Tobacco Road FC

Tobacco Road Football Club is an American soccer team based in Durham, North Carolina. The team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

Tobacco Road FC
Full nameTobacco Road Football Club
Founded2013 (2013)
StadiumDurham County Stadium
Capacity8,500
OwnerSeth Kaplan and Cedric Burke
LeagueUSL League Two
20196th, South Atlantic Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

History

The club existed under various names as a highly successful amateur program for many years in the Triangle Adult Soccer League, including 2013 when the team took the North Carolina Amateur Championship.[1] The club was re-branded as Tobacco Road FC under the leadership of Seth Kaplan and Cedric Burke in 2013. Tobacco Road FC played the 2016 season in the National Premier Soccer League, reaching the finals of the South Atlantic Conference Playoffs where they fell to the Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) in extra time. In November 2016 it was announced that Tobacco Road FC would play the 2017 season in the Premier Development League.[2]

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2016 4 NPSL 4th, South Atlantic Divisional Final did not enter
2017 4 USL PDL 6th, South Atlantic did not qualify did not enter
2018 4 USL PDL 5th, South Atlantic did not qualify did not qualify
2019 4 USL League Two 6th, South Atlantic did not qualify did not qualify

Stadium

Tobacco Road FC plays its home matches at Durham County Stadium.

References

  1. "Tobacco Road heads into life as a professional franchise". The News and Observer. June 13, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  2. "Tobacco Road FC Revealed as PDL Expansion Franchise". Premier Development League (PDL). November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
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