the Risers for their outdoor and arena seasons respectively. Ben Ritsema is the head coach of the Muskegon Risers arena team, and Stu Collins is the head coach of the Muskegon Risers outdoor team.

Muskegon Risers
Founded2014
StadiumKehren Stadium (Outdoor) Muskegon Catholic Central
L.C. Walker Arena (Arena) Muskegon, Michigan
Head CoachBen Ritsema (Arena), Stu Collins (Outdoor)
LeagueNPSL
Major Arena Soccer League 2
WebsiteClub website

In April 2019, it was announced that the team will play in the National Premier Soccer League Great Lakes Conference beginning in 2020.[2] On November 2, 2017 the club announced that it would take part in the inaugural season of Major Arena Soccer League 2.[3]

Origin of the name

'Risers' name was inspired by the 'Muskegon, Together Rising' sculpture that stands in the heart of downtown Muskegon.[4]

Year-by-year

Outdoor

Year Tier League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Average
Attendance
2015 N/A Independent 10–3–1[5] N/A DNQ
2016 N/A Independent 5–6–1[6][7] N/A DNQ
2017 5 PLA 5–2–3[8] DNQ DNQ
2018 5 UPSL 4–3–3 DNQ DNQ

Indoor

Year League Regular Season Playoffs Average
Attendance
2014–15 Independent 1–0–0[9] N/A
2015–16 Independent 0–2–0[10][11] N/A
2016–17 PASL 3rd of 5, Great Lakes Division (3–3–2)[12] DNQ
2017–18 MASL2 4th of 5, Eastern Division (3–9) DNQ

References

  1. "Risers announce they will play their home games at Muskegon Catholic football stadium". Local Sports Journal. 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  2. "National Premier Soccer League".
  3. "Muskegon Risers Continue Growth, Join Major Arena Soccer League II (M2) – Muskegon Risers". blog.muskegonrisers.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  4. about, about -. "Muskegon Risers". Muskegon Risers. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  5. "Muskegon Risers SC wraps up incredible first season with 2–1 win over GRFC". MLive. 2015-08-02. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  6. "Martins, Luzindya each score three as the red-hot Risers capture a downtown win". Local Sports Journal. 2016-07-24. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  7. "Muskegon Risers at Milwaukee Torrent – 2016 Season". WisconsinSoccerCentral.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  8. "Risers settle for a tie with Toledo, barely miss out on final league playoff spot". localsportsjournal.com. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  9. "ABK Exhibition". blog.muskegonrisers.com. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  10. "Muskegon Risers fall in special indoor soccer exhibition, but everyone is pleased with the experience". Local Sports Journal. 2015-12-13. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  11. "Muskegon Risers may look to expand indoor soccer schedule for next year". MLive. 2016-02-15. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  12. "Risers' postseason dreams dashed with 3–2 home loss to Cincinnati Swerve". Local Sports Journal. 2017-03-05. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
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