FC Baltimore announces stadium site; roster additions

Baltimore’s National Premier Soccer League team, FC Baltimore, has found its home stadium and has a few new additions to the roster. 

BALTIMORE — FC Baltimore will play its home matches at Essex Stadium, on the campus of CCBC Essex in Essex, MD. The field holds 3,000 spectators and offers a press box. The stadium is located at 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237.

FC Baltimore defender Jake Dengler was a member of the Knights. In his first and only season with the club, Dengler earned a selection to First-Team Maryland JUCO, First-Team NJCAA Region, and Second-Team NJCAA Division 1 All-America Honors. Dengler will play for Loyola University Maryland at the conclusion of FC Baltimore’s first campaign.

Parking will be free and the team is offering vendors to sell concessions on-site at the stadium. In addition, merchandise will be sold and activity areas will be present. The team will hold a six-day announcement series on the team’s website as its opening campaign. On the sixth day, the team will hold a flash sale and founders packages for fans will be give.

The team will participate in the Mid-Atlantic Division in the Northeastern Conference of the NPSL. FC Baltimore’s first match will take place on May 11, 2018.

Former Maryland Defender Campbell Headlines Roster Additions

FC Baltimore has added forward George Campbell, forward Kevin Coleman, defender Avionne Flanagan, midfielder Sean Clarke, midfielder Collin Jouan and back Erumuse Momoh.

Campbell was the NSCAA Boys National High School Player of the Year and excelled with the Maryland Terrapins, both as a defender and then as a forward. While playing as a forward, Campbell had a hat trick against the Penn State Nittany Lions and earned Big-Ten Player of the Week honors. Most recently, Campbell was invited to the Major League Soccer Combine.

Coleman most recently played for FC Kaiserlautern in the Junior Bundesliga and played with the U14-U17 U.S. National teams. While in high school, Coleman was an All-American and the Maryland High School Player of the Year.

“I am very excited to be a part of FC Baltimore,” Coleman exclaimed, via the team’s website. “I can’t wait to get started and reunite with some the coaches and players!”

Flanagan played for the U16 National Team and is now playing for the University of South Florida.

“It’s an honor to play for FC Baltimore alongside the best talent Baltimore has to offer,” said Flanagan. “I’m excited to get out on the field and showcase my talent for these coaches and fans and to win lots of games.”

Clark played for the University of Cincinnati and also was named to the All-State team in high school. He was twice named the Player to Watch by The Baltimore Sun.

“I cannot wait to be a part of FC Baltimore,” Clarke said. “There are so many talented players in this area, we are finally getting what we deserve.”

Jouan was a midfielder for Catonsville High School, played for the Loyola Greyhounds and also was part of DC United’s academy.

Lastly, Momoh played for FC Baltimore head coach Brandon Quaranta at McDonough School and now plays outside back for the University of Pennsylvania.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to play for a great club and coaching staff,” Momoh stated. “I know we’re going to go far this summer.”

Kyle Andrews

Born in Norfolk, VA, raised in the Baltimore area and currently living there. Originally pursuing a degree in exercise science at McDaniel, Andrews became interested in sports writing. He was the sports editor of McDaniel's newspaper in 2014 and became an English major, and hasn't looked back since. Bylines at Fox Sports 1340 AM, Bullets Forever, Baltimore Beatdown, Underdog Dynasty and many other sites.