AC Crusaders

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AC Crusaders
Full name AC Crusaders
Nickname(s) Crusaders
Founded 2010
Stadium Egg Harbor Township High School
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Ground Capacity 3,000
Head coach Kyle Hall
League American Soccer League
Current season

AC Crusaders is a professional American soccer team based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 2010, the team made its debut in the Northeast Keystone Division of the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid in 2011. The Crusaders will return to compete in the American Soccer League (ASL) beginning August 2014.

The team plays its home games in the stadium at Egg Harbor Township High School.


AC Crusaders played two seasons in the NPSL, finishing in fourth place of the Keystone Division each year. Their inaugural season of 2011 ended with a record of 6–3–3. The club finished 4–0–6 in the 2012 NPSL season before going on hiatus.

Current roster[edit]

As of March 1, 2015

No. Position Player
1 Goalkeeper Gill, RyanRyan Gill    
12 Goalkeeper Randall, MikeMike Randall    
2 Defender Stone, RichRich Stone    
3 Defender Martyn, KyleKyle Martyn    
4 Defender Nelson, JakeJake Nelson    
5 Defender Kamara, ShakaShaka Kamara    
6 Defender Reilly, BrendanBrendan Reilly    
7 Midfielder Grotti, MitchMitch Grotti    
8 Midfielder Tramontana, NicoNico Tramontana    
9 Midfielder Sternberger, AdamAdam Sternberger    
10 Midfielder Tweneboa, FrankFrank Tweneboa    
11 Midfielder Agguire, RodneyRodney Agguire    
13 Midfielder Berrios, JulianJulian Berrios    
14 Midfielder Austion, SteveSteve Austion    
15 Midfielder Kamara, FodayFoday Kamara    
16 Midfielder Shepherd, EugeneEugene Shepherd    
17 Forward Morris, RyanRyan Morris    
18 Forward Freita, DodjiDodji Freita    
19 Forward Coviello, DanDan Coviello    


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2011 4 NPSL 4th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not enter
2012 4 NPSL 4th, Keystone Did not qualify Did not enter
2014–2015 3 ASL 5th Current Did not enter


Kyle Hall Kyle Hall was named head coach of the AC Crusaders on December 5, 2014 after taking over as interim head coach on September 19, 2014. Hall quickly made his mark on the first team as interim manager, leading the Crusaders to a win against Mass United. Hall finished the Fall season with One win, One tie and Two losses. A native of Bolton, England. Hall joined the Crusaders sister company Atlantic Soccer Factory staff at the academy ranks in June 2012, where he serves as their Technical director. Additionally, Hall was the U23 assistant coach where he served his time under head coach Matt Driver and was instrumental in helping the U-23's capturing the 2013 league title.

Jason Smith Jason Smith was named assistant coach of the AC Crusaders on February 27, 2015. The Scotland native recently joined the Crusader sister company Atlantic Soccer Factory in 2013 where he holds the role of Regional Director.

He has experience working in the Scottish Championship with Raith Rovers & Cowdenbeath Football Club where Jason coached the U17's, U19's and reserve team squads. Smith also spent a year working with Perth Glory in Australia coaching their youth program. He holds his UEFA C Licence and is currently working towards his UEFA B Licence.



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