Memphis City FC

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Memphis City FC
File:Memphis City FC logo.png
Full name Memphis City Football Club
Short name Memphis City, MCFC
Founded May 27, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-05-27)
Ground Mike Rose Soccer Complex
Ground Capacity 2,500
League National Premier Soccer League
Website Club home page

Memphis City FC is an American soccer team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The team was founded in 2015 and will play their inaugural season in 2016. The team plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national semi-professional league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

History

Memphis City FC was founded on May 27, 2015, with the intention of bringing high-level soccer to the city of Memphis and to advance the cause of Memphis soccer nationally.[1] Following several months of planning and set-up, the club was officially announced to the public on November 4, 2015, when it was revealed that they had won a place in the NPSL for the 2016 season.[2]

Badge and colors

The badge of the club consists of a stylised capitals "MCFC" contained within concentric rings, the club's name written again in full within the rings, and the design topped off with two small Egyptian pyramids which represent the namesake of the club's home city, being Memphis, Egypt. The design bears strong similarities to that of Major League Soccer side New York City FC, with Memphis City's management admitting that NYCFC sister club Manchester City of the Premier League in England influenced the naming of the NPSL team,[3] although the two sides share neither ownership, management nor affiliation.

The colors of the club, in contrast, are similar to the orange and purple of Serie A side A.S. Roma, which the club again cites as a primary influence on the founders, stating that they additionally represent a contrast to the traditional blues and greens of other nearby soccer sides.[3]

The jerseys used by Memphis City FC are supplied by Hummel Sports and the jersey sponsor is Toyota. Their home jersey boasts a maroon base with white accents and the away jersey boasts a sky blue body and white accents.

Stadium

The club will play its games at Mike Rose Soccer Complex, in a 2,500 capacity stadium on the site, lying a short distance to the east of the city.[4]

References

  1. "WHAT IS MEMPHIS CITY FC?". memphiscityfc.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  2. "MEMPHIS CITY FC JOINS THE NPSL". NPSL. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "LOGO". memphiscityfc.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  4. "ADDITIONAL INFO". memphiscityfc.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 

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