FLINT, Michigan -- Three players from Butler University -- two of whom played on the Flint City Bucks’ 2019 national championship team and one who is from Grand Blanc -- have signed on with the team for the upcoming USL League Two season at Atwood Stadium.
Rhys Myers and Hemi Nasser were key players in the championship run in their inaugural season in Flint. Caleb Morris, a Grand Blanc native, will join the team for the first time.
Myers, from England, played 105 minutes in the championship game against Reading United AC. He started 18 matches in his first season at Butler, missing just two due to injury. The Bulldogs finished ranked 28th in the country. Last year, Butler made its third NCAA Tournament appearance in four years. In the final match, Myers headed in his first goal as a member of the Bulldogs.
“Flint is a great place; it's a great community that has come together to make Flint a fantastic place to be,” Myers said in a news release. “I enjoyed my time in Flint in 2019, and I can’t wait to get started again and hopefully win another national championship.”
Nasser joined the Bucks midway through the 2019 season, when he was 17-years-old. In his first two appearances, he scored three goals — including consecutive game-winners. That knack for clutch play came in handy in the championship game when, in the 106th minute of the scoreless championship game, he intercepted a pass from a Reading player at midfield and hit Ayuk Tambe in stride for the decisive goal in the game. He made seven starts as a freshman at Butler.
Norris was set to join Flint City last season before the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans. The 6-foot-5 goalkeeper redshirted last season with Butler.
The Flint City Bucks kick off their season at Atwood Stadium on May 15. Season ticket information is available on the team’s website
. Their full home schedule is below.
* Note: The Bucks will host the first USL2 playoff weekend if the team qualifies. The top three teams in the Great Lakes Division will qualify for the postseason in 2021.
- Sat, May 15: Toledo Villa FC 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV / CW46
- Sat, May 29: Dayton Dutch Lions 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV / CW46
- Fri, June 4: Fort Wayne FC 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium
- Sat, June 12: Kings Hammer FC (Cincinnati) 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV / CW46
- Sat, June 26: Grand Rapids FC 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV / CW46
- Tues, June 29: South Bend Lions FC 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium
- Sat, July 10: Oakland County FC (Clawson) 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV / CW46
- Friday, July 16: USL2 Playoffs. Time TBD *Atwood Stadium
- Sunday, July 18: USL2 Playoffs. Time TBD *Atwood Stadium
- Friday, July 23: USL2 Playoffs. Time and Location TBD
- Sunday, July 25: USL2 Playoffs. Time and Location TBD
- Sat, July 31: USL2 National Final. Time and Location TBD
- Sat, August 14: Friendly, 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV/CW46
- Sat, August 21: Friendly, 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV/CW46
- Sat, September 11: Friendly, 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV/CW46
- Sat, September 25: Friendly, 7:30 PM Atwood Stadium TV/CW46