Derby City Rovers
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Derby City Rovers were an American semi-professional soccer team based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Derby City was also known for their elite-level youth teams that play in local, state, regional and national leagues. Founded in 2010 as the River City Rovers, the team played in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
|Full name||Derby City Rovers|
|Stadium||King Louie's Sports Complex|
|Head Coach||Lee Chalmers|
|League||USL League Two|
|2018||6th, Great Lakes Division|
The team played its home games at the King Louie's Sports Complex located in Louisville. The team's colors were blue, white and gold.
River City Rovers was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on November 18, 2010. They played their first competitive game on May 19, 2011, a 0–0 tie with fellow expansion team Akron Summit Assault. In May 2014 the club became the Derby City Rovers. Derby City Rovers PDL and Youth Academy ceased operations in July 2018 and there are no plans to return to the pitch.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|2011||4||PDL||9th, Great Lakes||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2012||4||PDL||3rd, Great Lakes||Division Semi-Final *||Did not qualify|
|2013||4||PDL||7th, Great Lakes||Did not qualify||1st Round|
|2014||4||PDL||6th, South Atlantic||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2015||4||PDL||7th, South Atlantic||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2016||4||PDL||3rd, Great Lakes||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2017||4||PDL||6th, Great Lakes||Did not qualify||1st Round|
|2018||4||PDL||6th, Great Lakes||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
* Although Rovers qualified for post season play, they ceded the match that was to be played Jul 17, 2012 to Forest City London.
- Tyrone Marshall (2014)
- Lee Chalmers (2015–2016)
- Nathan Pitcock (2017)
- Ace Gonya (2018)
Notable former playersEdit
- Woehrle Athletic Complex, Jeffersonville, Indiana (2014–2017)
- King Louie's Sports Complex, Louisville, Kentucky (2018)
- "River City Rovers Join USL PDL". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. November 18, 2010. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012.
- "Akron Summit Assault at River City Rovers 0:0". pdl.uslsoccer.com. USL Premier Development League. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014.
- "Youth soccer program gets new name: Derby City Rovers". courier-journal.com. Louisville: The Courier-Journal. May 7, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014.