2015 MEDIA GUIDE

2015
MEDIA GUIDE
Updated Through: March 27, 2015
League Information
Website: www.NASL.com
Phone: (646) 832-3565
Fax: (646) 832-3581
Facebook: /NASLFanPage
Twitter: @NASLOfficial, @LaCanchaNASL
Mailing Address:
North American Soccer League
112 West 34th Street – Suite 2110
New York, NY 10120
Media Contacts:
Neal Malone
Director of Public Relations
Contact: (708) 712-5709
[email protected]
Steven Torres
Manager of Public Relations & International/Hispanic Media
Contact: (646) 785-1155
[email protected]
Jack Bell
Senior Media Specialist
Contact: (201) 881-6800
[email protected]
Matthew Levine
Digital Content Manager
Contact: (516) 972-1267
[email protected]
The 2015 North American Soccer League Media
Guide was published by the North American
Soccer League, LLC.
Edited & Written by: Steven Torres, Matthew Levine
Layout & Design: Michael Maselli
Front Cover:
A celebration of 2014 season champions from Minnesota United FC (Spring)
San Antonio Scorpions (Fall) and The Championship Final
Table of Contents
About the NASL�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
The Commissioner / Board Of Governors���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-5
Directors & Staff�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
COMPETITION FORMAT���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
Rules & Regulations����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-10
League Ball & Silverware�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
2015 Outlook�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12-14
NASL CLUBS�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15
Atlanta Silverbacks����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16-19
Carolina RailHawks���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20-23
FC Edmonton������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24-27
Fort Lauderdale Strikers��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28-31
Indy Eleven����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32-35
Jacksonville Armada FC��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36-37
Minnesota United FC�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38-41
New York Cosmos������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 42-45
Ottawa Fury FC���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46-49
San Antonio Scorpions����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 50-53
Tampa Bay Rowdies��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 54-57
MEDIA INFO���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������58
Media Regulations������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 59-62
Team PR Directory�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������63
U.S. Soccer Federation����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������64
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������65
Canadian Soccer Association�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������66
Amway Canadian Championship�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������67
2014 Recap (Spring & Fall)���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 68-72
2014 NASL Internationals�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������73
2013��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 74-76
2012���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������77
2011����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������78
All-Time Stats Leaders, Records (Modern Era)���������������������������������������������������������������� 79-81
All-Time Award Winners (Modern Era)����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 82-83
NASL Golden Era: 1967-1984 Stats Leaders�������������������������������������������������������������������������84
NASL Soccer Bowl History����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 85-86
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About the NASL
The North American Soccer League’s (NASL) Golden Era put soccer on the
map in the United States in the 1970s and ‘80s. The Modern Era, since 2011, has
continued that rich history.
Entering its fifth season, the league has grown to 11 clubs, which will be
the most since its return. The New York Cosmos, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and Fort
Lauderdale Strikers names have carried on from the league’s early years and
they are joined by the Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton,
Indy Eleven, Minnesota United FC, Ottawa Fury FC, San Antonio Scorpions and
expansion side Jacksonville Armada FC in 2015.
With the steady growth of the league, the NASL has begun to attract more
recognizable names on the global stage. Spanish legend Raúl will don the
Cosmos’ green and white kit, while Marvin Chavez and Sammy N’Djock, who
were on the Honduran and Cameroonian National Team squads in the 2014 FIFA
World Cup, have joined the Scorpions and United respectively. Brazilian legend
Ronaldo has joined the Strikers as a part-owner.
United’s Miguel Ibarra represented the U.S. Men’s National Team for the first
time in 2014 and started a match in January 2015, becoming the first player to do
so since Perry Van Der Beck in 1985.
The clubs will compete under the league’s split-season format, which will
consist of 10 games in the Spring Season and 20 in the Fall Season. The winners of the Spring and Fall Seasons will earn a place in The Championship,
the league’s four-team playoff format. The two clubs with the next best overall
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records will receive the remaining playoff berths. The champion will lift the Soccer
Bowl trophy, which is the third oldest men’s professional outdoor soccer prize in
the United States.
With their win in The Championship Final in 2014, the Scorpions earned
their first NASL title defeating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, 2-1, at Toyota Field in
front of nearly 8,000 fans. The club joined the Cosmos, Rowdies, and NSC Minnesota Stars (now Minnesota United) as champions in the Modern Era.
The NASL set its newest regular season attendance record for the Modern
Era, as 14,593 fans turned up to watch the Cosmos visit Ottawa Fury FC in the
club’s inaugural match at TD Place in 2014.
In addition to competing in league play, nine U.S. based clubs will compete
in the 102nd edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Silverbacks and
RailHawks reached the quarterfinals a season ago, combining for four victories
over MLS sides. The two Canadian clubs – FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury FC –
will feature in the Amway Canadian Championship, where FC Edmonton fell just
short of reaching the final for the first time in their history in 2014.
For more information about the NASL, visit:
www.NASL.com
Follow the NASL on Twitter:
@NASLOfficial (English), @LaCanchaNASL (Spanish)
and Facebook at:
www.Facebook.com.NASLFanPage.
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The Commissioner
Bill Peterson has spent more
than 20 years growing and directing
companies for some of the world’s
leaders in sports, entertainment,
events, and hospitality on an
international scale.
Peterson worked with the National
Football League’s European operation
for almost 10 years, the last two as
Managing Director and then President.
A former Vice President with
Anschutz Entertainment Group in Los
Angeles, Peterson drove its Sports
Division, which managed everything
from the David Beckham Academy to
corporate-sponsored cycling, track and
field and tennis events.
He helped oversee the
management of numerous MLS
teams and the development of soccerspecific stadiums across the country.
As Managing Director of the Home
Depot Center he spearheaded the
construction of the nation’s only
250-meter, indoor velodrome.
The Florida resident was named
Commissioner of the North American
Soccer League on November 27, 2012.
During his tenure the NASL has
mirrored the style of other professional
soccer leagues around the world
by retaining a single table structure
in 2013 as well as adding The
Championship, the league’s four-team
postseason format in 2014.
As President of USA Cycling’s
Board of Directors, Peterson was an
integral part of the initial development
of the Tour of California and served
as the point person for two UCI Track
Cycling World Championships. He
continues to serve as Chairman of the
USA Cycling Professional Committee.
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Bill Peterson
NASL Commissioner
Peterson provided advisory and event
services to a variety of clients in
Canada and the United States through
his own firm Solve4 and served briefly
as COO of the United Football League.
He was the Executive Vice
President of Centerplate, the North
American market leader for managing
food and beverage, retail, restaurant,
and events in sports facilities, convention
centers, and entertainment complexes.
Peterson earned his Bachelor of
Science in health, physical education
and recreation from Lock Haven
University in Pennsylvania. He has
also served on advisory boards for:
the Los Angeles Sports Commission,
LA Triathlon, Long Beach Convention
and Visitors Board, California State
University, Dominquez Hills Education
and the Board of Governors for Major
League Soccer.
He has been married for 13 years
to his wife Lisa and they have two
daughters.
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Board of Governors
Aaron Davidson
Chairman - Board of Governers
The NASL is owned and operated
by its member teams through the
Board of Governors, which consists of
a representative of each member team
and is chaired by Aaron Davidson,
President of Traffic Sports USA.
The Board oversees the League
rules and regulations and governs the
expansion and commercial strategy of
the League. The Board also oversees
the functions of the league office.
Aaron Davidson is a sports
business executive and attorney
with extensive experience in the
commercial and legal aspects of
the global sports and entertainment
industry. He played integral roles in
starting up and operating billion dollar
sports media company Pan-American
Sports Network (PSN) and the Latin
American/Caribbean PGA Tour (Tour
de las Americas – TLA).
Traffic Sports USA is responsible
for developing, selling and marketing
top professional soccer events with a
special focus on the US Hispanic, Latin
American and Caribbean markets.
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Directors and Staff
Brian Melekian
Chief Operating Officer
Neal Malone
Steven Torres
Director of Public Relations
Manager of Public Relations
& International/Hispanic Media
Toan Hang
Daniel Kaufman
Director of Finance and
Human Resources
Jack Bell
Senior Media Specialist
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Rishi Sehgal
Director of Business
Development & Legal
Accountant
Matthew Levine
Digital Content Manager
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Competition Format
Rules and Regulations
Structure: The 2015 NASL season
will once again be played under a
split-season format. The Spring and
Fall Season Champions will each
host a semifinal in the league’s
four-team postseason tournament,
The Championship, and the pair
will be joined by the next two
clubs with the best combined
records. The top seed in The
Championship will be awarded to
either the Spring or Fall Champion,
depending on which has the better
combined record in the regular
season. The third and fourth seeds
will then be determined by the
teams’ positions in the combined
standings. The top-seeded team
after the semifinals will host The
Championship Final. If one club
wins both season championships,
the clubs posting the second, third,
and fourth-best overall records will
enter The Championship.
Schedule: In the 2015 Spring
Season, 11 teams will play a 10game schedule, competing against
each other once. Following a break
at the beginning of June, the Fall
Season will kick off on July 4 and
consist of 20 games – home-andaway against each side.
Point System: Teams will receive
three points for a win, one point for
a draw, and zero points for a loss.
Referees: All referees for NASL
matches played in the United
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States are nationally certified
referees assigned by the
Professional Referee Organization
(PRO), while the Canadian Soccer
Association (CSA) assigns referees
for all matches played in Canada.
Game Clock: The official game
time for all NASL games will
be managed on the field by the
referee. If necessary, the referee
may also allot extra time (stoppage
time) at the end of each half – first,
second, and if applicable, first
overtime and second overtime
during playoff games. The stadium
clock will display the time from
0:00 to 45:00 and from 45:00 to
90:00 (plus stoppage time where
applicable in each half). For
statistical purposes, the minutes
for goals, substitutions, yellow
cards, etc., will be listed from the
first minute until the 90th minute.
For example, a goal scored at 15
minutes 10 seconds will be listed
as having been scored in the 16th
minute.
Team Rosters: During the season,
each team’s master roster shall
be no less than 20 players and no
more than 35 total players. Players
can compete on a maximum of two
teams per Spring or Fall season.
Active Roster and Inactive
Roster: While the total roster-size
can be 35 players, only 30 are
eligible to be on the active roster at
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a given time. Only the players listed
on the active roster can compete
in a NASL league game. When a
player is on the inactive roster, the
player must remain inactive for 30
days. To move a player from the
active to inactive roster or vice
versa, the team must notify the
Registrar, in writing, at least 48
hours prior to the league game to
reflect the changes.
Domestic Players: Domestic
players for teams located in the
United States are a U.S. citizen,
a permanent resident (green card
holder) or the holder of other
special status (e.g., refugee or
asylum status). Domestic players
for teams located in Canada are
a Canadian citizen, a permanent
resident, a landed immigrant
(non-Canadian citizen permanent
resident) or a player who qualifies
as a domestic player in the United
States.
International Players: Each team
may list up to 7 non-domestic
players on its master roster.
Game Day Rosters: Each team
may nominate 18 players from
its active roster for a game day
roster. Teams are allowed three
substitutions per game.
Cautions and Suspensions:
A player will be suspended for
one game upon receiving a
fifth accumulated yellow card
throughout the Spring or Fall
season – regardless of the nature
of the infraction. After a player has
been suspended for five yellow
cards, an additional one-game
suspension will be added each
time after another three yellow
cards are accumulated. A player
receiving two yellow cards in the
same game will receive a red card
and will be suspended for the next
game. However, that will only count
as one red card and not two yellow
cards added to the accumulation
total. A player that receives a direct
red card will automatically be
suspended for the next game, and
the NASL Disciplinary Committee
has the power to suspend him for
additional games, depending upon
the severity of the red card offense.
Card Suspensions: Red card
and yellow card accumulation
suspensions earned in regular
season games will be served in
that player’s next regular reason
game. Any suspension for yellow
card accumulation earned in a
player’s last regular season game
will carry over into that season’s
first playoff game for his team. Any
player who receives a red card in
his team’s last game of the season
- NASL regular season or during
playoff games - will serve the onegame suspension during their next
game (whether it comes in The
Championship Semifinals, Final, or
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in the first regular season game of the
following season). All card suspensions
will, if applicable, follow a player to a
new team.
Suspension Manipulation: Players
suspended from NASL regular season
or playoff games that are called in
for national team duty will have their
suspensions held in abeyance until
they return to their NASL team. Teams
will be responsible for informing the
League Office of a player’s selection to
national team duty. Failure to provide
the League Office with such notice or
to withhold the use of a suspended
player when appropriate is subject to
sanctions.
League Standings: The team
awarded the highest position in the
league standings will be the team with
the greatest number of points at the
conclusion of the respective Spring or
Fall Season. In the event that two or
more teams have an equal number
of points, the following system will be
used to determine their rank in the
league standings:
1) Goal Differential: The highest
position shall be awarded to the
team with the greater goal
difference against all other teams
during the regular season.
2) Total Goals: The highest
position shall be awarded to the
team scoring the greatest number
of total goals against all other
teams during the regular season.
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3) Head-To-Head Competition:
The highest position shall be
awarded to the team with the best
win/draw/loss record in regular
season games against all other
teams equal in points.
4) Away Goal Difference/Away
Goals Scored: The highest
position shall be awarded to
the team with the greater away
goal differential than the other
teams. If needed, the highest
position shall be awarded to the
team with the greater total of away
goals scored.
Soccer Bowl Trophy: The winner of
The Championship Final will be the
league champion and receive the
NASL Soccer Bowl Trophy.
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League Ball and Silverware
NASL Offical Match Ball:
Since January 17, 2014, the NASL and VOIT have
engaged in a partnership in which the sporting
goods manufacturer provides official NASL-branded
match balls for matches and events. The custom ball
incorporates the stars of the iconic original NASL ball,
which represents the evolution of NASL branding
from 1968 to 2013. VOIT adds the NASL to its
impressive soccer portfolio, having been the official
ball provider for Liga MX since 1987. VOIT has a
presence in 15 countries worldwide, manufacturing
goods for soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming,
and fitness.
The Soccer Bowl
The Soccer Bowl Trophy, named to honor the heritage
of the NASL Golden Era, will be awarded annually to
the winner of The Championship Final. The Soccer
Bowl Trophy, which is third oldest men’s professional
outdoor soccer prize in the United States, was crafted
in England and designed by 343RLP+ Creative. Each
year, the NASL Champions have their team name
engraved on the Soccer Bowl Trophy.
Spring and Fall
Championship Trophies
Awarded to the winners of the respective Spring and
Fall Championships, the trophies were custom made
in England and designed by 343RLP+ Creative, the
same company behind the Soccer Bowl Trophy and
the NASL league branding.
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2015 NASL Outlook
The 2014 NASL season saw the new postseason format, The Championship,
the 2014 NASL season introduced the new postseason format, The Championship, and culminated in an exciting finish with the San Antonio Scorpions winning
their first NASL title.
In 2015, it should be no different, as the two season winners (Spring and
Fall) and the next two teams with the best overall records will compete for the
right to lift the Soccer Bowl Trophy. The Spring Season consists of 10 games,
and the clubs will play a total of 20 games in the Fall Season.
“Our competition format is a byproduct of the number of teams we have in
the league at this time,” Commissioner Peterson said. “The schedule will balance
out when we reach 16 or 17 teams, but in the meantime, we think the Spring
Season will always be a dog fight and something that will be extremely fun for all
of our fans to watch.”
The NASL will also welcome an expansion side, Jacksonville Armada FC.
The club debuted in front of a Modern Era preseason record of 13,394 fans in a
3-1 win at EverBank Field over the Philadelphia Union. Bringing the number of
competing clubs to 11, it will be the highest total since the relaunch in 2011.
“All of the matches will be hard,” said Armada FC coach, José Luis Villarreal.
“We can never underestimate the opponent. I like watching our opponents a lot
and I will be studying them prior to our matchups. But I put more emphasis on my
own team and what they will be doing. I have a lot of respect for the NASL and
what we are doing.”
The defending NASL Champions, the San Antonio Scorpions, clinched the
Fall Championship in the final seconds against the New York Cosmos through an
Adrian Cann tally in a 1-0 win. The club then went on to beat the Cosmos the following week in the semifinal and defeated the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Toyota
Field to win The Championship Final.
“From ownership, to stadiums, media attention and the addition of Jacksonville, the NASL has strengthened significantly in the offseason and I personally
think it’s fantastic for the growth of our league,” said, Scorpions coach Alen Marcina. “As for us, we are establishing our short-term goals, we’re very focused on
defending our NASL record-setting championship, we are building the culture of
our club and we are dedicated to the long-term project here in San Antonio.”
Minnesota United FC was crowned the Spring Champion and will look to
repeat their strong 2014 form. Having the reigning Golden Ball winner in United
States Men’s National Team member Miguel Ibarra and Golden Boot winner
Christian Ramirez, the Loons have only gotten stronger with offseason additions.
“We did some special things last year, but obviously didn’t achieve our
ultimate goal,” United coach Manny Lagos said. “This year there is a focus on
continuing to strive for trophies. We are excited about the pieces we have added
and the quality roster we have returning. Ultimately the story this year will be told
by how we approach the season and how things unfold on the field.”
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The competition has gotten stronger with each side adding key players for 2015.
The Cosmos, the 2013 Soccer Bowl winners, have added legendary Spanish
forward Raúl, 2014 Best XI midfielder Walter Restrepo, and signed El Salvador
captain Andres Flores, who was with the club on loan last season.
“We’re excited about the start of the 2015 season,” said Cosmos coach
Giovanni Savarese. “The league continues to grow in quality every year and with
the addition of Jacksonville, it’ll be an even bigger challenge for us.”
Along with Villarreal at Jacksonville, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Atlanta
Silverbacks, and Fort Lauderdale Strikers all have first-time NASL coaches at
the helm.
The Rowdies have turned Al Lang Stadium into a more soccer-specific stadium, and have re-tooled the playing squad as well to fit coach Thomas Rongen’s
aggressive, Total Football style of play.
“The 2015 season will be an exciting one for the Tampa Bay Rowdies,” said
Rongen. “We’ve undergone a lot of change this offseason, but I’m proud of the
team we’ve assembled.
“Our team will play a specific way. We will play aggressively with a little bit of
bite. We want our opponents to know before each match that they’re in for a difficult night, especially at our home at Al Lang Stadium.”
Gary Smith returns to the U.S. after a coaching stint with Stevenage FC in
England, as he takes charge of the Silverbacks. While Atlanta struggled in the
league last season, they were one of two NASL sides to reach the quarterfinals
of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Smith is ready for the challenges ahead.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Atlanta Silverbacks and the NASL,”
Smith said. “Having spent three years away from the U.S. soccer scene, I’m looking forward to bringing a creative and fresh mindset to challenge the talented and
competitive teams that already exist in this league.”
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Marcelo Neveleff, coach of the Strikers, has prior experience in one of South
America’s most prestigious tournaments. He believes the NASL is a lot like the
Copa Libertadores.
Neveleff explained: “When you play in Copa Libertadores, you play against
a lot of international teams but players from all over the continent. I think this
league, the NASL, is kind of the same thing. You have all the teams you play
from Canada and the U.S. with all of the international players that the teams are
signing.”
Colin Miller, coach of FC Edmonton, believes this could be the most competitive season ever in the NASL Modern Era. The Eddies finished sixth overall a
year ago but a mere three points from a postseason berth.
“This could possibly be the most challenging NASL season since my involvement with FC Edmonton,” Miller noted. “Every team has shown improvement and
ambition in this offseason, and we at FC Edmonton, are no different.
“I’m very excited by the signings that I’m seeing around the league and the
coaching staff that has come in - it speaks very highly for the standards of our
league. Every soccer fan of the NASL should be very excited for the season to
come.”
The Carolina RailHawks also reached the quarterfinals of the Open Cup
and narrowly missed out on a postseason berth in 2014. While the schedule will
include a bye week in the Spring Season and multiple midweek games in the Fall
Season, head coach Colin Clarke is ready for the season.
“With more teams it means a couple of bye weeks which will be a little different for everybody as well as some midweek games,” said Clarke. “Overall I think
it is a good schedule from our point of view, and I am looking forward to it.”
Indy Eleven and Ottawa Fury FC were both newcomers to the NASL in 2014,
and both will take lessons learned into the upcoming season.
“Last year was certainly a learning experience for everyone at Indy Eleven,
and we were perhaps caught off guard with just how high the level of play was in
the NASL across the board early on,” Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer said.
“But we upgraded the roster throughout the year and the group became more
cohesive, and that bore itself out in the results we earned in September and October.”
Fury FC coach Marc Dos Santos added: “In the NASL every point is important – there are no easy games. As a team we matured a lot in 2014 and we’ve
brought back an important core and filled in our squad with talented players that
are hungry to win.”
The NASL features the most teams competing since 1983. With the second
year of The Championship, and the arrival of the Jacksonville Armada FC as well,
the upcoming season should provide even more excitement and build on what
the league has accomplished in the past four seasons.
“I can’t wait for the start of the 2015 Fall Season, opening with Fourth of July
fireworks and ending with a bang in early November,” Peterson said. “The last
two fall seasons have gone down to the wire, and I suspect it won’t be any different in 2015.”
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Atlanta Silverbacks
President & General Manager: Andy Smith
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Gary Smith (ENG), First Year
Founded (Joined NASL): 1995 (2011)
2014 Record: Spring Season 3-1-5 (10 pts), Eighth Place;
Fall Season 3-4-11 (13 pts), Tenth Place
Stadium: Atlanta Silverbacks Park (5,000)
Metro Area: 5.52 Million
Website: www.atlantasilverbacksfc.com
Twitter: @ATLSilverbacks
Club Address: 2435 Tech Center Parkway; Lawrenceville, GA 30043
The Atlanta Silverbacks will have a new direction in 2015 and under
Gary Smith’s leadership the club will look to get back to a title game, as
they did in 2013. Having most recently coached in England, Smith has
utilized those contacts to bring in players such as defenders Paul Black
and Simon Mensing. The club has also added several NASL and most
notably former Best XI selection Hans Denissen. The first-year head
coach knows exactly what he wants the Silverbacks to look like when
the season starts.
“The teams I have coached have always been technically efficient,
well balanced, with pace, athleticism and creation in attacking areas of
the pitch,” said Smith. “And when things get tough, they have resolve
and strength in character. I have no fear we will be in good shape for
April 4.”
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2015 Atlanta Silverbacks Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4
vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Apr. 11
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Apr. 18
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Apr. 25
vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. May 2
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. May 9
@ Minnesota United FC
Sat. May 16 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. May 24 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Jun. 6
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Jun. 13 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
FALL
Sat. July 4
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. July 11
vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. July 18 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Wed. July 22 @ Ottawa Fury FC
DATEOPPONENT
Sun. July 26 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Aug. 1
@ Indy Eleven
Wed. Aug. 5 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Aug. 8
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Aug. 15 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Aug. 22 vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Aug. 29 vs. FC Edmonton
Fri. Sept. 4
@ Carolina RailHawks
Tue. Sept. 15 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. Sept. 19 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Sept. 26 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sun. Oct. 4
@ New York Cosmos
Wed. Oct. 7 vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Oct. 17 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Oct. 24 @ Minnesota United FC
Sat. Oct. 31 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
2015 Atlanta Silverbacks Roster
PLAYER
Shaka Bangura
Paul Black
Steward Ceus
Jaime Chavez
Christopher Christian
C.J. Cochran
Hans Denissen Alex Harlley
Matt Horth
Rauwshan McKenzie
Simon Mensing
Kyle Miller
Michal Mravec
Jonathan Okafor
Dominic Oppong
Kyle Porter Michael Reed Ferrety Sousa
POS HEIGHTDOB
F
5-7
02/09/1986
D
6-0
01/18/1990
GK
6-6
03/26/1987
F
6-0
07/17/1987
D
6-2
03/27/1989
GK
6-4
09/27/1991
F
5-11
03/09/1984
M
6-2
06/28/1992
F
6-3
05/03/1989
D
6-1
11/19/1986
D
6-2
06/27/1982
D
5-9
05/12/1989
M
6-3
06/10/1987
M
5-11
08/25/1989
M
6-0
01/21/1986
F
6-0
01/19/1990
M
6-0
10/28/1987
M
5-6
12/25/1990
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Kissy, Sierra Leone
Middleton, England
West Haverstraw, N.Y.
Los Angeles, Calif.
West Orange, N.J.
Alpharetta, Ga.
Tilburg, Netherlands
Lomé, Togo
Cleveland, Ohio
Hartford, Conn.
Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Overland Park, Kan.
Zilina, Slovakia
Verona, N.J.
Kumasi, Ghana
Toronto, Ontario
Albuquerque, N.M
Raleigh, N.C.
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2014 Silverbacks Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 6-5-16 (Tenth Place)
OPPONENT
SPRING SEASON
4/13
@ New York Cosmos
4/19
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
4/26
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
5/3
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
5/10
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
5/17
@ Carolina RailHawks
5/24
@ FC Edmonton
5/28
@ Chattanooga FC (NPSL)*
5/31
vs. Minnesota United FC
6/7
vs. Indy Eleven
6/14
vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS)*
6/24
@ Colorado Rapids (MLS)*
7/9
vs. Chicago Fire (MLS)*
FALL SEASON
7/12
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
7/19
vs. FC Edmonton
7/26
vs. Minnesota United FC
8/2
@ Indy Eleven
8/9
vs. New York Cosmos
8/16
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
8/23
@ San Antonio Scorpions
8/30
@ Carolina RailHawks
9/6
vs. Indy Eleven
9/13
@ New York Cosmos
9/20
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
9/27
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
10/1
@ Ottawa Fury FC
10/4
@ Minnesota United FC
10/11
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
10/18
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
10/25
vs. Carolina RailHawks
11/2
@ FC Edmonton
DATE
SCOREATTENDENCE
0-4 1-2
3-1
2-1
0-4
0-2
2-1
5-0
1-2
3-3
2-1
2-1
1-3
L
L
W
W
L
L
W
W
L
D
W
W
L
7,906
5,000
4,670
3,922
3,109
5,527
2,961
4,058
5,000
5,000
5,000
1,654
5,327
2-3
1-0
1-1
4-2
1-2
1-1
1-2
2-0
1-2
2-3
0-3
0-1
0-2
0-1
2-2
1-1
0-2
1-2
L
W
D
W
L
D
L
W
L
L
L
L
L
L
D
D
L
L
3,896
3,011
4,810
10,285
3,842
2,409
5,734
3,106
5,000
4,502
3,071
3,062
3,105
5,744
2,905
3,061
5,000
3,085
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
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2014 Silverbacks Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Jaime Chavez
F
27/23
9
2
20
7
0
2137
Junior Sandoval
M
23/22
7
1
15
4
1
1839
Pablo Cruz M
22/16
4
4
12
4
1
1423
Junior Burgos
M
17/12
3
2
8
0
1
844
Deon McCaulay
F
17/11
3
0
6
2
0
983
Kwadwo Poku F 25/19
21520
1781
Blair Gavin
M 23/23
13540
1879
Ryan RoushandelM 24/22
11320
1969
Shaka Bangura
F
6/5
1
1
3
0
0
470
Mike Randolph D 18/18
02220
1536
Jesus Gonzalez M 22/14
01150
1406
Abdul Bangura
D
9/8
0
1
1
1
0
673
Alex Harlley
M
18/7
0
1
1
0
1
805
Eric Ati GK
17/16
0
0
0
1
0
1435
Ramiro CanovasD 18/13
00030
1339
Edgar Espinoza D 16/16
00031
1282
Borfor Carr M/F
12/8
0
0
0
1
0
786
Janny Rivera
M
9/7
0
0
0
3
0
559
Lucas Paulini
M
10/5
0
0
0
1
0
488
Joe Nasco
GK
4/4
0
0
0
1
0
360
Brandon Poltronieri
M
5/3
0
0
0
0
0
336
Thomas Hunter
GK
4/3
0
0
0
0
0
328
Derby Carrillo
GK
4/4
0
0
0
1
0
307
Ferrety Sousa
M
9/3
0
0
0
2
0
279
Beto Navarro D
3/3
0
0
0
0
0
226
David Estrada
F
3/2
0
0
0
1
0
207
Kellen Gulley
F
2/0
0
0
0
1
0
207
Mitchell Garcia
D
2/2
0
0
0
1
0
180
GOALKEEPER
Eric Ati Joe Nasco
Derby Carrillo
Thomas Hunter
GP/S
17/16
4/4
4/4
4/3
GAA 1.82
1.25
2.64
3.10
GA 29 5
9
2
SV
50
8
13
16
W-D-L
3-2-11
2-1-1
1-0-2
0-2-2
SO 1
1
0
0
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1
1
1
0
R
0
0
0
0
MIN
1435
360
307
328
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Carolina RailHawks
President: Curt Johnson
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Colin Clarke (NIR), 5th, 48-29-32
Founded (Joined NASL): 2006 (2011)
2014 Record: Spring Season 4-2-3 (14 pts),
Fourth Place; Fall Season 7-3-8 (24 pts), Fifth Place
Stadium: WakeMed Soccer Park (10,000)
Metro Area: 1.63 Million
Website: www.carolinarailhawks.com
Twitter: @RailHawksFC
Club Address: 101 Soccer Park Drive; Cary, NC 27511
The Carolina RailHawks narrowly missed out on the postseason last
year finishing two points adrift of the final spot in The Championship.
Bringing back attacking players Nacho Novo and Tiyiselani
Shipalane, the RailHawks have also added several NASL veterans to
compete in 2015. Mark Anderson, Simone Bracalello, and Neil Hlavaty
will bring valuable experience to the club, particularly since all three
have played in a NASL title game in the past.
“With more teams it means a couple of bye weeks which will be a
little different for everybody as well as some midweek games,” said
RailHawks coach, Colin Clarke. “Overall I think it is a good schedule
from our point of view, and I am looking forward to it.”
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2015 Carolina RailHawks Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
Sun. Mar. 8
vs. SeoulEld (KOR) 0-0 D, 5-4 pen
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sun. Apr. 12 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Apr. 18
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Apr. 25
@ Indy Eleven
Sat. May 2
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. May 9
@ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. May 16 vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. May 23 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. May 30 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Jun. 6
vs. Minnesota United FC
FALL
Sat. July 4
vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. July 8
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. July 11
@ Indy Eleven
Sat. July 18 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
DATEOPPONENT
Sun . July 26 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Aug. 1
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Wed. Aug. 12 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sun. Aug. 16 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Aug. 22 vs. New York Cosmos
Sun. Aug. 30 @ New York Cosmos
Fri. Sept. 4
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Wed. Sept. 9 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Sept. 12 @ Minnesota United FC
Sat. Sept. 19 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Sept. 26 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Oct. 10 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Wed. Oct. 14 vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. Oct. 17 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Oct. 24 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Fri. Oct. 30
vs. Indy Eleven
2015 Carolina RailHawks Roster
PLAYER
Mark Anderson
Nazmi Albadawi
Simone Bracalello
Austin Da Luz
Futty Danso
Richard Hunter Gilstrap
Neil Hlavaty
Austen King
Wes Knight
Kupono Low
Nacho Novo
Leo Osaki
Daniel Scott
Tiyiselani Shipalane
Brian Sylvestre
Wells Thompson
Connor Tobin
Blake Wagner POS HEIGHTDOB
M
5-10
02/13/1989
M
5-9
08/24/1991
F
6-0
10/21/1985
M
5-10
10/09/1987
D
6-3
04/27/1983
GK
6-3
04/07/1983
M
5-11
12/27/1986
D
6-2
05/02/1990
D
5-11
09/06/1986
D
5-11
12/28/1978
F
5-9
03/26/1979
M
6-2
08/07/1991
D
6-1
10/16/1986
M
5-11
10/05/1985
GK
6-5
12/19/1992
M
5-10 11/25/1983
D
6-2
02/11/1987
D
5-10
01/29/1988
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Durham, England
Raleigh, N.C.
Genoa, Italy
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Serekunda, Gambia
Asheville, N.C.
Lombard, Ill.
Wilson, N.C.
Easley, S.C.
Fremont, Calif.
Ferrol Galicia, Spain
Tokyo, Japan
Maui, Hawaii
Tzaneen, South Africa
Hollywood, Fla.
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Fort Collins, Colo.
Atlanta, Ga.
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2014 RailHawks Regular Season Results
DATE
SPRING
4/12
4/19
4/26
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/8
6/14
6/24
7/6
7/9
FALL
7/12
7/17
7/23
7/26
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
9/7
9/13
9/20
9/27
10/4
10/12
10/18
10/25
11/1
NASL Combined Standings Record: 11-5-11 (Fifth Place)
OPPONENT
SCOREATTENDENCE
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. New York Cosmos
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)*
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ FC Edmonton
vs. CD Chivas USA (MLS)*
vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)*
vs. Pueblas FC (MEX)^
vs. FC Dallas (MLS)*
1-1
4-1
0-4
1-0
0-3
2-0
0-0
2-0
2-0
1-6
1-1
1-0
2-1
2-5
D
W
L
W
L
W
D
W
W
L
D (3-2 pen)
W (OT)
W
L
11,048
4,007
2,158
4,066
5,834
5,527
6,784
1,432
7,856
3,641
4,273
3,000
6,155
4,169
vs. Indy Eleven
@ Minnesota United FC
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. FC Edmonton
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
vs. New York Cosmos
@ Indy Eleven
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ FC Edmonton
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Minnesota United FC
1-2
0-1
0-2
3-0
1-0
3-4
2-3
1-0
0-2
2-2
3-1
5-4
1-0
0-1
0-3
1-1
2-0
2-2
L
L
L
W
W
L
L
W
L
D
W
W
W
L
L
D
W
D
3,080
7,287
7,884
4,294
4,649
3,140
4,666
4,212
3,106
5,269
3,193
5,593
10,285
3,052
2,903
4,179
5,000
6,460
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ^International Friendly
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2014 RailHawks Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Zack Schilawski
F
19/15
9
3
21
2
0
1409
Enzo Martinez
M
24/18
6
4
16
1
0
1514
Tiyi Shipalane
M
26/23
5
4
14
1
0
2037
Nazmi Albadawi M 25/20
41940
1828
Nacho Novo
F
8/3
3
0
6
0
0
331
Devon Sandoval
F
3/3
3
0
6
1
0
259
Mike Grella
F
7/5
2
1
5
2
0
450
Connor Tobin M 23/23
20421
2043
Leo Osaki
M
14/9
2
0
4
2
0
757
César Elizondo
F
12/10
0
3
3
2
0
777
Danny Barrera
F
10/6
1
0
2
2
0
526
Jun Marques Davidson M
25/25
0
1
1
0
0
2213
Jordan Graye D 16/16
01120
1390
Daniel Jackson
F
17/4
0
1
1
0
0
538
Alex Martinez
M
2/1
0
1
1
0
0
101
Kupono Low
D 24/24
00071
2082
Daniel Scott
D 23/23
00010
1
2061
Akira Fitzgerald GK
19/19
0
0
0
1
0
1710
Scott Goodwin
GK
8/8
0
0
0
0
0
720
Austen King
D
8/7
0
0
0
1
1
603
Nick Millington
M
7/7
0
0
0
1
0
563
Aaron King
F
14/6
0
0
0
0
0
556
Kwame Watson-Siriboe D
6/5
0
0
0
0
0
500
Toni Stahl
D
6/5
0
0
0
2
0
450
Jordan Burt
M
7/4
0
0
0
2
0
385
Uriah Bentick
D
4/2
0
0
0
3
0
243
Nick Zimmerman
F
7/2
0
0
0
0
0
210
Austin Da Luz
M
6/2
0
0
0
0
0
189
Franco Figueroa
M
2/1
0
0
0
0
0
24
Gabe Latigue
M
2/0
0
0
0
0
0
9
Braian Cyrino
M
1/0
0
0
0
0
0
1
GOALKEEPER
Akira Fitzgerald
Scott Goodwin
GP/S
19/19
8/8
GAA 1.68
1.38
GA 32 11
SV
60 33
W-D-L
8-4-7
3-1-4
SO 6
3
Y
1
0
R
0
0
MIN
1710
720
OWN GOALS
Zack Schilawski, vs. Ottawa Fury FC on Apr. 26th
Kwame Watson-Siriboe, vs. New York Cosmos on Sept. 20th
Connor Tobin vs. Minnesota United FC on Nov. 1st
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FC Edmonton
President: Tom Fath
General Manager: Rod Proudfoot
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Colin Miller (CAN), 3rd, 16-19-18
Founded (Joined NASL): 2010 (2011)
2014 Record: Spring Season 2-2-5 (8 pts), Ninth Place;
Fall Season 8-5-5 (29 pts), Third Place
Stadium: Clarke Stadium (5,000)
Metro Area: 1.16 Million
Website: www.fcedmonton.com
Twitter: @FCEdmontonNow
Club Address: 9725-62 Avenue; Edmonton, AB T6e 0E4
Another club that narrowly missed out on a chance to compete in The
Championship, FC Edmonton has bolstered their roster heading into the
2015 season. With Oskar Hauksson and Sainey Nyassi, the club has
added more firepower to go along with NASL Best XI midfielder Lance
Laing. With an already stout defense, the Eddies will look to secure a
postseason berth this season.
“This could possibly be the most challenging NASL season since my
involvement with FC Edmonton,” FC Edmonton coach, Colin Miller said.
“Every team has shown improvement and ambition this offseason, and
we at FC Edmonton are no different.
“I’m very excited by the signings that I’m seeing around the league
and the coaching staffs that have come in - it speaks very highly for the
standards of our league. Every soccer fan of the NASL should be very
excited for the season to come.”
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2015 FC Edmonton Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
Tue. Mar. 31 @ Orlando City SC (USA)^
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sun. Apr. 12 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sun, Apr. 19 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Wed. Apr. 22 @ Ottawa Fury FC*
Wed. Apr. 29 vs. Ottawa Fury FC*
Sun. May 3
vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. May 9
@ New York Cosmos
Sun. May 17 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sun. May 24 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Fri. May 29
@ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. June 6
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. June 13 @ Indy Eleven
FALL
Sun. July 5
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. July 11 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Wed. July 15 @ San Antonio Scorpions
DATEOPPONENT
Sat. July 18 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sun. July 26 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sun, Aug. 2
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Wed. Aug. 5 vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Aug. 8
@ Minnesota United FC
Sun. Aug. 16 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sun. Aug. 23 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat., Aug. 29 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sun., Sept. 6 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sun., Sept. 13 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Sept. 19 @ Indy Eleven
Sun. Sept. 27 vs. New York Cosmos
Sun. Oct. 4
@ Ottawa Fury FC
Sun. Oct. 11 @ New York Cosmos
Wed. Oct. 14 @ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Oct. 18 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sun. Oct. 25 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
2015 FC Edmonton Roster
PLAYER
Marko Aleksic
Tomi Ameobi
Hanson Boaki
Chad Burt
Eddie Edward
Tyson Farago
Daryl Fordyce
Tomas Granitto
Oskar Hauksson
Sadi Jalali
Ritchie Jones
Frank Jonke
Christian Kaiswatum
Lance Laing
Kareem Moses
Michael Nonni
Sainey Nyassi
Cristian Raudales
Mallan Roberts
Johann Smith
John Smits
Matt Van Oekel
Albert Watson
Allan Zebie
POS HEIGHTDOB
D
6-4
09/10/1996
F
6-3
08/16/1988
M
5-3
10/28/1996
M
5-6
03/06/1988
D
6-0
09/20/1988
GK
6-1
05/01/1991
F
6-0
02/01/1987
M
5-11
06/12/1993
M
5-7
08/22/1984
F
6-0
06/06/1995
M
6-1
09/26/1986
F
6-3
01/30/1985
GK
6-1
03/01/1997
M
6-0
02/28/1988
D
6-1
02/11/1990
M
5-9
11/10/1989
M
5-8
01/31/1989
M
5-8
10/03/1989
D
6-2
06/06/1992
F
5-11
04/25/1987
GK
6-4
09/07/1988
GK
6-3
09/20/1986
D
6-0
09/08/1985
M
5-7
05/29/1993
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Belgrade, Serbia
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Edmonton, Alberta
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ottawa, Ontario
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Weston, Fla.
Njarðvík, Iceland
Edmonton, Alberta
Manchester, England
Pickering, Ontario
Edmonton, Alberta
Trelawny, Jamaica
Morvant, Trinidad & Tobago
West Vancouver, Canada
Bwiam, Gambia
Bradenton, Fla.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Hartford, Conn.
Mississauga, Ontario
Chesapeake, Va.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Paris, France
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2014 Edmonton Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 10-7-10 (Sixth Place)
DATE
SPRING
4/12
4/19
4/23
4/26
4/30
5/3
5/7
5/10
5/14
5/17
5/24
5/31
6/8
7/6
FALL
7/13 7/19
7/27
8/3
8/6
8/9
8/16
8/24
8/31
9/6
9/13
9/21
9/28
10/4
10/12
10/18
10/25
11/2
OPPONENT
SCOREATTENDENCE
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. New York Cosmos
@ Ottawa Fury FC*
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Ottawa Fury FC*
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Montreal Impact (MLS)*
@ Indy Eleven
@ Montreal Impact (MLS)*
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Seattle Sounders FC (USA)^
1-1
0-1
0-0
0-1
3-1
1-3
2-1
2-1
2-4
0-0
1-2
0-1
6-1
2-0
D
L
D
L
W
L
W
W
L
D
L
L
W
W
7,003
4,399
2,411
5,287
2,001
3,276
1,946
10,285
12,826
7,087
2,961
3,207
3,641
100
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Indy Eleven
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ New York Cosmos
@ Minnesota United FC
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. New York Cosmos
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Ottawa Fury FC
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
0-0
0-1
0-1
3-1
0-0
2-3
3-2
2-1
2-1
0-3
1-1
1-0
1-1
1-1
3-0
2-0
0-1
2-1
D
L
L
W
D
L
W
W
W
L
D
W
D
D
W
W
L
W
3,609
3,011
3,152
2,849
4,524
7,847
4,666
3,111
2,796
5,594
10,567
4,392
3,830
4,313
2,903
3,935
5,756
3,085
*Amway Canadian Championship. ^International Friendly.
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2014 Edmonton Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Lance Laing
M
27/27 7
6
20
4
0
2404
Tomi Ameobi
F
23/20
6
2
14
1
1
1687
Daryl Fordyce
F
20/14
6
1
13
2
0
1263
Neil Hlavaty M
26/21
3
3
9
6
1
1910
Ritchie Jones M
22/17
3
2
8
5
0
1659
Chad Burt F
12/11
3
2
8
2
0
903
Horace James M 27/16
22620
1460
Michael Nonni
D
19/11
1
1
3
4
0
919
Kareem Moses D 26/25
10250
2240
Mallan Roberts D
12/12
1
0
2
0
1
1011
Sadi Jalali
F
3/1
1
0
2
0
0
126
Eddie Edward D
24/21
0
2
2
8
2
1923
Milton Blanco
M
9/6
0
1
1
1
0
447
Hanson Boakai M
15/2
0
1
1
0
0
291
Albert Watson D
26/26
0
0
0
4
1
2328
John Smits
GK20/20
00000
1800
Beto Navarro D 18/18
00020
1600
Frank Jonke F
17/9
0
0
0
4
0
890
Cristian Raudales
M
13/10
0
0
0
4
1
835
Lance Parker
GK
6/6
0
0
0
0
0
540
Mike Banner
M
2/2
0
0
0
1
0
106
Tyson Farago
GK
1/1
0
0
0
0
0
90
Massino Marabelli M
5/0
0
0
0
0
0
62
Edem Mortotsi M
2/1
0
0
0
0
0
56
Marko Aleksic
D
1/0
0
0
0
1
0
44
GOALKEEPER
John Smits
Lance Parker
Tyson Farago
GP/S
GAA GA SV
W-D-L
SO Y R
MIN
20/200.90 18 626-5-96001800
6/6
1.50
9
13
3-2-1
0
0
0
540
1/1
1.00
1
5
1-0-0
0
0
0
90
OWN GOALS
Kareem Moses, vs. Tampa Bay on Apr. 12th
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Fort Lauderdale Strikers
President: Tim Robbie
General Manager: Amaury Nunes
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Marcelo Neveleff (ARG), First Year
Founded (Joined NASL): 2006 (2011)
2014 Record: Spring Season 4-1-4 (13 pts), Fifth Place;
Fall Season 7-6-5 (27 pts), Fourth Place; Finalist – The Championship
Stadium: Lockhart Stadium (20,450)
Metro Area: 5.56 Million
Website: www.strikers.com
Twitter: @FTLStrikers
Club Address: 1301 NW 55th Street; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers finished 2014 as the NASL’s hottest
club. With a seven-game unbeaten streak to close out the Fall Season,
the Strikers clinched the final postseason spot and ultimately finished as
runners-up.
With a new head coach, Marcelo Neveleff, and several new faces in
the squad, the Strikers will look to get back to The Championship Final.
“The expectation is to put together a good team, a good product on
the field, and to do well,” said Neveleff. “Last year the Strikers got to the
final. It will be hard to achieve the same things, but that’s the challenge.
That’s what we’re looking forward to.”
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2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4
vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Apr. 11 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sun. Apr. 19 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Apr. 25
@ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. May 2
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. May 16 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. May 23 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sat. May 30 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. June 6
vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. June 13 @ Minnesota United FC
FALL
Wed. July 8 @ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. July 11
vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. July 18 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. July 25 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
DATEOPPONENT
Sun. Aug. 2
@ New York Cosmos
Wed. Aug. 5 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Aug. 8
vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Aug. 15 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sun. Aug. 23 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Aug. 29 vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Sept. 12 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Sept. 16 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Sept. 19 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Sept. 26 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. Oct. 3
@ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Oct. 10 @ Minnesota United FC
Sat. Oct. 17 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Wed. Oct. 21 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Oct. 24 @ Indy Eleven
Sun. Nov. 1
@ Jacksonville Armada FC
2015 Fort Lauderdale Roster
PLAYER
Ryan Adeleye
Jose Angulo
Jonathan Borrajo
Shawn Chin
Marlon Freitas
Evans Frimpong
Victor Pagliari Giro
Manny Gonzalez
Jordan Graye
Ivan Guerrero Stephane Guillaume
Aly Alberto Hassan
Fabian Kling
James Marcelin
David Meves
Leo Moura
Joe Nasco
Stefano Pinho
Walter Ramirez
Daniel Sánchez
Frankie Sanfilippo
Karsten Smith
POS HEIGHTDOB
D
6-1
04/28/1987
F
5-11
01/13/1988
D
5-7
06/02/1987
M
5-10
05/11/1989
M
6-1
03/27/1995
M
5-8
08/08/1989
D
5-8
03/10/1994
M
5-8
06/03/1990
D
6-2
06/15/1987
D
5-7
11/30/1977
D
6-1
02/09/1984
F
6-3
05/15/1989
D
6-4
07/24/1987
M
6-2
06/13/1986
GK
6-2
07/20/1990
M
5-8
10/23/1978
GK
6-3
06/18/1984
F
6-1
01/12/1991
M
5-6
11/07/1983
M
5-9
10/11/1984
D
5-9
09/08/1981
D
6-3
11/13/1988
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Elizabeth, N.J.
Clifton, N.J.
Clifton, N.J.
Miami, Fla.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Accra, Ghana
São Paulo, Brazil
Pompano Beach, Fla.
Washington, D.C.
Comayagua, Honduras
Saint-Marc, Haiti
Weston, Fla.
Augsburg, Germany
St. Marc, Haiti
Arlington Heights, Ill.
Niterói, Brazil
Kissimmee, Fla.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
La Ceiba, Honduras
Málaga, Spain
San Diego, Calif.
Huntington Station, N.Y.
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2014 Strikers Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 11-7-9 (Fourth Place)
DATE
3/30
SPRING
4/12
4/19
4/26
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/7
FALL
7/12 7/19
7/26
8/2
8/6
8/9
8/16
8/24
8/29
9/6
9/13
9/20
10/4
10/8
10/11
10/18
10/25
11/1
11/8
11/15
OPPONENT
@ Don Bosco FC (HAI)^
SCOREATTENDENCE
0-2 L
5,000
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Indy Eleven
@ FC Edmonton
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Minnesota United FC
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Laredo Heat (PDL)*
vs. New York Cosmos
@ San Antonio Scorpions
2-0
1-4
3-2
3-1
4-0
1-3
2-3
2-3
0-3
2-2
W
L
W
W
W
L
L
L
L
D
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. New York Cosmos
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Indy Eleven
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ FC Edmonton
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ New York Cosmos
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Indy Eleven
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ Minnesota United FC#
@ San Antonio Scorpions#
0-3
0-2
1-1
1-0
0-0
2-1
1-1
2-1
2-0
2-0
1-2
2-1
1-0
3-2
2-2
1-1
1-0
1-1
1-1
1-2
L
L
D
W
D
W
D
W
W
W
L
W
W
W
D
D
W
D
D (5-4 pen)
L
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ^International Friendly. #The Championship
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3,105
4,007
3,515
3,276
3,109
5,325
4,331
1,432
5,572
6,484
3,092
6,958
3,257
2,648
10,285
4,814
2,409
3,111
3,006
3,626
6,202
3,112
3,052
3,865
2,905
4,179
5,756
5,505
6,113
7,847
2014 Strikers Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Fafà Picault
F
22/17
12
2
26
5
1
1567
Mark Anderson M
25/24 6
2
14
4
0
1970
Martin Nuñez
M
25/23
5
2
12
3
1
1760
Shawn Chin M
26/21
3
5
11
1
0
1874
Darnell King
M 25/25
24880
2250
Aly Alberto Hassan
F
17/4
3
0
6
0
1
555
Pecka
M 15/15
20440
1318
Marius Ebbers
F
8/7
1
2
4
1
0
546
Carlos Salazar
M
4/4
1
1
3
2
1
267
Ivan Guerrero D 27/27
03310
2416
Rafael Alves
D 22/22
10230
1925
Chris Nurse
M
16/10
1
0
2
7
0
944
Jenison Brito
F
15/10
1
0
2
2
0
875
James Marcelin M 13/13
01130
1380
Walter Ramirez
M
8/4
0
1
1
0
1
330
Stefan AntonijevicD 22/22
00040
1968
Kamil Čontofalský
GK
16/16
0
0
0
2
0
1440
Justin Chavez
D
14/10
0
0
0
4
0
933
Oka Nikolov
GK
8/8
0
0
0
0
0
720
Manny Gonzalez M
12/7
0
0
0
2
0
697
Stéphane Guillaume
D
3/2
0
0
0
1
0
206
David Meves
GK
2/2
0
0
0
0
0
180
Ronaldo Vieira M
4/2
0
0
0
0
1
160
Darryl Gordon
D
5/1
0
0
0
1
0
116
Colin Murphy
M
5/0
0
0
0
0
0
95
Lionel Brown
GK
1/1
0
0
0
0
0
90
Yaikel Perez
F
6/0
0
0
0
0
0
70
Matt Hall
D
2/0
0
0
0
0
0
68
Gonzalo De Mujica M
2/0
0
0
0
0
0
30
Mitchell Lopez
M
1/0
0
0
0
0
0
8
GOALKEEPER
Kamil Čontofalský
Oka Nikolov
David Meves
Lionel Brown
GP/S
16/16
8/8
2/2
1/1 GAA 1/13
2.00
1.50
2.00 GA 18
16
3
2
SV
41
20
4
1
W-D-L
6-6-4
4-0-4
1-0-1
0-1-0
SO 5
2
0
0
Y
2
0
0
0
R
0
0
0
0
MIN
1440
720
180
90
OWN GOALS
Rafael Alves, vs. Atlanta Silverbacks on Oct. 11th
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Indy Eleven
President/General Manager: Peter Wilt
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Juergen Sommer (USA), 2nd, 6-9-12
Founded (Joined NASL): 2013 (2014)
2014 Record: Spring Season 0-4-5 (4 pts), Tenth Place;
Fall Season 6-5-7 (23 pts), Seventh Place
Stadium: IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Soccer Stadium (12,111)
Metro Area: 1.89 Million
Website: www.indyeleven.com
Twitter: @IndyEleven
Club Address: 47 S. Pennsylvania Street Suite 611; Indianapolis, IN 46204
After a sellout in every home game at Michael A. Carroll Stadium
during their inaugural season, Indy Eleven will look to add a few more
home wins and improve on their ninth-place finish in the combined
standings. The club returned the core from a season ago but has
bolstered the squad in the attacking areas with Osman Melgares and
Jamaican international Brian Brown. NASL veteran Greg Janicki,
who lifted the Soccer Bowl trophy in 2014 with San Antonio, will add
leadership while strengthening the backline.
“We’re excited to feed off that momentum, and the return of a core
group of a dozen or so players will help, including pretty much the
entire backline that really came on strong at the end of 2014,” said Indy
Eleven coach, Juergen Sommer. “We’ll have a lot of new faces in the
attack, so if we can blend them in quickly and feed off the energy of the
best fans in the NASL, I’m confident Indy Eleven will be in the mix for a
spot in The Championship right off the bat in 2015.”
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2015 Indy Eleven Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Apr. 11
vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Apr. 18
@ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Apr. 25
vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sat. May 9
@ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. May 16 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. May 23 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. May 30 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. June 6
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. June 13 vs. FC Edmonton
FALL
Sun. July 5 @ New York Cosmos
Sat. July 11
vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sun. July 19 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. July 25 vs. New York Cosmos
DATEOPPONENT
Sat. Aug. 1
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Wed. Aug. 5 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Aug. 8
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Aug. 19 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Aug. 22 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Aug. 29 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Wed. Sept. 2 @ Minnesota United FC
Sat. Sept. 5 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Sept. 12 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Sept. 19 vs. FC Edmonton
Wed. Sept. 30 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Oct. 3
@ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Oct. 10 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Oct. 17 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. Oct. 24 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Fri. Oct. 30
@ Carolina RailHawks
2015 Indy Eleven Roster
PLAYER
Brian Brown
Marco Franco Jaime Frias
Kyle Hyland Greg Janicki
Kleberson
Dylan Mares
Judson McKinney
Osman Melgares
Cory Miller
Kristian Nicht Erick Norales
Sergio Peña
Victor Pineda
Brad Ring
Charlie Rugg
Don Smart
Dragan Stojkov
Wojciech Wojcik
POS HEIGHTDOB
F
6-1
12/24/1992
D
5-9
10/06/1991
D
6-0
02/18/1993
D
5-6
03/01/1991
D
6-2
07/09/1984
M
5-7
06/19/1979
M
5-9
02/11/1992
D
6-1
08/04/1988
M
5-7
11/27/1986
D
6-2
07/22/1988
GK
6-5 04/03/1982
D
5-11
02/11/1985
M
6-1
05/09/1987
M
5-9
03/15/1993
M
5-11
04/07/1987
F
6-0
10/02/1990
M
5-7
12/02/1987
M
5-7
02/23/1988
F
6-3
05/31/1991
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Sandy Bay, Jamaica
Chino Hills, Calif.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Bay Village, Ohio
New Baltimore, Mich.
Urai, Brazil
Zionsville, Ind.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Tocoa, Honduras
Zionsville, Ill.
Jena, Germany
La Ceiba, Honduras
Tocoa, Honduras
Bolingbrook, Ill.
Rockford, Ill.
Roslindale, Mass.
Kingston, Jamaica
Strumica, FYR Macedonia
Elmwood Park, Ill.
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2014 Indy Eleven Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 6-9-12 (Ninth Place)
DATE
SPRING
4/12
4/19
4/26
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/7
6/17
FALL
7/12 7/19
7/27
8/2
8/6
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
9/6
9/13
9/20
9/27
10/4
10/11
10/18
10/26
11/1
OPPONENT
SCOREATTENDENCE
vs. Carolina RailHawks
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers @ Minnesota United FC
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)*
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Columbus Crew (MLS)*
1-1
1-1
2-3
2-3
1-2
2-4
1-1
5-2
1-2
3-3
1-2 D
D
L
L
L
L
D
W
L
D
L (OT)
11,048
10,412
3,515
4,913
10,285
10,285
3,581
9,181
10,285
5,000
1,913
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ FC Edmonton
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
vs. New York Cosmos
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. FC Edmonton
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Minnesota United FC
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Ottawa Fury FC
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
2-1
1-2
1-0
2-4
0-0
0-2
1-5
1-2
2-2
2-1
1-1
2-1
0-1
0-0
2-0
1-0
2-1
2-2
W
L
W
L
D
L
L
L
D
W
D
W
L
D
W
W
W
D
3,080
10,555
3,152
10,285
10,285
7,847
5,420
10,285
10,659
5,000
10,567
3,112
10,285
6,225
10,285
10,982
4,172
6,377
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
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2014 Indy Eleven Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Kléberson M
20/17
8
0
16
3
0
1546
Mike Ambersley F
9/9
6
4
14
3
0
2169
Don Smart
M 27/9
33930
1032
Victor Pineda M 17/17
32830
1421
Jhulliam
F 8/330600
295
Blake Smith
M 19/18
22610
1559
Erick Norales D 21/21
20460
1877
Ben Spencer
F
11/6
2
0
4
1
0
616
Jermaine Johnson
M
10/7
2
0
4
1
1
632
Brad Ring
M
12/10
1
1
3
4
1
902
Charlie Rugg
F
5/5
1
1
3
1
0
450
Jaime Frias
D 25/24
10250
2207
Dylan Mares
M 24/11
02220
1050
A.J. Corrado M
14/12
0
2
2
1
0
1008
Sergio Peña
M 15/13
01131
1147
Cory Miller
D
9/9
0
1
1
1
0
810
Kristian Nicht GK27/27
00000
2430
Kyle Hyland D
17/17
0
0
0
4
0
1296
Fijero Okiomah D 14/13
00011
1067
Chris Estridge D
11/7
0
0
0
3
0
711
Andrew Stone
D
7/7 0
0
0
0
0
549
Marco Franco
D
6/6
0
0
0
0
0
540
Corby Moore
M
12/5
0
0
0
2
0
483
Pedro Mendes
F
12/4
0
0
0
2
0
45
GOALKEEPER
GP/S
GAA GA SV
W-D-L
SO Y R
MIN
Kristian Nicht 27/271.70 46 786-9-125002430
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Jacksonville Armada FC
President: Steve Livingstone
General Manager: Dario Sala
Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
José Luis Villarreal (ARG), 1st, FIRST YEAR
Founded (Joined NASL): 2013 (2015)
2014 Record: N/A, Inaugural Season In 2015
Stadium: Community First Park at the Baseball Grounds
of Jacksonville (8,500)
Metro Area: 1.39 Million
Website: www.armadafc.com
Twitter: @JaxArmadaFC
Club Address: 1 Independent Drive, Suite 3232; Jacksonville, FL 32202
Launched in January 2013, Jacksonville Armada FC will kick off its
inaugural season on April 4. The club’s official name was unveiled on
February 18, 2014 at Jacksonville Landing.
Under the helm of co-coaches Jose Luis Villarreal and Guillermo
Hoyos, Armada FC has added a mix of local and experienced talent
from around the NASL such as Jemal Johnson, who was a member of
the New York Cosmos championship winning squad in 2013.
Also players with vast experience have joined as well. Marcos Flores
recently played for Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets, Alhassane
Keita, whose most notable accomplishments occurred at FC Zurich, and
Jaime Castrillón, who has played for Independiente, should all make an
impact straightaway in their first season in the NASL.
“I want a team that is dynamic,” Villarreal said. “Our playing style is
heavily focused on attacking our opponents. But also, we want to take
precautions and always defend. I want a short style of play where my
team will move in blocks. We definitely have to work hard, and that’s
what we are doing.”
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2015 Armada FC Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4
vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. Apr. 11 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Apr. 25
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. May 2
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. May 9
vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. May 16 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. May 23 @ Minnesota United FC
Sat. May 30 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sun. June 7 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. June 13 @ New York Cosmos
FALL
Sun. July 5
@ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. July 11
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
Wed. July 15 @ Minnesota United FC
Sat. July 18 vs. New York Cosmos
DATEOPPONENT
Fri. July 31
vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. Aug. 8
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Wed. Aug. 12 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Aug. 15 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Aug. 22 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Aug. 29 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sun. Sept. 5 @ Indy Eleven
Sat. Sept. 12 @ New York Cosmos
Wed. Sept. 16 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Sept. 26 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Oct. 3
vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Oct. 10 @ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Oct. 17 vs. FC Edmonton
Wed. Oct. 21 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sun. Oct. 25 @ FC Edmonton
Sun. Nov. 1
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2015 Armada FC Roster
PLAYER
Matt Bahner
Akeil Barrett
Jaime Castrillon
Sebastian Evers
Marcos Flores
Jordan Gafa
Miguel Gallardo
Bochy Hoyos
Nurdin Hrustic
Jemal Johnson
Alhassane Keita
Tommy Krizanovic
Pascal Millien
Shawn Nicklaw
Fabricio Ortiz
Nicolas Perea
Lucas Rodríguez
Ramak Safi
Lucas Scaglia
David Sierra
Joseph Toby
Lucas Trejo
Tyler Williams
Nico Zaldana
POS HEIGHTDOB
D
5-9
03/12/1990
F
5-7
07/07/1992
M
5-9
04/05/1983
GK 6-0
01/02/1991
M
6-1
10/23/1985
D
5-10
06/19/1990
GK
6-1
10/24/1984
M
5-9
12/20/1983
D
6-3
11/05/1988
F
5-7
05/03/1985
F
5-5
06/26/1983
F
5-10
11/20/1984
M
5-9
05/03/1986
D
6-0
04/15/1989
D
5-8
03/17/1990
M
5-10
08/06/1992
M
5-7
02/08/1986
D
6-0
02/07/1984
M
5-6
05/06/1987
GK
6-0
09/16/1983
D
5-10
01/02/1989
D
6-0
12/29/1987
F
5-11
03/23/1984
M
5-3
05/07/1996
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Cincinnati, Ohio
Kingston, Jamaica
Puerto Nare, Colombia
Miami, Fla.
Reconquista, Argentina
San Diego, Calif.
Torreón, Mexico
Córdoba, Argentina
Jacksonville, Fla.
Paterson, N.J.
Conakry, Guinea
Jacksonville, Fla.
Léogâne, Haiti
San Diego, Calif.
Casilda, Argentina
Hollywood, Fla.
Kansas City, Kan.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Rosario, Argentina
Madrid, Spain
St. Augustine, Fla.
Córdoba, Argentina
Tallahassee, Fla.
Orlando, Fla.
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Minnesota United FC
President: Nick Rogers
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Manny Lagos (USA), 5th, 43-31-35
Founded (Joined NASL): 2010 (2011)
2014 Record:Spring Season 6-2-1 (20 pts), First Place; Fall Season 10-5-3
(35 pts), Second Place; Semifinalists – The Championship
Stadium: National Sports Center Stadium (8,500)
Metro Area: 3.47 Million
Website: www.mnunitedfc.com
Twitter: @MNUnitedFC
Club Address: 4050 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 295;
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Minnesota United FC had a largely successful season in 2014. The
club won the Spring Season and won a host of individual awards at the
end of the year.
The Loons will look to build off that success to lift the Soccer Bowl
trophy in 2015. With U.S. Men’s National Team player Miguel Ibarra
and the reigning NASL Golden Boot winner Christian Ramirez, the club
shouldn’t be lacking in firepower. Minnesota United FC also added key
players like J.C. Banks, Jonny Steele, Kalif Alhassan, and Ibson.
“We did some special things last year, but obviously didn’t achieve
our ultimate goal,” said United coach, Manny Lagos. “This year there is
a focus on continuing to strive for trophies. To do that, we have to both
embrace some of the good things we did last year and improve on some
of the areas where we could have done better.”
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2015 Minnesota United FC Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
Mon. Mar. 16 @ Volta Redonda FC (BRA) 3-2 W
Wed. Mar. 18 @ Botafogo FC (BRA) 0-2 L
Sat. Mar. 21 @Barra Mansa FC (BRA)^ 3-3 D
Mon. Mar. 23 @ Vasco de Gama (BRA)^ 1-0 W
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 11 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Apr. 18
@ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Apr. 25
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sun. May 3
@ FC Edmonton
Sat. May 9
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. May 16 @ Indy Eleven
Sat. May 23 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. May 30 vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. June 6
@ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. June 13 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
FALL
Sat. July 4
@ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. July 11
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
DATEOPPONENT
Wed. July 15 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. July 25 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Fri. July 31
@ Jacksonville Armada FC
Wed. Aug. 5 @ New York Cosmos
Sat. Aug. 8
vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. Aug. 15 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Sat. Aug. 22 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Wed. Sept. 2 vs. Indy Eleven
Sun. Sept. 6 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. Sept. 12 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Tue. Sept. 15 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Sept. 19 vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Sept. 26 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Oct. 3
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Oct. 10 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Oct. 17 @ Indy Eleven
Sat. Oct. 24 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Oct. 31 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
2015 Minnesota Roster
PLAYER
Kalif Alhassan
J.C. Banks
Tiago Calvano
Pablo Campos
Justin Davis
Cristiano Dias
Andrew Fontein
Mitch Hildebrandt
Miguel Ibarra
Ibson
Greg Jordan
Brent Kallman
Daniel Mendes
Sammy N’Djock
Aaron Pitchkolan
Tyler Polak
Christian Ramirez
Jonny Steele
Kevin Venegas
Juliano Vicentini
Jamie Watson
POS HEIGHTDOB
M
5-10
10/15/1990
F
5-8
08/24/1989
D
6-2
05/19/1981
F
6-3
01/29/1983
D
6-0
05/06/1988
D
6-2
05/25/1986
GK
6-1 03/03/1990 GK
6-1
11/12/1988
M
5-6
03/15/1990
M
5-10
11/07/1983
M
6-0
04/05/1990
D
6-2
10/04/1990
M
5-7
01/18/1981
GK
5-11
02/25/1990
M
6-2
03/14/1983
M
5-7
05/13/1992
F
6-2
04/04/1991
M
6-0
02/07/1986
M
5-8
07/29/1989
M
5-9
08/26/1981
M
5-7
04/10/1986
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Accra, Ghana
Milwaukee, Wis.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Machado, Brazil
Las Vegas, Nev.
Livonia, Mich.
Lancaster, Calif.
Niteroi, Brazil
Naperville, Ill.
Woodbury, Minn.
São Paulo, Brazil
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Aurora, Colo.
Lincoln, Neb.
Santa Ana, Calif.
Larne, Northern Ireland
Norwalk, Calif.
São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Arlington, Tex.
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2014 United Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 16-7-4 (First Place)
DATE
3/10
3/17
SPRING
4/12
4/19
4/26
5/3
5/12
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/7
6/18
7/4
FALL
7/12
7/17
7/26
7/29
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/31
9/6
9/13
9/20
9/28
10/4
10/11
10/15
10/18
10/25
11/1
11/8
OPPONENT
@ Matlock Town FC (ENG)^
@ Derby County (ENG) ^
SCOREATTENDENCE
3-0 W
358
0-2 L
50
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Indy Eleven
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Des Moines Menace (USASA)*
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Sporting Kansas City (MLS)*
vs. Mexico U-21^
2-0
2-1
1-0
3-2
0-1
3-1
0-0
1-0
2-1
3-3
0-2
1-1
W
W
W
W
L
W
D
W
W
D
L
D (4-3 pen)
7,381
3,457
5,287
4,913
3,901
5,325
6,784
2,196
5,000
4,132
15,307
8,059
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Swansea City AFC (WAL)^
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Indy Eleven
@ New York Cosmos
@ FC Edmonton
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Indy Eleven
@ Tamp Bay Rowdies
vs. New York Cosmos
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers#
3-0
1-0
1-1
2-0
2-1
3-2
5-1
1-1
1-2
1-1
2-1
2-0
3-2
1-0
0-2
3-2
0-0
0-1
2-2
1-1
W
W
D
W
W
W
W
D
L
D
W
W
W
W
L
W
D
L
D
D (4-5 pen)
3,092
7,287
4,810
9,064
34,047
3,140
5,420
3,928
2,796
7,024
6,202
8,313
5,094
5,744
10,285
2,565
5,817
6,454
6,460
6,113
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ^International Friendly. #The Championship
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2014 United Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Christian Ramirez
F
27/27
20
5
45
1
0
2393
Miguel Ibarra M
26/24
8
5
21
1
0
2180
Daniel Mendes
M
24/22
9
1
19
5
0
1899
Kevin Venegas D
21/21
1
5
7
2
0
1879
Aaron PitchkolanD 26/26
22650
2305
Justin Davis
D 25/25
14641
2241
Simone Bracalello F
13/5
2
1
5
0
0
457
Greg Jordan
M 22/11
13520
1257
Jamie Watson
M
17/9
1
2
4
1
0
829
Juliano Vicentini M 24/21
11350
1750
Brian Kallman D
10/7
0
2
2
1
0
636
Cristiano Dias D
25/24
0
1
1
5
1
2105
Tiago Calvano D 24/24
01110
0
2069
Matt VanOekel GK
20/19
0
0
0
1
0
1699
Omar Daley
M
17/7
0
0
0
2
0
800
Mitch Hildebrandt GK
9/8
0
0
0
0
1
729
Floyd Franks M
10/9
0
0
0
1
0
627
Michael Reed
M
9/3
0
0
0
2
0
389
Brent Kallman
D
3/3
0
0
0
0
0
270
Rafael Edgardo Burgos F
8/1
0
0
0
0
0
161
Pablo Campos
F
2/0
0
0
0
0
0
31
Richard Garcia M
2/0
0
0
0
0
0
24
Mackenzie Pridham
F
1/0
0
0
0
0
0
13
Tyler Polak
M
2/0
0
0
0
0
0
8
Pedro Mendes
F
1/0
0
0
0
0
0
5
GOALKEEPER
Matt Van Oekel
Mitch Hildebrandt
GP/S
20/19
9/8
GAA 0.95
1.11
GA 18
9
SV
50
21
W-D-L
11-4-3
5-3-1
SO 5
2
Y
1
0
R
0
1
MIN
1699
729
Own Goal
Simone Bracelello vs. Indy Eleven on May 3rd
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New York Cosmos
Chairman: Seamus O’Brien
Chief Operating Officer: Erik Stover
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Giovanni Savarese (VEN), 3rd, 18-12-8
Founded (Re-Joined NASL): 1971 (2013)
2014 Record: Spring Season 6-1-2 (19 pts), Second Place;
Fall Season 5-8-5 (23 pts), Sixth Place; Semifinalist – The Championship
Stadium: James M. Shuart Stadium (12,000)
Metro Area: 18.9 Million
Website: www.nycosmos.com
Twitter: @NYCosmos
Club Address: 750 Third Avenue, Suite 2601, New York, NY 10017
The New York Cosmos were unable to defend their title in 2014 after
losing to the eventual champions, the San Antonio Scorpions, in the
semifinals.
The club will return important players, as they push to return to the
pinnacle of the NASL. Marcos Senna, Danny Szetela, and the club’s
leading goalscorer, Mads Stokkelien, will all be back for the upcoming
campaign. The Cosmos also added several vital offseason additions:
Adam Moffat, NASL Best XI midfielder Walter Restrepo, and Spanish
legend Raúl.
“We’re excited about the start of the 2015 season,” said Cosmos coach,
Giovanni Savarese. “The league continues to grow in quality every year
and with the addition of Jacksonville, it’ll be an even bigger challenge for
us.”
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2015 New York Cosmos Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
Thu. Feb. 19 @ S China AA (HKG)^ 2-2 D, 4-2 Pen
Sat. Mar. 14 @CD FAS (SLV)^ 0-1 L
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Apr. 11
@ Indy Eleven
Sat. Apr. 18
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Apr. 25
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. May 2
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sun. May 10 vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. May 16 @ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. May 23 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. May 30 @ Minnesota United FC
Tue. June 2 @ Cuba National Team^
Sat. June 13 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
FALL
Sun. July 5
vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. July 18 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. July 25 @ Indy Eleven
DATEOPPONENT
Sun. Aug. 2
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Wed. Aug. 5 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. Aug. 8
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Aug. 15 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Aug. 22 @ Carolina RailHawks
Wed. Aug. 26 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Sun. Aug. 30 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Sept. 5 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Sept. 12 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Sept. 19 @ Minnesota United FC
Tue. Sept. 22 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Sun. Sept. 27 @ FC Edmonton
Sun. Oct. 4
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Wed. Oct. 7 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sun. Oct. 11 vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. Oct. 24 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Oct. 31 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
2015 New York Cosmos Roster
PLAYER
Ayoze
Samuel Caceres
Hagop Chirishian
David Diosa
Leo Fernandes
Andrés Flores
Hunter Freeman
Hunter Gorskie
Sebástian Guenzatti
Brian Holt
Jimmy Maurer
Carlos Mendes
Lucky Mkosana
Adam Moffat
Jimmy Mulligan
Raúl
Walter Restrepo
Rovérsio Marcos Senna
Mads Stokkelien
Danny Szetela
Kyle Zobeck
POS HEIGHTDOB
D
5-8 11/22/1985
D
6-0
02/20/1989
M
5-7
11/01/1989
F
5-7
12/04/1992
M
6-0
12/23/1991
M
5-7
08/31/1990
D
6-0
01/08/1985
D
5-11
06/27/1991
M
5-10
07/08/1991
GK
5-9
11/14/1988
GK
6-3
08/14/1988
D
5-11
12/25/1980
F
5-7
09/30/1987
M
6-0
05/15/1986
M
5-8
08/12/1991
F
5-11
06/27/1977
M
5-9
06/21/1988
D
6-1 01/17/1984
M
5-9 07/17/1976
F
6-2
03/15/1990
M
5-11
06/17/1987
GK
6-1
02/06/1990
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Asuncion, Paraguay
Hollywood, Calif.
Medellin, Colombia
North Babylon, N.Y. San Salvador, El Salvador
Tyler, Tex.
New York, N.Y.
Montevideo, Uruguay
Omaha, Neb.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Mineola, N.Y.
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Glasgow, Scotland
Medford, N.Y.
Madrid, Spain
San Diego, Calif.
Igarassu, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
Kristiansand, Norway
Clifton, N.J.
Coralville, Iowa
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2014 Cosmos Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 11-9-7 (Third Place)
DATE
3/6
3/11
3/16
SPRING
4/13
4/19
4/26
5/3
5/12
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/8
6/14
6/24
FALL
7/12
7/20
7/26
8/2
8/6
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
9/6
9/13
9/20
9/28
10/4
10/11
10/18
10/25
11/1
11/8
OPPONENT
@ Al Shabab Al Arabi (UAE)^
@ Al Wasl FC (UAE)^
@ Emirates Club (UAE)^
SCOREATTENDENCE
0-1 L
1,500
3-1 W
3,780
1-2 L
2,250
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ FC Edmonton
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Indy Eleven
vs. Brooklyn Italians SC (NPSL)*
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)*
@ Philadelphia Union (MLS)*
4-0
1-0
0-1
0-1
1-0
3-0
1-1
2-0
3-0
1-0
3-0
1-2
W
W
L
L
W
W
D
W
W
W
W
L (OT)
7,906
4,399
4,130
4,066
3,091
4,855
3,581
1,851
5,572
6,495
9,364
3,074
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Ottawa Fury FC
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Carolina RailHawks
vs. FC Edmonton
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Carolina RailHawks
@ FC Edmonton
vs. Indy Eleven
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ San Antonio Scorpions#
1-3
1-0
1-1
0-1
0-0
2-1
1-3
1-1
2-2
2-0
3-2
4-5
1-1
0-0
2-1
0-0
2-2
0-1
1-2
L
W
D
L
D
W
L
D
D
W
W
L
D
D
W
D
D
L
L (OT)
3,806
14,593
3,257
4,649
4,524
3,842
4,273
3,928
10,659
3,626
4,502
5,593
3,830
6,225
4,411
5,817
8,565
8,205
6,548
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ^International Friendly. #The Championship
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2014 Cosmos Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Mads Stokkelien F
27/24
7
4
18
3
0
2144
Marcos Senna M 20/16
41921
1447
Danny Szetela M
23/21
3
1
7
8
0
1906
Carlos Mendes D 25/25
21511
2238
Ayoze
D 22/22
21590
1899
Sebastián Guenzatti
F 15/11
21510
1036
Hagop Chirishian M
14/5
2
1
5
0
0
523
Jimmy Ockford
D
10/7
2
0
4
0
0
629
Stefan Dimitrov
F
13/4
2
0
4
2
0
380
Hunter Freeman D
26/26
1
2
4
6
0
2340
Jemal Johnson F
19/10
1
2
4
2
0
1020
Danny Mwanga
F
8/8
1
1
3
0
0
624
Andrés Flores
F
8/7
1
1
3
2
0
618
David Diosa F
9/7
1
1
3
5
0
555
Hans Denissen
F
11/5
0
3
3
1
0
535
Diomar Diaz
F
12/9
1
0
2
1
0
600
Paulo Mendes M
7/4
1
0
2
2
0
355
Alessandro Noselli F
5/3
1
0
2
1
0
283
Joseph Nane M 21/13
01130
1225
Hunter Gorskie
D
13/7
0
1
1
2
0
672
Jimmy Maurer GK
24/24
0
0
0
3
1
2076
Rovérsio D 15/14
00010
1255
Connor Lade
D
4/4
0
0
0
1
0
360
Kyle Zobeck
GK
4/3
0
0
0
0
0
353
Dane Murphy
M
7/4
0
0
0
1
0
345
Jimmy Nealis
D
2/2
0
0
0
0
0
180
Jimmy Mulligan
M
2/2
0
0
0
0
0
180
GOALKEEPER
Jimmy Maurer
Kyle Zobeck
GP/S
24/24
4/3
GAA 0.91
1.53
GA 21
6
SV
67
10
W-D-L
10-7-6
1-2-1
SO 11
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3
0
R
1
0
MIN
2076
353
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Ottawa Fury FC
President: John Pugh
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Marc Dos Santos (CAN), 2nd, 7-6-14
Founded (Joined NASL): 2011 (2014)
2014 Record: 3-1-5 (10 pts), Sixth Place;
Fall Season 4-5-9 (17 pts), Ninth Place
Stadium: TD Place (24,000)
Metro Area: 1.24 Million
Website: www.ottawafuryfc.com
Twitter: @OttawaFuryFC
Club Address: 700 Industrial Avenue – Suite 220; Ottawa, ON K1g 0Y9
Ottawa Fury FC enters its second season in the NASL seeking to
build off their eighth place finish in the combined standings a year ago.
The club has brought back a strong core from 2014 but has added
several veterans to the roster in 2015. NASL veterans such as Rafael
Alves and Mike Randolph will bolster the defense, while Paulo Junior
and NASL newcomer Andrew Wiedeman will add more firepower in the
final third.
“In the NASL every point is important – there are no easy games,”
said Fury FC coach, Marc Dos Santos. “As a team we matured a lot in
2014 and we’ve brought back an important core and filled in our squad
with talented players that are hungry to win.
“Every NASL team has made significant changes to their squad, but
we are confident that we have the depth, experience, and talent to not
just compete every game but have a chance to win every night.”
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2015 Ottawa Fury FC Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
Fri. Mar. 13
vs. Rochester Rhinos (USA)^ 1-1 D
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4
@ Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Apr. 11 @ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Apr. 18
vs. Minnesota United FC
Wed. Apr. 22 vs. FC Edmonton*
Wed. Apr. 29 @ FC Edmonton*
Sat. Apr. 25
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. May 2
@ New York Cosmos
Sat. May 9
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. May 23 vs. Indy Eleven
Fri. May 29
vs. FC Edmonton
Sun. June 7 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. June 13 @ San Antonio Scorpions
FALL
Sun. July 5
vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. July 11
@ Minnesota United FC
Sun. July 19 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
DATEOPPONENT
Wed. July 22 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sun July 26 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sun. Aug. 2
@ FC Edmonton
Sat. Aug. 8
@ Indy Eleven
Sun. Aug. 15 vs. Minnesota United FC
Wed. Aug. 26 vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Aug. 29 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Sept. 5 @ San Antonio Scorpions
Sat. Sept. 12 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Sept. 19 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Tue. Sept. 22 @ New York Cosmos
Sat. Sept. 26 @ Carolina RailHawks
Sun. Oct. 4
vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. Oct. 10 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sun Oct. 18 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Wed. Oct. 21 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Oct. 31 @ Atlanta Silverback
2015 Ottawa Fury FC Roster
PLAYER
Rafael Alves
Drew Beckie
Philippe Davies
Marcel DeBellis
Julian De Guzman
Mauro Eustaquio
Colin Falvey
Carl Haworth
Tom Heinemann
Paulo Junior
Oliver Minatel
Patryk Misik
Nicki Paterson
Romuald Peiser
Brandon Poltronieri
Mike Randolph
Ryan Richter
Richie Ryan
Mason Trafford
Sinisa Ubiparipovic
Andrew Wiedeman
POS HEIGHTDOB
D
6-3
01/18/1985
D
6-1
09/30/1990
M
6-0
12/12/1990
GK
6-3
04/17/1991
M
5-7
03/25/1981
M
5-8
10/02/1993
D
6-1
06/20/1985
F
5-7
07/09/1989
F
6-3
04/23/1987
M
5-6
01/23/1989
F
5-7
08/29/1992
M
5-7
11/13/1994
M
5-9
01/19/1985
GK
6-1
08/03/1979
M
5-9
01/18/1986
D
5-6
12/03/1985
D
6-2
04/12/1989
M
5-7
01/06/1985
D
6-1
08/21/1986
M
5-7
08/25/1983
F
5-11
08/22/1989
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Praia Grande, Brazil
Regina, Saskatchewan
Longueuil, Quebec
Oakville, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Nazaré, Portugal
Cork, Ireland
Barrie, Ontario
St. Louis, Mo.
Teresina, Brazil
Campinas, Brazil
Brantford, Ontario
Lanark, Scotland
Phalsbourg, France
Los Angeles, Calif.
Chino Hills, Calif.
Southampton, Pa.
Clonmel, Ireland
Boynton Beach, Fla.
Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina
San Ramon, Calif.
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2014 Fury FC Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 7-6-14 (Eighth Place)
DATE
3/21
4/5
SPRING
4/12
4/19
4/23
4/26
4/30
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
5/31
6/8
FALL
7/13
7/20
7/23
7/26
8/2
8/9
8/17
8/23
8/30
9/7
9/13
9/20
9/28
10/1
10/4
10/11
10/18
10/26
11/1
OPPONENT
@ Rochester Rhinos (USA)^
@ Floridians FC (USA)^
SCOREATTENDENCE
1-1 D
250
2-1 W
50
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Minnesota United FC
vs. FC Edmonton*
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ FC Edmonton*
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Indy Eleven
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
vs. FC Edmonton
@ New York Cosmos
0-2
1-2
0-0
4-0
1-3
1-2
1-1
4-2
2-3
1-0
0-1
L
L
D
W
L
L
D
W
L
W
L
3,105
3,457
2,411
2,158
2,001
3,922
2,164
10,285
2,432
3,207
6,495
@ FC Edmonton
vs. New York Cosmos
vs. Rangers FC (SCO)^
@ Carolina RailHawks
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Minnesota United FC
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ New York Cosmos
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Indy Eleven
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
0-0
0-1
0-1
0-3
1-2
1-2
1-1
2-1
0-2
2-2
2-0
3-0
2-3
2-0
1-1
1-2
0-2
1-2
1-1
D
L
L
L
L
L
D
W
L
D
W
W
L
W
D
L
L
L
D
3,609
14,593
8,643
4,294
34,047
4,814
4,277
10,285
4,206
5,269
4,340
3,071
5,094
3,105
5,963
4,111
3,935
4,172
5,505
*Amway Canadian Championship. ^International Friendly
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2014 Fury FC Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Oliver Minatel
F
22/17
7
3
17
7
0
1388
Tom Heinemann F
18/15
6
1
13
3
1
1324
Tony Donatelli
M
26/20
4
4
12
0
0
1913
Siniša Ubiparipović
M
24/21
4
3
11
2
0
1717
Vini Dantas F
26/14
2
4
8
3
0
1345
Carl Harworth F 24/15
21510
1530
Nicki Paterson M
17/13
2
1
5
5
0
1116
Richie Ryan
M 23/23
13501
2047
Omar Jarun
D 16/12
20440
1078
Philippe Davies M
23/16
1
2
4
4
1
1480
Ryan Richter
D
9/9
1
0
2
1
0
810
Pierre-Rudolph Mayard F
18/7
1
0
2
0
0
787
Ramon Soria D
19/15
0
2
2
1
0
1400
Mason Trafford D 27/26
00050
2348
Drew Beckie
D 19/19
00070
1587
Romuald PeiserGK15/15
00010
1350
Devala Gorrick GK12/12
00000
1080
Maykon
D 12/9
00010
744
O’Brian Woodbine
D
5/5
0
0
0
1
0
450
Mauro Eustaquio
M
8/4
0
0
0
3
1
301
Andres Fresenga D
4/3
0
0
0
0
0
253
Kenny Caceros M
1/0
0
0
0
0
0
9
GOALKEEPER
GP/S
GAA GA SV
W-D-L
SO Y R
MIN
Romuald Peiser15/151.40 21 424-4-73101350
Devala Gorrick12/121.42 17 273-2-73001080
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TM
San Antonio Scorpions
President & General Manager: Howard Cornfield
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Alen Marcina (CAN), 3rd, 16-5-13
Founded (Joined NASL): 2010 (2012 )
2014 Record: Spring Season 5-2-2 (17 pts), Third Place; Fall
Season 11-2-5 (35 pts), First Place; Winners – The Championship
Stadium: Toyota Field (8,000)
Metro Area: 2.28 Million
Website: www.sascorpions.com
Twitter: @SAScorpions
Club Address: 5103 David Edwards Drive; San Antonio, TX 78230
The San Antonio Scorpions captured the 2014 Fall Season title with a
last-gasp goal by Adrian Cann, and then followed that up with their firstever NASL Championship.
In Alen Marcina’s first full season as head coach, the Scorpions were
the first to win the title in the NASL’s new postseason format, defeating
the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, 2-1.
Many of the players that were key contributors will return such as The
Championship goalscorers Billy Forbes and Rafael Castillo, while the
club welcomes the additions of former Colombian youth internationals
Eduar Zea and Cristian Palomeque.
“From ownership, to stadiums, media attention, and the addition of
Jacksonville, the NASL has strengthened significantly in the offseason,
and I personally think it’s fantastic for the growth of our league,” Marcina
said. “As for us, we are establishing our short-term goals, we’re very
focused on defending our NASL record-setting championship, we are
building the culture of our club and we are dedicated to the long-term
project here in San Antonio.”
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2015 San Antonio Scorpions Schedule
DATEOPPONENT
Sat. Mar. 28 vs. Costa Rica U-23^
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Apr. 18
vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Apr. 25
@ Minnesota United FC
Sat. May 2
@ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. May 9
vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sun. May 17 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. May 23 @ New York Cosmos
Sat. May 30 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. June 6
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. June 13 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
FALL
Sun. July 5 @ FC Edmonton
Sat. July 11
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Wed. July 15 vs. FC Edmonton
Sat. July 18 @ Carolina RailHawks
DATEOPPONENT
Sat. July 25 vs. Minnesota United FC
Sat. Aug. 8
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Aug. 15 @ New York Cosmos
Sat. Aug. 22 vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Aug. 29 @ Jacksonville Armada FC
Sat. Sept. 5 vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Wed. Sept. 9 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sat. Sept. 12 vs. Indy Eleven
Sat. Sept. 19 @ Tampa Bay Rowdies
Sat. Sept. 26 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sat. Oct. 3
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Oct. 10 @ Indy Eleven
Sun Oct. 18 @ Ottawa Fury FC
Wed. Oct. 21 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sat. Oct. 24 vs. New York Cosmos
Sat. Oct. 31 @ Minnesota United FC
2015 Scorpions Roster
PLAYER
Nana Attakora
Rafael Castillo
Marvin Chavez
Pablo Cruz
Omar Cummings
Stephen DeRoux
Cesar Elizondo
Billy Forbes
Eric Hassli
Julius James
Richard Menjivar
Cristian Palomeque
Daryl Sattler
Josue Soto
Zourab Tsiskaridze
Tomasz Zahorski
Eduar Zea
Tyler Gibson Jon Kempin
POS HEIGHTDOB
D
6-1
03/27/1989
M
5-3
06/06/1980
M
5-5
11/03/1989
M
5-7
12/30/1991
F
5-10
07/13/1982
M
5-9
12/13/1983
M
5-9
02/10/1988
F
5-9
12/13/1990
F
6-3
05/03/1981
D
6-0
07/09/1984
M
5-8
10/31/1990
F
5-7
04/02/1994
GK
6-2
09/05/1980
M
5-7
01/03/1989
M
6-1
09/08/1986
F
6-3
11/22/1984
D
6-1
01/19/1990
M
5-8
01/12/1991
GK 6-1
04/08/1993
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
North York, Ontario
Pereira, Colombia
La Ceiba, Honduras
Pasadena, Calif.
Old Harbor, Jamaica
St. Mary, Jamaica
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
Providenciales, Turks-Caicos
Sarreguemines, France
Maloney Gardens, Trinidad-Tobago
Panorama City, Calif.
Carepa, Colombia
Memphis, Tenn.
Fort Worth, Tex.
Tibilisi, Georgia
Barczewo, Poland
Quibdó, Colombia
Knoxville, Tenn.
Leawood, Kan.
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2014 Scorpions Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 11-7-9 (Fourth Place)
DATE
4/5
SPRING
4/12 4/19
4/26
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/7
6/17
6/21
6/28
7/6
FALL
7/12 7/19
7/23
7/26
8/3
8/9
8/17
8/23
8/30
9/6
9/13
9/20
9/27
10/4
10/11
10/18
10/25
11/1
11/8
11/15
OPPONENT
vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)^
SCOREATTENDENCE
1-1 D
3,847
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
vs. Carolina RailHawks
vs. FC Edmonton
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. NTX Rayados (USASA)*
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ FC Dallas (MLS)*
vs. Tigres UANL (MEX)^
vs. Mexico U-21^
vs. CF Monterrey (MEX)^
0-2
2-1
1-0
0-1
3-0
0-0
3-2
4-2
2-1
2-2
0-2
1-2
3-3
1-1
L
W
W
L
W
D
W
W
W
D
L
L
D
D
7,381
5,000
4,130
5,595
5,834
7,087
2,432
3,411
10,285
6,484
2,296
6,483
5,129
6,397
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ FC Edmonton
vs. Indy Eleven
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
vs. FC Edmonton
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Minnesota United FC
@Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
@ Indy Eleven
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. New York Cosmos
vs. New York Cosmos#
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers#
3-1
2-0
2-0
2-0
1-3
2-0
1-1
2-1
0-2
3-0
1-3
0-2
1-0
1-1
7-0
0-1
1-0
1-0
2-1
2-1
W
W
W
W
L
W
D
W
L
W
L
L
W
D
W
L
W
W
W (OT)
W
3,806
6,958
7,884
4,868
2,849
7,847
4,277
5,734
3,006
5,594
3,193
8,313
3,062
5,963
5,683
10,982
6,454
8,205
,548
7,847
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ^International Friendly. #The Championship.
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2014 Scorpions Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Rafael Castillo
M
17/17
7
2
16
3
0
1522
Eric Hassli F
18/7
6
4
16
4
1
777
Billy Forbes
F
21/20
4
7
15
3
0
1774
Tomas Zahorski F
19/18
6
0
12
3
0
1356
Cesar Elizondo
M
13/13
5
1
11
3
0
1087
Walter Restrepo
M
25/25
3
4
10
5
0
2220
Sainey Tourey F 17/8
30620
710
Trevin Caesar
F
12/1
2
1
5
1
0
182
Greg Janicki D
24/24
2
0
4
5
0
2160
Danny Barrera
M
13/9
1
2
4
4
0
830
Julius James D 22/22
11353
1853
Adrian Cann
D 19/19
10230
1710
Josue Soto
M 23/11
10200
1241
Shaun Saiko
M
6/2
1
0
2
0
0
183
Giuseppe Gentile
F
5/4
0
1
1
2
0
327
Aaron Maund
D
1/1
0
1
1
0
0
90
Stephen DeRouxD 25/25
00060
2250
Jonathan BorrajoD 24/22
00020
1956
Richard MenjivarM 17/17
00060
1493
Josh Saunders GK15/15
00000
1350
David Bingham
GK
10/10
0
0
0
1
0
900
Freddie Braun
M
6/1
0
0
0
0
0
140
Leone Cruz
D
2/1
0
0
0
0
0
92
Julio Garcia
M
1/1
0
0
0
0
0
90
Daryl Sattler
GK
1/1
0
0
0
0
0
90
Jeremy Vuolo
GK
1/1
0
0
0
0
0
90
Jonathan Faña
F
1/0
0
0
0
0
0
14
Ryan Guy
F
3/0
0
0
0
0
0
13
GOALKEEPER
GP/S
GAA GA SV
W-D-L
SO Y R
MIN
Josh Saunders15/150.93 14 548-2-57001350
David Bingham
10/10
0.70
7
22
7-1-2
5
1
0
900
Daryl Sattler
1/1
1.00
1
2
1-0-0
0
0
0
90
Jeremy Vuolo
1/1
2.00
2
3
0-1-0
0
0
0
9
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Tampa Bay Rowdies
President and General Manager: Farrukh Quraishi
Assistant GM/VP of Community Relations: Perry Van Der Beck
Head Coach (Country), NASL Year, Record:
Thomas Rongen (NED), 1st, First Year
Founded (Joined NASL): 2008 (2011)
2014 Record: Spring Season 2-4-3 (10 pt), Seventh;
Fall Season 5-5-8 (20 pts), Eighth Place
Stadium: Al Lang Stadium (8,000)
Metro Area: 3.65 Million
Website: www.rowdiessoccer.com
Twitter: @TampaBayRowdies
Club Address: 5982 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
The Tampa Bay Rowdies will have a fresh look in 2015. With a new
coach, Thomas Rongen, at the helm, the club has brought in several new
faces to the roster as well to play in the renovated Al Lang Stadium.
The club has bolstered its backline with Gale Agbossoumonde, Brad
Rusin, and Darnell King among others. In the midfield, the Rowdies
should see a more aggressive side, fitting into Rongen’s Total Football
philosophy with Juan Guerra and Marcelo Saragosa in the middle of the
park.
“The 2015 season will be an exciting one for the Tampa Bay Rowdies,”
Rongen said. “We’ve undergone a lot of change this offseason, but I’m
proud of the team we’ve assembled. We have a strong mix of experienced
players plus plenty of youth and energy.
“Our team will play a specific way. We will play aggressively with a little
bit of bite. We want our opponents to know before each match that they’re
in for a difficult night, especially at our home at Al Lang Stadium. It’s a
long season, but I believe in everything we’re doing to prepare ourselves
to achieve great things together.”
2015 NASL Media Guide
DATEOPPONENT
Thu Feb. 12
Sun. Mar. 1
Tue. Mar. 3
Wed. Mar. 4
Fri. Mar. 6
Fri. Mar. 13
SPRING
Sat. Apr. 4 Sat. Apr. 11
Sat. Apr. 18
Sat. Apr. 25
Sat. May 2
Sat. May 9
Sat. May 16
Sat. May 30
Sat. June 6
Sat. June 13
FALL
Sat. July 4
2015 Rowdies Schedule
vs. Malmö FF (SWE)^ 0-4 L
@ CD Fátima (POR)^ 1-0 W
@ SL Benfica U-20 (POR)^ 3-1 W
@ Sporting CP B (POR)^ 2-3 L
@ AC Alcanenense (POR)^ 1-1 D
vs. FC Montreal (CAN)^ 1-1 D
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
@ Carolina RailHawks
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Indy Eleven
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
DATEOPPONENT
Sat. July 11
Sat. July 18
Sat. July 25
Sat. Aug. 1
Sat. Aug. 8
Sat. Aug. 15
Wed. Aug. 19
Sat. Aug. 22
Sat. Aug. 29
Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 13
Sat. Sept. 19
Sat. Sept. 26
Wed. Sept. 30
Sat. Oct. 3
Sat. Oct. 10
Sat. Oct. 17
Sat. Oct. 24
Sat. Oct. 31
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. New York Cosmos
@ FC Edmonton
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Jacksonville Armada FC
vs. Indy Eleven
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ New York Cosmos
2015 Rowdies Roster
PLAYER
Gale Agbossoumonde
Stefan Antonijevic
Rich Balchan
Zak Boggs
Justin Chavez
Kamil Čontofalský
Darwin Espinal Marquez Fernandez
Chris Glodack
Juan Guerra
Robert Hernandez
Corey Hertzog
Georgi Hristov Darnell King
Jeff Michaud
Tamika Mkandawire
Martin Nuñez
Matt Pickens
Zachary Portillos
Brad Rusin
Marcelo Saragosa
Maicon Santos Keith Savage
Brian Shriver
Ben Sweat
Blake Wagner POS HEIGHTDOB
D
6-1
11/17/1991
D
6-5
01/24/1989
D
6-0
01/18/1989
M
6-1
12/25/1986
D
5-10
03/23/1990
GK
6-3
06/03/1978
F
5-11
01/16/1995
M
5-8
09/07/1992
GK
6-1
06/19/1993
M
5-7 02/16/1987 M
5-5
09/14/1993
F
6-0
08/01/1990
F
6-0 01/10/1985
M
5-7
09/23/1990
M
5-10
02/16/1987
D
6-1
05/28/1983
M
5-6
02/02/1987
GK
6-3
04/05/1982
D
5-9
01/19/1992
D
6-3
09/05/1986
M
6-0
01/22/1982
F
6-1
04/18/1984
M
6-2
08/09/1985
F
5-9
08/05/1987
D
6-2
09/04/1991
D
5-10
01/29/1988
*As of March 27, 2015
HOMETOWN
Syracuse, N.Y.
Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Vienna, W.Va.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Košice, Slovakia
Coral Springs, Fla.
Baltimore, Md.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Caracas, Venezuela
Miami, Fla.
Reading, Pa.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Tampa, Fla.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mzuzu, Malawi
Miami, Fla.
Washington, Mo.
Aurora, Colo.
Crown Point, Ind.
Campo Grande, Brazil
Paracambi, Brazil
Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Clearwater, Fla.
Palm Harbor, Fla.
Atlanta, Ga.
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2014 Rowdies Regular Season Results
NASL Combined Standings Record: 11-7-9 (Fourth Place)
DATE
3/31
SPRING
4/12 4/19
4/26
5/3
5/10
5/17
5/24
5/28
5/31
6/7
FALL
7/12 7/19
7/26
8/2
8/9
8/16
8/23
8/30
9/6
9/13
9/21
10/4
10/8
10/11
10/15
10/18
10/25
11/1
OPPONENT
vs. Valur FC (ISL)^
SCOREATTENDENCE
1-1 D
110
vs. FC Edmonton
@ Indy Eleven
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ San Antonio Scorpions
@ Ottawa Fury FC
vs. New York Cosmos
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Orlando City SC (MLS)*
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. Minnesota United FC
1-1
1-1 1-3
1-0
1-1
0-3
3-2
1-4
0-2
3-3
D
D
L
W
D
L
W
L
L
D
7,003
10,412
4,670
5,595
2,164
4,855
4,331
1,500
,856
4,132
vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
@ Indy Eleven
vs. San Antonio Scorpions
@ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ Carolina RailHawks
vs. New York Cosmos
vs. Carolina RailHawks
@ Ottawa Fury FC
@ Minnesota United FC
vs. Ottawa Fury FC
@ FC Edmonton
vs. FC Edmonton
vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
@ San Antonio Scorpions
vs. Minnesota United FC
@ Atlanta Silverbacks
@ New York Cosmos
vs. Indy Eleven
3-2
2-1
0-2
0-1
4-3
3-1
0-1
2-0
1-1
0-2
1-0
1-1
2-3
0-7
2-3
1-1
2-2
2-2
W
W
L
L
W
W
L
W
D
L
W
D
L
L
L
D
D
D
3,092
10,555
4,868
2,648
3,140
4,273
4,212
4,206
7,024
4,340
4,392
4,313
3,865
5,683
2,565
3,061
8,565
6,377
*Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ^International Friendly.
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2014 Rowdies Regular Season Stats
PLAYER
POS
GP/S
G
A
PTS Y
R MIN
Georgi Hristov
F
25/25
9
4
22
8
0
2239
Blake Wagner
D
21/17
3
4
10
3
1
1417
Darel Russell M 25/24
32891
2176
Evans Frimpong M 23/14
31720
1254
Tamika Mkandawire
D 15/14
30611
1240
Casey Townsend F
16/9
3
0
6
2
0
788
Lucky Mkosana
F
26/8
2
2
6
2
0
981
Brian Shriver F 22/15
21510
1312
Shane Hill
M 21/21
13510
1842
Keith Savage M 16/15
13510
1242
Amani Walker F
8/4
2
1
5
0
0
339
Frankie Sanfilippo D
19/19
1
1
3
0
0
1710
Anthony WallaceM 25/25
10250
2185
Willie Hunt
D 12/11
10220
1012
Ricardo Morris
M
7/1
0
1
1
0
0
196
Matt Pickens GK24/24
00010
2094
JP Rodrigues D
19/17
0
0
0
1
0
1519
Takuya Yamada D
10/10
0
0
0
0
0
876
Kyle Clinton M
5/5
0
0
0
1
0
450
Jordan Gafa D
5/5
0
0
0
0
0
450
Corey Hertzog
F
6/4
0
0
0
0
0
362
Luciano Olguín
F
6/4
0
0
0
1
0
310
Cody Mizell
GK
3/3
0
0
0
0
0
270
Jay Needham D
2/1
0
0
0
0
0
90
Ryan Thompson
GK
1/0
0
0
0
1
0
66
Carl Cort
F
3/0
0
0
0
0
0
56
GOALKEEPER
Matt Pickens
Cody Mizell
Ryan Thompson
GP/S
GAA GA SV
W-D-L
SO Y R
MIN
24/241.72 40 676-8-92102094
3/3
2.33
7
8
1-1-1
0
0
0
270
1/0
4.09
3
2
0-0-1
0
1
0
66
Own Goal
JP Rodrigues vs. Carolina RailHawks on Aug. 9th
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Media Information
2015 NASL Media Guide
Media Guidelines & Regulations
NASL PR Staff Members and Team PR Staff Members must ensure that all
working conditions are harmonious and a balance is struck between the needs
of the media (as representatives of the fans and the public) and the needs of the
clubs.
Game Notes: Teams will provide games notes to media members on the day
of a match to provide them with all of the relevant information regarding the
upcoming matchup.
Media Credentials: All Teams must print and distribute media credentials
to all designated media members that will be working within the grounds of
the Host Stadium. Each team should print both single-game or season-long
media credentials. Photographers and/or videographers must be attached to
a legitimate media organization to acquire credentials. All Teams must provide
colored bibs for Still Photographers and TV Broadcast Crew Members. The two
groups should be wearing different colored bibs that are designated by each
Team.
Press Box: The press box area is a neutral zone. Both home and visiting team
personnel and media shall refrain from yelling or cheering. Media must not wear
Team apparel in the press box and are reminded to remain neutral when in areas
made accessible by their credential. Media must not consume alcohol while in
possession of a media credential and may not request autographs. Violators
may be asked to leave the Press Box area and/or have their credential privileges
suspended or revoked.
Locker Rooms: Team locker rooms will not be open to media members at
any time before, during, and after every match. The Home and Away Team
training/treatment areas and referee locker rooms are also strictly off limits to
all members of the media. All regulations regarding media access to the locker
rooms should be clearly communicated to Team Staff and Security Personnel to
ensure a secure environment. TV Broadcast Crew Members may film inside the
locker rooms prior to the Team’s arrival, but only after coordinating with Home
Team and Visiting Team PR Staff Members. No interviews of any kind will be
allowed inside the locker rooms.
Stadium Access: Credentialed media members will have access to the stadium,
professional workrooms, stadium seating, and post-match media activities.
During the match, all credentialed media will have access to the press box, which
will be regulated by Home Team PR Staff Members. In addition, all accredited
media members should be given a seat in the press box if possible.
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Media Guidelines & Regulations
Traveling Media: The Home Team shall provide press box seating for traveling
media members at each game and should keep in mind the needs of media
members traveling from the Visiting Team’s area.
Media Access to Training Sessions: If a training session is declared a closed
session, Teams must allow media a minimum of 15 minutes for interviews after
practice.
Home Team PR Staff Responsibilities: The Home Team PR Staff Members
will be in attendance on game day in order to attend to working media members
before, during, and after the match.
Statistics Crew: Statistical information such as box score and updated league
standings etc. in the press box or in a location with a good view of the match.
Still Photography: Still photographers, with the proper bib, are permitted to
shoot matches in areas specifically designated by the Home Team. If a Home
and/or Visiting Team PR Staff has a specific Team Photographer at the match,
then those individuals will wear a different color bib to indicate that they can be
granted special access to any stadium level as long it they do not obstruct the
view of spectators, security personnel, medical officials, and emergency exits. At
no time are photographers allowed on the field of play.
Interview Area: The Home Team PR Director will designate a suitable postgame
interview area on or near the field of play. This area shall be equipped with a
team/sponsor backdrop to create a ‘Coaches TV Area’ where interviews may
be conducted. Home and Visiting Team PR Staff are responsible for bringing
their own coach and players to the Coaches TV Area upon the conclusion of the
game. Locker rooms at all NASL venues are closed to all media.
Player Interviews: Players giving interviews that have played a significant role
in the outcome of the match and will be selected at the PR Director’s discretion.
Media may request a specific player, and the Team PR Directors will dictate the
length of the interview. Additional post match interviews for coaches and players
can be done in the designated media mixed zone area, which is between the
locker room and the team buses at the venue.
Official Interviews: The NASL Commissioner and Team Owners may be made
available for interviews to media at the discretion of the Home and Visiting
PR Directors and following consultation with the League PR Director. Game
Officials will not be available for interviews and the Officials Locker Room
remains off limits to all media.
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Team PR Directory
Atlanta Silverbacks
2435 Tech Center Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Adam S. Geigerman
Director of Communications
[email protected]
(678) 575-9338
Carolina RailHawks
101 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, NC 27511
Mauricio Villarreal
Communications Manager
[email protected]
(919) 808-8848
FC Edmonton
9725 - 62 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2
Jill Horbay
Media & Public Relations
[email protected]
(587) 920-4292
James Nielsen
Online Communications Coordinator
[email protected]
(780) 700-2600
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1301 NW 55th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
George Stieren
Vice President of Communications
[email protected]
(954) 606-0411
Steven Bernasconi
Communications Manager
[email protected]
(954) 606-0402
Indy Eleven
47 S. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 611
Indianapolis, IN 46204
John Koluder
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]
(317) 919-0808
Jacksonville Armada FC
1 Independent Drive, Suite 3232
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Eric Scott
TM
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]
(904) 516-3751
Minnesota United FC
4050 Olson Memorial Highway
Suite 295
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Eric Durkee
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]
(651) 270-8755
New York Cosmos
750 Third Avenue – Suite 2601
New York, NY 10017
Jen Chang
Director of Marketing & Communications
[email protected]
(917) 803-5333
Dee Kundra
Senior Communications & PR Manager
[email protected]
(646) 248-3208
Ottawa Fury FC
700 Industrial Avenue – Suite 520
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Y9
Graeme Ivory
Media & Communications Director
[email protected]
(613) 878-3321
San Antonio Scorpions
5103 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78230
Matt Barbour
Director of Media Relations & Social Media
[email protected]
(214) 797-4695
TM
Tampa Bay Rowdies
5982 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Nico Castillo
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]
(813) 527-1376
Mike Manganello
[email protected]
(877) 769-3437
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US Soccer Federation
United States Soccer Federation - Founded: 1913
FIFA Affiliated: 1914. CONCACAF Affiliated: 1961
As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer
has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for 100
years. In that time, the Federation’s mission statement has been clear and simple:
to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to
continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.
In 1989, the U.S. Men’s National Team had not played in a World Cup in 40
years and the U.S. Women’s program was in its early stages. U.S. Soccer was
playing games in small stadiums that did not reach capacity, few matches were
televised, soccer-specific stadiums were yet to be created and there were no highlevel professional outdoor leagues. Since that time, the state of U.S. Soccer has
evolved significantly.
In 2014, U.S. MNT competed in its seventh consecutive FIFA World Cup and the
team progressed to the Round-of-16 for the second straight event in Brazil.
U.S. Soccer is a world leader in women’s soccer at every level, and the U.S.
WNT has won two FIFA Women’s World Cups and four Olympic Gold Medals – an
accomplishment that no other country on the men’s and women’s side has reached
in Olympic competition. The United States has also hosted three World Cups with
the support of its members and strong organizational abilities.
From a coaching standpoint in the United States, more classes are continually
being offered around the country, and the number of licensed, well-educated
trainers and managers is larger than ever. The education level among coaches has
been tailored to match the expanding pool of talent in the U.S.
U.S. Soccer continues to set positive trends for referees in CONCACAF, with
reinvigorated focus on education and training, including the realm of professional
referees. In 2012, the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) was created
to manage the referee program in professional soccer leagues in the U.S. and
Canada. The creation of PRO has been designed to increase the quality of
officiating in U.S. and Canadian professional leagues, develop more professional
quality officials at a younger age and develop officials who will represent the United
States and Canada in FIFA competitions.
Participation in soccer continues at high levels among both youth and adults,
with more than 4.3 million registered players among the 24 million participants in
the sport, according to the FIFA Big Count.
For more information on all U.S. Soccer programs, visit the official organization
website at ussoccer.com.
President: Sunil Gulati
General Secretary: Dan Flynn
Senior Manager of Communications: Neil Buethe
Address: 1801 South Prairie Avenue; Chicago, Illinois 60616
Phone: (312) 808-1300 Fax: (312) 808-1301
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The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Since the league’s re-launching, NASL teams have taken part in three consecutive editions of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups.
Played annually since 1914, the U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in
the country and is a single elimination tournament and is open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the U.S.
The winner of the U.S. Open Cup qualifies as one of the four United States
teams for the CONCACAF Champions League.
Coming into their fourth year at The Cup, the NASL teams have outscored their
opposition 87 to 68 in 47 total games, while posting a 25-3-19 overall record along
with 14 shutouts.
All-Time NASL Results @ The Cup
2012
Second Round
Carolina RailHawks 6 PSA Elite (USASA) 0
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7 Fresno Fuego (PDL) 2
Jacksonville United (NPSL) 0 Tampa Bay 3
Georgia Revolution (NPSL) 0 Atlanta Silverbacks 1
San Antonio Scorpions 2 Laredo Heat (PDL) 0
Des Moines Menace (PDL) 0 Minnesota Stars FC 2
Third Round
Carolina RailHawks 2 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 1
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 2 Ft Lauder. Strikers 1
Tampa Bay 1 Colorado Rapids (MLS) 3
Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 5 Atlanta Silverbacks 1
San Antonio Scorpions 1 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 0
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 1 Minnesota Stars FC 3
Fourth Round
San Jose Earthquakes 1 Minnesota Stars FC 0
Carolina RailHawks 1 CD Chivas USA (MLS) 2
SA Scorpions 1 Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 2
2013
Second Round
Carolina RailHawks 3 Carolina Dynamo (PDL) 1
VSI Tampa Bay (USL PRO) 1 Tampa Bay 2
Georgia Revolution (NPSL) 2 Atlanta Silverbacks 3
FTL Strikers 1 Laredo Heat (PDL) 1, 7-6 pen
SA Scorpions 2 FC Tucson (PDL) 2, 3-4 pen
Minnesota United FC 0 Des Moines Menace (PDL) 1
Third Round
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 FC Dallas (MLS) 2
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 3 Atlanta Silverbacks 2 aet
Carolina RailHawks 2 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 0
Tampa Bay 1 Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 0
Fourth Round
Carolina RailHawks 3 CD Chivas USA (MLS) 1 aet
Portland Timbers (MLS) 2 Tampa Bay 0
Quarterfinals
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 3 Carolina RailHawks 0
2014
Third Round
Indy Eleven 5 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2
New York Cosmos 2 Brooklyn Italians SC (NPSL) 0
Carolina RailHawks 2 Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 0
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 0 Atlanta Silverbacks 5
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2 Laredo Heat (PDL) 3
Orlando City (USL PRO) 4 Tampa Bay 1
San Antonio Scorpions 4 NTX Rayados (USASA) 2
Des Moines Menace (USASA) 0 Minn. United FC 1
Fourth Round
Carolina RailHawks 1 CD Chivas USA (MLS) 1, 3-2 pen
Atlanta Silverbacks 2 Real Salt Lake (MLS) 1
New York Cosmos 3 New York Red Bulls (MLS) 0
Columbus Crew (MLS) 2 Indy Eleven 1 aet
FC Dallas (MLS) 2 San Antonio Scorpions 0
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2 Minn. United FC 0
Round-of-16
Philadelphia Union (MLS) 2 New York Cosmos 1 aet
Carolina RailHawks 1 LA Galaxy (MLS) 0 aet
Colorado Rapids (MLS) 1 Atlanta Silverbacks 2
Quarterfinals
Atlanta Silverbacks 1 Chicago Fire (MLS) 3
Carolina RailHawks 2 FC Dallas (MLS) 3
NASL Top Goal Scorers
Brian Shriver (CAR) – 6
Zack Schilawski (CAR) – 4
Blake Smith (IND)
Mark Anderson (FTL) – 3
Junior Burgos (ATL)
Jaime Chavez (ATL)
Aly Hassan (FTL)
Georgi Hristov (TBR)
Ty Shipalane (CAR)
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Canada Soccer Association
Canada Soccer Association
Founded: 1912
FIFA Affiliated: 1913
CONCACAF Affiliated: 1961
In Canada, the sport is governed by The Canadian Soccer Association
(CSA), which was established in 1912. The CSA has 12 member associations
(Canada’s 10 provinces and two territories) and one associate member
(Nunavut).
Soccer is the largest participation sport in Canada with 847,616 registered
players and 20% of all Canadian youths participate. The CSA also has five
National Training Centers – British Columbia, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and
Atlantic
There are 18,697 referees registered with their respective Provinces who
officiate regularly on games sanctioned by Province Soccer Association including
37 National List Officials operating in professional soccer and 11 FIFA List
officials operation in the international level.
Following its first qualification to a FIFA World Cup in Mexico 1986, Canada
has gone on to stage four FIFA tournaments: 1987 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2002
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2014 FIFA U-20
Women’s World Cup. It will host one more tournament at the women’s level FIFA Women’s World Cup this year.
The CSA national teams have won nine confederation championships. Canada
won the 1985 CONCACAF Men’s Championship and the 2000 CONCACAF Gold
Cup; Canada’s women’s team won the 1998 and 2010 CONCACAF women’s
championships. The men’s youth team won the 1986 and 1996 CONCACAF
Under-20 Championship while the women’s youth team won the 2004 and 2008
CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship along with the 2010 CONCACAF
Women’s U-17 Championship.
President: Victor Montagliani
General Secretary: Peter Montopoli
Acting Director of Communications: Michele Dion
Address: Place Soccer Canada;
237 Metcalfe Street; Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1R2
Phone: (613) 237-7678
Fax: (613) 237-1516
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Amway Canadian Championship
The Amway Canadian Championship is the competition held annually since
2008 to crown the Canadian club champion.
Since 2014, two NASL sides compete along with MLS squads for the Canadian
crown, which also doubles as qualifier into the CONCACAF Champions League.
After winning the first-leg (2-1) of the 2014 semifinal over the Montreal Impact, FC Edmonton were just seconds away from a berth to the Canadian Final
despite trailing in the return-leg (3-2) over the defending champion. However, a
penalty kick goal scored by the Impact on the last play of the match eliminated
NASL side.
The winner of the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship will qualify for the
2016-2017 CONCACAF Champions League.
All-Time NASL Results @
Amway Canadian Championship
NASL All-Time Amway Canadian
Championship Goal scorers
2011
Semifinals
FC Edmonton 0 Toronto FC 0
Toronto 1 FC Edmonton 0
Daryl Fordyce (FCE) – 2
Frank Jonke (FCE) – 2
Tomi Ameobi (FCE) – 1
Hanson Boakai (FCE) – 1
Michael Cox (FCE) – 1
Vini Dantas (OTT) – 1
Michael Nonni (FCE) – 1
Chris Nurse (FCE) – 1
Yashir Pinto (FCE) – 1
2012
Semifinals
FC Edmonton 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 FC Edmonton 1
2013
Semifinals
FC Edmonton 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 FC Edmonton 0
Own Goal – 1
Shaun Saiko (FCE)
2014
First Round
Ottawa Fury FC 0 FC Edmonton 0
FC Edmonton 3 Ottawa Fury FC 1
Semifinals
FC Edmonton 2 Montreal Impact 1
Montreal Impact 4 FC Edmonton 2
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2014 NASL Recap
Combined Final Standings
TEAM GP W
Minnesota United FC* 27
16
San Antonio Scorpions*
2716
New York Cosmos*
2711
Fort Lauderdale Strikers* 27
11
Carolina RailHawks
2711
FC Edmonton
27
9
Tampa Bay
27
7
Ottawa Fury FC
27
7
Indy Eleven
27
6
Atlanta Silverbacks
27
6
T
L
GF GA +/- PTS
7
4
47
28
19
5
4 7 4324 1952
9 7 3727 1042
7
9
38
39
-1
40
5 113843 -5 48
7
10
32
28
4
34
9
11
36
50
-14
30
6
14
34
38
-4
27
9
12
35
46
-11
27
1
15
31
48
-17
23
*Qualified To The Championship, NASL Four-Team Post-Season
The Championship
Semifinals
November 8, 2014
Minnesota 1-1 (4-5 pen) Fort Lauderdale,
NSC Stadium, 6,113
San Antonio 2-1 (OT) New York, Toyota Field, 6,548
Final
November 15, 2014
San Antonio 2-1 Fort Lauderdale,
Toyota Field, 7,847
SPRING SEASON STANDINGS
TEAM GP W
T
L
GF GA +/- PTS Home Away
Minnesota United FC
9
6
2
1
16
9
7
20 (3-1-0) (3-1-1)
New York Cosmos 96121431119
(3-1-1)
(3-0-1)
San Antonio Scorpions
9522139 417
(1-2-2)
(4-0-0)
Carolina RailHawks94231115-414
(4-0-0)
(0-2-3)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 9
4
1
4
18
18
0
13 (3-0-1) (1-1-3)
Ottawa Fury FC
9
3
1
5
14
13
1
10 (2-1-2) (1-0-3)
Tampa Bay
92431116-510
(1-2-2)
(1-2-1)
Atlanta Silverbacks 93151220-810
(1-1-2)
(2-0-3)
FC Edmonton
9
2
2
5
11
11
0
8 (1-0-3) (1-2-2)
Indy Eleven
90451420-64
(0-2-3)
(0-2-2)
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Week 1:
April 12
Fort Lauderdale 2-0 Ottawa, 3105
Indy Eleven 1-1 Carolina, 11048
Tampa Bay 1-1 Edmonton, 7003
San Antonio 0-2 Minnesota, 7381
April 13
New York 4-0 Atlanta, 7906
Week 2:
April 19
Ottawa 1-2 Minnesota, 3457
Atlanta 1-2 San Antonio, 5000
Carolina 4-1 Fort Lauderdale, 4007
Indy Eleven 1-1 Tampa Bay, 10412
Edmonton 0-1 New York, 4399
Week 3:
April 26
Ottawa 4-0 Carolina, 2158
New York 0-1 San Antonio, 4130
Fort Lauderdale 3-2 Indy Eleven, 3515
Tampa Bay 1-3 Atlanta, 4670
Minnesota 1-0 Edmonton, 5287
Week 4:
May 3
Atlanta 2-1 Ottawa, 3922
Carolina 1-0 New York, 4066
Minnesota 3-2 Indy Eleven, 4913
San Antonio 0-1 Tampa Bay, 5595
Edmonton 1-3 Fort Lauderdale, 3276
Week 6:
May 17
Carolina 2-0 Atlanta, 5527
Indy Eleven 2-4 Ottawa, 10285
Tampa Bay 0-3 New York, 4855
Minnesota United 3-1 Fort Lauderdale, 5325
San Antonio 0-0 Edmonton, 7087
Week 7:
May 24
New York 1-1 Indy Eleven, 3581
Ottawa 2-3 San Antonio, 2432
Tampa Bay 3-2 Fort Lauderdale, 4331
Minnesota United 0-0 Carolina, 6784
Edmonton 1-2 Atlanta, 2961
Week 8:
May 31
Ottawa 1-0 Edmonton, 3207
Atlanta 1-2 Minnesota, 5000
Carolina 2-0 Tampa Bay, 7856
Fort Lauderdale 0-3 New York, 5572
Indy Eleven 1-2 San Antonio, 10285
Week 9:
June 7
Atlanta 3-3 Indy Eleven, 5000
Tampa Bay 3-3 Minnesota, 4132
San Antonio 2-2 Fort Lauderdale, 6484
June 8
Edmonton 6-1 Carolina, 3641
New York 1-0 Ottawa, 6495
Week 5:
May 10
Ottawa 1-1 Tampa Bay, 2164
Fort Lauderdale 4-0 Atlanta, 3109
Indy Eleven 1-2 Edmonton, 10285
SA Scorpions 3-0 Carolina, 5834
May 12
New York 1-0 Minnesota, 3091
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FALL SEASON
TEAM GP W
T
L
GF GA +/- PTS Home Away
San Antonio Scorpions
1811 2 5 30151535
(7-1-1)
(4-1-4)
Minnesota United FC1810 5 3 31191235
(6-2-1)
(4-3-2)
FC Edmonton
188 5 52318529
(6-2-1)
(2-3-4)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 18
7
6
5
20
21
-1
27 (3-2-2) (2-1-4)
Carolina RailHawks 18 7 3 8 2728-124
(3-2-4)
(4-1-4)
New York Cosmos 18 5 8 5 2324-123
(3-4-2)
(2-4-3)
Indy Eleven
18 6 5 7 2126-523
(2-3-4)
(4-2-3)
Tampa Bay Rowdies
18
5
5
8
25
34
-9
20 (2-2-5) (3-3-3)
Ottawa Fury FC
18
4
5
9
20
25
-5
17 1-2-6) (3-3-3)
Atlanta Silverbacks 18 3 4 11 20 30-1013
(1-3-5)
(2-1-6)
Week 1:
July 12
New York 1-3 San Antonio , 3806
Tampa Bay 3-2 Atlanta, 3896
Carolina 1-2 Indy Eleven, 3080
Fort Lauderdale 0-3 Minnesota, 3092
July 13
Edmonton 0-0 Ottawa, 3609
Week 2:
July 17
Minnesota 1-0 Carolina, 7287
July 19
Atlanta 1-0 Edmonton, 3011
Indy Eleven 1-2 Tampa Bay, 10555
San Antonio 2-0 Fort Lauderdale, 6958
July 20
Ottawa 0-1 New York, 14593
Week 3:
July 23
San Antonio 2-0 Carolina, 7884
July 26
Atlanta 1-1 Minnesota, 4810
Carolina 3-0 Ottawa, 4294
Fort Lauderdale 1-1 New York, 3257
Tampa Bay 0-2 San Antonio, 4868
July 27
Edmonton 0-1 Indy Eleven, 3152
Week 4:
August 2
Minnesota 2-1 Ottawa, 34047
New York 0-1 Carolina, 4649
Indy Eleven 2-4 Atlanta , 10285
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Fort Lauderdale 1-0 Tampa Bay, 2648
August 3
Edmonton 3-1 San Antonio, 2849
Week 5:
August 6
New York 0-0 Edmonton, 4524
Indy Eleven 0-0 Fort Lauderdale, 10285
August 9
Ottawa 1-2 Fort Lauderdale, 4814
Atlanta 1-2 New York, 3842
Carolina 3-4 Tampa Bay, 3140
Minnesota 3-2 Edmonton, 5112
San Antonio 2-0 Indy Eleven, 7847
Week 6:
August 16
Carolina 2-3 Edmonton, 4666
Fort Lauderdale 1-1 Atlanta , 2409
Tampa Bay 3-1 New York, 4273
Minnesota 5-1 Indy Eleven, 5420
August 17
Ottawa 1-1 San Antonio, 4277
Week 7:
August 23
New York 1-1 Minnesota, 3928
Tampa Bay 0-1 Carolina, 4212
Indy Eleven 1-2 Ottawa, 10285
San Antonio 2-1 Atlanta, 5734
August 24
Edmonton 2-1 Fort Lauderdale, 3111
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Week 8:
August 29
Fort Lauderdale 2-0 San Antonio, 3006
August 30
Carolina 0-2 Atlanta , 3106
Indy Eleven 2-2 New York, 10659
Ottawa 0-2 Tampa Bay, 4206
August 31
Edmonton 2-1 Minnesota, 2796
Week 9:
September 6
New York 2-0 Fort Lauderdale, 3626
Atlanta 1-2 Indy Eleven, 5000
Minnesota 1-1 Tampa Bay, 7024
San Antonio 3-0 Edmonton, 5594
September 7
Ottawa 2-2 Carolina, 5269
Week 10:
September 13
New York 3-2 Atlanta , 4502
Carolina 3-1 San Antonio, 3193
Indy Eleven 1-1 Edmonton, 10567
Tampa Bay 0-2 Ottawa, 4340
Minnesota 2-1 Fort Lauderdale, 6202
Week 11:
September 20
Atlanta 0-3 Ottawa, 3071
Carolina 5-4 New York, 5593
Fort Lauderdale 2-1 Indy Eleven, 3112
San Antonio 0-2 Minnesota, 8313
September 21
Edmonton 1-0 Tampa Bay, 4392
Week 12:
September 27
Atlanta 0-1 San antonio, 3062
Indy Eleven 0-1 Carolina, 10285
September 28
Ottawa 2-3 Minnesota, 5094
Edmonton 1-1 New York, 3830
Week 13:
October 1
Ottawa 2-0 Atlanta , 3105
October 4
Fort Lauderdale 1-0 Carolina, 3052
Tampa Bay 1-1 Edmonton, 4313
Minnesota1-0 Atlanta , 5744
New York 0-0 Indy Eleven, 6225
San Antonio 1-1 Ottawa, 5963
Week 14:
October 8
Tampa Bay 2-3 Fort Lauderdale, 3865
October 11
Atlanta 2-2 Fort Lauder Strikers, 2905
Indy Eleven 2-0 Minnesota, 10285
New York 2-1 Ottawa, 4411
San Antonio 7-0 TB Rowdies, 5683
October 12
Edmonton 3-0 Carolina, 2903
Week 15:
October 15
Tampa Bay 2-3 Minnesota United, 2565
October 18
Ottawa 0-2 Edmonton, 3935
Atlanta 1-1 Tampa Bay, 3061
Carolina 1-1 Fort Lauderdale, 4179
Indy Eleven 1-0 San Antonio, 10982
Minnesota0-0 New York, 5817
Week 16:
October 25
Atlanta 0-2 Carolina, 5000
Fort Lauderdale 1-0 Edmonton, 5756
New York 2-2 Tampa Bay, 8565
Minnesota 0-1 San Antonio, 6454
October 26
Ottawa 1-2 Indy Eleven, 4172
Week 17:
November 1
Tampa Bay 2-2 Indy Eleven, 6377
Fort Lauderdale 1-1 Ottawa, 5505
Carolina 2-2 Minnesota, 6460
San Antonio 1-0 New York, 8205
November 2
Edmonton 2-1 Atlanta , 3085
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2014 NASL Stats Leaders
Player of the Month
Zack Schilawski
F, Carolina RailHawks
April
Christian Ramirez
F, Minnesota United FC
May/June
August
October/November
Miguel Ibarra
M, Minnesota United FC
September
Rafael Castillo
M, San Antonio Scorpions
July
Player of Week Awards
Fall Season
Week 1: Georgi Hristov – F, Tampa Bay
Spring Season
Week 2: Billy Forbes – F, San Antonio Scorpions
Week 1: Carlos Mendes – D, New York Cosmos
Week 3: Zack Shilawski – F, Carolina Railhawks
Week 2: Zach Schilawski – F, Carolina RailHawks
Week 4: Christian Ramirez – F, Minnesota United FC
Week 3: Oliver Minatel – F, Ottawa Fury FC
Week 5: Daniel Mendes – M, Minnesota United FC
Week 4: Akira Fitzgerald – GK, Carolina RailHawks Week 6: Christian Ramirez – F, Minnesota United FC
Week 5: Marcos Senna – F, New York Cosmos
Week 7: Lance Laing – M, FC Edmonton
Week 6: Christian Ramirez – F, Minnestoa United FC Week 8: Junior Sandoval – M, Atlanta Silverbacks
Week 7: Akira Fitzgerald – GK, Carolina RailHawks Week 9: Rafael Castillo – M, San Antonio Scorpions
Week 8: Walter Restrepo – M, San Ant. Scorpions
Week 10: Nazmi Albadawi – M, Carolina Railhawks
Week 9: Daryl Fordyce – F, FC Edmonton
Week 11: Miguel Ibarra – M, Minnesota United FC
Week 12: Miguel Ibarra – M, Minnesota United FC
Week 13: Mark Anderson – M, Ft Lauderdale Strikers
Week 14: Fafà Picault – F, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 15: Lance Laing – M, FC Edmonton
Week 16: Pecka – M, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 17: Adrian Cann – D, San Antonio Scorpions
2014 Best XI
Goalkeeper:Jimmy Maurer – New York Cosmos
Defenders: Tiago Calvano – Minnesota United FC; Justin Davis – Minnesota United FC;
Darnell King – Fort Lauderdale Strikers; Carlos Mendes - New York Cosmos
Midfielders:Miguel Ibarra – Minnesota United FC; Rafael Castillo – San Antonio Scorpions;
Lance Laing – FC Edmonton; Walter Restrepo – San Antonio Scorpions
Forwards: Fafà Picault – Fort Lauderdale Strikers; Christian Ramirez – Minnesota United FC
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Minnesota United FC’s Miguel Ibarra Called Up/Played For U.S. MNT In Last Four Months
Outside of league play, it was also a successful 2014 for many players on
the international scene, where a total of 18 traded in their club jerseys to don the
colors of their respective national teams.
Nine clubs provided NASL players for 12 countries that competed in Caribbean Cup and Central American Cup (CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers); Asian
Cup qualifiers; as well as several international friendlies.
The NASL continues to shine internationally in early 2015 as Minnesota
United FC’s midfielder Miguel Ibarra once again wore the U.S. National Team
jersey as the team topped Panama 2-0 victory in a friendly this past February.
NASL Team
Atlanta Silverbacks
Atlanta Silverbacks
Atlanta Silverbacks
Atlanta Silverbacks
FC Edmonton
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Indy Eleven
Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United FC
New York Cosmos
Ottawa Fury FC
San Antonio Scorpions
San Antonio Scorpions
San Antonio Scorpions
San Antonio Scorpions
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Player Called In
Abdul Bangura
Junior Burgos
Derby Carrillo
Deon McCaulay
Hanson Boakai
James Marcelin
Fafà Picault
Erick Norales
Miguel Ibarra
Rafael Burgos
Andres Flores
Omar Jarun
Trevin Caesar
Jonathan Faña
Ryan Guy
Richard Menjivar
Ricardo Morris
Ryan Thompson
Country
Sierra Leone
El Salvador
El Salvador
Belize
Canada
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
United States
El Salvador
El Salvador
Palestine
Trinidad & Tobago
Dominican Republic
Guam
El Salvador
Jamaica
Jamaica
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TEAM
Atlanta Silverbacks Carolina RailHawks San Antonio Scorpions Tampa Bay Rowdies FC Edmonton Minnesota United FC Fort Lauderdale Strikers GP W
12 6
12 5
12 6
12 5
12 3
12 4
12 2
Week 1:
April 6
Tampa Bay 0-0 Carolina, 4232
Fort Lauderdale 1-1 Edmonton, 5201
Minnesota United 0-0 San Antonio, 6754
Week 2:
April 13
Carolina 2-1 Edmonton, 5033
Atlanta 2-0 Fort Lauderdale, 5402
San Antonio 0-2 Tampa Bay, 8177
Week 3:
April 20
Minnesota 2-0 Edmonton, 4135
Carolina 3-1 Fort Lauderdale, 3761
Tampa Bay 3-4 Atlanta, 3575
Week 4:
April 27
Atlanta 2-3 Minnesota, 5000
Fort Lauderdale 1-2 Tampa Bay, 4563
April 28
Edmonton 1-0 San Antonio, 921
Week 5:
May 4
Tampa Bay 1-1 Edmonton, 3412
Minnesota 2-2 Carolina, 4825
San Antonio 2-2 Atlanta, 7053
Week 6:
May 11
Carolina 5-2 San Antonio, 6708
Fort Lauderdale 2-1 Minnesota United, 4323
May 12
Edmonton 3-0 Atlanta, 1161
Week 7:
May 18
Minnesota United 2-3 Tampa Bay, 4053
Atlanta 2-0 Carolina, 4716
San Antonio 3-1 Fort Lauderdale, 6889
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D
3
5
2
3
5
2
2
L
3
2
4
4
4
6
8
GF
20 20 19 21 13 18 10 GA GD PTSHOME AWAY
15 5
21 (3 - 1 - 2) (3 - 2 - 1)
16 4
20 (5 - 1 - 0) (0 - 4 - 2)
15 4
20 (4 - 1 - 1) (2 - 1 - 3)
16 5
18 (1 - 2 - 3) (4 - 1 - 1)
12 1
14 (3 - 2 - 1) (0 - 3 - 3)
23 -5 14 (2 - 2 - 2) (2 - 0 - 4)
24 -14 8 (1 - 2 - 3) (1 - 0 - 5)
Week 8:
May 25
Atlanta 1-0 San Antonio, 4421
Tampa Bay 2-3 Minnesota, 3372
May 26
Edmonton 0-1 Fort Lauderdale, 2387
Week 9:
June 1
Fort Lauderdale 1-1 Carolina, 4047
San Antonio 2-0 Minnesota United, 6763
June 2
Edmonton 0-0 Tampa Bay, 2190
Week 10:
June 8
Carolina 2-1 Tampa Bay, 4086
Atlanta 1-1 Edmonton, 5000
Minnesota United 2-1 Fort Lauderdale, 5754
Week 11:
June 15
Fort Lauderdale 0-1 Atlanta, 4463
Tampa Bay 1-2 San Antonio, 4595
June 16
Edmonton 1-1 Carolina, 3474
Week 12:
June 22
Carolina 3-2 Minnesota, 3350
Atlanta 1-2 Tampa Bay, 5711
San Antonio 2-1 Edmonton, 6489
Week 13:
June 29
Carolina 1-1 Atlanta, 5304
Fort Lauderdale 1-4 San Antonio, 3285
June 30
Edmonton 3-1 Minnesota, 2223
Week 14:
July 4
Tampa Bay 4-0 Fort Lauderdale, 5034
Minnesota 0-3 Atlanta, 6507
San Antonio 2-0 Carolina, 7467
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TEAM
GP W D
L GF GA GD PTSHOME AWAY
New York Cosmos 14 9 4 1 22121031
(5-2-0)
(4-2-1)
Carolina RailHawks
14
7
2
5
21
16
5
23 (6-1-0) (1-1-5)
Tampa Bay Rowdies
14
5
5
4
30
27
3
20 (4-2-1) (1-3-3)
Minnesota United FC
14
6
2
6
21
19
2
20 (2-2-3) (4-0-3)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 14
5
3
6
18
20
-2
18 (3-2-2) (2-1-4)
FC Edmonton
14 3 7 4 1314-116
(3-3-1)
(0-4-3)
Atlanta Silverbacks 14 4 4 6 1422-816
(3-2-2)
(1-2-4)
San Antonio Scorpions
14 3 1 101524-910
(3-0-4)
(0-1-6)
Week 1:
August 3
Carolina 1 - 0 Edmonton, 4488
New York 2 - 1 Fort Lauderdale, 11929
Minnesota 0 - 1 Atlanta, 5884
San Antonio 4 - 7 Tampa Bay, 7651
Week 6:
September 7
New York 1-1 Atlanta, 5598
Minnesota 1-1 Edmonton, 3874
Tampa Bay 3-2 Carolina, 3227
Fort Lauderdale 0-0 San Antonio, 3467
Week 2:
August 10
Atlanta 1 - 1 Carolina, 4767
Tampa Bay 0 - 0 New York, 7032
Fort Lauderdale 1 - 3 Minnesota, 3295
August 11
Edmonton 1 - 0 San Antonio, 1745
Week 7:
September 14
Carolina 2-2 Tampa Bay, 4753
New York 1-0 Minnesota, 6081
Atlanta 2-1 San Antonio, 3754
September 15
Edmonton 1-1 Fort Lauderdale, 2316
Week 3:
August 17
Carolina 3 - 0 New York,
Minnesota 1 - 1 Tampa Bay, 5634
San Antonio 1 - 2 Fort Lauderdale, 6105
August 18
Edmonton 1 - 1 Atlanta, 2353
Week 8:
September 21
Tampa Bay 3-1 Atlanta, 3571
Fort Lauderdale 0-2 New York, 7653
San Antonio 2-1 Carolina, 6488
September 22
Edmonton 1-2 Minnesota, 3143
Week 4:
August 24
Carolina 1 - 0 Minnesota, 5201
New York 2 - 1 San Antonio, 6852
Atlanta 0 - 1 Fort Lauderdale, 3822
Tampa Bay 1 - 1 Edmonton, 3118
Week 9:
September 28
Minnesota 1-0 San Antonio, 2028
Carolina 2-0 Fort Lauderdale, 4215
Atlanta 1-0 Edmonton, 5000
September 29
New York 4-3 Tampa Bay, 6518
Week 5:
August 30
Fort Lauderdale 1-0 Carolina, 3236
August 31
Atlanta 1-1 Tampa Bay,
San Antonio 2-3 Minnesota, 5886
September 1
Edmonton 1-1 New York, 3180
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October 20
New York 1-1 Edmonton, 5624
Week 10:
October 5
Fort Lauderdale 2-1 Tampa Bay, 3612
Minnesota 0-1 New York, 3629
San Antonio 1-0 Atlanta, 6570
October 6
Edmonton 2-1 Carolina, 2523
Week 13:
October 26
Carolina 4-0 Atlanta, 4189
Minnesota 3-1 Fort Lauderdale, 2475
San Antonio 1-2 New York, 7702
October 27
Edmonton 2-1 Tampa Bay, 4061
Week 11:
October 12
New York 4-0 Carolina, 5409
Atlanta 3-1 Minnesota United, 5000
Tampa Bay 2-1 Fort Lauderdale, 3854
October 13
San Antonio 1-0 Edmonton, 6938
Week 14:
November 2
Carolina 2-1 San Antonio, 6015
Atlanta 0-1 New York, 5000
Fort Lauderdale 1-1 Edmonton, 4215
Tampa Bay 4-6 Minnesota, 4319
Week 12:
October 19
Minnesota 0-1 Carolina, 2232
Fort Lauderdale 6-2 Atlanta, 4091
Tampa Bay 1-0 San Antonio, 3237
NASL Soccer Bowl 2013
November 9
Atlanta 0-1 New York, 7211
2013 NASL STATS LEADERS
GOALS
1. Brian Shriver
2. Pablo Campos
3. Hans Denissen
4. Georgi Hristov
5. Luke Mulholland
ASSISTS
1. Georgi Hristov
2. Danny Barrera
3. Luke Mulholland
4. Javier Saavedra
5. Ivan Guerrero
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CAR
MNU
ATL
TBR
TBR
TBR
ATL
TBR
SAS
FTL
15
13
12
12
11
8
7
7
7
7
GAA
1. Kyle Reynish
2. Lance Parker
3. Akira Fitzgerald
4. Jeremy Vuolo
5. Richard Sanchez
NYC
FCE
CAR
SAS
FTL
0.92
0.99
1.28
1.32
1.43
MINUTES
1. Luka Vucko
2. Akira Fitzgerald
3. Luke Mulholland
4. Neil Hlavaty
5. Frankie Sanfilippo
SAS
CAR
TBR FCE
TBR
2340
2250
2250
2230
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TEAM
GP W
San Antonio Scorpions
2813
Tampa Bay Rowdies
28
12
Puerto Rico Islanders 28
11
Carolina RailHawks
2810
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28
9
Minnesota Stars FC
28
8
Atlanta Silverbacks
28 7
FC Edmonton 28 5
D L GF GAGD PTS
87 4627
+1947
9
7
37
30
+7
45
8
9
32
30
+2
41
108 4446-240
9
10
40
46
-6
36
11
9
34
33
+1
35
9123546
-1130
10132636
-1025
Quarterfinals
September 29,
Carolina 3-1 Fort Lauderdale, WakeMed Soccer Park, 2534
Puerto Rico 1-2 Minnesota, Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, 2,002
Semifinals
October 6,
Carolina 1-2 Tampa Bay, WakeMed Soccer Park, 3,183
Minnesota 0-0 San Antonio, NSC Stadium, 2,006
October 13,
Tampa Bay 3-3 Carolina, Al Lang Stadium, 4,132
October 14,
San Antonio 1-2 Minnesota, Heroes Stadium, 6,249
2012 NASL STATS LEADERS
GOALS
1. Pablo Campos
2. Nick Zimmerman
3. Mark Anderson
4. Matt Horth
5. Nicholas Addlery
SAS
CAR
FTL
ATL
PRI
21
15
11
10
9
ASSISTS
1. Mike Ambersley
2. Walter Restrepo
3. Mike Palacio
4. Walter Ramirez
5. Shaun Saiko
TBR
FTL
CAR
SAS
FCE
8
8
6
6
6
Final
October 20,
Minnesota 2-0 Tampa Bay, NSC Stadium, 4,642
October 27,
Tampa Bay 3-1 Minnesota, Al Lang Stadium, 6,208
MINUTES
1. Takuya Yamada
2. Mike Ambersley
3. Pablo Campos
4. Frankie Sanfilippo
5. Kupono Low
TBR
TBR
SAS
TBR
CAR
2520
2426
2388
2340
2326
GAA
1. Daryl Sattler
2. Jeff Attinella
3. Richard Martin
4. Matt Van Oekel
5. Lance Parker
SAS
TBR
PRI
MIN
FCE
0.79
1.07
1.08
1.20
1.31
SAVES
1. Jeff Attinella
2. Matt Glaeser
3. Richard Martin
4. Daniel Illyes
5. Ray Burse
TBR
FTL
PRI
ATL
CAR
118
108
106
86
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TEAM
GP W
Carolina RailHawks
2817
Puerto Rico Islanders 28
15
FC Tampa Bay
28
11
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28
9
FC Edmonton 2810
NSC Minnesota Stars 28
9
Montréal Impact
28
9
Atlanta Silverbacks
28 4
Quarterfinals
October 1,
FC Tampa Bay 0-1 NSC Minnesota
Al Lang Stadium, 3,003
Fort Lauderdale 5-0 Edmonton
Lockhart Stadium, 2,250
October 15,
Carolina 4-3, (3-5 pen) NSC Minnesota,
WakeMed Soccer Park, 4,002
Fort Lauderdale 2-1 Puerto Rico
Lockhart Stadium, 3,700
Final
October 22,
NSC Minnesota 3-1 Fort Lauderdale,
NSC Stadium, 4,511
October 29,
Fort Lauderdale 0-0 NSC Minnesota
Lockhart Stadium 6,849
Semifinals
October 8,
NSC Minnesota 1-0 Carolina,
NSC Stadium, 2,512
Puerto Rico 1-3 Fort Lauderdale,
Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel
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GOALS
1.Etienne Barbara
CAR
2.Pablo Campos
CAR
3.Mike Ambersley
TBR
3.Jonanthan Faña FariasPRI
4.Aaron King
TBR
4.Shaun Saiko
FCE
20
12
11
11
9
9
ASSISTS
1. Etienne Barbara
1. Jonny Steele
2. Mike Ambersley
3. David Foley
4. Aaron King
4. Pascal Millien
4. Ciaran O’Brien
4. Shaun Saiko
8
8
7
6
5
5
5
5
CAR
CAR
TBR
PRI
TBR
TBR
ATL
FCE
D L GF GAGD PTS
38 5026
+2454
7
6
41
32
+9
52
8
9
41
36
+5
41
11
8
35
36
-1
38
6123540-536
9
10
30
32
-2
36
8
11
35
27
+8
35
4202563
-3816
MINUTES PLAYED
1. Kyle Altman
1. Christopher Kooy
2. Aaron Pitchkolan
3. Antonio Rago
4. Kupone Low
4. Willie Hunt MIN
FCE
PRI
FCE
CAR
ATL
2430
2430
2419
2318
2300
2300
GAA
1. Evan Bush
2. Brad Knighton
3. Matt Glaeser
4. Joseph Warren
5. Ray Burse
MTL
CAR
FTL
MIN
PRI
0.76
1.00
1.03
1.08
1.18
SAVES
1. Jeff Attinella
2. Joseph Warren
3. Brad Knighton
4. Ray Burse
5. Jimmy Maurer
TBR
MIN
CAR
PRI
ATL
134
125
125
103
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Modern Era
(Regular Season Only)
Goals
Pablo Campos (CAR, SAS, MNU) – 45
Brian Shriver (FTL, CAR, TBR) – 28
Mike Ambersley (TBR, MNU, IND) – 25
Etienne Barbara (CAR, MNU, TBR) – 23
Simone Bracalello (MNU) – 21
Georgi Hristov (TBR) – 21
Assists
Mike Ambersley (TBR, MNU, IND) – 21
Shaun Saiko (FCE, SAS) – 14
Luke Mulholland (MNU, TBR) – 14
Danny Barrera (ATL, SAS, CAR) – 13
Etienne Barbara (CAR, MNU, TBR) – 12
Pablo Campos (SAS, MNU) – 12
Georgi Hristov (TBR) – 12
Games Played
Kupono Low (CAR) – 101
Aaron Pitchkolan (PRI, SAS, MNU) – 101
Mike Ambersley (TBR, MNU, IND) – 99
Neil Hlavaty (MNU, FCE) – 99
Frank Sanfilippo (TBR) – 95
Brian Shriver (FTL, CAR, TBR) – 93
Goalkeeper Games Played
Matt Van Oekel (MNU) – 69
Matt Glaeser (FTL) – 56
Jeff Attinella (TBR, FTL) – 55
Ray Burse (PRI, CAR) – 50
Akira Fitzgerald (CAR) – 49
Lance Parker (FCE) – 46
Jimmy Maurer (NYC) – 43
Goalkeeper Victories
Matt VanOekel (MNU) – 25
Jeff Attinella (TBR, FTL) – 23
Akira Fitzgerald (CAR) – 22
Ray Burse (PRI, CAR) – 21
Brad Knighton (CAR) – 17
Daryl Sattler (TBR, SAS, MNU) – 17
Matt Glaeser (FTL) – 16
Jimmy Maurer (NYC) – 15
Goalkeeper Shutouts
Jeff Attinella (TBR, FTL) – 17
Daryl Sattler (TBR, SAS, MNU) – 15
Ray Burse (PRI, CAR) – 13
Akira Fitzgerald (CAR) – 13
Jimmy Maurer (NYC) – 13
Matt VanOekel (MNU) – 13
Matt Glaeser (FTL) – 12
Goalkeeper Saves
Jeff Attinella (TBR, FTL) – 269
Matt Glaeser (FTL) – 207
Ray Burse (PRI, CAR) – 185
Matt VanOekel (MNU) – 181
Akira Fitzgerald (CAR) – 166
Jimmy Maurer (NYC) – 159
Lance Parker (FCE) – 151
Diego Restrepo (TBR) – 138
Coaching Victories
Colin Clarke (PRI, CAR) – 48
Manny Lagos (MNU) – 43
Ricky Hill (TBR) – 40
Daryl Shore (FTL) – 20
Tim Hankinson (SAS) – 19
Giovanni Savarese (NYC) – 18
Martin Rennie (CAR) – 17
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All-time Stats Leaders
(Regular Season Only)
NASL Attendance Averages
Season
Avg.
20113,770
20123,819
2013
4,670 (4,653-Spring; 4,676-Fall)
2014
5,522 (5,346-Spring; 5,610-Fall)
Highest Attendance Games (Since 2011)
14,593: TD Place; Ottawa Fury FC 0-1 New York Cosmos, July 20, 2014
13,151: Heroes Stadium; San Antonio Scorpions 0-4 Puerto Rico Islanders, April 15, 2012
13,034: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 0-0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers, June 18, 2011
12,433: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 2-0 FC Edmonton, September 17, 2011
12,397: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 1-3 NSC Minnesota Stars, August 6, 2011
12,327: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 2-0 NSC Minnesota Stars, August 20, 2011
12,297: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 1-0 Carolina RailHawks, September 11, 2011
12,156: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 1-0 Puerto Rico Islanders, July 31, 2011
12,060: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 0-0 Tampa Bay, April 23, 2011
11,929: Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium; New York 2-1 Fort Lauderdale, August 3, 2013
11,912: Heroes Stadium; San Antonio Scorpions 3-0 Atlanta Silverbacks, June 30, 2012
11,907: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 1-2 Carolina RailHawks, May 14, 2011
11,232: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 2-0 FC Edmonton, June 4, 2011
11,136: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 4-0 Atlanta Silverbacks, August 14, 2011
11,048: IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium; Indy Eleven 1-1 Carolina RailHawks, April 12, 2014
10,982: IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium; Indy Eleven 1-0 San Antonio Scorpions, October 18, 2014
10,659: IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium; Indy Eleven 2-2 New York Cosmos, August 30, 2014
10,584: Heroes Stadium; San Antonio Scorpions 1-0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers, July 21, 2012
10,581: Stade Saputo; Montreal Impact 1-1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers, July 13, 2011
10,567: IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium; Indy Eleven 1-1 FC Edmonton, September 13, 2014
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All-time Modern Era Records
(Regular Season Only)
Individual Records
Most Total Points (Goals + Assists), Year
49: Etienne Barbara, Carolina RailHawks –
(20 goals + 9 assists), 2011
Most Goals, Year
21: Pablo Campos, San Antonio Scorpions – 2012
Most Goals, Game
4: Pablo Campos, Scorpions vs. RailHawks,
July 28, 2012
Earliest Goal, Game
.26 seconds: Fafà Picault, Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Indy
Eleven, September 20, 2014
Most Assists, Year
9: Johnny Steele, Carolina RailHawks – 2011
Etienne Barbara, Carolina RailHawks – 2011
Most Assists, Game
4: Ivan Guerrero, Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Atlanta
Silverbacks, October 19, 2013
Goalkeeper Records
Best Goals Allowed Average (GAA), Year
0.76: Evan Bush, Montreal Impact, 2011
Most Victories, Year
14: Ray Burse, Puerto Rico Islanders, 2011
Most Shut Outs, Year
13: Ray Martin, Puerto Rico Islanders, 2012
Most Consecutive Shut Out Minutes
397: Kristian Nicht, Indy Eleven from
September 27 – October 26, 2014
Team Records
Most Games Won, Year
17: Carolina RailHawks, 2011
Most Goals In Game (Both Teams), Year
11: San Antonio Scorpions, 4: Tampa Bay 7, August 3, 2013
Largest Margin Of Victory, Year
8: San Antonio Scorpions 8 Carolina RailHawks 0,
July 28, 2012
Most Consecutive Victories (Overall)
10: Carolina RailHawks, May 7 – July 3, 2011
Most Consecutive Games Unbeaten (Overall)
13: Carolina RailHawks, April 16 – July 3, 2011
New York Cosmos, August 24, 2013 – April 26, 2014
Most Consecutive Victories At Home
9: Carolina RailHawks, April 16 – July 30 2011
Most Consecutive Games Unbeaten At Home
18: Carolina RailHawks, Sept. 22, 2012 – July 12, 2014
Consecutive Games Lost At Home
5: Indy Eleven, May 10 – September 27, 2014
Consecutive Games Without A Win At Home
12: Indy Eleven, April 12 - September 27, 2014
Most Consecutive Victories On Road
6: San Antonio Scorpions, April 19 – July 26, 2014
Most Consecutive Games Unbeaten On Road
6: Atlanta Silverbacks, August 11, 2012 – May 4, 2013
Atlanta Silverbacks, June 15, 2013 – Sept. 7, 2013
New York Cosmos, Sept. 1, 2013 – April 19, 2013
San Antonio Scorpions, April 19 – July 26, 2014
Consecutive Games Lost On Road
6: Atlanta Silverbacks, July 30 - September 10, 2011
Consecutive Games Without A Victory On Road
19: FC Edmonton, July 28, 2012 – April 26, 2014
Fewest Games Lost, Year
1: New York Cosmos, 2013
Consecutive Games Lost
6: Atlanta Silverbacks, July 30 – August 27, 2011
Atlanta Silverbacks, September 6 – October 4, 2014
Most Goals, Year
51: Tampa Bay, 2013
Consecutive Games Without A Victory
13: Carolina RailHawks, Sept. 7, 2011 – May 19, 2012
Fewest Goals Against, Year
12: New York Cosmos, 2013
Most Shut outs (Overall)
14: San Antonio Scorpions, 2012
Most Consecutive Shut Out Minutes
397: Indy Eleven from Sept. 27 – October 26, 2014
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All-Time Award Winners
(Modern Era)
Golden Ball
Awarded to the NASL Player of the Year
2014: Miguel Ibarra, Minnesota United FC
2013: Georgi Hristov, Tampa Bay Rowdies
2012: Pablo Campos, San Antonio Scorpions
2011: Etienne Barbara, Carolina RailHawks
Golden Boot
Awarded to the top NASL Goal Scorer
2014: Christian Ramirez, Minnesota United FC
2013: Brian Shriver, Carolina RailHawks
2012: Pablo Campos, San Antonio Scorpions
2011: Etienne Barbara, Carolina RailHawks
Golden Glove
Awarded to the NASL Goalkeeper with lowest GAA (Goals Against Average)
2014: John Smits, FC Edmonton
2013: Kyle Reynish, New York Cosmos
2012: Daryl Sattler, San Antonio Scorpions
2011: Evan Bush, Montreal Impact
Young Player
Awarded to the best NASL Younger Player of the Year, 23 & Under
2014: Christian Ramirez, Minnesota United FC
Humanitarian
Awarded for Humanitarian Efforts off the field
2014: Chris Nurse, Fort Lauderdale Strikers
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(Modern Era)
Coach of the Year
Awarded to the NASL Coach of the Year
2014: Manny Lagos, Minnesota United FC
2013: Brian Haynes, Atlanta Silverbacks
2012: Ricky Hill, Tampa Bay Rowdies
2011: Manny Lagos, NSC Minnesota Stars
Fair Play
Awarded to the team with the fewest combined red and yellow cards over
the course of the full season
2014: Tampa Bay Rowdies
2013: Minnesota United FC
2012: Tampa Bay Rowdies
2011: FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
Season Champions
One season from 2011-2012; Split Season 2013-Present
2014: Minnesota United FC (Spring)
2014: San Antonio Scorpions (Fall)
2013: Atlanta Silverbacks (Spring)
2013: New York Cosmos (Fall)
2012: San Antonio Scorpions
2011: Carolina RailHawks
NASL Champions
Winner of The Championship Final (NASL Soccer Bowl Trophy).
2014: San Antonio Scorpions
2013: New York Cosmos
2012: Tampa Bay Rowdies
2011: NSC Minnesota Stars
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Stats Leaders* (Regular Season Only)
Games Played
Player (#Seasons) – Games
Assists
Player (#Seasons) – Assists
GK (#Seasons) – Shut Outs
Bob Lenarduzzi (11) – 288
Vladislav Bogicevic (7) – 147
Alan Mayer (8) – 51
Bruce Wilson (11) – 276
Mike Connell (9) – 252
Ace Ntsoelengoe (11) – 244
Paul Child (10) – 239
Alan Willey (9) – 238
Bob Rigby (12) – 227
Arnie Mausser (10) – 224
Steve Litt (9) – 220
Robert Iarusci (9) – 217
Giorgio Chinaglia (8) – 213
Chris Dangerfield (9) – 212
Goal Scorers
Player (#Seasons) – Goals
Giorgio Chinaglia (8) – 193
Alan Willey (9) – 129
Karl-Heinz Granitza (7) – 128
Ron Futcher (9) – 119
Paul Child (10) – 102
Ilija Mitic (9) – 101
Steve David (8) – 100
Ace Ntsoelengoe (11) – 87
Mike Stojanovic (7) – 83
Alan Green (7) – 82
Laurie Abrahams (7) – 76
Ade Coker (10) – 74
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Karl-Heinz Granitza (7) – 101
Ray Hudson (8) – 99
Steve Wegerle (8) – 88
Ace Ntsoelengoe (11) – 82
Giorgio Chinaglia (8) – 81
David Bradford (7) – 80
Jean Willrich (7) – 78
Jorgen Kristensen (5) – 73
John Bain (7) – 68
David Byrne (5) – 68
Julie Vee (7) – 68
Ken Cooper (10) – 49
Paul Hammond (9) – 40
Mike Hewitt (9) – 38
Zeljko Bilecki (7) – 37
Tony Chursky (7) – 37
Tino Lettieri (8) – 36
Bob Rigby (12) – 36
Arnie Mausser (10) – 35
Volkmar Gross (5) – 33
Phil Parkes (6) – 32
Winston DuBose (8) – 31
Goalkeeper Stats
Coaching Stats
GK (#Seasons) – Games Played Coach (# Seasons) – Victories
Bob Rigby (12) – 227
Arnie Mausser (10) –224
Paul Hammond (9) – 180
Bill Irwin (7) – 176
Mike Hewitt (9) – 175
Ken Cooper (10 – 170
Alan Mayer (8) – 166
Tino Lettieri (8) – 161
Winston DuBose (8) – 160
Hubert Birkenmeier (6) – 145
Tony Chursky (7) – 145
Volkmar Gross (5) – 140
Ron Newman (15) – 185
Eddie Firmani (10) – 147
Al Miller (10) – 131
Willy Roy (7) – 113
Gordon Bradley (9) – 104
Gordon Jago (7) – 98
Freddie Goodwin (7) – 90
Alan Hinton (5) – 85
Dragan Popovic (6) – 81
Hubert Vogelsinger (7) – 79
Ken Furphy (5) – 79
Vic Crowe (6) – 76
*Source from Canada, United States Historian Colin José
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SOCCER BOWL HISTORY
The Championship
Golden Years
Following the creation of the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1968, the
league’s championship game was initially known as the NASL Final until 1974.
The Atlanta Chiefs, Dallas Tornado, Los Angeles Aztecs, New York Cosmos,
Philadelphia Atoms, and Rochester Lancers were crowned champions after winning their
respective NASL Finals, which were composed of either a single game, home-and-away
playoff, or best-of-three series. The exception was in 1969 when a championship game
didn’t even take place, and the Kansas City Spurs were crowned the league winners after
amassing the highest regular season point total.
The NASL also recognized the two champions from 1967 – NPSL’s Oakland Clippers
and USA’s Los Angeles Wolves - prior to the league’s formation.
Soccer Bowl
The origin of the NASL Soccer Bowl began in 1975 when Commissioner Phil Woosnam
sought a neutral-site championship event similar to the NFL Super Bowl.
Unlike the Super Bowl, the Soccer Bowl was not denoted by Roman numerals, instead,
the last digits of the year would be used to brand the competition for that year (example:
Soccer Bowl ‘75).
In 1984, the league changed the neutral-site format to a best-of-three series played at
each team’s home field. That year the event was promoted as the Soccer Bowl Series ‘84,
though it was still generally acknowledged as the Soccer Bowl.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies were the first team to lift the Soccer Bowl trophy in 1975
when they defeated the Portland Timbers, 2-0, at San Jose’s Spartan Stadium.
Former Portuguese striker Eusébio led the Toronto Metros-Croatia to the Soccer Bowl
in 1976 to become the first Canadian side to win a NASL Championship. The following
year, Brazilian forward and three-time World Cup winner, Pelé, concluded his playing
career by leading the New York Cosmos to their first Soccer Bowl victory, posting a 2-1
win over the Seattle Sounders at Portland’s Civic Stadium.
The Cosmos would repeat as champions in front of a record crowd of 74,091 at Giants
Stadium, defeating the Rowdies, 3-1, for the Soccer Bowl ’78 crown.
Giants Stadium would once again serve as the stage for the Soccer Bowl in 1979. The
Vancouver Whitecaps became the second Canadian team to win a NASL Championship
after defeating the Rowdies, 2-1.
The Cosmos reclaimed the Soccer Bowl Trophy the following year in 1980 after a 3-0
blanking of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium.
After losing the 1981 title to the Chicago Sting at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium, the
Cosmos captured their fourth Soccer Bowl and fifth overall NASL Championship the
following year with a 1-0 shutout win over the Seattle Sounders at San Diego Stadium.
Vancouver became the second Canadian city to host the Soccer Bowl, as the Tulsa
Roughnecks topped the Toronto Blizzard, 2-0, to claim the 1983 title at BC Place Stadium.
The Soccer Bowl format then changed from a single-match to a best-of–three series.
The Sting won their second league title by defeating the Blizzard in the first two matches,
at Chicago’s Comiskey Park and Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, for the 1984 championship.
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Modern Era
With the relaunch of the NASL in 2011, the NSC Minnesota Stars (now Minnesota
United FC) and Tampa Bay Rowdies were crowned as the first two champions in 2011
and 2012, respectively. Playing the final over two legs, Minnesota overcame the Fort
Lauderdale Strikers in 2011 and then lost to the Rowdies in penalty kicks in 2012.
In 2013, the NASL Final was held as a single match for the first time since 1983. Under
the new split-season competition format, the game featured the two season winners
(Spring, Fall). The Fall Season Champions, the New York Cosmos, captured their sixth
overall title by defeating the Spring Season Champions, the Atlanta Silverbacks, 1-0, at
Atlanta Silverbacks Park.
The Championship, the league’s four-team postseason tournament introduced in
2014, consisted of the season winners (Spring – Minnesota United FC, Fall – San Antonio
Scorpions) along with the two teams with the best overall records (Cosmos, Strikers). The
Scorpions captured their first Soccer Bowl trophy after defeating the Strikers, 2-1, at their
home ground, Toyota Field, in The Championship Final.
The Soccer Bowl trophy is the third oldest men’s professional outdoor soccer prize in
the United States.
Year
1967
1968 1969* 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1981
1982
1983 1984
2011
2012
2013
2014
Champion
NPSL- Oakland Clippers
USA-Los Angeles Wolves
Atlanta Chiefs Kansas City Spurs Rochester Lancers Dallas Tornado New York Cosmos Philadelphia Atoms Los Angeles Aztecs Tampa Bay Rowdies Toronto Metros-Croatia New York Cosmos New York Cosmos Vancouver Whitecaps New York Cosmos Chicago Sting New York Cosmos Tulsa Roughnecks Chicago Sting NSC Minnesota Stars
Tampa Bay Rowdies New York Cosmos
San Antonio Scorpions
Runner-Up
Baltimore Bays
Washington Whips
San Diego Toros Atlanta Chiefs Washington Darts Atlanta Chiefs St Louis Stars Dallas Tornado Miami Toros Portland Timbers Minnesota Kicks Seattle Sounders Tampa Bay Rowdies Tampa Bay Rowdies Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
New York Cosmos Seattle Sounders Toronto Blizzard Toronto Blizzard Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
Minnesota Stars
Atlanta Silverbacks
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
Top Goal Scorer
Yanko Daucik, Toronto Falcons
Roberto Boninsegna, Chicago Mustangs
Janusz Kowalik, Chicago Mustangs
Kazier Motaung, Atlanta Chiefs
Kirk Apostolidis, Dallas Tornado
Carlos Metrdieri, Rochester Lancers
Randy Horton, New York Cosmos
Kyle Rote Jr., Dallas Tornados
Paul Child, San Jose Earthquakes
Steve David, Miami Toros
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
Steve David, Los Angeles Aztecs
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
Oscar Fabiani, Tampa Bay
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
Giorgio Chinaglia, New York Cosmos
Roberto Cabañas, New York Cosmos
Steve Zungul, San Jose Earthquakes
Etienne Barbara, Carolina RailHawks
Pablo Campos, San Antonio Scorpions
Brian Shriver, Carolina RailHawks
Christian Ramirez, Minnesota United FC
* No Championship Game, League Title Awarded For Most Points In Regular Season
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