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Semi-Pro Soccer Kicks Off in Knoxville
Force opens their inaugural season this weekend

Most people know the beautiful Regal Soccer Stadium as the home of the Lady Vols women's soccer team.  Graciously, the University of Tennessee has agreed to also make it home to another local team: the semi-professional Knoxville Force.  The Force open their season this Saturday at home against Rocket City United of Alabama.  It is a momentous occasion for the Knoxville soccer community, as the roster is a mix of former local stars and newcomers to the area.  Coached by Derek Broadley, the roster has a multitude of players tied to FC Alliance coaches, including former Radford star Camden Brown, former UAB star Derek Radcliffe, and Farragut legends Ben Backstrom and Ryan Stinton.  FC Alliance is officially supporting the Force, as all players and families are encourage to attend.  Any level of soccer beyond college in the local area signifies growth in this amazing game.  There is no doubt the team is talented.  It will be exciting to see how well they play as a unit.  For more information, go to:  

Complete Roster:

Ben Backstrom
Camden Brown
Harvey C. Headley
Jack Coulton
Joel Cowan
Kapil Davis
Everardo Flores
Kofi Frimpong
Itode Fubara
Dillon Gaffney
Bennett Giles
Conor Hurley
Jonathan Kerr
Andy Kimball
Mark Lee
Moise Leonce
Ronald Marquez
Oscar Martinez
T.J. McCallum
Mark Murphy
Chase Nieri
Alesi Osorio
Igor Petsch
Derick Radcliffe
Adam Reakes
Wilmer Ruiz
Allan Schoenfeld
Ryan Stinton
Nahom Tekle
Nathan Thackeray
Joseph Townsend
Max Van Dyck
Philip Wilson
Un-Ace Wright
Theo Yang
Greg Young

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