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New Memphis Americans soccer team announces its first head coach

The Memphis Americans are a professional indoor soccer franchise competing in the National Indoor Soccer League.
Credit: Memphis Amercians

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The new kids in town have a new ringleader. 

Wednesday, the Memphis Americans, a professional indoor soccer franchise competing in the National Indoor Soccer League, announced that Corey Adamson will be the team’s first head coach. Adamson also is signed as a player, scoring 48 goals and 17 assists in 114 career indoor games. The Americans made the announcement Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis.

The Inaugural 2021-2022 season will begin in December, with the Americans playing 12 home games at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, and 12 away games. Each home date will consist of a men’s and women’s doubleheader.


Corey Adamson was introduced as the Americans Head Coach and will also play for the 2021/2022 Season. The 2022 season will be Corey Adamson’s tenth as a pro. He joined the Ambush for their inaugural 2013-14 season after his previous season with the Las Vegas Legends was limited to one game due to injury. Corey made his mark on St. Louis early, scoring the first goal in franchise history in a 17-4 win over the Pennsylvania Roar on November 22, 2013 at the Family Arena.

Adamson split the 2014-15 season between the Ambush and Milwaukee Wave then spent the 2015-16 season with the Cedar Rapids Rampage before returning to the Ambush as a free agent for the 2016-17 campaign. Corey split the 2019-20 season, appearing in five games with the Ambush before being loaned to the Orlando SeaWolves where he served the dual role of player and assistant coach.

While spending most of his career as a foward, Corey has also played in the midfield and on defense during his career. Prior to the 2021 season, Adamson appeared in 114 career games, posting 53 goals and 17 assists.

Although he hails from Clearwater, Florida, Corey will be making the permanent move to Memphis prior to the season. Adamson spent his collegiate career (2006-10) playing for USC-Aiken. He is a two-sport pro, having played as a kicker with the St. Louis Attack and River City Raiders arena football teams. Adamson also enjoys working with young soccer players. He is the former tournament director and national director of Panathinaikos A.C. and is currently the Director at Juventus Academy Saint Louis.