More than any of his seven seasons as head coach at the University of Rhode Island, Gareth Elliott can’t recall leading a starting XI as diverse as this one.
The Rams’ goalkeeper, Stefan Schmidt, is from Germany. Along the backline, there’s a German (Niklas Middrup), local standout (Charlie Booth; Concord, Mass.) and pair of Norwegians (Sondre Karterud, Peder Kristiansen).
In the midfield, there’s another Norwegian (Ludvik Benco), an Israeli (Noam Kolakofsky) and local standout (Jacob Maddox; Southboro, Mass.). Then up top, there’s an Italian (Filippo Tamburini), Norwegian (Edvin Akselsen) and Greek-American (Stavros Zarokostas; Coventry, R.I.). Another key attacker, Simon Trcka, is from the Czech Republic