Team and Players Break Records in Historic Season

In their fourth year, the Otters have continued to show steady improvement on and off the field. This season was no different as the Otters broke several records as a team and many more individually. This collective effort allowed the Otters to finish with 19 points, a .500 record, and a 4th place division finish, […]

Otters Earn Point in Wild 4-4 Finish

Up in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina in front of a crowd of over 1,300 people, the Otters came back from 4-2 down in the final ten minutes to draw 4-4 with Tobacco Road FC. The result eliminates the Otters from the playoff hunt but helps them continue to gain points in their most […]

Otters Cap Road Trip with Massive Win

The Otters were able to finish off a four-game road stretch with a vital 3-1 win on the road at Lionsbridge FC Wednesday night. In front of a USL League Two season record crowd of over 3,200 people, the Otters were able to shock the hosts with two goals in the last ten minutes of […]

Otters Close Out Homestand with 3-3 Thriller

It was a game of massive momentum swings on Saturday night that saw the Otters draw 3-3 with Virginia Beach United in their final game in Kermit Tipton Stadium this season. The result has the Otters finishing unbeaten at home for the first time ever after compiling a 4-0-2 record within Kermit Tipton Stadium outscoring […]

Record-Breaking Start Has Otters in Second Place

At the halfway point of the 2019 USL League Two season, the Otters find themselves in second place in the South Atlantic Division. The Otters have accumulated 14 points through seven games and are one point back of the first-place team. The Otters also have played the fewest games and are averaging the most points […]

Otters Dominant in 4-1 Win

The Otters cemented their place as one of the elite teams in the South Atlantic Division after their 4-1 drubbing of Tobacco Road FC on Tuesday night. The win gave the Otters 14 points through seven games, and moved them into second place, just one point behind the first place NCFC U-23s having played three […]

Gray Plays Hero Again in 1-0 Win

The Otters recorded their third win out of four at home this season with a 1-0 win over Wake FC, thanks to another Taylor Gray strike. The defense also recorded their second shutout of the season to keep the Otters moving up the table with another three points. The Otters remain in fifth but are […]

Gray and Tracey Help Otters Secure 2-2 Draw

On a rainy Saturday night in Johnson City, the Otters saw themselves stay unbeaten at home with a 2-2 draw against the NC Fusion U-23s. The result keeps the Otters hottest start in team history going as they improve to 2-1-2 and have eight points through five games. The rain began during warmups and did […]

First Shutout Leads Otters to Winning Record

The Otters secured their first shutout of the season on Tuesday night and picked up their second win in a row to move to 2-1-1 on the season. The 2-0 win against the NCFC U-23s not only gives the Otters seven points through four games, but also gives them a winning record for the first […]

Otters Win 3-2 Thriller in Home Opener

The Otters kicked off their home season in style last night with a come from behind, 3-2 win over Lionsbridge FC on Tuesday night. Two unanswered second-half goals saw the Otters take all three points, moving to 1-1-1 overall and their best ever start to a season. This game also marked the debut of the […]

Otters to Host 5-v-5 Tournament During Blue Plum Festival

For the first time ever, the Otters will be hosting a 5-v-5 Tournament in conjunction with the Blue Plum Festival on the 8th of June. The tournament will be held at Civitan Park before the Otters home game that night against the NC Fusion U-23s at Kermit-Tipton Stadium. There will be different age groups for […]

10-Man Otters Hold on to Secure Season Opening Draw

With temperatures reaching upwards of 90 degrees, the Otters were asked to play down a man for nearly 70 minutes in their season opening match against Wake FC. The defense held on and the Otters drew 1-1 for just their second-ever season opening result. Early on, the Otters were able to generate several chances by […]

Otters Announce Details for June Youth Camp

The 2019 season will see the Otters host a number of events throughout the summer. The Otters annual youth camp will be held June 17-20 at Science Hill High School and will allow campers to not only receive training from the Otters coaching staff, but also learn directly from the Otters players! There will be […]

Otters Complete Roster With Four Signings

The final group of players coming to the Tri-Cities round out the final players on the Otters roster for 2019. The group looks to help the Otters build on the best season in Otters history last year and continue to climb the table. Frank Cotroneo joins the Otters from Siena College in New York. Cotroneo […]

Otters Add Four from NAIA Schools

Four more players will be coming to Johnson City from schools across the NAIA. The group consists of one defender, and three attacking players. The NAIA has provided the Otters with some of their most reliable players that top the record books, including Alexis Castillo and Torge Wiedenroth. First is Nathan Ashburn is another player […]

Otters Sign Five More From Division II

The Otters continue to build their roster by adding five more players from the D-II level. The group comes from schools in Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. The Otters continue to have a strong connection with Ohio Valley University by adding attacking midfielder Alex Horveno. Horveno appeared in 25 games and scored three goals. […]

Otters Add Five from ETSU

ETSU and the Otters have long had a relationship with players, and this year will be no different as five Bucs will temporarily trade in their blue and gold for blue and green this summer. ETSU consistently plays one of the toughest schedules in Division I soccer, and in the first year under head coach […]

Six Signed from D-II Powerhouses

Some of the best players in Tri-Cities FC history have come to them from the Division II level, and six more players hope to add their names to the record books. The three schools (Palm Beach Atlantic, Charleston, and Lander), combined for 53 wins and just four losses last season. After extremely successful seasons this […]

Otters Announce Season Ticket Packages for 2019

The Otters will be implementing new season ticket packages for the 2019 USL League Two season! There will be three different levels and a special Otters Club Package. Both season and individual game tickets are now available for purchase through the HappsNow app or website! Basic Season Ticket — $60 This package will include a […]

Otters Bring Back Four in the Attack

After the most prolific attack in Otters history helped lead the team to their best ever finish and points total in 2018, four players will be relied upon to recreate that form this summer. The Otters are excited to bring back Oscar Perez in the midfield. He was mostly deployed as a defensive midfielder in […]

Otters Return Six Players on Defense

The Otters head into the 2019 season looking to build off the momentum of last year’s record-breaking season. Nine players from last year’s squad and one from 2017 will return to Johnson City and represent the Otters this summer. Six of those players will anchor the backline. In goal, Carlos Rubio last played for the […]

HappsNow to Continue as Otters Ticketing Provider

For the second year, the Otters will partner with the ticketing company HappsNow to improve various aspects of the ticketing process. HappsNow will allow fans to purchase tickets online as well as at the gate on gameday! Fans can download the app for free from the App Store or Android Market. After setting up their […]

Otters Enter Next Era Under New Ownership

The Otters will head into their fourth season with a new ownership group at the helm. After founding the team and operating it for the last three seasons, Michael and Elizabeth Balluff have chosen to pass on the organization to a group made up of local figures. The new ownership group is made up of […]

Open Tryouts Offer Opportunity

We are just under a month away from the Otters first and only open tryouts for the 2019 season! Players will have the chance to earn their spot on the Otters First Team. The Otters have historically found some of their most crucial players through open tryouts. In 2017, the Otters were able to find […]

Otters Announce 2019 Schedule

The Otters have returned to the South Atlantic division after one season in the Deep South Division. They will play the typical 14-game schedule against a mostly new slate of opponents. The Otters will play their first game of the season on Saturday, May 18th on the road against new expansion team Wake FC in […]

Otters Announce First Events for 2019

As the Otters head into the new year, the first group of events planned for 2019 have been announced! The Otters already have several exciting opportunities this year, including the Otters Youth Camp during the 2019 season. First, on February 3rd, the Otters will hold another clinic for strikers and goalkeepers at Science Hill High […]

Otters Return to South Atlantic to New Faces

After one season in the Deep South Division of the Southern Conference, the Otters return to the South Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference, where they played their first two seasons in the PDL. The division is composed of two teams in Eastern Virginia, four teams in North Carolina, and the Otters. However, the division […]