Chicago Mustangs (MASL)
2014 logo with championship star
|Full name||Chicago Mustangs|
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
|Coach||Armando Gamboa (2013–present)|
|League||Major Arena Soccer League|
|Website||Club home page|
Chicago Mustangs is an American professional indoor soccer team based at the Sears Centre in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They play in the Central Division of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).
The Mustangs were originally awarded an expansion franchise in the Professional Arena Soccer League on September 25, 2012. 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 playoffs, which they also claimed. They defeated the Cleveland Freeze 10-3 in the semifinals before stopping Hidalgo La Fiera 14-5 in the Newman Cup Final. That victory also earned the United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer title.
- Armando Gamboa - Owner/CEO and Head Coach
- Nasser Rafidia - General Manager
|League Champions||Runners-Up||Division Champions||Playoff Berth|
|Year||League||Reg. Season||GF||GA||Finish||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||Avg. Attendance|
|2012–13||PASL||11–5||146||104||3rd, Central||Did Not Qualify||Semifinals||339|
|2013–14||PASL||16–0||202||83||1st, Eastern||Won Ron Newman Cup||U.S. Open Champions||779|
- 2013-14 PASL Eastern Division Champions
- 2013-14 PASL Ron Newman Cup Champions
- 2013-14 U.S. Open Champions
The Chicago Mustangs Premier are the minor league affiliate of the Mustangs, competing in the Premier Arena Soccer League. Mustangs Premier home games are played at Grand Sports Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois or Sears Centre.
In 2013-14 Mustangs Premier went undefeated in the regular season and went on to capture the PASL National Championship.
- "MASL Announces Alignment, Launches New Website". Major Arena Soccer League. July 29, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "PASL Welcomes the Chicago Mustangs". Professional Arena Soccer League. September 25, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- "Chicago Win PASL Triple Crown". Indoor Soccer News. 17 March 2014.
- "Chicago Mustangs 2012-13 Roster". Professional Arena Soccer League. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- "Mustangs Premier Crowned National Champion". Medium. 16 March 2014.