Calgary Mustangs (soccer)
|Full name||Calgary Mustangs Soccer Club|
|Founded||2001 (as Calgary Storm)|
USL PDL (2001)
USL A-League (2002-2004)
The Calgary Mustangs were a Calgary, Alberta, based USL A-League professional soccer team, that played in 2004. They were initially formed in 2001 as the Calgary Storm, and played one season in the USL Premier Development League, before moving to the USL A-League in 2002.
Despite playing on artificial turf at McMahon Stadium (the only A-League team not to play on grass), the Mustangs had several acceptable seasons. However, at the end of 2004, the owners elected not to play in 2005 and the team subsequently folded.
The team never acquired a significant profile in the Calgary sports marketplace and never had great fan support. The USL PDL Calgary Storm averaged 2,003 fans per game at Foothills Stadium in a city of approximately one million people. In their final season the team's average attendance was just 1,258 at 35,650 capacity McMahon Stadium, which at the time was roughly equal to a team playing in the sixth tier of English professional soccer.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
|Year||Division||League||Reg. Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|1983||2||CPSL||5th||N / A||N / A|
|2001||4||USL PDL||1st, Northwest||Final||Did not qualify|
|2002||2||USL A-League||5th, Pacific||First Round||Third Round|
|2003||2||USL A-League||4th, Pacific||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2004||2||USL A-League||7th, Western||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
- USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2001
CPSL Calgary Mustangs
A team named Calgary Mustangs competed in the original Canadian Professional Soccer League's one and only season in 1983. The Mustangs finished second to last in the six team league