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IMG Academy Bradenton
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Full name IMG Academy Bradenton
Nickname(s) The Academics
Founded 1998 (as Bradenton Academics)
Stadium IMG Academy
Bradenton, Florida
Ground Capacity 1,500
Owner United States Amanda Gatchel
Head Coach United States Tom Durkin
League USL Premier Development League
2013 6th, Southeast
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

The IMG Academy Bradenton are an American soccer team based in Bradenton, Florida, United States. Founded in 1998, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference.[1]

The team is associated with IMG Academy and the United States Soccer Federation's full-time residency program for the US Under 17 Men's National Team. The team plays its home games in the stadium at IMG Academy,[2] where they have played since 2003. The team's colors are blue, gold and black.

From 2004–2008 the team had a sister organization, the Bradenton Athletics, who played in the women's W-League.[3]

History[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of June 23, 2014.[4][5]

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Connor Sparrow
1 United States GK Marco Velez
1 United States GK Robert Shearer
2 England DF Jamie McGuinness
3 United States DF David Abidor
4 United States DF Joseph Hutchinson
4 United States DF Konroad Kucharski
5 United States DF Mathew Gardner
6 United States MF Myles Englis
7 Nigeria FW Yussuf Olajide
8 Hungary MF Alejandro Fritz Ruenes
8 Costa Rica MF Daniel Valenciano
9 United States MF Raul Gonzalez
9 Jamaica FW Christopher Campbell
10 United States MF Douglas Goodman
No. Position Player
11 The Bahamas FW Terry Delancy
12 Jamaica DF Theodore Brown
12 United States DF Jason Chapman
13 United States MF Matias Rubio
14 United States DF Eric DeJulio
15 United States DF Daniel Barboto
15 Costa Rica DF Mario Mesen
16 United States FW Oliver Harvey
17 Bermuda FW Casey Castle
17 Portugal DF Nuno Gourgel
18 France MF William Suedois
19 United States DF Isaiah Fergusson
United States MF Jesus Pineda
United States Brendan O'Connor

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
1998 4 USISL PDSL 3rd, Southeast Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1999 4 USL PDL 5th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast National Semifinals Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify 2nd Round
2004 4 USL PDL 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Semifinals 1st Round
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast National Semifinals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Southern Conference Champions 2009
  • USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2006
  • USL PDL Southern Conference Champions 2002

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: 97
  • 2006: 103
  • 2007: 135
  • 2008: 138
  • 2009: 133
  • 2010: 133

References[edit]

External links[edit]