In 1915, territorial governor John Franklin Alexander Strong encouraged residents to change the city's name to one that had "more significance and local associations". In the summer of that year, residents held a vote to change the city's name; a plurality of residents favored changing the city's name to "Alaska City." However, the territorial government ultimately declined to change the city's name. (City for Empire: An Anchorage History, 1914-1941. University of Alaska Press. pg 169-170)
Alaskans now have the name they voted for 100 years ago, and Alaskans now have the team they have wanted for years.
Alaska City FC Vision:
A true community team that flourishes in Matanuska Valley, partnered with the local community to elevate the level of competitive play in Alaska, provide opportunities for youth development, and provide a positive force for community engagement.
Alaska City FC Mission:
To be sports ambassadors for Mat Su Valley, representing the community both on and off the pitch.
Alaska City FC Goals:
1. Participate in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2020.
2. Provide a higher level of competitive play for outstanding talent after High School and College.
3. Rally the Mat Su Valley around a common cause. Give Alaskan fans, of the most popular sport in the world, a local community Champion.