Victoria United

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Victoria United is also the name of a defunct Scottish soccer team, see Victoria United F.C..
Victoria United
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Full name Victoria United
Nickname(s) United
Founded 1904
Ground Royal Athletic Park
Ground Capacity 4,247
Manager Steve Scott
League Pacific Coast Soccer League
2012 5th
Website Club home page

Victoria United is a Canadian soccer team based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. With lineage to clubs founded in 1904, the team plays in Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, which features teams from western Canada and the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America.

The team plays its home matches Royal Athletic Park, where they have played since 1995. Because of conflicts with the newly introduced semi-professional baseball team at Royal Athletic Park, United's 2013 season games have been moved to Braefoot Park, located in Saanich. The team's colours are blue and white.

History[edit]

The team was formed as a merger of two Victoria teams, Victoria Association Football Club, and Victoria Capitals. Being formed in 1904 makes it one of the oldest surviving sports clubs in North America. They are one of the more successful clubs in the PCSL, having been champions on five occasions in the modern era.[1]

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
Canada FW Michael Baart
Canada FW Cooper Barry
Canada MF Greg Fiddick
Canada DF Kyle Finner
Canada FW Cam Fischer
Canada FW Steve Gateley
Canada MF Joel Gomez
Canada DF Ben Green
Canada DF Robbie Heggelund
Canada GK Ryan Hulstein
Canada MF Doug Joyce
Canada DF Gian Luther
Canada MF Spencer McKinnon
Canada DF Aaron Murphy
Canada FW Patrick Nelson
Japan GK Hide Ozawa (Simon Fraser University[2])
Canada MF Mathias Raps
Canada DF Craig Robertson
Canada FW Steve Scott
Canada MF Manny Straith
Canada DF Paul Vandenboomen
Canada FW Paul Viveiros
Canada FW Keevan Webb
Canada GK Steve Welle
Canada GK Sam Hutchison

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

The Pacific Coast Soccer League champion is the premier team with the most points at the end of the season.

The top four men's premier teams or the Host team and the top three compete in a single game knockout tournament to decide the playoff champion.

The top Canadian team in the Pacific Coast Soccer League is also eligible to compete in a tournament against the top amateur teams from Washington State and Oregon State. This competition includes the league champion (or next highest placed team) as a host team and is a single game knockout tournament.

The Victoria Highlanders and Victoria United maintain a friendly relationship and play a charity match each preseason around July 1.

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Canada Cup GP W D L GF GA Pts
1995 4 PCSL 1st N / A 18 13 3 2 72 16 42
1996 4 PCSL 2nd n/a 12 8 2 2 37 14 26
1997 4 PCSL 2nd n/a 12 8 1 3 25 14 25
1998 4 PCSL 3rd not invited 16 9 1 6 45 24 28
1999 4 PCSL 5th not invited 18 9 2 7 35 30 29
2000 4 PCSL 4th not invited 14 7 3 4 37 24 24
2001 4 PCSL 3rd not invited 16 9 3 4 43 26 30
2002 4 PCSL 1st not invited 18 12 4 2 46 7 40
2003 4 PCSL 2nd not invited 15 11 2 2 46 12 35
2004 4 PCSL 1st not invited 16 10 4 2 43 23 34
2005 4 PCSL 1st, South Champions not invited 16 11 3 2 54 17 36
2006 4 PCSL 5th not invited 14 8 2 4 42 23 26
2007 4 PCSL 1st DNQ not invited 18 10 6 2 50 27 36
2008 4 PCSL 1st n/a 18 13 3 2 60 21 42
2009 4 PCSL 6th DNQ n/a 16 7 3 6 35 26 24
2010 4 PCSL 5th DNQ N / A 16 6 2 8 36 29 20
2011 4 PCSL 5th DNQ N / A 12 5 0 7 254 28 15
2012 4 PCSL 5th DNQ N / A 16 7 1 8 31 37 22
2013 4 PCSL 5th DNQ N/A 14 4 4 6 17 28 16

Honours[edit]

  • PCSL League Champions 2008
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 2008
  • PCSL League Champions 2007
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 2007
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 2006
  • PCSL League Champions 2005
  • PCSL South Division Champions 2005
  • J. F. Kennedy Trophy Winners 2005
  • PCSL League Champions 2004
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 2004
  • J. F. Kennedy Trophy Winners 2004
  • PCSL League Champions 2002
  • J. F. Kennedy Trophy Winners 2002
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 1998
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 1996
  • J. F. Kennedy Trophy Winners 1996
  • PCSL League Champions 1995
  • Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup Winners 1995

Pre-PCSL Honors[edit]

  • Island & BC Champions 1896 (as Victoria Association Football Club)
  • BC Champions 1900 (as Victoria Association Football Club)
  • BC Senior Football League Champions 1901-1902 (as Victoria Association Football Club)
  • Garrison Cup Winners 1904-1905
  • V.A.F. League Champions 1905-1906
  • Island Senior League Champions 1905-1906
  • Victoria City League Champions 1906-1907 (as Wanderers)
  • Brackman-Kerr Cup Winners 1933-1934
  • Original PCSL Champions 1935-1936, 1951–1952, 1966–1967, 1967–1968, 1971–1972
  • Nanaimo Challenge Cup Winners 1937-1938
  • Jackson Cup Winners 1940-1941, 1950–1951
  • Price Cup Winners 1941-1942
  • Solarium Winners Cup 1950-1951
  • Kennedy Cup Winners 1966-1967
  • Top Star Trophy Winners 1971-1972
  • Anderson Cup Winners 1994

Head coaches[edit]

Stadium[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pcsl.org/
  2. ^ "SFU Bio". Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

External links[edit]