Chicago Soul FC

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Chicago Soul
Chicago Soul Logo.png
Full name Chicago Soul FC
Founded 2011
Dissolved 2013
Stadium Sears Centre
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Ground Capacity 8,362
Chairman David Mokry
Coach Novi Marojević
League Major Indoor Soccer League
2012-13 4th MISL
Current season

The Chicago Soul was a professional indoor soccer team that played in the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Soul joined the MISL as an expansion team named the Chicago Kick in 2011, replacing the defunct Chicago Riot. As of September 2013, the club was no longer listed as a MISL team.[1]

History[edit]

On September 27, 2011, the MISL announced that the Chicago Kick had failed to secure a suitable venue in time and would not play for the 2011–12 season. The Kick would try to join the league for the 2012–13 season.[2][3]

On March 11, 2012, the team announced that they secured the Sears Centre as their home venue for the 2012–13 MISL season.[4][5]

On June 22, 2012, the MISL awarded the Kick franchise to CEO/Owner Dave Mokry.[6]

On July 6, 2012, the team was renamed the Chicago Soul and Narciso “Chicho” Cuevas was hired as head coach.[7]

On September 25, 2012, Cuevas resigned as head coach before the season started, citing family reasons. He was replaced by former Chicago Power player/coach Manny Rojas.[8][9]

The Soul won their first MISL game on November 2, 2012, defeating the Syracuse Silver Knights 13–8.[10]

On December 11, 2012, Manny Rojas was fired as head coach after a 2–7 start. He was replaced with Novi Marojević. [11]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Logo Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2012-13 MISL III Chicago Soul Logo.png 4th MISL, 11–15 Semifinals 1,565
Total 11-15
Win % = .423%
0-2
Win % = .000
1,565

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of November 2, 2012 [12] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Nathaniel Sprenkel
2 United States DF Sean Summerville
3 United States DF William Kletzien
4 United States DF Chris Brisson
5 United States MF Ephraim Beard
7 United States FW Judson McKinney
8 Montenegro FW Bato Radoncic
10 Chile FW Carlos “Chile” Farias
11 United States MF Matthew Stewart
No. Position Player
14 Nigeria DF Tijani Ayegbusi
16 United States DF Roberto Gallo
18 Uruguay FW Carlos Muñoz
20 United States MF Marco Sullo
22 United States FW Christian Meza
23 United States GK Jeffrey Richey
33 United States DF Aaron Nichols
77 United States FW Alexander Megson

Veteran one time Chicago Sting Play By Play Broadcaster was named to the same post with the Soul. The Public Address Announcer for Soul Home Games at Sears Centre is Brett Myhres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MISL Teams 2013-14". United Soccer Leagues. 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "MISL drops Chicago team" Accessed 28 September 2011
  3. ^ MISL Announces Schedule Revisions
  4. ^ Sears Centre negotiating to host new soccer team
  5. ^ Chicago Kick soccer coming to Sears Centre
  6. ^ Chicago Franchise Set For 2012-13
  7. ^ Chicago Appoints Cuevas As Coach
  8. ^ "Rojas Named Soul's Coach". MISL. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Soul Names New Inaugural Head Coach In Rojas". Soccer Scene USA. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Soul Claim Inaugural Victory". MISL. November 2, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Novi Marojević Named New Head Coach". Chicago Soul FC. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.chicagosoulfc.com/?page_id=13

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