Huntsville City FC

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Huntsville City FC
Full nameHuntsville City Football Club
FoundedJuly 12, 2022; 19 months ago (2022-07-12)
StadiumJoe W. Davis Stadium
Huntsville, Alabama
Capacity6,000
OwnerNashville SC
Head coachJack Collison
LeagueMLS Next Pro
20239th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Huntsville City FC is an American professional soccer team based in Huntsville, Alabama. It is the reserve team of Nashville SC and plays in MLS Next Pro, the third tier of American soccer. The team plays its games at Joe Davis Stadium, a former minor league baseball stadium.

History[edit]

On July 12, 2022, Nashville SC announced that it would start an MLS Next Pro team based in Huntsville, Alabama.[1] On August 4, 2022, Huntsville was named as one of seven MLS-affiliated clubs that would field teams in the MLS Next Pro league beginning in the 2023 season.[2] The team name and logo was announced on November 9, 2022. Huntsville City will be the only MLS reserve side that plays outside its parent team's home market.[3]

On December 19, 2022, midfielder Isaiah Johnston from York United was announced as the club's first official signing. Transfer details were not disclosed.[4]

On May 19, 2023, Huntsville City FC played their first ever home at Joe Davis Stadium. They defeated Crown Legacy FC in front of a sold-out crowd.

Players and staff[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of January 29, 2024
No. Pos. Player Nation
8 MF Isaiah Johnston  Canada
10 MF Ollie Wright  England
17 MF Jonathan Bolanos  United States
25 DF Fernando Cicéron  Haiti
MF Patrick Amarh  Ghana
FW Alexis Cerritos  El Salvador
DF Kessy Coulibaly  France
FW Maximus Ekk  United States
MF Sergi Oriol  Spain
DF Tomás Ritondale  United States
  1. ^
    Nashville SC first team player.
  2. ^
    Signed to Nashville SC Academy contract.

Staff[edit]

Coaching & Technical Staff
Director of Soccer Operations England Matt Cairns
Head coach Wales Jack Collison
Assistant coach State of Palestine Omar Jarun
Goalkeeping coach Vacant
Head Athletic Trainer United States Luis Rodas
Performance Coach & Sports Scientist United States Josh Stewart
Video Analyst/Scouting Brazil Matt Bautista
Head Equipment Manager United States Sam Gibson

Records[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Season MLS Next Pro Playoffs Top Scorer
P W D L GF GA Pts Conference Overall Player Goals
2023 28 9 7 12 48 45 38 9th, Eastern 17th Did not qualify United States Azaad Liadi 12

Head coaches record[edit]

As of September 24, 2023
Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%
Jack Collison[5]  Wales January 18, 2023 present 28 9 7 12 48 45 032.14

Supporters[edit]

The club currently have 3 officially-recognized Supporters' Groups, altogether known as the "HCFC Supporters Collaborative": Soccernauts 256, Invaders, and FUBAR Huntsville.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nashville Soccer Club to Launch MLS NEXT Pro Team in Huntsville, Ala". Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "SEVEN MLS-AFFILIATED CLUBS TO JOIN MLS NEXT PRO IN 2023". Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  3. ^ Hills, Drake (November 9, 2022). "Nashville SC's MLS Next Pro team in Alabama now has a name — Huntsville City Football Club". The Tennessean. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  4. ^ Jacques, John (December 19, 2022). "Huntsville City FC Inks Isaiah Johnston". Northern Tribune.
  5. ^ Hills, Drake (January 18, 2023). "Huntsville City FC taps former English Premier League midfielder Jack Collison as coach". The Tennessean. Retrieved October 3, 2023.

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