Legacy 76

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Virginia Legacy
Virginia Legacy Logo.gif
Full name Legacy 76
Nickname(s) The Legacy
Founded 1976 (as Williamsburg Legacy)
Stadium James City County Stadium
Williamsburg, Virginia
Ground Capacity 3,000
Owner United States Jeff Dominguez
Head Coach United States Tim Cristian
League National Premier Soccer League
2009 8th, Mid Atlantic (USL PDL)
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Legacy 76 is an American soccer team based in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. The team plays in the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.

Originally founded in 2002 as Williamsburg Legacy, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), considered roughly equal to the NPSL, until 2009, after which the franchise folded and the team left the league. In June 2013, it was announced that the club would re-join the fourth tier for the 2014 season in the NPSL.

The team plays its home games in James City County Stadium. The team's colors are white, red and black.

History[edit]

The Williamsburg Soccer Club was founded as an amateur sports association serving the local community in 1976. In 2001, the club joined the United Soccer Leagues (USL), creating a team franchised in the Premier Development League (PDL).[1] The team was known as Williamsburg Legacy until January 2007, when Williamsburg Soccer Club merged with the nearby Colonial Football Club to form the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. The PDL team then changed its name to Virginia Legacy to reflect the merge.

The Legacy would have a successful series of early years in the PDL, earning first or second place finishes in their division. Following the 2009 season in which the club finished 8th, the team would fold but continue to remain active as a youth and community soccer organization.

On June 4, 2013, it was announced that the Legacy would re-join the fourth tier of American soccer, this time in the alternative National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), to begin play in the Mid-Atlantic Conference in 2014.[2][3] In 2014, the team announced it was rebranding to Legacy 76 to reflect the year of its founding.[4]

Virginia Leagcy crest 2007-09

Players[edit]

Final roster in USL PDL[edit]

as of June 20, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Justin Wolfe
1 United States GK Colin Smolnsky
2 United States MF Christopher Brooks[disambiguation needed]
3 United States MF Ian Stowe
4 United States MF William Quarles
5 United States MF Anthony Han
6 United States MF Justin Madrid
7 United States MF Sean Dreybus
8 England MF Nick Brindley
9 United States DF Rob Wright
10 United States DF Robert Acosta
11 United States FW Tyler Clare
No. Position Player
12 United States DF Mike Stark
14 United States MF Antonio Harley
15 United States DF Robert Acosta
16 United States MF Cameron Smith
17 United States FW Winston Mattheisen
18 United States DF Pat Brown
19 United States DF Nick Orozco
20 United States DF Stephen Laws
21 United States FW Nathan Belcher
27 United States FW Alan Koger
United States DF William Smith

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2002 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 8th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010-2013 Did not play
2014 4 NPSL TBD TBD TBD

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champions 2002

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 at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 2001: 511
  • 2002: 419
  • 2003: 609
  • 2004: 462
  • 2005: 233
  • 2006: 248
  • 2007: 238
  • 2008: not yet available
  • 2009: 115

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Virginia Legacy Premier Development Team
  2. ^ "VIRGINIA LEGACY JOINS THE NPSL". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. June 4, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "EXPANDING LEGACY". DCSoccerNews.com. June 4, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.soccerwire.com/news/am-men/virginia-legacy-brands-npsl-team-legacy-76/

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