Category: Player Profiles

AFC Mobile announces Matt Merrill for the 2019 GCPL season

AFC Mobile welcomes back Matt Merrill for the 2019 Gulf Coast Premier League season!

Merrill is a graduate of Mary G. Montgomery High School and a current player with University of Mobile Rams. He has played with the Azaleas every season since the club’s debut. Over two years, Merrill has established himself as a fan favorite with an appearance in every, single GCPL match.

Welcome back, Matt!


Pat O’Neal returns to AFC Mobile for a third season

AFC Mobile is excited to welcome back Pat O’Neal for their 2019 Gulf Coast Premier League season!

This will be O’Neal’s third season playing with Mobile. A current player at Washington College in Maryland and native of Birmingham, AL, O’Neal was named a to the 2015 Birmingham All-Metro Team. 
Welcome back, Pat!

Alaye Brito signs with AFC Mobile for GCPL season

AFC Mobile is excited to announce that Spring Hill College legend Alaye Brito will be joining the club for the 2019 season!

Brito is an exciting, hard working forward who is a graduate of Spring Hill College, where he served last year as a Student Assistant Coach. The Brazilian will bring another fierce attacking option to the Lip this summer.

Welcome aboard, Brito!

University of Mobile legend Sam Blackburn to play with AFC Mobile in 2019

AFC Mobile enthusiastically welcomes Sam Blackburn to both its 2019 roster and coaching staff!

Blackburn, a former player at the University of Mobile, is currently an assistant coach at Spring Hill College. Blackburn played for New Zealand’s U20 international team and has had stints playing in New Zealand for Team Wellington. In addition to playing on the pitch for the Azaleas this summer, Blackburn will serve as one of the first team assistants on Steve Wieczorek’s staff.

Welcome to the club, Sam!