Chicago Mustangs (PASL)

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Chicago Mustangs
ChicagoMustangsPASL.jpg
Founded 2012
Stadium Grand Sports Arena
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Ground Capacity 1,500
Owner/CEO Armando Gamboa
Coach Narciso "Chicho" Cuevas (2012–13)
Armando Gamboa (2013–present)
League Professional Arena Soccer League
2013-14 PASL Champions
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

Chicago Mustangs is an American professional indoor soccer team based at the Grand Sports Arena in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They play in the Eastern Division of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL).[1] The PASL awarded the franchise on September 25, 2012.[2][3][4] The team was originally coached by Narciso "Chicho" Cuevas until he was replaced on the bench late in the 2012–13 season by team owner Armando Gamboa. The Mustangs won the PASL Championship in the 2013-14 season. They were undefeated in the regular season, setting a PASL record of 202 goals in a season. They earned the right to host the Final Four of the Ron Newman Cup, which they won. They defeated the Cleveland Freeze 10-3 in the Semi-Finals and Hidalgo La Fiera 14-5 in the Newman Cup Championship. That game also gave them the U.S. Open Cup Championship.

Personnel[edit]

Team roster[edit]

As of February 5, 2013[5] 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 United States GK Jorge Perez
4 Brazil DF William Zardetto
5 United States DF Carlos Reyes
7 Mexico MF Eduardo Rodrigo Flores
8 Mexico MF Miguel Vaca
9 Mexico MF Adrian Ortiz
10 Mexico MF Nestor Hernandez
11 Mexico MF Omar Santillan
12 United States MF Luis Ortega
13 United States DF Arturo Alanis
No. Position Player
14 FW Michael Berriquin
15 Mexico FW Omar Tapia
16 Mexico DF Gabriel Corona
18 Mexico MF Quintin Vasquez
20 Brazil DF Guilherme Veiga
21 United States MF Angel Escobedo
23 United States GK Jesus Flores
56 England FW Jay Lee Harris
59 United States FW Bryan Velazquez
77 United States FW Alexis Camarena

Staff[edit]

  • Armando Gamboa - Owner/CEO/Head Coach
  • Nasser Rafidia - General Manager

Year-by-year[edit]

League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year League Reg. Season GF GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance U.S. Open Cup
2012–13 PASL 11–5 146 104 3rd, Central Did Not Qualify 339 Semi-Finals
2013–14 PASL 16–0 202 83 1st, Eastern Won Championship 779 U.S. Open Cup Champions
2 Seasons Totals: 27-5

Playoff record[edit]

Year Win Loss GF GA
2013-2014 2 0 24 8
Total 2 0 24 8

Honors[edit]

  • 2013-14 PASL Eastern Division Champions
  • 2013-14 PASL Ron Newman Cup Champions
  • 2013-14 U.S. Open Cup Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krieger, Dan (October 2, 2012). "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "PASL Welcomes the Chicago Mustang". Professional Arena Soccer League. September 25, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mustangs Sign Harris, Start Training Camp". Our Sports Central. October 9, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mustangs Sign Harris, Start Training Camp; Fans and Media Encouraged to Attend Next Monday's Event". Professional Arena Soccer League. October 9, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chicago Mustangs 2012-13 Roster". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 5, 2013.