Emerald Force Soccer Club
The Emerald Force Soccer Club's NPSL and WPSL teams are Knoxville's highest level soccer teams. Previously known as the Knoxville Force, the men's team began play in the 2011 NPSL season, while the women's team first WPSL season started in 2012. Starting in 2014, the team became part of Emerald Youth Foundation.
The team's first home games were played at the Regal Stadium, and in 2015 moved to their current home, the Sansom Sports Complex. The complex is built on a 14-acre site and serves as a site for Emerald Youth's inner city youth soccer programs.
In addition to the NPSL and WPSL teams, the Emerald Force Soccer Club also consists of an inner-city youth club that provides opportunities for urban children to participate in soccer teams through academy league (recreational) and competitive club teams. The club also offers recreational and competitive teams for young adult men and women. For more information about all these opportunities, please visit Emerald Youth's soccer page.
Emerald Force Soccer Club is grateful for the tremendous support of fans throughout East Tennessee, including members of the Scruffy City Syndicate. Started in 2015 and consisting of long-time soccer die-hards and newbies, the Scruffy City Syndicate has brought a new energy to the Emerald Force SC's matches. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at their tailgates prior to almost every homematch!