Chicago Mustangs (2012–present)

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Chicago Mustangs
Full nameChicago Mustangs
StadiumGrand Sports Arena (indoor)
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
MAC Athletic Complex (outdoor)
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Capacity(Now Arena)11,800 (9,400 with field)
(MAC) unknown
Owner/CEOArmando Gamboa
CoachArmando Gamboa (2013–present)
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League 2(indoor)
Midwest Premier League(outdoor)
2017–181st, Eastern Division
Playoffs: M2 Champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Chicago Mustangs are an American professional indoor soccer team based at the Now Arena in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They play in the Eastern Conference of the Major Arena Soccer League 2 (M2).[1] They are also competing outdoors as members of the Midwest Premier League[2]


The Mustangs were originally awarded an expansion franchise in the Professional Arena Soccer League on September 25, 2012.[3] The team was originally coached by Narciso "Chicho" Cuevas until he was replaced on the bench late in the 2012–13 season by team owner Armando Gamboa.

The Mustangs won the PASL Championship in the 2013–14 season. They were undefeated in the regular season, setting a PASL record of 202 goals in a season. They earned the right to host the Final Four of the Ron Newman Cup playoffs, which they also claimed. They defeated the Cleveland Freeze 10–3 in the semifinals before stopping Hidalgo La Fiera 14–5 in the Newman Cup Final. That victory also earned the United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer title.[4] They became members of the Midwest Premier League on February 1, 2021, and will compete in the league's West Division following the 2021 MASL 2 season. The MAC Athletic Complex in Crystal Lake will host the MPL matches.


Active players[edit]

As of December 20, 2016 [5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Mexico MEX Carlos Pichardo
3 DF United States USA Stefan Mijatovic
4 DF United States USA Ephraim Beard
5 DF United States USA Luis Ortega
7 FW Mexico MEX Osvaldo Rojas
8 MF Mexico MEX Miguel Vaca
9 FW Mexico MEX Rodrigo Flores
10 MF Mexico MEX Efrain Martinez
11 MF Mexico MEX Luis Alonso Sandoval
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 FM Cameroon CMR Souleyman N
16 DF North Macedonia MKD Trajche Lostovski
17 DF Mexico MEX Edwin Rojas
18 FW Mexico MEX Juan De La Cruz
19 DF United States USA Carlos Avina
22 MF Mexico MEX Francisco Garcia
23 GK Mexico MEX Jesus Flores
77 MF United States USA Alexis Camarena
79 UP England ENG Ross Bristow

Inactive players[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 FW   Robert Gunderson
6 MF   Mario Alvarez
27 MF   Luis Barajas
No. Pos. Nation Player
34 GK United States USA Evan Claffy
48 GK   Jose Resendiz


  • Armando Gamboa - Owner/CEO and Head Coach
  • Dino Delevski - Assistant Coach
  • Ermanno Rossi - Assistant Director of Soccer Operations/ Player Operations Manager

Front Office Staff:

  • Ray Kincaid Jr. - Game Operations
  • A.J. Collier II - Trainer
  • David Novoa - Graphic Artist


League champions Runners-up Division champions Playoff berth
Year League Reg. season GF GA Finish Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. attendance
2012–13 PASL 11–5 146 104 3rd, Central Did not qualify Semifinals 339
2013–14 PASL 16–0 202 83 1st, Eastern Won Ron Newman Cup U.S. Open champions 779
2014–15 MASL 11–9 137 133 3rd, Central Lost in Conference SF none 1,672
2015–16 MASL 13–7 152 123 2nd,Central Lost in Central Division SF none 2,510
2016–17 MASL 11–9 124 136 3rd,Central Did not qualify none 2,623
2017–18 MASL2 10–2 114 61 1st, Eastern Won M2 Championship none unk
2018–19 MASL2 10–2 92 62 1st, Eastern Lost in QF None unk
2020-21 MASL2 5–5 81 86 4th Lost in Semifinals None unk
Totals: 87–39 1048 788

Playoff record[edit]

Year Win Loss GF GA Avg. attendance
2013–14 2 0 24 8 3,916
2014–15 1 2 9 14 1,443
2015–16 1 2 9 11 3,746
2016–18 2 0 16 2 ?
Total 6 4 58 35


  • 2013–14 PASL Eastern Division champions
  • 2013–14 PASL Ron Newman Cup champions
  • 2013–14 U.S. Open champions

Mustangs Premier[edit]

The Chicago Mustangs Premier are the minor league affiliate of the Mustangs, competing in the Premier Arena Soccer League. Mustangs Premier home games are played at Grand Sports Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois or Sears Centre.

In 2013–14, Mustangs Premier went undefeated in the regular season and went on to capture the PASL National Championship.[6]


  1. ^ "MASL Announces Alignment, Launches New Website". Major Arena Soccer League. July 29, 2014. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "West Division Adds Final Team, Chicago Mustangs". Midwest Premier League. February 1, 2021. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "PASL Welcomes the Chicago Mustangs". Professional Arena Soccer League. September 25, 2012. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Chicago Win PASL Triple Crown". Indoor Soccer News. 17 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Stats - Major Arena Soccer League".
  6. ^ "Mustangs Premier Crowned National Champion". Medium. 16 March 2014.

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