Investments in Youth Have Future Looking Bright

The 2017 season marked perhaps the most important addition to the Otters franchise with the establishment of a reserve team. The Otters U-19s are an important step in aiding youth development in the Tri-Cities area and giving players the chance to make the jump to the Otters first team. David Garrett, of One7 Ministries, was […]

Otters Join the Professional and International Ranks

The Otters 2017 season marked a continuing trend with a number of Otters receiving professional opportunities around the world. The Otters had one player turn pro, three had tryouts with the Charleston Battery, as well as one join his national team. In Denmark, Charlie Machell (ETSU) trialed and eventually signed with Danish First Division side […]

Vast Improvements Lead to Record-Setting Season

The Otters closed out their second season in the PDL in mid-July after making major strides as an organization. Despite finishing in ninth, the Otters were able to improve in nearly every aspect as a franchise and position themselves for a very bright future in the Tri-Cities. The biggest improvement came as a team on […]

Otters Send Three to Trial in Charleston

The Tri-Cities Otters are sending three of their standout players from the season to trial with our partners at the Charleston Battery (USL). The three players that will tryout are: goalkeeper Carlos Rubio (Ohio Valley), midfielder Dion Stergiotis (Marshall University), and forward Mateo Garcés (Pfeiffer). These three players were crucial pieces of the Otters lineup […]

Otters Drop Season Finale at Tormenta

The Otters closed out their 2017 PDL season with a disappointing 5-0 loss at Tormenta FC in Statesboro, Georgia Saturday night. The Otters struggled on the offensive end and ultimately succumbed to the relentless Tormenta attack, conceding four second-half goals. The loss dropped the Otters season record to 3-9-2, finishing ninth in the division with […]

Machell Signs With Danish Side Thisted FC

Otters midfielder Charlie Machell has signed with Danish First Division side Thisted FC during for their upcoming season. Machell joined the Otters late last season and scored one goal and recorded five shots in two appearances as a forward. Machell played his final collegiate season in the fall at ETSU, mostly as a holding midfielder. […]

Comeback Not Enough as Otters Fall 2-1

Once again the Otters fought for 90 minutes but ended up on the wrong end of a one-goal result. The Otters were down at halftime, but fought back to equalize early in the second half, only to see the SC United Bantams score the winner in the 72nd minute. The Otters started the game determined […]

Last Gasp Goal Sinks Otters at Home

It was another late goal, this time deep into stoppage, that saw the Otters lose in heartbreaking fashion. The West Virginia Chaos were able to use a goal in the 93rd minute to secure a 2-1 win over the Otters at home. The loss dropped the Otters record to 3-7-2 and was their fifth one-goal […]

Bad Second Half Costs Otters Again

The Otters are likely feeling déjà vu after conceding four second-half goals to the Nashville SC U-23s on Wednesday night. It is the second time this season that the Otters have taken second place Nashville to the half scoreless only to concede four in the second half. The loss dropped the Otters overall record to […]