Tampa Marauders

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Tampa Marauders
Full name Tampa Marauders FC
Nickname(s) Marauders
Founded 2012
Ground Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
Tampa, Florida
Ground Capacity 2,500
Owners Kevin Hickling (Majority)
Maria Silva (Minority)
Jim Pinciotti (Minority)
Head Coach Maurice Loregnard
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 (Sunshine Conference) 3rd (3-3-2)
Website Club home page

The Tampa Marauders are an American soccer club from Tampa, Florida. The club currently plays in the Sunshine Conference of the National Premier Soccer League. Their home games are played in downtown Tampa at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex, which is part of the University of Tampa.[1]

Background[edit]

The Tampa Marauders F.C. is part of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The NPSL operates over 85 teams across the United States. The Tampa Marauders Football Club (Tampa Marauders F.C.) is designed to bring competitive soccer to the Tampa Bay Area. Our goal is to win the NPSL national championship and gain entrance to the US Open Cup to play against the best professional soccer players playing in America. The team is dedicated to developing youth soccer in the area and hopes to host numerous youth camps for under privileged children. Players and coaches from the team will be on hand to personally direct and train youth from across the area. Our development camps will encourage youth to participate in soccer including those that want to just get more exercise as well as those that would like to have a chance at playing further than they would have been able to. The Tampa Marauders hope to work in conjunction with youth clubs in the area as well as top ranked professional organizations both in the United States as well as elsewhere to give our players chances to showcase their talents to make the next level.

Mission Statement[edit]

The mission of the Tampa Marauders F.C. is to bring competitive soccer to individuals throughout the Tampa Bay Area in a manner that allows more individuals to become interested in soccer, pursue soccer as a career or hobby, and to bring affordable entertainment to families, students, and those that enjoy the purity of sports.

Vision[edit]

The club will become a perennial league leader and will operate as a catalyst for the grass roots soccer movement in the United States and primarily in the state of Florida.

Club history[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Record Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 NPSL 3rd, Sunshine (3-3-2) Did not qualify Did not qualify

2013 season[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Naimoli Stadium [2]

Club culture[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Cigar City Corsairs is the main independent supporter group for the Tampa Marauders first established in 2013. The group is known for wearing black, red, and white scarfs and waving the Marauder flags, chanting "Defend our port!" The group is one of the most dedicated fans in the Tampa Bay Area and in the NPSL. They have partnered with the Ralph's Mob, another truly dedicated fan based for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The partnership has establish both groups as the largest soccer fan base in the Tampa Bay Area.[3]

Rivalries[edit]

Main article: Cape Coral Hurricanes

The Marauders' main rivalry is with the Cape Coral Hurricanes. The rivalry began in 2013 between the Tampa Marauders and the Cape Coral Hurricanes of the NPSL.[4]

Players[edit]

[5]

Current roster[edit]

as of April 6, 2014[6]

No. Position Player Nation
00 Goalkeeper Piagnerelli, GianlucaGianluca Piagnerelli      Italy
1 Goalkeeper Sims, EricEric Sims      United States
4 Defender/Midfielder Carmona, OscarOscar Carmona      Colombia
7 Midfielder Benbow, CardelCardel Benbow      Jamaica
8 Midfielder Gonzalez, FernandoFernando Gonzalez      United States
9 Forward Barnett, DwightDwight Barnett      United States
10 Forward Escayg, KareemKareem Escayg      United States
12 Defender Washington, RaeshaunRaeshaun Washington      United States
13 Midfielder/Forward Bukh, JonasJonas Bukh      Denmark
14 Midfielder Ruiz, ChristopherChristopher Ruiz      United States
17 Midfielder/Forward Hyde, KennielKenniel Hyde      Jamaica
18 Midfielder/Forward Alexis, SantiSanti Alexis      England
20 Defender Rivers III, RobertRobert Rivers III      United States
21 Forward Hofstetter, ZachZach Hofstetter      United States
22 Defender Webb, RicardoRicardo Webb      Jamaica
24 Defender/Midfielder Thompson, JonathanJonathan Thompson      United States
26 Defender Sullivan, SeanSean Sullivan      United States
28 Midfielder/Forward DiNapoli, ChristopherChristopher DiNapoli      United States
30 Defender/Forward Pinciotti, FrankieFrankie Pinciotti      United States
31 Midfielder Wolfe, TannerTanner Wolfe      United States
33 Defender/Midfielder Ababio, EddieEddie Ababio      Ghana
35 Midfielder Rosado, LuisLuis Rosado      United States
37 Defender/Midfielder Reyes, JPJP Reyes      United States
39 Midfielder/Forward Peterson, JakeJake Peterson      United States
44 Midfielder Swan, KarlKarl Swan      United States
60 Forward King, KevinKevin King      Jamaica

Management[edit]

Front Office[edit]

  • Canada Kevin Hickling – President
  • Venezuela Maria Silva – Vice President
  • United States Jim Pinciotti – Vice President

Coaches[edit]

Head Coaching History[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

None

Achievements[edit]

  • Gulf Coast Cup
    • Winners (1): 2013

Individual Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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