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Military Appreciation Day Friendly: Revs U23 vs Ft. Benning FC

Event:  A Day at the Soccer Park Honoring Service Men & Women (Active/Retired)

Date & Time:  October 26th, 2019 at 7:45pm (Events & additional Matches starting at 1:30pm)

Location:  Poole [Putnam County] Recreation Department: Main Field 140 Recreation Road, Eatonton, GA 31024

Lake Country United FC (LCUFC), aka the ’Impact’, a soccer club located in Eatonton, GA, will be honoring active and retired service men and women on Saturday October 26th by hosting a soccer match between the Georgia Revolution FC and Fort Benning FC.  Georgia Revolution FC is a semi-professional soccer team whose top team competes in the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League), the fourth tier in the US Soccer pyramid.

Georgia Revolution FC will bring the team that entered the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Soccer Tournament. This team is comprised of players age 23 and under and will include several talented players from the Lake Country region including Randy Martinez from Eatonton, Georgia, Alex Escutia, originally from Eatonton and Trevin Kilpatrick of Greensboro.

Fort Benning FC is an amateur soccer team made up of active enlisted men and officers stationed at Fort Benning, which straddles the border of Georgia and Alabama near Columbus, GA.  Fort Benning FC primarily competes regionally and versus other military based soccer teams.  They have a reputation of being talented players with loads of speed.

Throughout the day active and inactive service men and women will be honored.  The day will begin at 1:30pm with a soccer match between LCUFC 04 Premier Team (Boys) will host Steamers FC 04 Elite, a Classic 3 match between two talented teams.  At 3:30pm, the LCUFC 07 Boys Team will play InterAtlanta FC 07 Boys, a Classic 4 match.

At 5:45pm a Classic 1 match will begin between LCUFC 04 Elite (Boys) versus the Columbus FC RedStars 04 Elite.  These two teams met last November in the opening round of the Georgia Soccer D2 State Championship Tournament, where the team from Columbus handed LCUFC it’s only defeat of the tournament.  CFC came out on top 2 – 1, but was eliminated in the tournament’s opening weekend.  LCUFC however did recover from that loss, making their way to the Championship Match.  This rematch should be a good one.

The Final Match of the day will be a prime-time matchup played under the lights between the Georgia Revolution FC and Fort Benning FC.  Prior to the start of the match, the Honor Guard from Putnam County High School’s ROTC will present our nation’s colors and the National Anthem will be played.   LCUFC will have a DJ on hand all day playing music between matches and adding to the lively atmosphere.  Additionally, a Kid Zone with kid friendly soccer activities will also available for kids.  The Putnam County Recreation Department will have the concession stand open serving snacks, soft drinks, coffee and hot cocoa, as well as hot foods.

Tim Gilbert, Co-Founder and Director of Coaching for LCUFC, as well as head coach for the LCUFC 04 Premier Boys Team and the LCUFC 04 Elite Boys Team, said, “We are looking forward to hosting this event here in our hometown of Eatonton.   We have put together four competitive matches with some of the top teams in their respective age groups coming in from Gwinnett County, Atlanta and Columbus to play our LCUFC teams and the Georgia Revolution FC.  It should be a fun-filled day for people in the Eatonton/Putnam County and the entire Lake Country region to come out and celebrate the fantastic sport of soccer while honoring our nation’s Veterans, as well as active and inactive service men and women.”  For more information about Lake Country United FC, visit www.LCUFC.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Alec Morrison, head coach for the Georgia Revolution FC said, “We’re very excited to be playing the Fort Benning FC [Soccer team] in a game honoring our Veterans and Active service members. This is a great opportunity to support a good cause as well as help grow soccer in the Lake Country region and beyond. Lots of talented players will be on the field and we look forward to seeing all of the fans and supporters cheering them on.”  For more information about Georgia Revolution FC, visit www.georgiarevolutionfc.com.

For more information about Fort Benning Military Base, visit https://www.benning.army.mil/.

Andrew McCrory, head coach for Columbus Red Stars FC 04 Elite said, “We at [Columbus FC] RedStar are excited as we prepare to compete against LCUFC as well as watch our home town Fort Benning FC team play. My boys always enjoy peeking in on the next level of play and I hope they can learn from watching the semi-pros fight for victory.  For more information about the Columbus Red Stars FC, visit https://redstarsoccer.org/.

For additional information regarding this event, contact Tim Gilbert @ 404-886-8088 or email tgilbert@lakecountryunitedfc.com.

Georgia Revolution FC Academy!

We’re very proud to announce the launch of Georgia Revolution FC Academy. The Academy’s goal is to provide affordable high level soccer to our local community, while making an impact in the player’s lives on and off the field. The Academy is a partnership between Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation and Georgia Revolution FC which will look to field teams from U8-U19. We will immediately look to create teams between U14-U19 (Birth Years 2001-2007), while looking to field teams between U8-U13 by Spring 2020.

“The Academy creates a clear pathway for players from SCSF after-school programs all the way up to the NPSL. For both SCSF and Georgia Revolution FC, we’ve created a community where players and families come first. We’re very excited to be bringing this mindset into more competitive youth soccer and I look forward to coaching players from all over Henry County and beyond.” Alec Morrison, SCSF Program Coordinator/Asst. Director of Coaching

An Informational meeting about Georgia Revolution FC Academy and Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation will be held June 24th at 7pm at Village Park(750 Fairview Rd, Ellenwood GA).

Tryouts dates for Georgia Revolution FC for U14-U19 will be June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm at Village Park(750 Fairview Rd, Ellenwood GA).

Additional tryouts will be held July 9th, 10th, and 11th from 6:00-7:30pm at Village Park.

All tryouts will be free for players! Pre-Register for tryouts now below. (Walk-up registration day of is welcome.)

Fill out the information below to Pre-Register for Tryout #1!

Tryout #1 Registration Form

 

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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