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2014 was the inaugural season for the Fort Pitt Regiment in the NPSL Midwest Region.
In its first season the team finished as the Midwest Region's Finalist after claiming the Great Lakes East crown. FPR's second season wasn't as kind after losing a number of key players from the 2014 squad as the team fell to the bottom of the Great Lakes East. After one year hiatus the team has returned for the 2016 season.
PA West Soccer's Executive Board approved the concept of creating a team and applying to the National Premier Soccer League in September of 2013. The application was submitted and approved in early October.
The members of PA West Soccer and the soccer community were given the opportunity to propose and select a name for the team in late fall. The response was overwhelming with 108 entries being submitted. In an online vote Fort Pitt was selected over West Penn United and Pittsburgh Rebellion. The winning entry was proposed by Adam and Andre Ennis.
The nickname comes from history. It was a British regiment led by General John Forbes that chased a garrison of French soldiers from what is now Point State Park allowing Fort Pitt to be constructed at the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers.
Fittingly, the Regiment took the field in the same year as the 250th anniversary of Fort Pitt Blockhouse was celebrated. The blockhouse is the lone remaining structure from those colonial days and the oldest standing structure in the Ohio River Valley.