Niagara United

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Niagara United FC
Niagara United.png
Full name Niagara United Football Club
Nickname(s) United
Founded 2010
Ground Kalar Sports Park
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Ground Capacity 1,000
Coach Bruno Reis
League Canadian Soccer League
Website Club home page

Niagara United FC is a Canadian professional soccer team founded in 2010, playing in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL), an unsanctioned league, in 2011. The team plays its home games out of Kalar Sports Park in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The club has two teams in the CSL: a 1st Division Pro Team and a 2nd Division Reserve Team. The team plays its home games out of Kalar Sports Park in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The first team is coached by Bruno Reis and serves as the Pro Soccer Club for the Niagara Region.

History[edit]

Niagara United debuted in the Canadian Soccer League on May 14, 2011, drawing their first away game against the York Region Shooters B team 2-2. The team played their first home game at Kalar Sports Park against Toronto FC Academy on May 21, 2011.[1]

Niagara United hosted a friendly match against Bedlington Terriers FC, then playing in the English Northern Football League, on June 28, 2011, losing 4-1.[2][3][4]

Players[edit]

Current Roster: Pro Team[edit]

As of May 15, 2014[5]

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

No. Position Player
GK Angelo Cavalluzzo
GK Matthew Greco
DF Matthew Waddington
DF Ephraim Cirillo
DF Scott Crichton
DF Marc Stencel
DF Nicholas Vecchi
MF Jordi Amores
No. Position Player
MF Kyle Grooteboer
MF Tyler Hibbs
MF Keith Makubuya
MF Ryan Walter
FW Mohammed Mohammed
FW Mark Reilly
FW Andy Tiedt
Jamaica Richard Wilson[6]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach - Team Chef: Bruno Reis
Assistant Coach - Head Trainer: Carlo Arghittu
Trainer: Ernie Scervino
Trainer - Defense Coordinator: Tony Carbonara
Goalie Coach: Mike Folino
Head Coach - Reserve Team: James McGillivray
Assistant Coach - Reserve Team: Mike Lopoyda
Physiotherapist: Stephanie Gurczenski

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2011 2 - West CSL First Semi-finalist
2012 1 CSL Eighth Quarter-finalist

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad Peters (May 20, 2011). "Niagara United kicks off Saturday". Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "News: Bedlington Terriers Vs Niagara United". NiagaraUnitedSoccer.ca. June 29, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Anthony Hetherington (June 28, 2011). "Bedlington Terriers vs Niagara United". BedlingtonTerriersFC.com. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Brad Peters (June 30, 2011). "Terriers' bark unsettles Niagara United". Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.niagaraunitedfc.com/#!roster/c1z79
  6. ^ Puchalski, Bernie (7 July 2014). "North York Astros blank Niagara United". St. Catharines Standard. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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