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.
Georgia Revolution FC will begin their 2018 NPSL season at Henry County HS Warhawks Stadium! Our fans will now be within walking distance of McDonough Square, where they’ll be able to enjoy time before and after games at the many restaurants and stores McDonough has to offer. Our new home currently has a capacity of 3300.
“This is a very exciting new chapter for Georgia Revolution FC! The team is entering its eighth season in the NPSL and for the first time we’re playing at a stadium. With its location in Downtown McDonough, fans will have a more entertaining game day experience and the Revs can contribute to the continued growth of this beautiful town. Add to that new Head Coach Steo Magennis, a revamped roster and live-streaming of all home games, soccer fans are in for a treat this season.” General Manager, Eric Morrison.
Stadium Address: 401 E. Tomlinson St, McDonough, GA 30253
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Welcome back to the Revs Adam!
Q1: You’ve been with us now for a couple years including being named Revs Defender of the year in 2016. What made you decide to re-sign with the Revs for the 2018 NPSL season?
Adam: I decided to come back this year because I wanted to continue to play at this level. I really sympathize with the Revs’ mission, their vision for growing the club, and what they stand for. I enjoyed the season last year even though it wasn’t our best. I still think I have a lot to give, and I think the Revolution is the perfect place for me to pursue soccer and to continue to play at a high level.
Q2: For our new fans, could you give us a brief history of where you used to play professionally before joining the Revs?
Adam: So when I was 19 I went to England and joined the RIASA Academy. With this academy I was playing in and out of Bradford City’s Reserve and U-23 program. From there I moved to Thailand. I played over there for 6 months for a team in Bangkok and then moved to Slovakia for another half a year to play with a team in a very small city outside of Bratislava before moving back to Atlanta in 2015. I then joined the Revs for my first season in 2016.
Q3: As one of the first former professional soccer players to come out as openly gay, how has that impacted your life?
Adam: So part of the reason I came home when I was overseas playing professionally was because I needed to work on myself. I felt like I was in this space where I didn’t really know who I was. I was not really happy with my life because I wasn’t really being honest and open with myself and my teammates. So once I came back to Atlanta I kind of took a break from soccer and just focused on myself and my mental health. After I came out to my family and friends, I regained this passion and love for soccer. Everyone’s journey of coming out is different. It’s a very freeing and spiritual journey. I’m definitely a much different person now than I was if you had met me overseas. I was much more reserved, closed off, and secretive. It’s made me be able to flourish and really appreciate and love the game again. I had quit playing because I hated the game, but it’s because I hated myself. Now that I’ve accepted myself and this platform that I have, I’m really thriving in it and I’m really enjoying it. For me, it’s just knowing that there’s a lot of other kids out there like me. They don’t see somebody like me on television, so they don’t think they could be a soccer player at whatever level, whether it be NPSL, MLS, or the EPL. They’re always thinking they can’t do it because there’s nobody out there like them. I can help bring visibility to this community and to this sport, and that’s always going to be a win and accomplishment for me.
Q4: There’s been many changes this off-season for the Revs. How excited are you to be working with the new coaching staff, and what are your expectations for the coming season?
Adam: So what I’ve seen so far from Coach Steo is that he’s very motivated and brings a lot of energy. As a player, that’s exactly what you want from your manager or coach, someone who is going to motivate you and make you want to do better and play better. For me, Steo is a great addition. All of the tangibles and intangibles he’ll bring to the team, with his experience in the NPSL, his coaching staff, and even just his knowledge of the game, will be great for us. It’s always good to get a new perspective, have a different coach come in, and I think with Steo, he’s always coaching at or near this level constantly. I think he knows how to win and knows what it takes to win in the NPSL. That’s a culture that we need. For the upcoming season I’m definitely excited, and I don’t think there’s any reason we shouldn’t make the playoffs. I think last year there was a result here, result there, and I think that very small results could have changed the season as a whole. I think that if we can just stay motivated and have a renewed energy for this year that this season will be much more positive. I think Steo as the manager will definitely be the leading charge in that.
Q5: What’s your favorite part about being a Rev?
I love being able to play this game, and I want to be able to play as long as I can. Georgia Revolution gives me that opportunity, and I’m going to continue to play until I’m not good enough or I’m too old. I think. for me, I just love the community around this team. I love the vision, the ownership, it’s really great people that I’m working with and playing for, and even the community we’ve built around this team. It makes me really want to do good and play for this club. I think what Eric and Alec and everyone else in the organization is doing is fantastic. I think this is the development of soccer in America, and if we want to get better, it’s clubs like Georgia Revolution that are leading the way in trying to improve soccer. I just want to be a part of that experience and play for as long as I can at the highest level possible.
Bethel Tesfaye signs with Georgia Revolution FC for the upcoming 2018 NPSL season. Get to know more about Bethel in our short Q&A.
Q1: Welcome to the Revs! We’re very excited to have you be a part of the team. You’re a player with a lot of experience, where have you played in the past?
Bethel: I have played for FC Fredrick, Capital City FC, and Barra Brava; Primarily coached and occasionally trained with D.C. United U23s, FC Maryland, Was on trial & Trained with Atlanta Silverbacks Pro team and NPSL team, and trained with New York Red Bull’s Academy.
Q2: This is your first year with the Revs, what are some of the reasons you decided to join the team?
Bethel: After coach Steo reached out via phone call, I really appreciated his passion/professionalism and vision for the club in creating a truly professional culture. The Revs have an amazing fan base and I really enjoy building and engaging with the community. Lastly I believe that the Revs have a lot to prove to the community as well as the city of Atlanta as the number one NPSL team in the city, but also nationally; & I love challenges so all of these factors made it an easy decision for me.
Q3: What are your expectations for yourself this coming season?
Bethel: To lead the Revs to an undefeated season, win all titles/trophies & truly serve the community and show the power of unity in sport & life. I expect myself to be able to grow in even more experience, patience, love and understanding! Overall become a better person than when I first came in.
Q4: Tell us a little bit more about yourself. Where are you from? What are some of your hobbies? And other then playing for the Revs, what else do you do?
Bethel: I am a 22 year old signed Fashion Model, Radio Producer, Soccer Coach Entrepreneur & Christ Believer. I was born in PG county Maryland, to Ethiopian parents Tesfaye & Senait! I have 2 brothers Israel Tesfaye being the eldest & Milkeyas the youngest. My hobbies truly consist of serving others and making people happy through cooking, playing soccer, hosting events, attending church groups, mentoring & so much more!!
Q5: Thanks so much for the interview! Anything else you’d like to say to our fans?
Bethel: Thank You All for showing your love and support so far. I want to make sure that if there is anything that I can do from appearances, volunteering or any aspect of building our Revs family a lot closer, I would be more than happy to. I promise to give my all day in & day out on and off the field.
Go Revs ‼️
Final Open Tryout of 2018! Register
Hey Carson! Congratulations on being selected to represent the South Region During the 2018 NPSL Player Scowcase! How excited are you for being selected and what are your expectations for the showcase?
First I would like to thank the Georgia Revolution for nominating me and presenting me with this opportunity. It is truly an honor to represent the club at this national event. I am extremely excited for the weekend, and have been training for a long time for a chance like this. My expectations are to play my best and take advantage of the event to the best of my ability. The entire showcase is filled with talent from all over and I am eager to get on the field with this caliber of players. The coaches at the event are full of experience and I am looking to absorb as much knowledge and skill from them as possible. The South Region team looks to be full of top-quality players, and I personally believe a Championship at the Showcase is attainable and on it’s way!
You went from Open Tryouts last year to being recognized as one of the top goalkeepers in the NPSL. How was your open tryout experience? And what advice would you give to other players trying out?
Would you like to play for the Georgia Revolution FC in the NPSL this season? Here’s your chance.
Free Training Jersey provided to each player.
WHAT: Open Tryout #1 for the Georgia Revolution FC.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 13th at 1:00 PM. Arrive 30 minutes early to register.
WHERE: N. Mt. Carmel Soccer Complex, 307 N Mt Carmel Rd, Hampton, GA 30228
WHO: Any Player 16 and older. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent of guardian.
BRING TO TRYOUTS: Cleats, Shin Guards, Water. Photo identification is required.
OTHER INFORMATION: The NSPL season is from May – Jul. Training will begin in mid-April for non-college players. College players are expected to arrive once they complete the Spring Semester.
COST: Tryout fee is $50 online or $60 walk on. Online registration closes at 10 PM on Friday 12 Jan.
HOW: Register in our fan shop here: http://georgiarevolutionfc.com/shop/
Kickoff for today’s game is 7:30pm at N. Mt. Carmel Park in Hampton, Georgia!
Chattanooga FC and Georgia Revolution FC have played many times in their history, but this will be the first time that the two teams meet in the Revs new home of Henry County. We’ll take a look at how each team has performed so far this season and we’ll hear from Revs defenders, Carl Adjaho and Jalani Landburg on their thoughts leading up to the game.
Chattanooga is coming off a 2-0 win over Chivas U-23 and currently have a record of 0-2-0 (W-D-L) in NPSL Southeast Conference action. Their draws came against Memphis City FC and the New Orleans Jesters. They have only scored 1 goal so far this NPSL season, but with 2 goals against Chivas, the Chattanooga offense will be looking to add to that tally.
Coming off a midweek 4-1 friendly win over Savannah Clovers FC, the Revs will be looking to carry their momentum over into the game this Saturday against Chattanooga FC. The Revs currently have a 0-1-3 record in Southeast Conference play. They will be looking to turn their season around with a strong performance by the defense and an attack that has added more weapons. The Revs have added 2 new players in Alex Capo and Cameron Moseley, both will be expected to contribute this season. Alex Capo is a centerback for NCAA Division 1 program Cornell University, and Cameron Moseley is a forward from NCAA Division 1 program Duke University.
We spoke to Defenders Carl Adjaho and Jalani Landburg this week leading up to the game. This is what Carl had to say, “We’ve had a tough and unlucky beginning to the season which has really caught us off guard… We’re looking forward to coming back with a vengeance starting with Chattanooga this weekend.” Jalani was asked, what are your expectations for the team this weekend against CFC. His response, “It’s all or nothing. Only we can control how we perform, not them.”
When the founder of the Atlanta United FC Supporters Group in Sydney, Australia – Nick Puñal – read an earlier Facebook post by Georgia Revolution FC regarding one of their ex-players that were now plying their trade in Australia he was curious to see where they had ended up.
To his surprise it wasn’t Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or even Perth but a regional city in his own state of New South Wales.
Chinedu Arinze, who played for the GA Revs, decided to opt for an adventure Down Under and made the trek from Georgia to Wagga Wagga to play for the City’s main team, Wagga City Wanderers FC. Chinedu was also accompanied by Alex Millour who was invited to train with the Revs before finding an opportunity in Australia as well.
At first Nick thought it would be next to impossible to meet them as Wagga Wagga is a five hour drive South West of Sydney, but after exchanging a few DMs with Club Director Brendan Flanagan he found out that the Black and White outfit actually compete in a Sydney League with the majority of away games being played in the Sydney suburbs of Blacktown and Miranda.
After lunch on Saturday May 27 Nick drove one hour south to Miranda and met up with Brendan, gaining some general insights into the running of the Club, their current stadium and the NSW State League, but after waiting 30 minutes he realised he would have to go and search for the ATLiens (their particular match didn’t start until 7pm!). A volunteer from the U20 squad offered to search with him and within the space of a few minutes both Chinedu and Alex were found in the Shopping mall!
Nick asked Chinedu “whose idea was this?” and the finger was quickly pointed at Alex! “I told him to get over here and check it out” Alex said jokingly. The conversation was easy going as Nick was interested in the stories and background of both players. Asking whether they were thinking of staying for a 2nd season… “That depends on the Club” said Chinedu, to which the 9 or 10 Wagga players granted him an automatic – albeit unofficial – contract extension!
It was clear from the interaction between Alex, Chinedu, the players and the Club, that all are enjoying the international flavour in the team and this relaxed atmosphere is making it a mutually beneficial learning experience, an experience which will stand the Wagga City Wanderers Men’s team in good stead for the future.
By Nick ‘Atlanta’ Puñal
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ELFP Teams up with Georgia Revolution FC to Promote Community Wellness
Eagles Landing Family Practice (ELFP) is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the Georgia Revolution FC, a semi-pro soccer team that now calls Henry County home.
“It’s an exciting time for soccer fans in Metro Atlanta,” said Tim Reichert, director of marketing and public relations at ELFP, noting that the Revs arrival coincides with the inaugural season of new MLS team Atlanta United.