Category: Team News

U19s Promoted to Revs Blues

Pedro Prieto, Marco Ibarra, and Anthony Martin have all been promoted to the Revs Blues for the remainder of the 2018-2019 ADASL season. The Revs Blues focus is player development and is used as an entry point into adult soccer. We’re very excited to have our youth begin to make the jump!

Pedro Prieto is a creative winger that enjoys taking players on. His confidence and comfort on the ball gives him a high ceiling to continue to develop into an elite player.

Marco Ibarra played as a forward for the U19s and is a natural Finisher. He’s dangerous in and around the box, and it’ll be exciting to see the goals he will score for the club as he moves up the ranks.Anthony Martin was the Captain of the U19s. He is a physically strong and intelligent Centerback. He makes his presence known on the field while battling with attackers, and also has the awareness to build out the back. He has a very bright future in the beautiful game.

Clayton Adams Goes Pro

“The Revs took a chance on me and I can’t thank them enough.”

 

During the 2018 season, Clayton Adams was willing to push himself towards his goal to play professional soccer. Following his fast rise to Georgia Revolution FC’s first team in 2018, we will get to see that goal achieved. The Revs saw a blonde midfielder with talent take the field and signed him to the Revs Reserves following the 2018 open tryouts. During the 2018 campaign, his play for the Reserves led him to join the first team Georgia Revolution FC where he saw action in three games for the Revs.

Clayton Adams, a native of Warner Robins, started his soccer career as most kids do in the United States’ recreational soccer leagues. “I started playing when I was young in a tiny town called Ozarks, Alabama. Then moved to Arizona when I was 14 and played club ball and then moved to Pennsylvania where I played my only year of High School soccer. I finally ended up in Warner Robins where I played in the Central Georgia Soccer Association.”

Following his days with the CGSA, Adams continued his play in Sunday leagues and Adult leagues until he heard about the Georgia Revolution tryouts. He had heard that Atlanta is where you want to go to become a professional player, but never had the funds to do so. The Revs gave him the opportunity to tryout and with the cost of the tryouts being only $50, he saw the chance to make a team. The only way to describe Clay when it comes down to it, is extremely hardworking and determined. “Once I made the team, it was immediately a family. Everyone wants to support you and help you get better and you honestly know that you are apart of a family with the Revs whether its players, coaching staff; hell even the owner is at practices watching and cheering you on.”

During his time with the Revolution’s second Team, the Revs Reserves, he had seven appearances with five goals and three assists in the 2018 season and his explosiveness on the field was not the only thing catching the eyes of the Revs coaching staff. During his time with the Reserves, Clay gained more technical ability and used his speed as well as his acceleration to get past players and get to goal. This led to his rise to the first team for the Revolution and he’s still not stopping. “It’s all about experience and not about the next level. It’s about where you are now and getting better now with every game, every drill, every practice, and focusing on everything while you’re working with the Reserves or the first team.”

When asked about how the club has treated him during his tenure, “ This club has made leaps and bounds since 2014 and now it’s a real family environment where the supporters know you, your teammates are there for you, and the coaching staff is always supportive. This team is where you have a chance to play and that’s been the best part of this journey.”

Following his stellar play for the Revolution Reserves and first team Revs, Adams was offered a contract to play for the Austin Bold FC as they intend to play in the United Soccer League Championship in their inaugural year in 2019. “My journey with the Revs, especially the NPSL team was more of a mental one than a physical one and it really prepared me for the situations I would face leading up to the contract signing. I think more than anything, it is really a testament to what the Revs are about which is preparing you for the next level and giving you every opportunity to get there.”

We wish Clayton the best of luck and cannot wait to see what the future holds for him!

#JoinTheRevolution #RevsInThePros

By Matt Laczko

 

Revs Make a Huge Impact in College

Following a historic 2018 NPSL season, Revs players returned to school and continued playing great soccer.  They brought home four Conference Championships, seven players made their All-Conference teams, and two were selected as All Americans.  Let’s talk about how each of our college players did this season.

 

First, congratulations to our Head Coach, Steo Magennis, for being part of the GGC coaching staff that was recognized as the NAIA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

After turning the Revs around in 2018, he returned to his position as Assistant Head Coach at GGC.  The team finish ranked #12 in the Nation after winning the Aii Conference Championship and advancing to the NAIA round of 16.

 

Toni Tiente comes to us from Paris, France where he played for the prestigious Paris Football Club Academy.  After a great season in the NPSL, owning the middle of the field and playing every minute, Toni continued his domination at GGC.  The Grizzlie’s Team Captain led the team with 8 goals and 11 assists.  His 11 assists broke the GGC single season record.  As only a sophomore, Toni was recognized for his efforts and was selected to the All-Conference Team and as a NAIA All American.

 

 

Andy White is a strong center back hailing from Coundon, England.  Entering his first season in the NPSL he had an immediate impact, starting the first 8 games of the season.  He returned for his senior year at GGC starting all 19 games, playing 1675 minutes and contributing with 3 goals and 4 assists.  A three time All-Conference selection, Andy ended his career at GGC with 77 appearances and 74 starts.  For his contributions in 2018, he was named to the NAIA All American Team.

 

 

Sagi Hirsch is a native of Ma’ayan Tzvi, Israel.  Our 2018 Team Captain was a leader on and off the field, playing an important part in the success of the team.  He started all 14 regular season games, providing stout defense and dangerous counter attacks as our left back.  His junior season at GGC was outstanding.  Sagi continued his attacking style of play from the left back position, contributing with 1 goal and 10 assists.  He was selected to the All-Conference Team.

 

 

Carlos DeLaRosa is a forward from Sugar Hill, Georgia where he led Duluth High School to the 2015 State Championship and was the Golden Boot winner.  He joined the Revs in 2018 where he saw minutes in three games, playing behind NPSL Region 11 player Isaac Promise.  During his second season with GGC, Carlos saw more playing time, appearing in 14 games and starting 8.  He contributed to the teams results with two goals.

 

Aaron Whitten is a fan favorite, playing for the Revs in his hometown. After playing in the PDL, he came to the Revs excited to show what he could do. The Locust Grove HS graduate was the 2017 Region Player of the Year. As a Rev, he appeared in all 16 games contributing with 1 goal and 4 assists. Aaron competed for his second season at Reinhardt University starting all 19 games, leading the team with 12 goals and 9 assists. Reinhardt won the AAC Championship and Aaron was selected to the AAC All Conference Team.

Another local talent, Devon Patterson returned to the Revs for his third season.  As the two-time Captain of Woodland High School, Devon was a dominant player and was recognized as the 2013 Region Player of the Year, scoring 34 goals with 28 assists.  In 2018 Devon appeared in four matches and scored a goal for the Revs.  Returning for his final season at Oglethorpe University, he helped lead the team to the SAA Regular Season Championship.  Starting all 14 games, he scored 6 goals and had 2 assists.  He was selected to the SAA All Conference Team for the second time.

 

 

Joining us from Fort Erie, Ontario Canada, Sergio Sereeira is a versatile player who can play both midfield and outside back.  As the NPSL season progressed, Sergio worked his way into the starting line-up as we were fighting for a playoff spot.  He started both playoff games and ended the season with 7 appearances.  During his third season at Life University, Sergio was an instrumental player for the team.  He appeared in all 19 games, starting 15, scoring 4 goals and providing 3 assists.

 

 

 

 

A mid-season addition to the roster, Alhaji Tambabu comes with a great youth soccer resume.  A product of the Atlanta United Academy, he earned the Club’s Best Player Award in 2016.  A midfielder with huge potential, Alhaji is an exciting prospect for the team and will certainly be a dangerous player in 2019.  In 2018 he made 7 appearances, contributing 1 assists.  Returning to Georgia Southern for his second year, Alhaji solidified himself in the starting line-up making 17 appearance with 13 starts.  A strong GSU advanced to the Sun Belt Championship Game.

 

Vladik Margolin was a mid-season transfer from Duluth FC where he spent two seasons.  From Shelomi, Isreal, the center back played an important role in the club after the loss of Andy White.  With his previous NPSL experience, Vlad was able to seamlessly integrate himself into the starting CB position.  He made 7 appearances and had a crucial assist in our 3-2 playoff victory over the New Orleans Jesters.  During his junior year at the University of Montevallo, he started in all 16 games, scoring a goal with 2 assists.

Wesley Sprague finished his high school career in Napersville, IL where he was named to the 2017 All State Team.  As a freshman at Gordon College, he was selected to the All-Conference Team and named the CCC Rookie of the Year.  Joining the Revs in 2018, Wes entered as the #3 GK, but with an amazing work ethic and instinct for stopping shots, Wes worked his way into the starting GK position for our last 4 games including both playoff games. He saved the Revs NPSL season with an amazing PK stop, securing our playoff victory in New Orleans.  Returning to Gordon College, Wes started all 16 games for the CCC Conference Champs.

Matthew Sharman is a Sandwich England native who began his US playing career at Parkland College where he was named a NJCAA All American and Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016.  Although he saw limited action with the Revs in the NPSL, Matt  made an appearance in our victory over Inter Nashville.  Finishing his college career at the University of North Georgia, he appeared in all 15 games and had 89 saves for the Nighthawks.  He was selected to the Peach Belt All Conference Team for the second year in a row.

Georgia Revolution FC Summa Sportswear Partnership

The Georgia Revolution FC is proud to announce Summa Sportswear as the club’s official uniform provider.

Summa Revs Store: https://www.summasportswear.com/georgia-revolution-fc.html

“Our partnership with Summa Sportswear is another step forward for the Club.  As we grow and continue to develop a network of partners, our priority is that they share the Revs’ vision of growing grassroots soccer while providing value to our community.  Summa is the perfect fit.  The quality of all the Summa products is exceptional and we’re certain our players, families and fans will be happy with all the sportswear options Summa offers.”-Georgia Revolution FC

“We are truly excited to announce our partnership with Georgia Revolution FC.  It became very clear over the past number of months that Summa Sportswear and the Revs have very similar goals in how we want to impact the world of soccer.  We are excited for the future and excited to help Georgia Revolution FC build their soccer club into something very special.”-Summa Sportswear

Georgia Revolution FC is a professionally managed soccer club located in Henry County, Georgia.  The club is dedicated to the grassroots growth of soccer by providing local players of all skill levels a soccer community and the opportunity to play at the highest level.  The Revs have teams in Youth Recreation, Youth Academy, Adult Amateur for Men and Women, and the senior men’s team competes in the National Premier Soccer League.

Summa is an Irish sportswear brand focused on promoting sports clubs and athletes in order to help them make the most out of their sporting experience. Summa provides an income stream for clubs and athletes, while growing their exceptional brand. Summa’s goal is to profit share with their partners by providing the club an incentive to encourage their members and fans to purchase their clubs’ merchandise and brand. Partnering with clubs and growing together as one community is the end goal and a formula where everyone wins.

 

 

 

 

Women’s Team will begin play in 2018!

Georgia Revolution FC is proud to announce the addition of a Women’s team to our club! The team will compete in the Greater Atlanta Women’s Soccer Association for our inaugural season. Warren Ukah will lead the team as Head Coach during our first season. Warren brings years of experience after having a 13 year professional soccer career, including playing for clubs such as the Rochester Rhinos, Atlanta Silverbacks, and Baltimore Blast.

“I’m excited to be the first Head Coach of the Georgia Revolution women’s team. There is a huge need for a women’s professional development team in Georgia and we aim to fill the void. Georgia Revolution FC is one of the top soccer organizations in Georgia, and they have a long history on the men’s side for providing high level players a place to start their professional careers. I am honored to help start a new chapter dedicated to the professional development of women players across Georgia.” – Coach Warren Ukah

Tryouts will be held on August 10th and August 17th at 6:30pm at Village Park in Ellenwood, GA. Registration for tryouts is $10 and includes a Revs t-shirt. Registration for tryouts will be available on-site or register now HERE!

Address for tryouts: 750 Fairview Rd, Ellenwood, Ga

 

Nexus Revolution FC U-19

 

Georgia Revolution FC and Nexus FC have partnered to create Nexus Revolution FC at the U-19 level. This team will be a bridge between youth soccer and elite amateur soccer. Read below for information on the team and tryout information.

Nexus Revolution FC U19 will be coached by Revs U23 Coach Alec Morrison. “I’m excited to be a part of this project. With Nexus we have now created a clear pathway from youth soccer up to our NPSL team,” Coach Alec. Additional training will be provided by Nexus FC’s elite coaching staff.

Georgia Revolution FC is a member of the National Premier Soccer League. Current notable players include Belize International  Deon McCauley, Nigerian International Isaac Promise, and 2017 Georgia High School Player of the Year Aaron Whitten. The club also has Reserve and U-23 teams with 4 players being promoted to the top team in 2018.

Nexus FC provides an environment for the growth of individual players through fitness, technical/tactical soccer training, and character development led by our professional coaches. Nexus FC players gain confidence and learn to accomplish their dreams through hard work, dedication, and professionalism both on and off the field.

Tryout Info:

Date: July 16th

Age: Players born in 2000 or 2001

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: 750 Fairview Rd Ellenwood, GA

Bring: Cleats, Shinguards, and Water

 

 

 

 

Georgia Revolution FC partners with Nexus FC and Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation


The Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation, Georgia Revolution, and Nexus FC Professional Youth Academy are collaborating to provide more soccer opportunities to players of all ages in the southern portion of Metro Atlanta. In doing so, the organizations hope to close the gaps between recreational play for youth, high-level select, and adult participation at all levels. The goal is to make all levels of play accessible to soccer players of all ages.
The SCSF is developing both recreational and school-based programming, along with coaching and referee development. Georgia Revolution has three teams, the senior team is active in the National Premier Soccer League while the Reserves and U23 teams play in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League. Nexus is an established and growing select program. Through collaboration, the organizations will provide high-level instruction, talent identification, and a proper player development pathway.
The goal is to create a model for soccer programming and serve to inspire other organizations to collaborate with like-minded colleagues for the betterment of the sport.

They’re back! Four Revs Return for 2018

We’re excited to announce the return of four Revs from the 2017 roster which will add a combined 12 years of NPSL experience to the team!

Scott Redding comes back to the Revs for his eighth season. He is the only player to have played every season of the Revs existence. The 2016 Revs Player of the Year has been an outstanding midfielder throughout his time with the Revs.  Skilled, dedicated and hardworking, he is sure to have another impact this season in the NPSL.  In the last two seasons he’s had 35 caps with 34 starts on the senior team.  Scott is also the Head Coach of the Revs Reserves.

 

Devon Patterson is back for his third season with the Revs.  The standout forward is entering his Senior Year at Oglethorpe University where he scored 8 goals and tallied 6 assist last fall, helping lead the school to the NCAA tournament.  Devon is a local player from Stockbridge, GA wear he captained the Woodland High School Soccer Team.

 

 

 

Adam McCabe returns for his third season.  The 2016 Defender of the Year has a stellar soccer resume that includes playing professionally in England, Thailand, and Slovakia.  A consistent starter for the team, Adam has 25 caps with the Revs.

 

George Rodriguez joins the Revs for his second season.  The rising Georgia State junior was the 2017 Revs NPSL Player of the Year.  He started 13 games and played 1162 minutes last season.  George is also another local player from Stockbridge, where he was a standout at Eagles Landing High School.

 

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Reserves Promoted to Senior Team!

In our first wave of signings we’re proud to announce the promotion of four Revs Reserves to the Senior team for the 2018 NPSL Season!

“All of these players have been crucial to the Revs Reserves successful ADASL campaign and I’m certain they will have an impact in the NPSL.  This season we’ve promoted four players to a very strong NPSL roster with a few more we are looking at who may be promoted soon.  The purpose of the Reserves is to identify and develop players with the potential of joining our NPSL team.  By adding the U23 Team this ADASL season, we have over 40 adult players training and playing year-round with the Club.  Coupling this growth and consistent professional training, I’m sure we will continue to promote more players in future.” -Eric Morrison, General Manager.

Rodrigo Golcalves: Prior to joining the Revs Reserves, Rodrigo began his career playing for the Botafogo U-19 Academy team. During his time with Botafoga, he played in the prestigious Dana Cup and Gothia Cup. This led to him signing to play collegiality for USC Aiken from 2013-2016. With USC Aiken he helped the team reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Rodrigo also brings prior NPSL experience, having played for Seacoast United Phantoms in 2015.

So far in the current ADASL season, Rodrigo has scored 9 goals while leading the team with 16 assists in just 15 appearances.

Akiel Williams: Before joining the Revs, AK played in the systems of both Reno FC(2003-2007) and Harbour View FC(2007-2009) in his native Jamaica. After making a move to the US, he played collegiality for WVU Tech from 2009-2013. In the ADASL, AK played for Vahi FC(2015-2016) and Sting Gold FC(2016-2017) prior to moving to the Revs Reserves for the 2017-2018 season.

AK has been a key member and leader for the backline this season for the reserves. He has appeared in 14 games and added 1 goal so far this season.

Chris Jackson: Chris played for Centre College (NCAA DIII) from 2008-11. There he started 40 matches as a goalkeeper and kept 18 clean sheets.  He was twice named conference player of the week and in 2011 named to the All-SCAC team.  In addition to his career at Centre College, Jackson has represented Kolping United SC (Cincinnati), 1790 Cincinnati, United FC (Dayton), and the Universite de Strasbourg Football Club (France).

With the Revs Reserves, Chris has made 16 appearances while posting 69 saves and 3 clean sheets. In addition to playing for the NPSL team this season, Chris will be serving as goalkeeper coach! Find Chris’ and the rest of the coaching staff’s bios here.

Clayton Adams: Clay played one year of high school soccer at Spring Grove Area High School in Spring Grove Pennsylvania. He then played 3 years of youth club soccer at CGSA in Warner Robins, Ga. In 2014, he played for the Revs Super-Y team.

Clay has made an immediate impact in the ADASL for the reserves after signing late into the season. In just 6 appearances, he has scored 5 goals and added 4 assists. Clay is a great example of local talent that our Revs Reserve program is all about.

 

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Revs Launch E-Sports FIFA 18 Team

Georgia Revolution FC have launched an official ‘Pro Clubs’ side on FIFA 18 (Playstation 4)! The Revs are the second team from the NPSL to collaborate with Virtual Pro Gaming forming Georgia Revolution eSports. Georgia Revolution joins clubs Grand Rapids FC, Fleetwood Town, Port Vale and QPR in the VPG. The new eSports team will be holding online trials on Wednesday April 4th @9:00pm ET. Trials will be streamed live on our eSports Facebook page. If you are interested in playing for Georgia Revolutions eSports head on over to our Facebook eSports page ( www.facebook.com/GARevEsports/ ) message us with you name, Playstation username, and your first and secondary position. Once the 18 player roster is complete, the inaugural season for Georgia Revolution eSports is set to begin May 7th, 2018.