Jacksonville United FC

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Jacksonville United

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Full name Jacksonville United FC
Nickname(s) JUFC
Founded 2010
Stadium Patton Park
Jacksonville, Florida
Ground Capacity 1,000
Owner Barry Dixon
Head Coach Pat Cannon
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 1st, Sunshine Division
Playoffs: Regional Semi-Finals
Website Club home page
Current season

'Jacksonville United FC" (or JUFC) is an American soccer team based in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Founded in 2010, the team made its debut in the Southeast Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, in 2011. The team plays its home games in the stadium at Patton Park.

The club won the NPSL Championship in its first year in 2011.

History[edit]

Jacksonville United FC was founded in 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida to begin play in the 2011 season of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid and roughly equivalent with the USL Premier Development League (PDL).

While the team started their first season with four straight losses, they finished the season on an 8-game winning streak through the playoffs, finally defeating the Hollywood United Hitmen to claim the NPSL Championship with a 3-2 victory on July 30, 2011 in Madison, Alabama. Tommy Krizanovic was named Jacksonville's MVP, scoring a hat-trick in the final.[1]

Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2011 4 NPSL 1st, Southeast Champions Not eligble
2012 4 NPSL 4th, South-Southeast-East Did not qualify 2nd round
2013 4 NPSL 1st, Sunshine Regional Semi-Final Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 2nd, Sunshine "Conference Semi-Final" 2nd round

Honors[edit]

  • NPSL Southern Region Semi-Finalist 2013
  • NPSL Sunshine Conference Champions 2013
  • NPSL Southern Region Champions 2011
  • NPSL Champions 2011

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Pat Cannon (2011–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krizanovic Leads JUFC to NPSL Championship". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. July 30, 2011. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 

External links[edit]