Westchester Flames

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Westchester Flames
Westchester Flames.png
Full nameWestchester Flames
Nickname(s)The Flames, The Burn
Founded1999; 21 years ago (1999)
StadiumCity Park Stadium
New Rochelle, New York
Capacity1,845
OwnerGus Marangoudakis
Head CoachEdson Buddle
LeagueUSL League Two
20197th, Northeast Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

Westchester Flames is an American soccer team based in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Founded in 1999, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.

The team plays its home games at City Park Stadium, where they have played since 2001. The team's colors are blue and white.

The team also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

History[edit]

The team had your first season in 1999, when they finished with a respectable 7–9 record, under former New York Cosmos superstar Vladislav Bogicevic. Home games were played at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. In 2001, Westchester Flames were the champions of Premier Development League [1]

Players[edit]

As of 13 May 2017.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK United States USA Raúl Bonilla
11 MF United States USA Carlos Bonilla
20 MF United States USA Anthony Castro
5 MF United States USA Steven Da Fonte
7 FW United States USA Jovanni García
15 MF United States USA Matthew Giaconelli
3 DF United States USA Daniel Giorgi
6 FW United States USA Iván Martínez
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   David lokrit gopar
2 DF United States USA John Pappas
12 DF New Zealand NZL Jonathan Raj
25   Barakatulla Sharifi
19 DF United States USA Dante Spinelli
8 MF United States USA Jonathan Uy
23 MF Philippines PHI Matthew Uy
13 DF United States USA Nicholas Zorbo

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1999 4 USL PDL 4th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast National Semifinals (3rd Place) Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Champion Did not qualify
2002 3 USL D-3 Pro League 3rd, Northern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 3 USL Pro Select League 2nd, Northern Final Did not qualify
2004 3 USL Pro Soccer League 2nd, Northern Did not qualify 3rd Round
2005 4 USL PDL 9th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast National Semifinals Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 4th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 9th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 10th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 9th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 USL PDL 9th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 USL PDL 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2018 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2019 4 USL League Two 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2006
  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2006
  • USL PDL Champions 2001
  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2001
  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2001
  • USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2000
  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2000
  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2000

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 2005: 127
  • 2006: 143
  • 2007: 88
  • 2008: 115
  • 2009: 57 (lowest in PDL)
  • 2010: 80
  • 2011: 55
  • 2012: 140

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.westchesterflames.com/contactus/TeamHistory/index_E.html?1482707381
  2. ^ "Westchester Flames". USL PDL. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "About Westchester Flames F.C". Retrieved 2009-05-27.

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