Niagara United

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Niagara United
NiagaraUnited.png
Full name Niagara United Soccer Club
Nickname(s) United
Founded 2010
Ground Kalar Sports Park
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Ground Capacity 1,000
Owner(s) James McGillivray
Coach James McGillivray
League Canadian Soccer League Division 2
2011 Inaugural season 1st
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Niagara United 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 team is owned by and coached by James McGillivray and serves as the top pro club for the larger Niagara United Soccer Club youth soccer organization. Niagara United played in the Second Division West, considered the reserve division of the CSL, but moved to the First Division for the 2012 season onwords. The also have a team playing in the CSL Second Division

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 would play their first home game at Kalar Sports Park against Toronto FC Academy on May 21, 2011.[1]

Niagara United would host notable international competition with a friendly match against English Northern Football League side Bedlington Terriers FC on June 28, 2011, losing 4-1.[2][3][4]

Players[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

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
United States GK Jon DeLuca
Canada GK Jonathan Bruggeling
Germany DF Kenji Nicks
Canada DF Matthew Waddington
Canada DF Michael Palomba
Canada DF Pat Cain
El Salvador DF Joel Elias Barrera
Canada DF Jesse Derwinsky
Bulgaria MF Mahmud Beysimov
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Kosta Krajišnik
Canada MF Lucas Folino
United States MF Marc "Marco" Stencel
Canada MF Matthew Cain
No. Position Player
Canada MF Kevin Roscoe
Canada MF Matthew Chornopysky
United States MF Rudy Pikuzinski
Canada MF Eddy Sidani
Canada MF Colin Dougan
Canada MF Connor McGillivray
United States MF Tony Mermigas
Canada FW Derek Paterson
Canada FW Daniel Bieber
Canada FW Philippe-Michael Boucher
Canada John Bahdi
Jason Devonish
Chris Harrington

Year-by-year[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad Peters (2011-05-20). "Niagara United kicks off Saturday". Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ "News: Bedlington Terriers Vs Niagara United". NiagaraUnitedSoccer.ca. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ Anthony Hetherington (2011-06-28). "Bedlington Terriers vs Niagara United". BedlingtonTerriersFC.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  4. ^ Brad Peters (2011-06-30). "Terriers' bark unsettles Niagara United". Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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