Nevada Wonders

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Nevada Wonders
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Full name Nevada Wonders
Nickname(s) The Wonders
Founded 2003
Dissolved 2005
Stadium Carson High School
Carson City, Nevada
Ground Capacity ????
Chairman United States Randy Roser
Manager England Paul Aigbogun
League USL Premier Development League
2005 6th, Southwest Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Home colors
Away colors

Nevada Wonders were an American soccer team, founded in 2003. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, until 2005, when the team left the league and the franchise was terminated.

They played their home games in the stadium on the grounds of Carson High School in Carson City, Nevada. The team's colors were white, silver and blue.

History[edit]

The Nevada Wonders were founded in 2003 to compete in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), considered the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid. A Carson City, Nevada group, led by Randy Roser, were awarded the franchise in December 2002 to begin play in the following season, coinciding with the recent transition of former tier three USL D-3 Pro League team, Northern Nevada Aces, voluntarily becoming an amateur team and joining the newly founded Men's Premier Soccer League in 2003.

The Wonders would be coached by the former Aces coach, Paul Aigbogun, and would play their home games out of Carson High School.[1]

The club would play two seasons in the PDL before folding.[citation needed]

Players[edit]

Final Squad[edit]

vs Fresno Fuego, 23 July 2005 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Dan Benton
3 United States MF Travis Sharp
7 United States DF Ben Callon
8 El Salvador MF Marvin Sorto Hernandez
10 United States MF Eric Webster
11 United States FW Ray King
12 United States FW Robert Smith
13 United States MF Elliot Chappelle
No. Position Player
14 United States FW Jordan Keyes
15 United States MF Jeremiah Harris
16 United States MF Lance Pimentel
17 United States DF Andrew Almquist
18 United States DF Milton Turner
19 United States FW Wayne Maden
20 United States MF Anthony Grillo

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2003 4 USL PDL 5th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 5th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 6th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify

Coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeremy Evans (December 2, 2002). "Semi-pro soccer team coming to Carson". TahoeDailyTribune.com. Retrieved July 31, 2013.