Floridians FC

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Floridians FC
Full name Floridians FC
Founded 2009
Stadium Central Broward Regional Park
Lauderhill, Florida
Ground Capacity 5,000
Head Coach Fernando Valenzuela
League USL Premier Development League
2014 6th, Southeast
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Floridians FC (formally Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy) is an American soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference.

The team played its home games on the Main Event Field at Central Broward Regional Park in nearby Lauderhill, Florida. The team's colors were blue and yellow

The team was part of the larger Schulz Academy soccer organization, a nationally recognized USL SYL club which won a league national championship in its first appearance in 2004 with the U14 Boys title, and went on to three-peat as U15 and U16 national champions the following two years.

Notable players that were developed within the Schulz Academy club include Matt Luzunaris of Orlando City and Jozy Altidore of Dutch Eredivisie club AZ and the US National Team.


Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on May 20, 2009,[1] joining the league in 2010. The team played its first competitive game on May 7, 2010, a 1-0 loss to the Bradenton Academics[2]

Academy founder Josef Schulz died of cancer on July 22, 2013.[3][4]

On December 20, 2013, the Academy merged with AC Miami to create Floridians FC and take the place of Schulz Academy in the USL PDL.[5]



As of 2 June 2013[6]

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 Terrance Dieterich[7]
1 United States GK David Sarabia[8]
2 United States FW Andrew Wright[9]
3 United States FW Andres Velasquez
4 United States MF Juan Gonzalez
5 Canada DF Alex Trujillo[10]
6 United States MF Manuel Gonzalez[11]
7 United States MF Charlie Caceda[12]
8 United States MF William Suedois[13]
9 United States FW Andrew Mattek
10 United States MF Donovan Henry[14]
12 Puerto Rico MF Jose Abrams
15 United States DF Nigel Blair
16 United States DF Stephen Millage
20 United States FW Christian Jerome
No. Position Player
21 United States DF Thurstan Johnson
22 United States MF Jeff Michaud
23 Canada MF Sallim Dahman
26 Algeria DF Yanis Mana[15]
27 Germany MF Stephan von Lattorff
28 United States MF Brendan Abernethy
35 Argentina MF Nicolas Olsak
36 United States FW Daniel Wartner
39 United States MF Marshall Schultz
40 Turkey MF Levent Güler
98 United States GK John Ricketti[16]
99 Italy GK Gian Di Boscio
United States MF Andrés Chevasco
Croatia MF Milorad Pasic[17]

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2010 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 7th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches[edit]



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