If you’re a soccer fan in Atlanta, you probably know the Atlanta United well. Atlanta United FC is the pride of the city. However, there are also other amateur and semi-professional teams that are sensational as well. Among the semi-professional teams, one of the best in Georgia is the Georgia Revolution FC.
Let’s take a look at the team’s history, their present and their future.
Founded in 2010, Georgia Revolution FC, otherwise known as the Revs, began their journey in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The NPSL is the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid. In their first NPSL game, the Revs won by a score of 2-1 against Jacksonville United. Despite their original intent to be in the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association (RYSA), Georgia Revolution FC has shown that they’re among the top teams in the NPSL.
To date, 2012 has been their most dominant season. The team finished with an impressive 7-1-2 record, leading them to be crowned as the Co-Conference champions. In that same season, the Revs also brought home their first trophy in the Capital Cup after defeating the then reigning NPSL champion, Jacksonville United, by a dominant scoreline of 7-3. Unfortunately, the following season, the club failed to progress any further, and in 2014, they decided to rebuild.
In 2016, the Georgia Revolution FC won its second trophy after beating NPSL rival Birmingham Hammers by a score of 2-0. This secured the trophy in the I-20 Cup. After that season, the club decided to create the Revs Reserves, an academy team where local athletes could develop their skills to eventually play on the senior team. The club hasn’t achieved the level of success they had in 2012 and 2016, but with their drive and new vision, they will continue to be a contender in the NPSL. Entering their 10th season, former Revs veteran and captain, Scott Redding, was appointed in hopes of propelling the team to the level they once were.
Currently, the Georgia Revolution FC is competing in the NISA Independent Cup- the only team from the ADASL and NPSL in the tournament. The tournament is played across several cities, and it is a good test of where the Georgia Revolution FC is at the moment.
As fierce soccer fans, the city of Atlanta is rooting for the Revs and hoping they will achieve great things once again.