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Bethel Tesfaye signs with Georgia Revolution FC for the upcoming 2018 NPSL season!

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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 ‼️

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Final Open Tryout of 2018! Register

 

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Revs GK Carson Oakes: From Open Tryouts to the NPSL Showcase

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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?

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My open tryout experience was fantastic, but not without nerves. The Georgia Revolution was the only team I tried out for in the summer, so all of my eggs were in one basket you could say. I saw the level of colleges and past clubs the other Goalkeepers and players were on so I immediately knew what was going to be demanded of me on the field. My best advice would be to just have confidence and play with as much self-belief as possible. You likely have been playing the game and your position for a long time, so there is no need to over think anything, just put in more effort than the rest of the guys with numbers clipped to their legs and you’re off to a great start.
We also saw that you had a great season with Berry College this year, culminating in your selection to the All Conference Team! How did last season with the Revs impact your college performances?
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Playing for the Revolution helped me immensely in preparation for my Junior Year here at Berry College. The training sessions alone were beneficial because of the level of all the players and the coaching staff. Then getting to play 90 minutes throughout the season was outstanding for my development. Each game is competitive and full of chances to prove yourself, so I just carried that mindset to the Fall for my school. I was able to keep sharp through the summer in an ambitious environment, and this ultimately carried over to my position for the Vikings.
With the 2018 NPSL Season around the corner, what are your expectations for this season and how are your preparing yourself for the year?
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With this season coming up I plan to make steady gains in my goalkeeper development and be a leader for the team. I have been and will continue to train just about everyday in the Winter and Spring, with a focus on bettering myself in my weak areas and fine-tuning the details that already make me an asset on the field. I realize at an age of 21, that I am in a pivotal stage in my athletic development, and that I am either getting better or worse. There is no in between.
Thank you for the Interview! Good Luck in Orlando at the showcase! Anything else you’d like to say to our amazing fans?
fans2I would just like to thank the club of the Georgia Revolution again for everything, I never expected to have gone this far from my first season in the Semi-Pro tier. For the Uprising and the rest of our fans, I would like to say thank you, for being there every step of the way. I aim to represent us well in Orlando! Go Revs!

Open Tryouts for Revs 2018 NPSL Season

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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/

GA Revs VS CFC Match Preview

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Kickoff for today’s game is 7:30pm at N. Mt. Carmel Park in Hampton, Georgia!

Tickets: https://app.soccerstub.com/events/georgia-revolution-fc-vs-chatanooga-fc

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.”

Former Rev playing Down Under

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.

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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!

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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

ELFP Teams up with Georgia Revolution FC to Promote Community Wellness

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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.

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Midfield Press Interviews the Georgia Revolution FC

FIRST TOUCH:  GEORGIA REVOLUTION FC

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GEORGIA REVOLUTION FC TO HOST LOWCOUNTRY UNITED

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LOWCOUNTRY UNITED IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR UPCOMING FRIENDLY AGAINST GEORGIA REVOLUTION FC OF THE NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE (NPSL) THE REVS WILL HOST LOWCOUNTRY UNITED AT N. MT. CARMEL PARK ON WEDNESDAY MAY 24TH 2017, KICKOFF IS SET FOR 7:30 PM.

THIS FRIENDLY WAS CREATED BY A SHARED VISION BETWEEN BOTH CLUBS OF THE PROGRESSION OF LOCAL SOCCER WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES.

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The Georgia Revolution FC 2017 Coaching Staff Complete

As the Revs focus on building a Club for the future, a key to success is maintaining a consistent coaching philosophy.  The promotion of Chris Mahaffey to Head Coach was announced in December.  In continuing with this trend of promoting from within, we’re excited to announce the remainder of the 2017 NPSL Coaching Staff.

JonAssistant Head Coach:  Jon Callahan

Jon Callahan joined the Revs in 2016 as Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Coach.  He has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach and will retain his duties as Goalkeeper Coach. Jon has coached for over ten years at the collegiate level.

Coach Callahan grew up in Phoenix, Arizona playing club soccer for Santos FC and was a four year starting goalkeeper for Phoenix Christian High School.  He played his college soccer at Dallas Baptist University (NCAA Div 2) 2004 and 2005 as the first choice goalkeeper.  In 2004 Callahan set the program’s lowest goals against average for a season.  The following season in 2005 he broke his own record and was also named team MVP that year.  After DBU cut the men’s soccer program following 2005 season, Callahan stayed on for the spring of 2006 semester in his role as Goalkeeper Coach of the Dallas Baptist’s Women’s Team (the position he held as well as playing for the men’s program since the spring of 2005).

In his junior season Jon transferred and was the starting goalkeeper at Texas A&M International University in the fall of 2006.  Following another serious knee injury, he returned to Dallas to rejoin the program as a Student Assistant/GK Coach.

Callahan finished his Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009 and his Masters of Education in Kinesiology in 2011 at DBU. Upon completing his M.Ed. Callahan returned to Phoenix to serve as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Phoenix College (NJCAA) and Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Arizona Christian University (NAIA). In 2013 he accepted the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Arizona Christian University where he served for 2 seasons. In 2016 Jon moved to Georgia to be First Assistant Coach at Point University (NAIA). Callahan also serves as Head Coach of the Auburn Thunder ’02 Boys Team.

Scott HeadshotAssistant Coach / Revs Reserves Head Coach:  Scott Redding

Scott Redding has played for the Revs since the team’s first NPSL season in 2011.  In 2016 he assumed the additional responsibility of Player Coach and later Head Coach of the Revs Reserves, the Revs developmental squad which plays in the Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League (ADASL).  We’re happy to announce his promotion to Assistant Coach of the Revolution and will remain the Head Coach of the Revs Reserves in 2017 with a larger role in team and player development.

Redding played four years for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer team at Wofford College. During his time at Wofford, he helped the program earn both Southern Conference Regular Season Champions and Southern Conference Tournament Champions titles. He was also selected for the Southern Conference Fall All-Academic Team, the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll, and was a member of Wofford’s starting eleven for the team’s first ever trip to the NCAA National Tournament.

Following his collegiate career, Scott joined the Georgia Revolution where he has aided the team to a Southeast Conference Co-Championship and two trips to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. He’s been a consistent member of the starting eleven, and was most notably selected as the 2016 Georgia Revolution Player of the Year.

In 2011, Coach Redding began his professional coaching career at Emory Oxford College. As assistant coach for Emory Oxford, he helped the program to four consecutive Regional appearances; five consecutive Team Academic Awards; ten All-Americans; a District Championship; the team’s first perfect regular season (15-0-0); and the program’s highest ever post-season ranking of #2 in the nation, with a final record of 18-1-1 and the title of National Championship Finalist. He was also named the 2015 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Wofford College, a Masters in Sports Administration from Georgia State University and is a student in the Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry. He holds multiple licenses and diplomas from both the USSF and the NSCAA. He is currently both a Head Coach and Technical Director for the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

brad picAssistant Coach:  Brad Morgan

Brad Morgan joins the coaching staff this season, bringing with him over a decade of coaching experience at the youth level in Henry County.

Coach Morgan began playing soccer at the age of 6, He played at a few clubs in the Atlanta area throughout his playing career including RYSA, Stone Mountain Storm and AFC Lightning.  He won two State Championships as a member of the 84 AFC Lightning team (2000 and 2002).  Brad attended Heritage High School (1999-2003), where he was a 4 year Varsity player. The Heritage Patriots men’s soccer team played in the State Championship game all 4 years Brad played in high school, winning in his Junior and Senior years. Brad won the team’s Most Valuable Player 3 years in a row (2001, 2002 and 2003).  After high school Brad accepted a soccer scholarship to Mars Hill University in North Carolina.

Brad began coaching in Fall 2006 at TSC (Thunder Soccer Club).  He became the Director of Player Development in 2009, where he was in charge of organizing and running extra clinics such as finishing clinics, skills clinic and speed/agility clinics.  In 2014 Brad was promoted to Assistant Director of Coaching.  Brad has won multiple tournaments throughout Georgia. In 2013 he lead the TSC 99 girls to the D2/3 Championship. The girls went on to represent Georgia in the Region 3 Tournament.  When Brad is not coaching he spends his time with his wife and two daughters.

MarcellePlayer Coach:  Marcelle Francois

Coach Marcelle joined the Georgia Revolution FC in 2016 after a distinguished professional playing career. He made an immediate impact on the team with two goals and two assists in his first two appearances.  Because of his playing experience and leadership abilities, he has been given the added responsibility of Player Coach.

Francois has played professionally for three clubs in his home country and had the opportunity to participate in the CONCACAF Champions League with two of the teams. Most recently, he led Central FC to the Trinidad Tobago Pro League title, FCB Cup, Pro Bowl title, and the Caribbean Championship (CFU) in the 2014/15 season.  He played an outstanding tournament with Central FC in the CONCACAF Champions League where they drew 1-1 with the LA Galaxy and defeated Comunicaciones 1-0.

He made his international debut for Trinidad Tobago with the Under-20 squad.  He started every match and helped lead the team to the final qualification phase for the Under-20 World Cup in 2005.  Marcelle collected eight caps, and registered one goal and two assists in the process.  His success soon earned him promotion to the Under-21 and Under-23 squad for the Pan American Games and Olympic Qualifiers respectively.  In 2007, he helped lead San Juan Jabloteh to the First Citizens Cup and league title, giving the club a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League.  His strong play earned a call-up to the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Team under Dutch legend Wim Rijsbergen.

Coach Francois is a Head Coach at Thunder Soccer Club and provides private coaching.

AlecCoaching Intern / Revs Reserve Assistant Coach:  Alec Morrison

Alec grew up in an Army family and played for multiple youth clubs around the country to include: Thunder Soccer Club, RYSA, Inter Atlanta, and the Baltimore Bays Academy Program.  In high school he was a four year varsity starting defender, with most of that time spent at Woodland High School in Stockbridge.  He quickly moved into coaching after high school and has coached players ranging in age from 3 to Adults.  Alec holds a National E coaching license and is completing his USSF D.  He is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in International Economics and Spanish while playing for the Revs Reserves ADASL Team.

The Revs Hold Their Second Open Tryout for the 2017 NPSL Season

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On a chilly day at N. Mt. Carmel Park in Hampton, 63 motivated and talented soccer players braved the weather in hopes of making the 2017 Georgia Revolution FC National Premier Soccer League roster.  Playing with heart and skill, the Revs hopefuls gave Coach Mahaffey and his staff the difficult task of deciding who would move on to the next phase of tryouts.

“It’s exciting to see this many players attending tryouts and working so hard to make it to the invitation only phase of the process.  We’ve now seen well over 100 players in two open tryouts with one more remaining,” says Revs General Manager Eric Morrison.  “Most of the players have always been the best player on whatever teams they’ve played for and putting themselves out there in such a competitive environment says a lot about their ability and desire.”

After almost three hours of non-stop action, the coaching staff saw what they needed and selected 21 players to attend the team’s Invitation Only Tryout in March.

As a local team, the Revs depend on high quality players who are identified through open tryouts to build a winning team.  The final open tryout for the 2017 NPSL team will be held at 2PM on 11 Feb.   If you think you have what it takes to play in the NPSL, don’t miss your last chance to make the team.  Register HERE

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