VSI Tampa Bay FC (W-League)

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VSI Tampa Bay FC (W-League)
VSI Tampa Flames Logo.gif
Full name VisionPro Sports Institute Tampa Bay Football Club
Nickname(s) Flames
Founded 2011
Dissolved 2013
Stadium Plant City Stadium
Plant City, Florida
Ground Capacity 6,700
General Manager United States Alex Miranda
Head Coach United States George Fotopoulos
League W-League
2012 4th, Southeast Division
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors

VSI (VisionPro Sports Institute) Tampa Bay FC (W-League) is an American soccer team that plays in the W-League of the United Soccer Leagues. The foundation of the team was announced on November 16, 2011 alongside the creation of sister VSI Tampa Flames teams for the professional USL Professional League (USL PRO), the USL Premier Development League and youth Super-20 League.[1]

History[edit]

The VSI Tampa Flames were established in 2011 as part of a broader move by the English football development academy, VisionPro Sports Institute, to build a foundation for youth and professional soccer in the United States. VSI partnered with the local Brandon, Florida area youth soccer organization, West Florida Flames, to build "the perfect platform for vertical progression, giving talented youngsters the opportunity to progress from junior soccer all the way through to the professional game," according to VSI's CEO, Simon Crane.[1]

The W-League Team started play in 2012. The PDL Team finished with a record of 3 Wins, 7 Losses and 2 Ties. The team played their matches at JC Handly Sports Complex.[2]

On November 22, 2012, the team's parent club changed its name to "VSI Tampa Bay FC" and the W-League team followed suit. The team folded after the 2013 season.

Players and Staff[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

As of July 14, 2012 [3] 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
1 United States GK Jennifer Manis
1 United States DF Abigail Evans
2 United States FW Noelle Pineiro
3 Guatemala MF Daniela Andrade
3 United States FW Donna Grande
4 United States MF Kathy Drury
5 United States FW Jordan Johnson
5 United States FW Sarah Miller
6 United States MF Cassie Barbaresi
6 Brazil MF Isadora Freitas
7 United States DF Lacey Powers
8 United States DF Shelby Spinelli
No. Position Player
9 United States MF Kayla Bala
10 United States FW Markysha "Marky" Boyce
11 United States FW Yvonne George
11 United States MF Alexa Hosey
12 United States FW Nicole Hartman
12 United States DF Adrianna Johnson
13 Canada MF Leah Russell
13 United States DF Alexandra Eagle
14 United States DF Carleigh Williams
15 United States MF Marissa Mohammed
15 United States FW Autumn Browning
17 United States DF Selena Jaimes

Staff[edit]

  • United States John Mitchell - Head of Operations
  • United States Alex Miranda - General Manager
  • United States George Fotopoulos - Head Coach

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2012 4 W-League 4th, Southeast Division Did not qualify
2013 4 W-League 5th, Southeast Division Did not qualify

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VisionPro Academy Headed to Tampa". United Soccer Leagues (USL). November 16, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "VSL Tampa Flames PDL Page". United Soccer Leagues (USL). August 4, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2012/43121172.html#MAIN