Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
Full nameNorthern Colorado Hailstorm Football Club
FoundedJanuary 12, 2021; 11 months ago (2021-01-12)
StadiumFuture Legends Complex
Windsor, Colorado
Capacity3,500
OwnersJeff and Casey Katofsky
Ryan Spilborghs
Head coachÉamon Zayed
LeagueUSL League One
WebsiteClub website

Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC is a planned USL League One expansion team that is expected to begin play in 2022. They will play at the Future Legends Complex in Windsor, Colorado. The team is owned by the Katofsky family and the Future Legends ownership group.[1]

History

Soccer in Colorado

There are two other professional soccer teams in the state of Colorado. Colorado Rapids play in Major League Soccer, and Colorado Springs Switchbacks play in USL Championship.

Stadium

Northern Colorado FC will play their home games at Future Legends Complex, a 118-acre multi-sport complex expected to open in 2022. The complex is expected to have 10 baseball fields and 12 soccer pitches.[2] Northern Colorado will share the complex with minor-league baseball team Northern Colorado Owlz.[3]

Players and staff

Current roster

As of January 7, 2022[4]
No. Pos. Player Nation
FW Trevor Amann  United States
DF Rob Cornwall  Republic of Ireland
DF Brecc Evans  United States
MF Shane McFaul  Republic of Ireland
FW Lachlan McLean  Australia

Coaching staff

Coaching staff
Head coach Éamon Zayed
Assistant coach Kevin Sawchak

Head coach records

Coach Nationality Start End Games Win Loss Draw Win %
Éamon Zayed[5]  Libya August 11, 2021 present 0 0 0 0 !

References

  1. ^ Peterson, Colin (January 12, 2021). "Northern Colorado FC set to join USL League One in 2022". Burgundy Wave. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Youth Baseball Tournament Venue & Complex | Home | Futurelegendscomplex.com". Future Legends Sports Complex. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Howell, Chase (January 12, 2021). "Northern Colorado FC to join United Soccer League as expansion franchise in 2022". The Denver Post. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "Irish Defender Rob Cornwall Signs With Hailstorm FC". hailstormfc.com. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC. December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Hailstorm FC Announces Éamon Zayed As Club's First-Ever Head Coach". USLLeagueOne.com. USL League One. August 11, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2021.