Honoring Steve Negoesco
SF City FC players will carry a special patch on their jerseys when they step onto the pitch this season: A USF Dons green and gold patch honoring the memory of coach Steve Negoesco, who passed away earlier this year.
City and USF have had strong ties from its foundation as a supporter- owned club in 2015. Many of its most famous players, such as Danny Kirkland, played for the Dons during their college careers, and the club has also included many USF alumni among its staff. This year, interns from USF’s Sports Management program will be working alongside the club’s volunteers, gaining first hand experience that will aid them in their future careers.
“We reached out to Coach Negoesco’s family with the proposal to honor him in this way” said SF City Director of Operations Mike Gonos, “and we were humbled by their gracious and enthusiastic support. I told them, ‘without him blazing the trail, we might not even be here today.’”
In addition to carrying his initials, the patch will include the number ‘544’ denoting Coach’s victories during his storied career. City fans can catch their first glimpse of the new uniforms in person next Sunday, May 5th at 6:00pm when SF City plays its first home match of the season at Kezar Stadium. Tickets are now on sale at http://sfcityfc.com/tickets.