Pali Blues

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Pali Blues
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Full name Pali Blues Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, Pali
Founded 2008
Stadium Stadium-by-the-Sea
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Maryam Mansouri
Manager Charlie Naimo
League USL W-League
2014 1st, Western Conference
Playoffs: Champions

Pali Blues is an American women's soccer team, founded in 2008. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Western Conference against Colorado Force, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Seattle Sounders Women, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (women) and Victoria Highlanders Women.

The team plays its home games in the "Stadium-by-the-Sea" at Palisades High School in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, California. The club's colors are pale blue, orange and white and it is the sister club to the Los Angeles Blues of the USL Pro league.

The club enjoys robust fan support from the Tony Danza Army, their official supporters group. The "Stadium By The Sea" has been widely considered one of the toughest places to play in the W-League, confirmed by Blues manager Charlie Naimo, who called the Tony Danza Army's support the best he has seen in the United Soccer Leagues.

The Blues won their first W-League title in their debut season, beating FC Indiana 2–1 in the W-League Championship game in Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 2, 2008. They would repeat as champions by defeating the Washington Freedom Reserves 2–1 in Germantown, Maryland on August 7, 2009.

Players[edit]

Current roster 2014[edit]

as of[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
13 Canada DF Sasha Andrews
12 South Africa GK Roxanne Barker
15 United States FW Megan Borman
21 United States GK Maddie Clarefield
24 United States MF Daphne Corboz
2 United States DF Abby Dahlhemper
6 United States FW Makenzy Doniak
3 United States DF Caprice Dydasco
4 United States MF Elizabeth Eddy
19 Italy DF Alia Guagni
8 United States DF Kassey Kallman
18 Italy DF Viviana Schiavi
20 United States MF Kelsea Smith
No. Position Player
14 United States FW Jamia Fields
29 United States FW Mele French
7 Russia DF Ashley Freyer
5 United States DF Kasey Johnson
10 United States MF Sarah Killion
16 United States MF Ashley Nick
34 United States MF Jenna Richmond
9 United States FW Chioma Ubogagu
25 United States DF Lynn Williams

Coaching Staff[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

The following former Blues have played at the professional and/or international level:

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2008 1 USL W-League 1st, Western Champions
2009 2 USL W-League 1st, Western Champions
2010 2 USL W-League 2nd, Western Western Finals
2011 2 USL W-League 3rd, Western Did Not Qualify
2012 2 USL W-League 1st, Western Finals
2013 2 USL W-League 1st, Western Champions
2014 2 USL W-League 1st, Western Champions

Honors[edit]

  • USL W-League Champions 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
  • USL W-League Regular Season Champions 2008, 2012, 2014
  • USL W-League Western Conference Champions 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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