Monterrey La Raza (2007–10)

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Monterrey La Raza
Monterrey La Raza
Full name La Raza de Monterrey (Spanish)
Monterrey La Raza (English)
Founded 2007
Dissolved 2010
Stadium Arena Monterrey
Ground Capacity 17,599
Owner Mexico Miguel Ángel Garza
Head Coach Argentina Mariano Bollella
League Major Indoor Soccer League
2009-10 Regular Season: 3rd
Playoffs: Champions

Monterrey La Raza (Spanish: La Raza de Monterrey) were a Mexican professional indoor soccer team based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 2007, the team played in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

The team played its home games at Arena Monterrey. The team's colors were orange, black and white. Their last head coach was Mariano Bollella.

History[edit]

This version of the Monterrey La Raza indoor soccer team began play in fall 2007 at Arena Monterrey as a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. On July 17, 2007, the MISL officially announced that La Raza would enter the league for the 2007–08 season.[1]

La Raza played their home games in Arena Monterrey, owned by TV Azteca, the second largest Mexican television network. TV Azteca also owned La Raza.[2]

TV Azteca acquired the rights to the Monterrey La Raza name from the owner of the original CISL/WISL franchise, Pedro Luis Durán.

The team was successful in its lone MISL season, reaching the league's championship game before losing to the Baltimore Blast. When the MISL folded, La Raza announced they would be joining the NISL for its inaugural 2008–09 season. They also announced an exhibition schedule against PASL teams for the 2008–09 season.

Players[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of December 20, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Mexico DF Angel Hernández
3 Mexico DF Genoni Martínez
4 Mexico DF Angel García
6 Mexico MF Armando Terán
7 Hungary DF Mark Ughy
8 Mexico MF Víctor Quiroz
10 Chile MF Carlos Farias
13 United States GK Steve Reese
16 Mexico MF Alejandro Morales
No. Position Player
17 Mexico DF Víctor Santibañez
18 Mexico FW Héctor Vallejo
19 Mexico MF Jorge Durán
20 United States DF Evan McNeley
22 Argentina GK José Bontti
23 Mexico FW Byron Alvarez
25 Mali DF Ibrahim Kante
32 Mexico DF Yotsi Martínez
33 United States FW Shaun David

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Logo Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2007–08 MISL II MonterreyLaRaza.PNG 4th MISL, 16-14 Lost Final, 8-13 9,980
2008–09 NISL MonterreyLaRaza.PNG 3rd NISL, 10-8 Lost Semi-Final, 1-2 5,490
2008–09 PASL Copa America MonterreyLaRaza.PNG 1st East Group, 5-0 Won Championship, 1-0 3,820
2009-10 MISL III MonterreyLaRaza.PNG 3rd MISL, 10-10 Won Championship, 12-6 3,881
Total 41-32
Win % = .780
6-5
Win % = .833
6,430

Head coaches[edit]

Arenas[edit]

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