The Memphis City Football Club is back, bigger and stronger for their second season.
In their inaugural 2016 season, Memphis City FC placed 2nd in their conference — a huge start for the new team. This season, they return with a move to the Christian Brothers High School soccer field as their home pitch, a change that they hope will bring more fans out to enjoy “the beautiful game.”
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the soccer world, MCFC is a club within the National Premiere Soccer League. The team is recognized by the US Soccer Federation and competes in the 4th tier of the US Soccer Pyramid. In short, MCFC is a semi-pro organization that mainly consists of college players who are unpaid and trying to get their feet in the pros.
There is a lot to learn about Memphis City, where it started and where it’s heading and there are several ways the community can get involved to help support the team and continue its growth. We got to talk with Doug Kranz, co-founder of MCFC, to give us insight on the team and how to get involved.
“The most special thing about Memphis is its potential. There is an amazing (and growing) need for growth in this city and the opportunities are incredible.” -Doug Kranz, co-founder of MCFC
- Belhaven University
- Celtic Crossing
- Compass Intervention
- La Prensa Latina
- Radio Ambiente
- Memphis Made
- Speed Pro
- We are looking for a consistent turf training field and would love to find one in Midtown. And since our games are at CBHS, we’re only 10-15 mins from Midtown and want to draw more people out!
- We also have about 10 housed players (located in Midtown) who are of international status and need things such as part-time work and especially additional food. The players we have on the team are from the US, Europe, Africa, Central America South America, and Asia.
- Our staff consists mainly of volunteers and interns and could always use more help. We are also looking for additional partners and sponsors and would love to hear from anyone.
Schedule of games left for Season 2:
- Saturday, May 20th @ 7:30pm @ Inter-Nashville
- Wednesday, May 24th @ 7:00pm vs. Chattanooga FC
- Saturday, May 27th @ 7:00pm vs. Inter-Nashville
- Saturday, June 3rd @ 2:00pm vs. Little Rock
- Saturday, June 3rd @ 7:00pm vs. Birmingham
- Sunday, June 4th @ 5:00pm @ Miss Brilla
- Thursday, June 8th @ 7:30pm @ Asheville City FC
- Saturday, June 10th @ 7:30pm @ Knoxville Force
- Saturday, June 17th @ 7:00pm vs. New Orleans
- Saturday, June 17th @ 7:00pm @ Nashville SC
- Wednesday, June 21st @ 7:00pm vs. Miss Brilla
- Saturday, June 24th @ 7:00pm @ New Orleans
- Wednesday, June 28th @ 7:30pm @ Chattanooga FC
- Saturday, July 1st @ 7:00pm @ Birmingham
- Saturday, July 8th @ 7:00pm vs. Knoxville Force
*All home games are played at Christian Brothers High School*
Support Memphis City FC by attending these upcoming games and by purchasing their new merch to show your Memphis City pride!