Greater Binghamton Futbol Club owner Bahij Kashou recently announced the decision on his NPSL team’s name. GBFC will compete in 2014 as the Thunder.
“We decided after last years’ success with winning the Keystone Conference Championship that we needed a unique team name that would reflect our team’s determination and resolve to win the national championship,” stated Kashou.
The recognizable idiom “to steal their thunder” is appropriate for the team moniker. GBFC has the reputation of stealing other team’s thunder by winning matches that they weren’t supposed to win. The fact that thunder is a commonplace occurrence in the Greater Binghamton area further enamors the name to the local community.
In its first two seasons in the National Premier Soccer League, the Greater Binghamton FC experienced good success, earning playoff berths in two different NPSL conferences. The year one GBFC squad was a 2012 Midwest Conference semifinalist. In 2013, GBFC was a Keystone Conference playoff finalist. The club looks forward to continuing their improvement in 2014 and hopes to bring a conference championship to Binghamton.
The current GBFC logo will be updated, adding the Thunder name later this season.
The GBFC Thunder’s 2014 schedule and ticket information will be announced shortly. Please visit the team’s website at www.greaterbinghamtonfc.com or follow the team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBinghamtonFutbolClub.