Chico Rooks

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Chico Rooks
Full name Chico Rooks
Nickname(s) The Rooks
Founded 1993
Dissolved 2007
Ground University Stadium
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman United States David Stahl
Manager United States David Stahl
League National Premier Soccer League
2006 5th, Northwest Division

The Chico Rooks were an American soccer team, founded in 1993 by Guido Barbero and Dave Stahl. The team was a member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2006. Initially, the team's management announced that they would spend the 2007 NPSL season on hiatus while they re-organised and consolidated their finances; the Rooks never returned to active competition and the franchise was cancelled by the NPSL at the end of the 2007 season.

The Rooks were a stalwart of the United Soccer Leagues from their formation in 1993 until 2003, whereupon they were founder members of the Men's Premier Soccer League (now the National Premier Soccer League). For many years they held the distinction of being California's oldest professional soccer club.

The Rooks played their home matches at the University Stadium on the campus of California State University, Chico in the city of Chico, California. The team's colors were black and white.

Final Roster[edit]

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Nick Clark
1 United States GK Brandon Hearron
2 United States DF Donnie Ribaudo
3 United States DF Robby Busick
4 United States DF Michael Elenz-Martin
5 United States MF Brian Frederick
6 United States DF Anthony Putras
7 Brazil MF Joao Macedo
8 United States MF Joe Munoz
9 United States FW Keith Ratzburg
10 Nicaragua FW Luis Orellana
11 United States MF Martin Boczkowski
12 United States FW Mario Castillo
No. Position Player
13 United States DF Todd Simmons
14 England FW Nick Hooper
15 Romania MF Tiberiu Marinescu
16 United States FW John Doran
17 Chile MF German Campos
18 United States MF Kevin Kuiper
19 United States DF Ben Gatenbein
20 United States FW Brett Williams
21 India FW Ranvir Singh
23 Norway DF Roger Davanger
24 United States DF Josh Copeland
25 United States FW Jamie Wilhite
00 United States GK Nico Arellano


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 USISL 4th, Pacific Divisional Semifinals Did not enter
1994 3 USISL 4th, Pacific Sizzling Nine Did not enter
1995 3 USISL Pro League 2nd, Western North 1st Round Quarterfinals
1996 3 USISL Pro League 4th, Western Semifinals Did not qualify
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 3rd, West Division Finals Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 2nd, West Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Western Semifinals 1st Round
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Western Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Western Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2002 4 USL PDL 1st, Southwest Did not qualify 1st Round
2003 4 MPSL 2nd Semifinals 1st Round
2004 4 MPSL 1st Semifinals 1st Round
2005 4 NPSL 3rd, Western Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 NPSL 5th, Northwest Did not qualify Did not qualify


  • MPSL Regular Season Champions 2004
  • USL PDL Southwest Division Champions 2002
  • USL D-3 Pro League Western Division Champions 2000
  • USL D-3 Pro League Western Division Champions 1999



University Soccer Stadium, Chico

Average Attendance[edit]

  • 1993: 1,012
  • 1994: 1,181
  • 1995: 1,490
  • 1996: 1,449
  • 1997: 1,933
  • 1998: 1,624
  • 1999: 1,709
  • 2000: 1,710
  • 2001: 2,109
  • 2002: 1,691
  • 2003: 1,656
  • 2004: 1,573

External links[edit]

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