Calgary Mustangs (soccer)

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Calgary Mustangs
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Full name Calgary Mustangs Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Storm, Mustangs
Founded 2001 (as Calgary Storm)
Dissolved 2004
Ground McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta
Ground Capacity 35,650
League CPSL (1983)
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.[1][2] 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.

Players[edit]

Final squad[edit]

vs. Milwaukee Wave United, 26 August 2004 [3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Lutz Pfannenstiel
2 Canada DF Angelo Sestito
5 Croatia DF Zvonko Pavicic
6 Canada DF Aaron Richer
7 Netherlands MF Geert Brusselers
8 Canada MF Jaime Auvigne
10 Bulgaria MF Mesut Mert
11 Canada FW Nicolas Zuniga
12 Canada DF Charles Peszneker
No. Position Player
15 Canada MF Conrad Chala
16 Canada MF Jordan Gillespie
17 Canada FW Steven Frazao
18 Trinidad and Tobago FW Conrad Smith
20 Canada MF Steffen Holdt
21 Russia MF Sergei Raad
22 Canada FW Nic Reyes
23 Canada GK Jordan Robinson
26 Canada FW Ernesto Zapata-Vidal

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

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

Source:[4]

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2001

CPSL Calgary Mustangs[edit]

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

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