Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
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Full name Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Founded 2013; 5 years ago (2013)
Stadium Weidner Field
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Capacity 5,000
Owner Ragain Sports, LLC
President Nick Ragain
Head Coach Steve Trittschuh
League United Soccer League
2017 9th, Western Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website
Current season

Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club is a professional soccer team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2014, the team is a member of the United Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. The franchise is owned and operated by Martin Ragain and Ragain Sports, LLC.

History[edit]

The team hired Steve Trittschuh as their head coach on March 11, 2014.[1]

Stadium[edit]

The team plays at Weidner Field, adjacent to Security Service Field, and in the summer of 2014, started a $3,000,000 renovation of the stadium after the team signed a 10-year lease with the City of Colorado Springs.[2] Located at roughly 6,500 feet above sea-level,[3] the stadium is at the highest elevation of any primary home stadium for a professional team in the American soccer pyramid.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance
2015 3 USL 3rd, Western Conference Semifinals Fourth Round 2,723
2016 3 USL 3rd, Western Conference Quarterfinals Fourth Round 3,152
2017 2 USL 9th, Western Did not qualify Third Round 3,389
2018 2 USL TBA TBA TBA TBA

First team roster[edit]

As of July 14, 2018

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Moise Pouaty  Cameroon
3 Defender Pascal Eboussi  Cameroon
4 Midfielder Luke Vercollone  United States
5 Defender Josh Suggs  United States
6 Defender Taylor Hunter  United States
7 Midfielder Karsten Hanlin  United States
8 Defender Jamal Jack  Trinidad and Tobago
9 Forward Marty Maybin  Northern Ireland
11 Midfielder Saeed Robinson  Jamaica
12 Goalkeeper Steward Ceus  Haiti
14 Forward Akwafei Ajeakwa  United States
15 Defender Ayukokata També  Cameroon
17 Midfielder Sam Hamilton (on loan from Colorado Rapids)  United States
18 Forward Nicholas Amoako  Ghana
19 Midfielder Uriel Macias  United States
21 Defender Kip Colvey (on loan from Colorado Rapids)  New Zealand
22 Midfielder Jordan Schweitzer  Canada
23 Forward Shane Malcolm  Guam
24 Forward Tobenna Uzo  Nigeria
35 Midfielder Kim Tae-seong  South Korea
44 Defender Jordan Burt  United States

Staff[edit]

  • United States Martin Ragain - Owner
  • United States Nick Ragain - President
  • United States Steve Trittschuh - Head Coach
  • Jamaica Wolde HarrisAssistant Coach
  • United States Trey Harrington – Goalkeeping Coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Switchbacks Name Trittschuh As Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 11, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://switchbacksfc.com/sand-creek-stadium-ground-breaking-ceremony/
  3. ^ Fox, Dan (July 11, 2006). "Security Service Field: Context Matters". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

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