Houston Hurricanes

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The Houston Hurricanes were a soccer club that competed in the United Soccer Leagues from 1996 to 2000.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Hurricanes were a Division III (D-3) franchise, and their Major League Soccer affiliation was with the Kansas City Wizards owned by Joseph "Joey" Marc Serralta Ives and family making him the first Puerto Rican to own a professional sports franchise in the United States. Attendance averaged about 1,000 or less per game for the club's five seasons, and the franchise ceased playing in the USISL after the 2000 season and participated in the Lone Star Alliance before folding in 2001. The team's most successful season was 1997, when they reached .500 in the regular season and won the 1997 Divisional Championship before losing its Regional Championship game to the San Francisco Bay Seals. The team was coached by Mario Deglinocenti in 1996, Richard Pardo 1997, Marty Espinoza 1998, Vieira 1999, Jaime Rodriguez 2000 and Luis Morales in 2001. The team played its home games at Butler Stadium in Houston.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup Stadium
1996 3 USISL Pro League 5-11, 5th, Central Lost in first round Did not qualify Butler Stadium/Delmar Stadium
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 9-9, 3rd, South Central South Central Div Champions, Lost Regional Championship game Did not qualify Robertson Stadium
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 7-11, 5th, South Central Lost in first round Did not qualify Butler Stadium
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 5-13, 8th, Western Did not qualify Did not qualify Butler Stadium
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 8-9-1, 5th, Southern Did not qualify Did not qualify Butler Stadium
2001 3 Lone Star Alliance 7-7 'Semi-Finals' Did not qualify Butler Stadium/Delmar Stadium

2012 Houston Hurricanes join NPSL Owner - Brendan Keyes. Head Coach - Brendan Keyes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conway, Joe (January 30, 2006). "Can 1836 be a hit where other soccer teams have missed?". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 

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