2013 FC Buffalo season

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FC Buffalo
2013 season
Owner Nick Mendola, Scott Frauenhofer, Brent Garner
Coach United StatesBrendan Murphy
Stadium Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium
National Premier Soccer League 2nd Great Lakes Conference Conf.
NPSL Playoffs Conference Semi-Final Loss
U.S. Open Cup Did Not Qualify
Top goalscorer Tiedt (3)
Highest home attendance 1,004
Lowest home attendance 490
Home colors
Away colors

The 2013 FC Buffalo Season will be the fourth season for the National Premier Soccer League franchise in the fourth tier of the American soccer. The team will compete in the NPSL Midwest Division Great Lakes Conference.[1]

Offseason[edit]

The team parted ways with Daniel Krzyzanowicz after a disappointing 2012 season. Brendan Murphy was hired as his replacement.[2] Due to high turnout during tryouts a reserve team was fielded for the first time. The FC Buffalo Reserves will compete in Buffalo & District Soccer League’s (BDSL) Championship Division.[3]

2013 Roster[edit]

Source: [1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Trinidad and Tobago GK Kareem Gray
2 United States MF John Grabowski
3 Canada DF Josiah Snelgrove
4 United States MF Alex Stephan
5 United States FW Ian Mort
7 United States MF Brian Knapp
9 United States FW Andy Tiedt
10 United States MF Bobby Ross
11 United States DF Casey Derkacz
13 United States MF Ryan Walter
13 United States MF Rich Wilson
15 United States FW Ben Ramin
15 United States DF Steven Carcaterro
16 United States MF CJ Scirto
17 United States MF Peter Marlette
No. Position Player
19 Costa Rica MF Osvaldo Morales
19 United States DF Jake Rinow
20 United States DF Nick Garcia
21 United States MF Andrew Bednarsky
23 England MF James Wheeler
28 United States MF Chris Walter
29 United States MF Jeff Thomas
99 United States GK Andrew Coughlin
United States DF Kolby Banker
England MF Richard Craven
Ecuador MF Pablo Ordonez
United States MF Anthony Rozzano
United States DF Mitchell Skrabacz
United States FW John Taggart

Staff[edit]

  • United States Brendan Murphy - Head Coach
  • United States Bob Roach - Assistant Coach
  • United States Mike Ertel - Assistant Coach

Division Standings[edit]

Midwest Region - Great Lakes Division[edit]

2013 NPSL Midwest Region Great Lakes Division standings[4]
GP W T L GF GA GD Pts
1 Detroit City FC 12 11 1 0 35 8 27 34
2 FC Buffalo 12 7 0 5 20 15 5 21
3 Erie Admirals SC 12 6 3 3 26 15 11 21
4 AFC Cleveland 12 3 3 6 22 23 -1 12
5 FC Sparta Michigan 12 2 2 8 10 34 -24 8
6 Zanesville Athletic FC 12 2 1 9 13 31 -18 7

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division


2013 Rust Belt Derby[edit]

Current Season[edit]

Place Team Pld. W T L GF GA GD Points
1 Detroit City FC 4 4 0 0 9 3 6 12
2 FC Buffalo 4 2 0 2 5 6 -1 6
3 AFC Cleveland 4 0 0 4 5 10 -6 0

Schedule and Results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Prior to the start of the season the Blitzers along with WBBZ-TV produced a weekly web series titled FCB 360. The show features interviews with players and coaches.[5] All 2013 home games will be streamed live on WNYmedia.net and later archived on YouTube.[6]

2013 saw the Blitzers jump out to their best start in franchise history with home wins over expansion sides Zanesville Athletic FC and FC Sparta Michigan. Andy Tiedt led the way with a goal in each of the first two games. Coach Murphy earned his first wins.[7] A 1-0 road loss to Erie preceded two Blitzers, Andy Tiedt and Brian Knapp, being called up by the Rochester Rhinos to play a US Open Cup match against the Major League Soccer side New England Revolution.[8] The Rhinos fell to the Revolution 5-1 [9] In the game former Blitzer Kendell McFayden scored the only goal for the Rhinos.

Andy Tiedt became the Blitzers all-time leading scorer in a road win against Zanesville.[10] The win was the fourth of the season and pushed the Blitzers into a first place tie with Detroit.

Schedule and Results[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Player Played Goals
Andy Tiedt 5 3
Ian Mort 3 2
Osvaldo Morales 5 1
Peter Marlette 4 1
Jeff Thomas 3 1
Rich Wilson 2 1
Andrew Bednarsky 5 0
Brian Knapp 5 0
Ben Ramin 5 0
Bobby Ross 5 0
Ryan Walter 4 0
James Wheeler 3 0
Casey Derkacz 3 0
Kareem Gray 2 0
Alex Stephan 3 0
Anthony Rozzano 3 0
CJ Scirto 2 0
Anthony Johnson 2 0
John Grabowski 2 0
Jake Rinow 2 0
Andrew Coughlin 2 0
Asani Samuels 2 0
Josiah Snelgrove 1 0
Nick Garcia 1 0
Chris Walter 1 0
John Taggart 1 0
Ryan Walter 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buffalo NY Minor League Soccer NPSL Club". Fcbuffalo.org. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "MURPHY NAMED HEAD COACH AT FC BUFFALO". National Premier Soccer League. National Premier Soccer League. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reserve Team To Start Play This Spring". FCBuffalo.org. FCBuffalo.org. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NPSL 2013 Standings". http://www.nationalpremiersoccerleague.com/. http://www.nationalpremiersoccerleague.com/. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "The definitive FC Buffalo season preview". Buffalo.com. Buffalo.com. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Live: FC Buffalo vs Zanesville Athletic FC". WNYmedia.net. WNYmedia.net. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Tsujimoto, Ben. "Second-half surge helps Blitzers sink Sparta". Buffalo.com. Buffalo.com. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ Tsujimoto, Ben. "Knapp, Tiedt aid decimated Rhinos in US Open Cup loss - INTERVIEWS". Buffalo.com. Buffalo.com. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Final USOC: Revs 5, Rhinos 1". http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/. http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ Tsujimoto, Ben. "FC Buffalo sweeps road trip with win over Zanesville". Buffalo.com. Buffalo.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 

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