2012 FC Buffalo season

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FC Buffalo
2012 season
Owner Nick Mendola, Scott Frauenhofer, Brent Garner
Coach United StatesDaniel Krzyzanowicz
National Premier Soccer League Great Lakes Conference Conference: 5th
U.S. Open Cup Did Not Qualify
Did Not Qualify
Top goalscorer League: Tie: McFayden, Reidy (3)
All: Tie: McFayden, Reidy (3)
Highest home attendance 507
Average home league attendance Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium
Home colors
Away colors

The 2012 FC Buffalo Season was the third season for the National Premier Soccer League franchise in the fourth tier of the American soccer. It was the first season for the newly created NPSL Midwest Division Great Lakes Conference.[1]

FC Buffalo did not compete for a bid in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. With the inaugural seasons of Detroit City FC and AFC Cleveland supporters of the teams formed the 'Rust Belt Derby' modeled after the Cascadia Cup. The winner of the Derby is based on the head to head record of the midwestern clubs during regular season NPSL matches.[2] AFC Cleveland would win the inaugural competition.[3]

Offseason[edit]

On December 10, 2011 the team's mascot Wolf Blitzer was unveiled at the Winter Wolves fund raiser. 2012 season tickets were sold at the event. The unique feature of the 2012 season ticket is that it consisted of a special season ticket holder's scarf that functioned as admission to the season's home matches.[4][5] The season ticket scarf would be sold for future seasons as well.

2012 Preseason Roster[edit]

Source: [6]

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

No. Position Player
00 United States GK Eric DeHond
1 United States GK Brian Wagstaff
2 United States MF John Grabowski
3 Canada DF Josiah Snelgrove
4 United States DF Pat Zelko
5 United States FW Cory Cwiklinski
7 United States MF Mike Reidy
8 United States FW Pablo Ordonez
9 United States FW Matt Stedman
10 United States DF Gary Boughton
11 United States FW Andy Tiedt
United States MF Peter Duerden
United States FW Gianluca Cuomo
No. Position Player
12 United States MF JJ Hughes
13 United States MF Ryan Walter
14 United States DF Ryan Schroen
15 United States MF Steven Carcaterro
17 United States DF Josh Faga
19 United States DF Jake Rinow
20 Trinidad and Tobago DF Mbwana Johnson
22 France MF Samuel Guibert
23 United States FW Kendell McFayden
24 United States MF Derek Maier
28 United States MF Chris Walter
99 United States GK Jordan DiLapo
United States MF Josh Piger

Staff[edit]

  • United States Daniel Krzyzanowicz - Head Coach

Division Standings[edit]

Midwest-Great Lakes Conference[edit]

Place Team Pld. W T L GF GA GD Points
1 Erie Admirals 12 6 5 1 28 17 +11 23
2 Detroit City FC 12 5 5 2 26 10 +16 20
3 AFC Cleveland 12 4 7 1 22 15 +7 19
4 Greater Binghamton FC 12 2 3 7 14 29 -15 9
5 FC Buffalo 12 1 4 7 11 30 -19 7

2012 Rust Belt Derby Standings[edit]

See also: Rust Belt Derby
Place Team Pld. W T L GF GA GD Points
1 AFC Cleveland 6 3 3 0 14 8 6 12
2 Detroit City FC 6 2 3 1 11 5 6 8
3 FC Buffalo 6 0 2 4 4 16 -12 2

Schedule and Results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

After a mediocre 1-2-1 start to the season the Blitzers suffered a 1-4 home defeat to Erie. In the game's first half Josiah Snelgrove was taken down near the Erie net. He then retaliated against an Erie player and was ejected with a straight red card. It was later learned that Snelgrove suffered a broken jaw on the play.[8] Buffalo coach Krzyzanowicz was also ejected from the game for dissent. Later the NPSL suspended Krzyzanowicz for three games for the actions.[9] The Erie game was the start of a three game losing streak that would see Buffalo outscored 10-2. The streak would see Buffalo fall from third in the division to a last place tie with Greater Binghamton FC. Following the season FC Buffalo announced that they had parted ways with Krzyzanowicz.

Schedule and Results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buffalo NY Minor League Soccer NPSL Club". Fcbuffalo.org. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  2. ^ "The Rust Belt Derby by Daniel Casey". SoccerNewsday.com. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ "The Rust Belt Derby". Soccer News Day. Soccer News Day. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ http://home.buffalo.com/sports/gallery/fc-buffalos-winters-wolves-at-town-ballroom/%7CFC Buffalo’s Winter’s Wolves at Town Ballroom
  5. ^ http://www.fcbuffalo.org/uncategorized/2012-scarves-hit-streets-weekend/%7C2012 Season Ticket Scarf NOW Available For Online Order
  6. ^ "National Premier Soccer League". Npsl.info. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  7. ^ Nick. "They Had a Hemmi | FC Buffalo | For Our City | Buffalo, New York NPSL Soccer Club". FC Buffalo. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Match Report: FC Buffalo – 1 Erie Admirals S.C. – 3". Wordpress. Wordpress. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Krzyzanowicz suspended by NPSL". FCBuffalo. FCBuffalo.org. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
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  13. ^ "As pro rumors swirl, McFayden notches brace in 2-1 FC Buffalo win - Blog". Buffalo.com. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  14. ^ "Seeing red: Discipline dooms FC Buffalo in loss to Erie - Blog". Buffalo.com. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
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  19. ^ "FC Buffalo blitzed by Detroit City in home finale - Blog". Buffalo.com. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  20. ^ "Downward spiral continues for Blitzers - Blog". Buffalo.com. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  21. ^ Nick. "Nothing To Write Home About | FC Buffalo | For Our City | Buffalo, New York NPSL Soccer Club". FC Buffalo. Retrieved 2012-11-07.