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TSS FC Rovers
Nickname(s)Rovers
Founded2017; 2 years ago (2017)
StadiumSwangard Stadium
Burnaby, Canada
Capacity5,288
Head coachColin Elmes
LeaguePremier Development League
20176th, Northwest Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

TSS FC Rovers are a Canadian soccer team based at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia, just outside the Vancouver city boundary. The team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the Canadian Soccer Pyramid.[citation needed] TSS FC Rovers also fields a women's team who play in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), which is the second tier of the women's Canadian Soccer Pyramid.[citation needed] Their home games are also played at Swangard.[citation needed]

History[edit | edit source]

Established for the 2017 PDL season by general manager Will Cromack and head coach Colin Elmes, the Rovers are the under-23 team of the TSS Academy, one of the largest soccer schools in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.[citation needed]

The team has a stated policy of signing only Canadian talent, or players eligible for the Canadian men's national teams.[citation needed]

The 2017 season was seen as a success for the despite on-field struggles and injury concerns.[citation needed]

Fan support was excellent, as was buy-in from local businesses and youth soccer clubs. UFV product Daniel Davidson lead the team in goals with six, and goalkeeper Andrew Hicks was voted team MVP.[citation needed]

2018 saw the founding of the women's side to play in the WPSL, notable signings included Canada WNT players Jordyn Huitema and Julia Grosso.[1]

The men's side saw the team's first truly non-Canadian signing in Dutch, former Toronto FC midfielder Nick Soolsma as a player-coach.[2]

Team[edit | edit source]

Players[edit | edit source]

First team squad[edit | edit source]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of May 16, 2018.[3]

No. Position Player Nation
01 Goalkeeper Luciano Trasolini  Canada
1 Goalkeeper Andrew Hicks  Canada
2 Defender Janko Vong  Canada
3 Midfielder Erik Edwardson  Canada
4 Defender Eric de Graaf  Canada
5 Defender Connor Guilherme  Canada
6 Midfielder Rahid Rahiem  Canada
7 Forward Connor Glennon  Canada
8 Midfielder Zach Verhoven  Canada
9 Forward Daniel Davidson  Canada
10 Forward Matteo Polisi  Canada
11 Midfielder Aidan Moore  Canada
12 Defender Omar Rostant  Canada
13 Forward William Raphael  South Sudan
14 Midfielder Daniel Sagno  Canada
15 Defender Chris Gurreiro  Canada
16 Defender Brendan Skinner  Canada
17 Defender Alejandro Varela  Canada
18 Midfielder Nick Soolsma  Netherlands
20 Forward Riley Pang  Canada
21 Midfielder Marcello Polisi  Canada
22 Midfielder Patrick Metcalfe  Canada
23 Midfielder Nike Azuma  Canada
24 Midfielder Thomas Gardner  Canada
30 Goalkeeper Mario Gerges  Canada
Forward Victory Shumbusho  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Defender Danylo Smychenko  Ukraine

Notable players[edit | edit source]

The following players have either moved on to the professional ranks after playing for the club, or played professionally before joining the club.

Staff[edit | edit source]

General manager Canada Will Cromack
Head coach Canada Colin Elmes
Player-coach Netherlands Nick Soolsma

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. "Canadian National Team players Jordyn Huitema and Julia Grosso headline first TSS Rovers WPSL roster – AFTN". aftn.ca. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  2. "TSS Rovers new addition Nick Soolsma looking to "help the team with my experience" – AFTN". aftn.ca. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  3. "TSS FC Roster - 2018 Regular Season".


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