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Delaware Revolution
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Full name:

Delaware Revolution

Nickname(s):

Revolution

Motto:

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Founded:

Season 1

Stadium:

Delaware Stadium

Capacity:

22,000

City:

Wilmington, DE

Owner:

United States Eric Vanderberg

Head coach:

Wales Garth Hywel

First game:

L 1-0 vs. Red Bull Dallas

Largest win:

Worst defeat:

Top scorer:

Fan groups:

Sons of Liberty

The Delaware Revolution are a founding member of the Premier League of the United States.

History Edit

The Delaware Revolution is an American professional soccer club based in the city of Newark, Delaware, and competes in Premier League of the United States (PLUS).

The Revolution became PLUS's second team upon creation of the league in 2011. The team plays their home matches at Delaware Stadium a multi-purpose stadium located on the campus of the University of Delaware and is coached by former Welsh international Garth Hywel.


Drive for ExpansionEdit

Despite being one of the ten largest metropolitan regions in the country and a top-five media market, the Delaware Valley area was not represented when Major League Soccer formed in 1996 and Premier League of the United States began operations in late 2011. The first effort to bring soccer to the Delaware[1]Valley commenced in 2001, when a group of investors attempted to bring an MLS franchise to Trenton, NJ. The centerpiece of their efforts was a $31 million soccer-specific stadium to be built across the street from the Sun Bank Center and with access to the under-construction NJ Transit RiverLINE. The proposed Trenton MLS team was to have been named "Union FC." The club's efforts where thwarted by then MetroStars and future Philadelphia Union general manager Nick Sakiewicz, as Trenton was within The MLS's MetroStars 75-mile "ring" of exclusivity.

Five years later, plans were in place to construct a 20,000-capacity stadium on the campus of Rowan University that would have been shared with an MLS expansion club. Ultimately, $100 million in state bonds to fund the stadium and various other improvements on the Rowan campus were dropped by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and the proposal fell through.

In 2007, Sons of Liberty supporter group formed and began advocating for Major League Soccer to award the Delaware Valley an expansion team. They are credited with convincing the league that the area already had an established fan base for soccer.

While Major League Soccer declined to add Philadelphia as its sixteenth team, the Premier League of the United States awarded the city of Newark, Delaware it's second franchise. The finalization of the club is the result of a $47 million package approved by New Castle County politicians and Delaware governor, Jack Markell, that includes the cost of rental of the University of Delaware's Delaware Stadium, planning of building a soccer exclusive stadium between Wilmington and Newark and a major urban renewal project.


Inaugural SeasonEdit

In the 2011 PLUS SuperDraft the Revolution selected with it's first pick forward Timmy Cahill an Irish National with the 6th overall pick. Subsequent picks have brought highly touted prospects such as Mid Fielder Fabian Sonnenberg, Goaltender Alden Clarke and Defender Devin White.

Rivalries Edit

Current roster Edit

No. Position Player
1 England GK Aldan Clarke
2 United States DF Devin White
3 United States DF Brendan Corley
4 Brazil DF Donato Estéves
5 Russia DF Daniil Kozlov
6 Germany MF Simon Halmer
7 United States MF Larry McClelland
8 United States MF Landen Silver
9 Republic of Ireland FW Timmy Cahill
10 Germany MF Fabian Sonnenberg
11 England MF Harrison Roberts
No. Position Player
Germany GK Felix Röhm
France FW Damien Leon
Ukraine MF Mykola Sewick
Colombia DF Agustín Moreno
United States DF Gavin Carney
Finland DF Jaakko Toivonen
United States MF Jalen Power
United States FW Garrett Bull
England FW Jesse Young

Current season Edit

Main article: Season 1

Stadium Playlist Edit

Standard Games Edit

Team Introduction: Cult of Personality - Living Colour

Team Lineup: Uprising - Muse

Team Lineup (Alternate): Good Old Fashioned Nighmare - Matt and Kim

Goal Songs:

  1. Bro Hymn - Pennywise
  2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
  3. Enter Sandstorm - Darude

Victory Song:

  1. 1901 - Phoenix

Championship Games Edit

Team Introduction: A Warrior's Call - Volbeat

Team Lineup: Emigrate - My World

Goal Songs:

  1. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
  2. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
  3. The Pretender - Foo Fighters


'Victory Song: 'Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

Honors Edit

Team honors Edit

Individual honors Edit

Kits Edit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Season 1 Under Armour DuPont
Delaware Revolution kits
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Primary kit
 
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Clash kit
 
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Third kit
 

ReferencesEdit


Premier League of the United States Logo Premier League of the United States
Clubs Arizona Canyon SC | Baltimore Rockets | Boston Hibernian SC | CA Real San Diego | Delaware Revolution | Denver Frontier FC | Detroit FC
FC Houston 1836 | Miami Matadors FC | Red Bull Dallas | Seattle Emeralds FC | Slaughterhouse Chicago FC | Tucson HEAT
Championships Lamar Hunt Cup (Playoffs) - Supporters' Shield
Awards PLUS Golden Boot - PLUS Goalkeeper of the Year - PLUS Scoring Champion Award - PLUS Plus-Minus Award
Lamar Hunt Cup Playoffs MVP
Rivalries TBD
Seasons Season 1 (Lamar Hunt Cup I)
Miscellaneous PLUS Inaugural Draft - PLUS Inaugural Supplemental Draft