Calgary Mustangs (soccer)

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Calgary Mustangs
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Full name Calgary Mustangs Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Storm, Mustangs
Founded 1983 (one season)
2001 (as Calgary Storm)
Dissolved 2004
Ground Mewata Stadium (CPSL)
Foothills Stadium (USL PDL), (USL A-League)
McMahon Stadium (USL A-League)
League CPSL (1983)
USL PDL (2001)
USL A-League (2002–2004)

The Calgary Mustangs was the name of two Calgary, Alberta, based professional soccer teams.

CPSL Calgary Mustangs[edit]

A team named Calgary Mustangs competed in the original Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL) for the league's one and only season in 1983. The Mustangs finished fifth in the six team league.

USL Calgary Mustangs[edit]

Calgary was home of the 2001 Calgary Storm, which played one season in the USL Premier Development League (USL PDL), finishing as playoff Champions.

In 2002, the Storm moved to the USL A-League (USL AL). The team continued in the USL A-League, changing its name to the Calgary Mustangs for the 2004 season. Following the end of the 2004 season, the owners elected not to play in 2005 and the team folded.

The team never acquired a significant profile in the Calgary sports marketplace and never had great fan support. The USL PDL Calgary Storm averaged 2,003 fans per game at Foothills Stadium in a city of nearly 900,000 people.[1][2] In their final season the team's average attendance was just 1,258 at 35,650 capacity McMahon Stadium, which at the time was roughly equal to a team playing in the sixth tier of English professional soccer.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1983 2 CPSL 5th N / A N / A
2001 4 USL PDL Season Champion Runner-up Did not qualify
2002 2 USL A-League 5th, Pacific First Round Third Round
2003 2 USL A-League 4th, Pacific Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 2 USL A-League 7th, Western Did not qualify Did not qualify

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Honours[edit]

  • USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2001

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