Chicago Mustangs (2012–)

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Chicago Mustangs
Chicago Mustangs 2014.png
2014 logo with championship star
Full nameChicago Mustangs
StadiumSears Centre
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Capacity11,800 (9,400 with field)
Owner/CEOArmando Gamboa
CoachArmando Gamboa (2013–present)
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League 2
2017–181st, Eastern Division
Playoffs: M2 Champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Chicago Mustangs is an American professional indoor soccer team based at the Sears Centre in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. They play in the Eastern Conference of the Major Arena Soccer League 2 (M2).[1]


The Mustangs were originally awarded an expansion franchise in the Professional Arena Soccer League on September 25, 2012.[2] 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.[3]


Active players[edit]

As of December 20, 2016" [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 Mexico DF Carlos Pichardo
3 United States DF Stefan Mijatovic
4 United States DF Ephraim Beard
5 United States DF Luis Ortega
7 Mexico FW Osvaldo Rojas
8 Mexico MF Miguel Vaca
9 Mexico FW Rodrigo Flores
10 Mexico MF Efrain Martinez
11 Mexico MF Luis Alonso Sandoval
No. Position Player
14 Cameroon Nchouwat Souleyman
16 Republic of Macedonia DF Trajche Lostovski
17 Mexico DF Edwin Rojas
18 Mexico FW Juan De La Cruz
19 United States DF Carlos Avina
22 Mexico MF Francisco Garcia
23 Mexico GK Jesus Flores
77 United States MF Alexis Camarena
79 England 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. Position Player
4 FW Robert Gunderson
6 MF Mario Alvarez
27 MF Luis Barajas
No. Position Player
34 United States GK 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
Totals: 72–32 875 640

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.[5]


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

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