Syracuse Silver Knights

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Syracuse Silver Knights
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Full name Syracuse Silver Knights
Nickname(s) Silver Knights
Founded 2010
Stadium Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Ground Capacity 6,195
Owner Tommy Tanner
Head coach Tommy Tanner
League Major Arena Soccer League
2013-14 Regular Season: 4th Place
Playoffs: Lost Semi-Finals
Website Club home page
Current season

The Syracuse Silver Knights are a professional indoor soccer team based in Syracuse, New York and play in the Major Arena Soccer League.

History[edit]

Having formed in 2010 with the intention of playing in the new I-League (a United Soccer Leagues league set to begin play in 2011), the team moved to the Major Indoor Soccer League when the two leagues merged. The team was rumored to be named the Syracuse Scorpions and revive the name of an old American Soccer League team. However, the name Silver Knights was announced at the team's inaugural press conference.[1] The club is coached by President, Team Owner and Syracuse native Tommy Tanner.[2] The club has signed former Syracuse Salty Dogs player Ryan Hall, among others. The team announced the signing of former Major League Soccer star Diego Serna on October 11, 2011.[3]

The Syracuse Silver Knights' first season of play began in 2011–12, when they joined the MISL as an expansion franchise. For their inaugural season, the Silver Knights played their home games at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse.

The team finished third in the Eastern Division in 2012, having been eliminated from playoff contention when the Rochester Lancers beat the Wichita Wings on February 23, 2012.[4]

In 2013, the Silver Knight foundation was launched to help benefit kids in tough economic and social situations. The foundation hosts events throughout the year which helps raise money for these children. Many Silver Knights players, including reserve and U19 players, volunteer their time to help partake in the events.

After the 2013-2014 season, the team announced that it was leaving the MISL along with five other teams and join the PASL, which was subsequently renamed the MASL[5]

Players[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Updated November 24, 2013[6]&[7] 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 Rick Pflasterer
3 United States MF Antonio Manfut
5 United States DF Domenico Vitale
6 United States MF Mawuena Agbossoumonde
7 United States FW LJ Papaleo
8 Brazil FW Elmo Marques Neto
9 United States MF Vittorio Petrera
11 United States DF Nelson Santana
12 United States MF Angelo Reina
13 Serbia FW Božidar Jelovac
No. Position Player
14 United States GK Bryan O'Quinn
16 Brazil DF Marcos Chantel
21 Trinidad and Tobago DF Darren Toby
23 Jamaica FW Machel Milwood
26 United States FW Cory Elenio
35 Cuba FW Rey "Boom Boom" Martinez
55 Jamaica MF Kenardo Forbes
56 Brazil GK Marcelo Moriera
80 United States MF Nate Bourdeau
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Slaviša Ubiparipović

Development Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
DEV United States FW Tyler Regan
DEV United States MF Sam Archer
DEV United States FW Anthony Meola

Syracuse Silver Knights U19[edit]

The Silver Knights also have a youth team. Local youth team CNY United was given permission by Tommy Tanner become "Syracuse Silver Knights U19". They are coached by Silver Knights assistant coach Joe Papaleo and Silver Knights first team player LJ Papaleo.[citation needed]

Current U19 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 MF Nikhil Reddy
2 United States DF Parker Johnston
3 United States FW Aaron Zehr
4 United States DF Ralph Romano
7 United States FW Matt Stedman (3rd captain)
8 United States MF Thomas Daviau
9 United States DF Jack Goodfellow
10 United States MF Bennett Coughlin (captain)
11 United States DF Ryan Croucher
12 United States MF Steve Castellini
13 United States DF Vinnie Gomes
No. Position Player
14 United States MF Nate Sturgeon (vice-captain)
15 Sudan MF Nai Mayen
16 United States GK Paul Daniels (4th captain)
18 United States DF Kyle Chapman
19 United States MF Augustus Bonacci
21 United States MF Jared Saya
25 United States DF James McGlynn
33 United States MF Thomas Reith
34 United States FW Eric Goodwin
37 United States MF Brandon Horton
99 United States GK Jimmy Brady

U19 Reserve Players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
RES United States MF Michael Habtesion
RES Liberia MF Yahiya Donzo
RES United States MF Connor Netti
RES United States MF James Bruska
RES United States MF Ethan Hall
RES United States MF Chris Russell
69 United States MF Alex Mirra

Year-by-Year[edit]

Year League Logo Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2011-12 MISL III SyracuseSilverKnights.PNG 3rd Eastern Division, 9-15 Did Not Qualify 2,950
2012-13 MISL III SyracuseSilverKnights.PNG 6th MISL, 8-18 Did Not Qualify 3,401
2013-14 MISL III SyracuseSilverKnights.PNG 4th MISL, 12-8 Lost Semi-Finals 2,689
Total 39-41
Win % = .488%
N/A
Win % = N/A
3,176

Club Staff[edit]

  • United States Head Coach: Tommy Tanner
  • United States Ast. Coach: Joe Papaleo
  • United States General Manager: Jon Ramin
  • United States Group Ticket Sales Manager: Anthony Meola
  • United States Statistician: Bennett Coughlin
  • United States Ast. Statistician: Matt Stedman
  • United States Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Allen LaVenture

References[edit]

External Links[edit]