Men's Team History

The Arsenal Football Club of PA First Team plays in the GPSL Premier Division. The team was founded in 2007 and is currently in its eighth season. The roster is comprised of current Arsenal FC youth players, along with Arsenal FC alumni and current coaching staff members.

The aim of the team is to provide Arsenal’s elite youth players the opportunity to play with and against top college players from the Pittsburgh area, preparing them for the next stage in their soccer careers.

In 2008 the Arsenal First Team won the Pittsburgh Open Cup beating Internationals Alumni 4 – 1 in the final at Reis Run complex in the North Hills.  In the same season the team reached the final of the GPSL playoffs.

In 2009 the Arsenal First Team reached the semi-final stage of the Premier League Playoffs.

Last season, 2013 the Arsenal First Team claimed the top prize in the city by winning the Premier League title at Highmark stadium.



#1 Bryce Tramuta   Goalkeeper #14    Rami Bensasi   Midfield
#2 Charlie Howe  Midfield #15   Aaron Lucas   Midfield
#3 Trevor Gordon Midfield #16   Hank Goldman Midfield
#4 Ryan Francis Defense #17   Steven Redhead  Defense
#5 Jon Murphy Midfield #18   Nick Pfeiffer   Forward
#6 Nat Baako Midfield #20   Sammy Conti Midfield
#7 Andrea Conte Forward #22   Chris Conti    
#8 Matthew Kiernan  Midfield #23 Pavel Gaydos Midfield
#9 Sean Regan   Forward #24 Matt Wagner Midfield
#10 Mark Taylor Defense      
#11 Zach Johnson  Forward      
#12 Brad Colvin Midfield      


The Arsenal FC home games are played at Shady Side Academy Stadium

Shady Side Academy Senior High School
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

League Schedule and standings can be found at:


For information on the Arsenal FC of PA First Team please contact Mark Taylor at