Cocoa Expos

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Cocoa Expos
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Full name Cocoa Expos
Nickname(s) The Expos
Founded 1993
Ground Cocoa Municipal Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman United States Giles Malone
Manager Germany Udo Schenatzky
League USL Premier Development League
2007 8th, Southeast Division

Cocoa Expos was an American soccer team, founded in 1993. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2007, when the team left the league and the franchise was terminated.

The team played its home matches at the Cocoa Municipal Stadium the city of Cocoa, Florida, approximately 45 miles from Orlando. The team's colors were blue and white.

The team also had a sister organization, the Cocoa Expos Women, which played in the women's USL W-League, but which also folded at the end of 2007.

Final Squad[edit]

vs Central Florida Kraze, 8 July 2007 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK
1 United States GK
2 United States DF
3 Italy DF
4 United States DF
7 United States FW
8 United States MF
No. Position Player
11 United States MF
15 United States MF
17 United States FW
18 United States MF
20 United States MF
21 United States FW
27 United States FW

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993/94 N/A USISL Indoor 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify N/A
1994 N/A USISL 1st, Southeast Sizzling Nine N/A
1994/95 N/A USISL Indoor 2nd, North/South Did not qualify N/A
1995 N/A USISL Premier 1st, Eastern Runner-up Did not qualify
1995/96 N/A USISL Indoor 4th, Southeast Did not qualify N/A
1996 4 USISL Premier 1st, EASTERN Southern Premier Six Did not qualify
1997 4 USISL PDSL 1st, Southeast Runner-up Did not qualify
1998 4 USISL PDSL 2nd, Southeast Regional Finals Did not qualify
1999 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2000 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 5th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Finals 2nd Round
2005 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Semifinals Qualifying Round
2006 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2005
  • USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2003
  • USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2001
  • USISL PDL Southeast Division Champions 1997
  • USISL Premier League Eastern/Southern Division Champions 1996
  • USISL Premier League Eastern Division Champions 1995
  • USISL Premier League Southeast Division Champions 1994

Competition History[edit]

After joining the league in 1994 the Expos became one of the most successful and popular teams in the USL Premier Development League. In their first three seasons, from 1994 to 1997, the team lost only three regular season games, and played in the Conference Championship game four times, in 1995, 1997, 2001, and 2004. During their 2001 preseason the Expos played former the Major League Soccer franchise Tampa Bay Mutiny and lost only 1-0. In the year 2005 the Expos qualified for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the third time. However, their final season in 2007 proved to be disastrous, the team losing 13 of 15 matches and scoring just one goal all season.

Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Average Attendance[edit]

  • 2007: 197
  • 2006: 197
  • 2005: 209

References[edit]

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