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Grand Rapids FC
2017 season
Coach George Moni
Stadium Houseman Field[1]
NPSL 3rd - Great Lakes
NPSL Playoffs DNQ
U.S. Open Cup First round
Top goalscorer Jalen Rodriguez (5)
Anthony Bowie (5)
Highest home attendance 3,617
(July 14 vs. AFC Ann Arbor)
Average home league attendance League: 2,588
All: 2,691[A]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2017 Grand Rapids FC season was the third season of Grand Rapids Football Club, its second since moving to the National Premier Soccer League. GRFC competed in the Great Lakes Conference of the Midwest Region.

Club[edit | edit source]

Competitive Roster[edit | edit source]

[2][3][4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Kyle Taalman
1 United States GK Noah Fazekas
2 United States DF Jake VanderLaan
3 United States DF Peter Brown
4 England DF Tony Deakin (captain)
5 England DF Jamie McLellan
6 South Africa MF Cam Cavanagh
7 United States MF Mark Barone (released 5/18)
8 Mexico MF Lito Esquivel (released 5/18)
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Elmedin Zukić
10 United States FW Domenic Barone (released 5/18)
11 New Zealand FW Scott Doney
12 United States MF Greg Timmer
13 Puerto Rico FW Gabe Mateo
14 United States FW Noble Sullivan
15 Albania MF Kosti Moni
16 Liberia DF Tarwo Konbloa
17 United States MF Nate Hoover
No. Position Player
17 United States FW Hunter Barone (released 5/18)
18 United States MF TJ VanSlooten
19 Guatemala FW Alex Mendez
20 Mexico MF Jeo Pantoja
21/11 United States DF Caleb Postlewait
22 Peru DF Dan Nederhoed
23 United States MF Nick Abdoo
24 United States DF Sean Broekhuizen
25 United States GK Aaron Orban
26 United States DF Trent Vegter
27 United States MF Giuseppe Barone (released 5/18)
28 United States GK Dary DeWalt
29 United States MF Jake Love
30 United States MF Lucas Rosendall
32 United States FW Anthony Bowie
35/2 United States FW Jalen Rodriguez
77 United States FW Joe Broekhuizen

Additional Roster[edit | edit source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 United States DF Nick Groenewold (10/20 friendly)
6 Germany MF AJ Dufendach (8/19 & 10/20 friendlies)
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Anes Suhonjic (10/20 friendly)
12 United States MF Mason Darling (8/19 & 10/20 friendlies)
19 United States MF Nick Capisciolto (8/19 & 10/20 friendlies)
No. Position Player
22/21 United States MF Josh Robison (8/19 & 10/20 friendlies)
23/17 United States DF Spencer McDonald (8/19 & 10/20 friendlies)
29/1 United States GK Beau Prey (8/19 & 10/20 friendlies)
99 United States MF Zack McCabe (8/19 friendly)

Team management[edit | edit source]

Head Coach:

  • Albania George Moni (released 9/7) [5][6]
  • England Lewis Robinson (10/20 friendly only)

Competitions[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Friendlies[edit | edit source]

U.S. Open Cup[edit | edit source]

Bracket
  First Round
May 9–12
Second Round
May 16–17
Third Round
May 30–31
                           
NPSL  New Jersey Copa FC 1     USL  Rochester Rhinos 3
LQ  FC Motown 2*     LQ  FC Motown 0     USL  Rochester Rhinos 2*
PDL  Western Mass Pioneers 2(4) LQ  GPS Omens 1
NPSL  Boston City FC 2(5)     NPSL  Boston City FC 1  
PDL  GPS Portland Phoenix 0   LQ  GPS Omens 2
LQ  GPS Omens 2  
PDL Reading United AC 1     PDL Reading United AC 3
NPSL Clarkstown SC Eagles 0     NASL New York Cosmos 2     PDL Reading United AC 0
PDL Ocean City Nor’easters 3     PDL Ocean City Nor’easters 0(5)   USL Harrisburg City Islanders 3
LQ Junior Lone Star FC 1     USL Harrisburg City Islanders 0(6)  
PDL Carolina Dynamo 2     PDL Carolina Dynamo 1
NPSL Legacy 76 1     NASL North Carolina FC 6     NASL North Carolina FC 4
PDL Charlotte Eagles 2     PDL Charlotte Eagles 2   USL Charlotte Independence 1
NPSL Chattanooga FC 0     USL Charlotte Independence 3  
NPSL Miami United FC 2     NPSL Miami United FC 1
LQ Boca Raton Football Club 1     NASL Jacksonville Armada FC 2     NASL Jacksonville Armada FC 0
NPSL Atlanta Silverbacks 4     NPSL Atlanta Silverbacks 1   USL Charleston Battery 1
PDL SC United Bantams 1     USL Charleston Battery 2  
LQ Red Force FC 2     NASL Miami FC 3
PDL South Florida Surf 4     PDL South Florida Surf 2     NASL Miami FC 2
NPSL Jacksonville Armada U-23 2     USL Tampa Bay Rowdies 3   USL Tampa Bay Rowdies 0
PDL The Villages SC 1     NPSL Jacksonville Armada U-23 0  
PDL Chicago FC United 1     PDL Chicago FC United 3
NPSL Grand Rapids FC 0     USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1     PDL Chicago FC United 0
NPSL Fredericksburg FC 0     USL Richmond Kickers 0   LQ Christos FC 1
LQ Christos FC 3     LQ Christos FC 1  
PDL Des Moines Menace 1     USL FC Cincinnati 1*
NPSL AFC Cleveland 3     NPSL AFC Cleveland 0     USL FC Cincinnati 1
PDL Derby City Rovers 1(3)     LQ Tartan Devils Oak Avalon 0   USL Louisville City FC 0
LQ Tartan Devils Oak Avalon 1(4)     USL Louisville City FC 9  
PDL Michigan Bucks 1     PDL Michigan Bucks 1
NPSL AFC Ann Arbor 0     NASL Indy Eleven 0     PDL Michigan Bucks 1
NPSL FC Wichita 1*     NPSL FC Wichita 3   USL Saint Louis FC 2
LQ Azteca FC 0     USL Saint Louis FC 4*  
NPSL Tulsa Athletic 1(2)     USL Tulsa Roughnecks FC 5
PDL OKC Energy U23 1(4)     PDL OKC Energy U23 3     USL Tulsa Roughnecks FC 0(7)
NPSL Houston Dutch Lions FC 3     NPSL Houston Dutch Lions FC 1   USL San Antonio FC 0(6)
LQ NTX Rayados 1     USL San Antonio FC 2  
PDL FC Tucson 3     USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2
LQ Colorado Rush 1     PDL FC Tucson 0     USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1
PDL Ventura County Fusion 1     USL Oklahoma City Energy FC 5   USL Oklahoma City Energy FC 2
LQ Moreno Valley Fútbol Club 2     LQ Moreno Valley Fútbol Club 1  
PDL Fresno Fuego 4     PDL Fresno Fuego 1
LQ La Máquina 1     USL Phoenix Rising FC 3     USL Phoenix Rising FC 1
LQ El Farolito 0(5)     NASL San Francisco Deltas 2   NASL San Francisco Deltas 2
PDL Burlingame Dragons 0(6)     PDL Burlingame Dragons 1  
LQ LA Wolves FC 4
PDL San Diego Zest 2     LQ LA Wolves FC 1*
NPSL Albion SC Pros 2   LQ Chula Vista FC 0     LQ LA Wolves FC 0
LQ Chula Vista FC 3   USL Orange County SC 1
PDL FC Golden State Force 2     PDL FC Golden State Force 2  
LQ Outbreak FC 0     USL Orange County SC 5
NPSL Sonoma County Sol 1(4)     USL Sacramento Republic FC 4
LQ Anahuac FC 1(5)     LQ Anahuac FC 0     USL Sacramento Republic FC 2
NPSL OSA FC 0(5)     NPSL OSA FC 1(3)   USL Reno 1868 FC 0
PDL Seattle Sounders FC U-23 0(3)     USL Reno 1868 FC 1(4)  

Host team listed first
Bold = winner

* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

National Premier Soccer League[edit | edit source]

Great Lakes Conference Standings[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AFC Ann Arbor 14 12 1 1 33 9 +24 37 2017 NPSL Midwest Region playoffs
2 Detroit City FC 14 9 2 3 29 19 +10 30
3 Grand Rapids FC 14 6 6 2 26 21 +5 20
4 Lansing United 14 6 7 1 27 24 +3 19
5 Kalamazoo FC 14 5 6 3 22 23 −1 18
6 Michigan Stars FC 14 3 5 6 26 30 −4 15
7 Milwaukee Torrent 14 3 6 5 26 27 −1 14
8 FC Indiana 14 1 12 1 16 52 −36 4
Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Updated to end of season
Note: These are the goal scorers and appearances in competitive matches and does not include friendlies.
Reference:[7]

  1. ^ A Does not include post-season friendlies against Muskegon or La Raza

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Zach Spedden (December 7, 2016). "Grand Rapids FC Involved in USL Talks". Soccer Stadium Digest. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  2. http://grandrapidsfc.com/team/grand-rapids-fc/
  3. Peter J. Wallner (May 4, 2017). "Introducing the players on 2017 Grand Rapids FC". mlive. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  4. Peter J. Wallner (May 18, 2017). "Barone brothers among five players to leave Grand Rapids FC". mlive. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  5. Moni Released as Head Coach of GRFC Men's Team
  6. Peter J. Wallner (Sep 7, 2017). "George Moni out as head coach of Grand Rapids FC". mlive. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  7. What If It Rains



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