TSS FC Rovers

Vancouver TSS FC Rovers are a Canadian soccer team based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 2017, the team plays in USL League Two, a United States-based semi-pro league.

Vancouver TSS FC Rovers
Short nameTSS Rovers
Founded2017 (2017)
StadiumSwangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Capacity5,288
General managerWill Cromack
CoachColin Elmes
LeagueUSL League Two
20196th, Northwest Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

History

Established for the 2017 PDL season by general manager Will Cromack and head coach Colin Elmes, the Rovers are the under-23 team of the TSS Academy, one of the largest soccer schools in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.[1]

The team has a stated policy of fostering Canadian talent, or players eligible for the Canadian men's national teams.[2]

2018 saw the founding of the women's side to play in the WPSL, notable signings included Canada WNT players Jordyn Huitema and Julia Grosso.[3]

The men's side saw the team's first truly non-Canadian signing in Dutch, former Toronto FC midfielder Nick Soolsma as a player-coach.[4]

Year-by-year

Year League Regular season Playoffs Top scorer
2017 USL PDL 6th, Nothwest Did not qualify Daniel Davidson (5)
2018 USL PDL 4th, Northwest Did not qualify Zach Verhoven (5)
2019 USL League Two 6th, Northwest Did not qualify Matteo Polisi (6)

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Team

Players

First team squad

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of May 19, 2019.[7]

No. Position Player Nation
01 Goalkeeper Patrick Hipsz  Canada
1 Goalkeeper Luciano Trasolini  Canada
3 Defender Jordan Haynes  Canada
4 Defender Eric de Graaf  Canada
5 Midfielder Mark Baldisimo  Canada
6 Defender Henry Cromack  Canada
7 Midfielder Rahid Raheim  Canada
8 Midfielder Marcello Polisi  Canada
9 Forward David Malamura  Canada
10 Forward Matteo Polisi  Canada
11 Midfielder Gurman Sangha  Canada
12 Defender Owen McBride  Canada
13 Midfielder Gurman Jhaj  Canada
16 Forward Connor MacMillan  Canada
17 Defender Danylo Smychenko  Ukraine
18 Defender Christopher Gurreiro  Canada
19 Defender Elie Gindo  Cameroon
20 Forward Connor Glennon  Canada
21 Midfielder Merlin Fisk  Canada
22 Defender Riley Pang  Canada
23 Midfielder Desmond Tachie  Ghana
24 Defender Niko Papakyriakopolous  Canada

Notable players

The following players have either moved on to the professional ranks after playing for the club, or played professionally before joining the club.

Staff

General manager Will Cromack
Head coach Colin Elmes
Player-coach Nick Soolsma

References

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