|Full name||Legacy 76|
|Founded||1976 (as Williamsburg Legacy)|
|Stadium||James City County Stadium
|Head Coach||Tim Cristian|
|League||National Premier Soccer League|
|2009||8th, Mid Atlantic (USL PDL)
|Website||Club home page|
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.
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). 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. In 2014, the team announced it was rebranding to Legacy 76 to reflect the year of its founding.
Final roster in USL PDL
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.
|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|
- USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champions 2002
- Busch Field; Williamsburg, Virginia (2003-2005)
- Stadium at Christopher Newport University; Newport News, Virginia 2 games (2005)
- Albert-Daly Field; Williamsburg, Virginia (2006-2007)
- James City County Stadium; Williamsburg, Virginia (2008-2009)
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
- History of the Virginia Legacy Premier Development Team
- "VIRGINIA LEGACY JOINS THE NPSL". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. June 4, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "EXPANDING LEGACY". DCSoccerNews.com. June 4, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.