Legends FC

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Legends FC
Full name Legends Football Club
Founded 1992
Stadium Richland Stadium
Dallas, Texas
Owner Afghanistan Kanishka Ali
Head Coach Afghanistan Kanishka Ali
League NTPSA Division 1A (Tier 5)
Spring 2014 NTPSA Division 1A, 1st

Legends FC is an American amateur soccer team based in Dallas, Texas, United States. Founded in 1992, the team plays in Region III of the United States Adult Soccer Association, a network of amateur leagues at the fifth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games in the stadium at Richland College. The team's colors are white and red.


Legends FC was founded in 1992 by Kanish Ali, an immigrant from Afghanistan, and several friends who played together at the high school, college and club levels.[1]

The team plays in the North Texas Premier Soccer Association, a successful league which is a member of the United States Adult Soccer Association Region III group of leagues. The Legends won the USASA U-23 Cup in 2009, in addition to numerous other local and regional trophies.

The Legends have a long and successful history in competing in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. They first qualified for the tournament in 2004, but lost 3-1 to state rivals DFW Tornados in the first round, despite fielding a team that included future MLS players such as Ugo Ihemelu.[2]

They qualified again in 2006 (playing as the Dallas Mustang Legends), but lost again in the first round, this time to USL Premier Development League side Des Moines Menace. After narrowly missing out in qualification in 2008 and 2009 they returned to the competition again in 2010, but lost in the first round for a third time, 3-0 to USSF Division 2 Professional League side FC Tampa Bay.[3]


2014 USASA Region III National Cup roster[edit]

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

No. Position Player
United States FW Adriel Adibi
United States FW Gabriel Arredono
United States FW Sean Bellomy
United States FW Beau Bellomy
United States FW Cameron Brown
Brazil FW Paulo da Silva
Brazil FW Diogo de Almeida
United States FW Cody Ellis
Cameroon FW Kaze Etienne
Senegal FW Abdoulay Faly
United States FW Jaime Ibarra-Perez
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Authur Ivo
United States FW Ryan Latham
United States FW Daniel Lopez
England FW Jaime Lovegrove
United States FW Robert Luevano
United States FW Tommy Nelson
United States FW Kristian Quintana
United States FW Anthony Santaga
United States FW Ryan Shaughnessy
United States FW James Webb
United States FW Kevin White

Notable former players[edit]


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2004 5 USASA First Round
2006 5 USASA First Round
2008 5 USASA Did not qualify
2009 5 USASA Did not qualify
2010 5 USASA First Round




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