2016 Puerto Rico FC season

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Puerto Rico FC
2016 season
OwnerCarmelo Anthony
PresidentThomas Payne
Head CoachAdrian Whitbread
StadiumJuan Ramón Loubriel Stadium
NASLSpring: Did not enter
Fall:5-9-8 (9th)
Combined: 5-9-8 (12th)
Soccer BowlDid not qualify
Copa Luis VillarejoChampions
Top goalscorerLeague: Héctor Ramos (8)
All: Héctor Ramos (8)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 6,474
(July 2 vs. Indy Eleven)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 1,233
(Sept 7 vs. Ottawa Fury)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 3,801
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The 2016 Puerto Rico FC season was the club's first season of existence. The club played in North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid, enter only in the Fall season in which they finished 9th.

After winning the Copa Luis Villarejo on November 20; Puerto Rico FC qualified for the 2017 CFU Club Championship with matches taking place in the coming-up 2017 season.

Season review[edit]

Commitment to the Community[edit]

As part of their commitment to the community in May 2016, Puerto Rico FC had their first three clinics of the season in Dorado, Farjardo and Hatillo with the participation of over a hundred boys and girls. During these clinics the Puerto Rico FC players turned into coaches, teaching the children about ball control, proper goalkeeping and teamwork. After the different workshops the children faced off against the players in a friendly match. The field of Quintas de Dorado was the site of the first clinic with youth clubs Eleven FC and Toa Baja SC. Next, Puerto Rico FC visited the Tomás Donés Sports Complex and the boys and girls of Cariduros FC. To round up the first leg of clinics the players took a trip to the city of Hatillo where they trained with Hatillo SC and Leal Arecibo in the Francisco Deida Sports Complex.[1]

Clásico de Fútbol[edit]

As part of the Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend celebration, Puerto Rico FC will travel to New York City to meet the Puerto Rico national team in a friendly match. This match is part of PRFC’s ongoing preseason and build up to their inaugural match at the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium next July 2 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Roster[edit]

As of match played October 29, 2016
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Austin Pack United States GK (1994-02-25) 25 February 1994 (age 25) Unattached 2016 2017 0 0
18 Trevor Spangenberg United States GK (1991-04-21) 21 April 1991 (age 28) New England Revolution 2016 2017 12 0
24 David Meves United States GK (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 29) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2016 2017 10 0
Defenders
2 Cristiano Brazil DF (1986-05-25) 25 May 1986 (age 33) Minnesota United 2016 2017 21 0
3 Camilo Botero Colombia DF (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 28) Unattached 2016 2017 6 0
4 Rudy Dawson Costa Rica DF (1988-05-08) 8 May 1988 (age 31) Costa Rica Uruguay 2016 2017 20 0
5 Ramón Soria Spain DF (1989-03-09) 9 March 1989 (age 30) Slovenia Celje 2016 2017 21 0
12 Ramon Martin Del Campo United States DF (1989-03-09) 9 March 1989 (age 30) loan from Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2016 2017 16 0
13 Kyle Culbertson United States DF (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 26) Unattached 2016 2017 15 1
Midfielders
6 Connor Agnew United States MF Unattached 2016 2017 6 0
8 Chris Nurse Guyana MF (1984-05-07) 7 May 1984 (age 35) Carolina RailHawks 2016 2017 14 0
10 Joseph Marrero Puerto Rico MF (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 26) Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas 2016 2017 16 1
11 Paulo Brazil MF (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 29) Atlanta Silverbacks 2016 2017 21 1
21 Michael Kafari Ghana MF (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 29) 2016 2017 15 0
22 Evans Frimpong Ghana MF (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 27) Oklahoma City Energy 2016 2017 3 0
29 Tyler Rudy United States MF (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 25) New England Revolution 2016 2017 21 2
Forwards
9 Pedro Brazil FW (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 29) Atlanta Silverbacks 2016 2017 12 0
14 Brian Bement United States FW (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 26) United States Loyola University 2016 2017 13 0
16 David Eduardo López Mexico FW (1992-07-06) 6 July 1992 (age 27) El Salvador Isidro Metapán 2016 2017 5 0
17 Oliver Brazil FW (1992-08-29) 29 August 1992 (age 26) Canada Ottawa Fury 2016 2017 9 1
19 Jorge Rivera Puerto Rico FW (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 23) Puerto Rico Guayama 2016 2017 9 0
20 Héctor Ramos Puerto Rico FW (1990-05-04) 4 May 1990 (age 29) El Salvador Águila 2016 2017 19 8
23 Sidney Rivera United States FW (1993-11-15) 15 November 1993 (age 25) Orlando City SC 2016 2017 16 3
26 Bljedi Bardic Montenegro FW (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 27) United States Clarkstown Eagles 2016 2017 3 1

Transfers[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

  Win   Loss   Draw

Pre-season[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL Fall season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos (F) 22 14 5 3 44 21 +23 47 Playoffs
2 Indy Eleven 22 11 4 7 36 25 +11 37
3 FC Edmonton 22 10 6 6 16 14 +2 36
4 Rayo OKC 22 9 8 5 28 21 +7 35
5 Miami FC 22 9 6 7 31 27 +4 33
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 22 7 5 10 19 28 −9 26
7 Carolina RailHawks 22 7 5 10 25 35 −10 26
8 Minnesota United 22 6 7 9 25 25 0 25
9 Puerto Rico 22 5 9 8 19 31 −12 24
10 Tampa Bay Rowdies 22 5 8 9 29 32 −3 23
11 Jacksonville Armada 22 5 8 9 25 35 −10 23
12 Ottawa Fury 22 5 7 10 23 26 −3 22
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(F) Fall season champion.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 5 9 8 19 31  −12 24 3 5 3 10 12  −2 2 4 5 9 19  −10

Last updated: 22 November 2016.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
GroundHAAAHAAHAHAHHHHAHAHAAH
ResultDLDLWLDLDLDLDDDWWWDLLW
Position8981091091012121212121212111191011119
Updated to match(es) played on 22 November 2016. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Copa Luis Villarejo[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of match played October 29, 2016

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total NASL Fall Season
Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF Brazil Cristiano 21 0 21 0
3 DF Colombia Camilo Botero 6 0 2+4 0
4 DF Costa Rica Rudy Dawson 20 0 19+1 0
5 DF Spain Ramón Soria 21 0 21 0
6 MF United States Conor Agnew 6 0 1+5 0
8 MF Guyana Chris Nurse 14 0 12+2 0
9 MF Brazil Pedro 12 0 6+6 0
10 MF Puerto Rico Joseph Marrero 16 1 9+7 1
11 MF Brazil Paulo 21 1 17+4 1
12 DF United States Ramon Martin Del Campo 16 0 16 0
13 DF United States Kyle Culbertson 15 1 12+3 1
14 FW United States Brian Bement 13 0 5+8 0
16 FW Mexico David Eduardo López 5 0 1+4 0
17 FW Brazil Oliver 9 1 9 1
18 GK United States Trevor Spangenberg 12 0 12 0
19 MF Puerto Rico Jorge Rivera 9 0 4+5 0
20 FW Puerto Rico Héctor Ramos 19 8 19 8
21 MF Ghana Michael Kafari 15 0 15 0
22 MF Ghana Evans Frimpong 3 0 1+2 0
23 FW United States Sidney Rivera 16 3 9+7 3
24 GK United States David Meves 10 0 10 0
26 FW Montenegro Bljedi Bardic 3 1 1+2 1
29 MF United States Tyler Rudy 21 2 20+1 2
Players who appeared for Puerto Rico who left the club during the season:

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name NASL Fall Season Total
1 FW Puerto Rico 20 Héctor Ramos 8 8
2 FW United States 23 Sidney Rivera 3 3
3 MF United States 29 Tyler Rudy 2 2
4 MF Brazil 11 Paulo 1 1
MF Puerto Rico 10 Joseph Marrero 1 1
DF United States 13 Kyle Culbertson 1 1
FW Brazil 17 Oliver 1 1
FW Montenegro 26 Bljedi Bardic 1 1
Own goal 1 1
TOTALS 19 19

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name NASL Fall Season Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
2 Brazil DF Cristiano 2 0 2 0
4 Costa Rica DF Rudy Dawson 3 1 3 1
5 Spain DF Ramón Soria 3 0 3 0
8 Guyana MF Chris Nurse 4 0 4 0
9 Brazil MF Pedro 1 0 1 0
10 Puerto Rico MF Joseph Marrero 2 0 2 0
11 Brazil MF Paulo 2 0 2 0
12 United States DF Ramón Del Campo 3 0 3 0
13 United States DF Kyle Culbertson 3 0 3 0
17 Brazil FW Oliver 3 1 3 1
18 United States GK Trevor Spangenberg 1 0 1 0
19 Puerto Rico FW Jorge Rivera 1 0 1 0
20 Puerto Rico FW Héctor Ramos 2 0 2 0
21 Ghana MF Michael Kafari 3 0 3 0
23 United States FW Sidney Rivera 2 0 2 0
29 United States MF Tyler Rudy 4 0 4 0
TOTALS 39 2 39 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full of fun and joy the first round of PRFC community clinics".
  2. ^ a b "PUERTO RICO FC ADDS FIRST TWO PLAYERS". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "TWO MORE PLAYERS JOIN THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b "SORIA AND NURSE JOIN THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b "THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB ADD TWO MORE PLAYERS TO THEIR ROSTER". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b "CRISTIANO DIAS AND TYLER RUDY JOIN THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "TRANSACTIONS". nasl.com. NASL. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  8. ^ a b "PUERTO RICO SIGNS TREVOR SPANGENBERG, SIDNEY RIVERA". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  9. ^ "PUERTO RICO SIGNS CAMILO BOTERO". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  10. ^ "RUDY DAWSON SIGNS WITH THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ "KYLE CULBERTSON FROM LOCAL TRYOUT SIGNS WITH PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  12. ^ "PUERTO RICO FC ADDS MONTENEGRAN BLJEDI BARDIC". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  13. ^ "THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB SIGNS RAMON DEL CAMPO". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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