2012–13 Arizona Storm season

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Arizona Storm
ArizonaStorm.jpg
2012–13 PASL season
General Manager Steven Green
Head Coach Rino Green
Arena Arizona Sports Complex
Glendale, Arizona
PASL 3rd, Southwestern
US Open Cup Wild Card
Highest home attendance 222
(January 27, 2013)
vs Las Vegas Legends
Lowest home attendance 45
(December 15, 2012)
vs Anaheim Bolts
Average home league attendance 129 (8 home games)[1]

The 2012–13 Arizona Storm season was the second and final season of the Arizona Storm professional indoor soccer club. The Storm, a Southwestern Division team in the Professional Arena Soccer League, played their home games in the Arizona Sports Complex in Glendale, Arizona. The team was led by general manager/assistant coach Steven Green and head coach Rino Green.[2]

Season summary[edit]

The Storm had mixed results in the regular season, earning a 6–10 record and third place in the PASL's four-team Southwestern Division, and failed to advance to the postseason. The franchise also struggled at the box office, placing last among the PASL's 19 teams in average home attendance.[1]

The Storm participated in the 2012–13 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer. They lost to the San Diego Sockers in the Wild Card round, abruptly ending their run in the tournament.

History[edit]

The team was originally organized in 2011, playing its 2011-12 season at the 500-seat Phoenix Sports Centre in Phoenix, Arizona.[3]

Schedule[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Regular season[edit]

Game Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[4] Attendance
Final Score Record
1 Thursday November 1 7:30pm
(8:30pm Mountain)
at Las Vegas Legends L 2–11 0–1 Orleans Arena 775[5]
2 Sunday November 11 6:30pm Anaheim Bolts W 14–13[6] 1–1 Arizona Sports Complex[7] 126[8]
3 Saturday November 17 6:05pm San Diego Sockers L 3–18[9] 1–2 Arizona Sports Complex 113[10]
4 Saturday November 24 6:05pm Real Phoenix W 10–8 2–2 Arizona Sports Complex 200[11]
5 Saturday December 1 8:00pm at Real Phoenix L 1–7 2–3 Barney Family Sports Complex 125[12]
6 Friday December 7 7:30pm
(6:30pm Mountain)
at Rio Grande Valley Flash L 2–16[13] 2–4 State Farm Arena 2,035[14]
7 Saturday December 8 7:05pm
(6:05pm Mountain)
at Texas Strikers W 7–4 3–4 Ford Arena 717[15]
8 Saturday December 15 6:05pm Anaheim Bolts W 12–6[16] 4–4 Arizona Sports Complex[17] 45[18]
9 Saturday December 29 7:00pm
(8:00pm Mountain)
at Las Vegas Legends L 6–8 4–5 Las Vegas Sports Park[19] 575[20]
10 Sunday January 13 3:05pm Las Vegas Legends L 5–12 4–6 Arizona Sports Complex 125[21]
11 Sunday January 20 4:00pm Texas Strikers L 8–9 4–7 Arizona Sports Complex 55[22]
12 Sunday January 27 5:05pm Las Vegas Legends L 7–17 4–8 Arizona Sports Complex 222[23]
13 Friday February 1 7:00pm
(8:00pm Mountain)
at Turlock Express L 2–11 4–9 Turlock Soccer Complex 494[24]
14 Saturday February 2 7:30pm
(8:30pm Mountain)
at Sacramento Surge W 7–6 (OT) 5–9 Off The Wall Soccer Arena 310[25]
15 Sunday February 10 5:05pm
(6:05pm Mountain)
at San Diego Sockers L 2–16[26] 5–10 Valley View Casino Center 4,703[27]
16 Sunday February 17 5:00pm Real Phoenix W 14–12 6–10 Arizona Sports Complex 146[28]

† Game also counts for US Open Cup, as listed in chart below.

2012–13 US Open Cup for Arena Soccer[edit]

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance
Final Score Record
Wild Card November 17 5:05pm San Diego Sockers L 3–18[9] 0–1 Arizona Sports Complex 125[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "League Attendance". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Arizona Storm 2012-13 Roster". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "PASL Welcomes Real Phoenix, Announces Series of Changes in Arizona" (Press release). Professional Arena Soccer League. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Schedule". Our Sports Central. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Box Score: Orleans Arena - Thu, Nov 01, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 3, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Storm Surge: Bolts fall in Arizona 14-13". LA Soccer News. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bolts Drop 14-13 Thriller to Hosts Arizona". Our Sports Central. November 12, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sun, Nov 11, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Sockers beat Arizona 18-3 for 40th straight win". Our Sports Central. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sat, Nov 17, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 17, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Box Score: Phoenix Sports Center - Sat, Nov 24, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. November 24, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Box Score: Barney Indoor Sports - Sat, Dec 01, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Flash bounce back, beat Storm". The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, TX). December 7, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Box Score: State Farm Arena - Fri, Dec 07, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 7, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Box Score: Ford Arena - Sat, Dec 08, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 8, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Storm Double Up Bolts, 12-6". Our Sports Central. December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Inexperience Shows; Mostly reserve Bolts fall to Storm 12-6". L.A. Soccer News (Los Angeles, CA). December 15, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sat, Dec 15, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Games Rescheduled: Las Vegas Legends Announce Holiday Venue Change, Prepare to Play Top PASL Teams in January" (Press release). Las Vegas Legends. December 21, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Box Score: Las Vegas Sports Park - Sat, Dec 29, 2012". Professional Arena Soccer League. December 29, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sun, Jan 13, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sun, Jan 20, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 20, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sun, Jan 27, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Box Score: Turlock Indoor Soccer - Fri, Feb 01, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 1, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Box Score: Off The Wall Indoor Soccer - Sat, Feb 02, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  26. ^ "PASL Points and Assists Records Fall as Sockers Crush Arizona 16-2". Our Sports Central. February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Box Score: Valley View Casino Arena - Sun, Feb 10, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Box Score: Arizona Sports Complex - Sun, Feb 17, 2013". Professional Arena Soccer League. February 17, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • azstormfc.com Arizona Storm official website