GPS Portland Phoenix

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GPS Portland Phoenix
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Full name GPS Portland Phoenix
Nickname(s) Phoenix
Founded 2009
Stadium Memorial Stadium
Portland, Maine
Ground Capacity 3,200
Head Coach Alistair Bain
League USL Premier Development League
2014 6th, Northeast
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Portland Phoenix is an American soccer team based in Portland, Maine, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games on the Memorial Stadium at Deering High School. The team's colors are sky blue, white and black.

History[edit]

The Phoenix acquired their PDL franchise rights from the now-defunct Cape Cod Crusaders, the PDL national champions in 2002 and 2003 who left the league at the end of the 2008 season. They are part of the larger Maine Premier Soccer ("MPS") organization, which was founded in 2009 as a sister company to Massachusetts Premier Soccer, with a mission to develop aspiring professional soccer players and coaches in Maine.

The team played its first official game on May 9, 2010, a 3-0 victory over the Westchester Flames. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Chris Banks.[1]

Global Premier Soccer rebranded the team GPS Portland Phoenix in 2012.[2]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Lee Johnston
1 United States GK Chris Knaub
2 United States DF Jacob Van Compernolle
2 England DF Raiff Gwinnett
3 France DF Gilbert Manier
4 United States DF Wyatt Omsberg
5 United States DF Robby Lentine
6 England DF Neil Harries
7 France DF Jonathan Lupinelli
8 United States MF Nick Melville
9 England MF Jon Barden
10 United States MF Kyle Shangraw
11 United States MF Peder Knoth
12 Spain MF Juan Carlos Carrillo
13 United States MF Connor Davis
14 Zimbabwe MF Sean Moyo
15 France MF Jon Remond
16 France FW Victor Nirrenold
17 Jamaica FW McKauly Tulloch
18 United States FW Mackenzie Hoglund

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2010 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Divisional Playoff Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Divisional Playoff Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Divisional Playoff 2nd Round
2014 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify 1st Round

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2011

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive.[3]

  • 2010: 426
  • 2011: 483
  • 2012: 550
  • 2013: 584
  • 2013: 525

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "GPS Portland Phoenix 2012". Global Premier Soccer. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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