Midland/Odessa Sockers

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Sockers FC
Midland Odessa Sockers Logo.jpg
Full name Midland/Odessa Sockers Football Club
Nickname(s) The Sockers
Founded 2008
Stadium Grande Communications Stadium
Midland, Texas
Ground Capacity 18,000
Owners Miles Prentice
Bob Richmond
Monty Hoppel
Head Coach TBA
League USL Premier Development League
2014 3rd, Mid South
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Midland/Odessa Sockers is an American soccer team based in Midland, Texas, United States. Founded in 2008, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid South Division of the Southern Conference.

The team plays its home games at the Grande Communications Stadium, where they have played since 2009. The team's colors are white and navy blue.

Two of the team's co-owners, Miles Prentice and Bob Richmond, are also the owners of the Midland Rockhounds AA minor league baseball team.

History[edit]

The team joined the USL as an expansion team in 2009,[1][2] and opened its inaugural season Friday, April 10, 2009, with a 1-0 win over the Arizona Sahuaros in an exhibition match at Grande Stadium. The Sockers played their first official game on May 2, 2009, a 2-0 loss to the El Paso Patriots.[3]

Originally known as the West Texas Sockers, they were renamed the Odessa/Midland Sockers on February 20, 2013. [4]

Former logo of the West Texas Sockers

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As at May 21, 2011.[5]

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

No. Position Player
0 Mexico GK Jesus Munoz[6]
1 United States GK Leif Craddock[7]
2 United States DF Michael Stewart[8]
3 Mexico FW Ulises Guillen[9]
4 United States DF Farid Sapien[10]
5 Mexico DF Sergio Rios
6 United States MF Jose Anchondo[11]
7 Mexico MF Wally Valdivia[12]
8 United States FW Mariano Sapien[13]
10 England MF Dominic Furness[14]
11 United States DF Manuel Montes[15]
13 United States DF Cody Langley[16]
No. Position Player
16 Australia DF James Duvcevski
15 Bolivia MF Sergio Salas
14 United States MF George Lara[17]
17 United States DF Tyler Tarango[18]
18 Mexico MF Jose Munoz[19]
19 United States MF Aidan Hamman[20]
20 United States MF Lukas Garcia[21]
21 United States MF Ramon Martinez
00 United States GK Irvin Mendez
United States MF Brennan McMullan[22]
United States DF Taylor Roberts

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-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid South Divisional Finals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid South Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 2009: 2,782 (2nd in PDL)
  • 2010: 2,501 (2nd in PDL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/277703.html
  2. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/295762.html
  3. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/stats/2009/1026840.html
  4. ^ "A New Era of Socker Dawns in West Texas - West Texas Sockers". West Texas Sockers. July 30, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2010/13598690.html#ROSTER
  6. ^ http://www.wtusockers.com/Roster/415208.html
  7. ^ http://www.wtusockers.com/Roster/315998.html
  8. ^ http://www.goeasternathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8878
  9. ^ http://www.utpbfalcons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=48&path=msoc
  10. ^ http://www.utpbfalcons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=45&path=msoc
  11. ^ http://www.utpbfalcons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=51&path=msoc
  12. ^ http://www.wtusockers.com/Roster/316019.html
  13. ^ http://www.gogriffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=20500&ATCLID=1465068
  14. ^ http://www.gobuffsgo.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/furness_dominic00.html
  15. ^ http://athletics.utpb.edu/mens-sports/mens-soccer/roster/manuel-montes/
  16. ^ http://www.mhclions.com/profile.asp?playerID=116
  17. ^ http://www.utpbfalcons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=65&path=msoc
  18. ^ http://www.mcmurrysports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2215
  19. ^ http://www.wtusockers.com/Roster/301715.html
  20. ^ http://www.gobuffsgo.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2644&path=msoc
  21. ^ http://www.gobuffsgo.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2646&path=msoc
  22. ^ http://www.utpbfalcons.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=63&path=msoc
  23. ^ "West Texas Names Cottle Coach". United Scooer Leagues (USL). October 7, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  24. ^ "WARREN COTTLE LEAVING SOCKERS FC". Odessa/Midland Sockers. July 30, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 

http://www.goeasternathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=10666&path=msoc

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