Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Football Club has been releasing player signings for months leading up to the 2019 National Premier Soccer League season, and the roster for the Boys in Blue is now set.  With 32 players signed, many think this is the best squad that GRFC has put together in the history of the club.  While always looking for local talent, GRFC also signed several international and ex-professional players this season as they look to improve on their playoff disappointment during the 2018 campaign.


#        Name                              Position                University/Last Club

00      Brandon Gomez              GK                           Orange County FC

0        David Paquette                GK                            Harvard

1        Joe White                          GK                             Lansing United

2        Jake Vanderlaan             DEF                           Oakland University

3        Austin Sweich                  DEF                          University of Michigan

4        Liam Bickett                    MID                          Northwich Victoria

5        Wladamir Babaew         DEF                           FC Columbus

6        Samuel Biek                    DEF                          Milwaukee Torrent

7        Anthony Bowie               FWD                        Western Michigan University

8        Eric Conerty                   FWD                        Western Michigan University

9        Matt Whelan                  FWD                        Davenport University

10      Scott Doney                    FWD                        Midwestern State University

11      Caleb Postlewait             DEF                         Pittsburgh Riverhounds

12      Greg Timmer                  MID                         Lansing United

13      Gabe Mateo                    FWD                        Lansing United

14      George Jermy                 MID                        CD Almunecar

15      Jack McCarren               MID                        Martin Methodist

16      Daire O’Riordan             MID                        Davenport University

17      TJ Ifaturoti                      FWD                       Lansing United

18      Jaylen Shannon              DEF                        Western Michigan University

19      Dan Bulley                      FWD                        University of Buffalo

20      Alex Mendoza                MID                         Las Vegas Lights

21      Naoya Fugono                GK                            Indiana Wesleyan University

22      Hassan Cancro               FWD                        CD Eldense

23      Alex Gloshen                  FWD                        Saginaw Valley St. University

24      Greg Williams                DEF                         Muskegon Risers

25      Caden Jackman              MID                        Western Michigan University

28      Charly Malmann            MID                        Miami United FC

29      Franco Calabrese            MID                        Aquinas College

35      Jalen Rodriguez              DEF                        Midwest United FC

44      Jordan Atheba                DEF                         CD Eldense

77      Joe Broekhuizen             FWD                        VPS


GRFC will return to Houseman Field on Saturday, May 4th as the Boys in Blue host Livonia City at 7:30pm in the second round of the US Amateur Cup.  Additional home dates include May 11th, May 18th, May 31st, June 9th, June 16th, June 28th, June 30th, and July 13th.  The club will also compete in the Michigan Milk Cup this summer.

To secure your season tickets for the 2019 season click here or head to for more information.

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