WSA Winnipeg

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WSA Winnipeg
Full name World Soccer Academy Winnipeg
Founded 2010
Ground John Scouras Field
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ground Capacity 2,000 (expandable to 10,000)
Owners Eduardo Badescu, Constantin Ignat, William Rosales
Head Coach Eduardo Badescu
League USL Premier Development League
2014 5th, Heartland
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

WSA Winnipeg is a Canadian soccer team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 2010, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference.

The team plays its home games at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex on the FIFA-approved synthetic grass of the complex's John Scouras Field. The team's colours are black, red and white.


WSA Winnipeg was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on December 13, 2010.[1] The team is part of the larger World Soccer Academy and is supported by Mondetta, a well-recognized brand in Canadian professional sports, as one of its primary sponsors.

The team played its first game on May 28, 2011, a 1–0 loss to Thunder Bay Chill.,[2] but achieved their first victory the following day, 3–0 in the return game against Thunder Bay. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Kenny Sacramento.[3]


Current roster[edit]

As of May 16, 2014[4]

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

No. Position Player
2 GK Lucas Del Grosso
4 MF Kyle Moraldo
5 MF Balex Kabamba
9 FW Aaron Badescu
11 FW Moses Danto
12 FW Ivan Borka
15 DF Kristjan Nordman
16 DF William Rosales
17 DF Jordan Smith
19 FW Ali Musse
No. Position Player
21 GK Tyson Farago
22 DF Omar Amador
23 FW Daniel Demelo
25 DF Michael Allieu
26 FW Paulo Del Grosso
27 MF Ryan Ramjiawan
33 MF Jiyu Iida
35 MF Kyle Hiebert
36 MF Braden Silva


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Attendance
2011 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify 253
2012 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify 469
2013 4 USL PDL 7th, Heartland Did not qualify 247
2014 4 USL PDL 5th, Heartland Did not qualify 179

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at

Head coaches[edit]

  • Eduardo Badescu[5] (2011–present)


Manitoba Major Soccer League[edit]

The World Soccer Academy also has a men's team in the Premier League One of the Manitoba Major Soccer League. The team operates a reserve team to the PDL team, giving young players an opportunity to gain playing experience and develop their skills.


  1. ^ "WSA Winnipeg Joins PDL". 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  4. ^ "PDL Roster". WSA Winnipeg. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  5. ^ "WSA Winnipeg Soccer Coach Named". Retrieved 2013-01-25. 

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