Doxa Italia

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Doxa Italia
Full name Doxa Italia
Founded 1997
Stadium Manhattan Village Park
Manhattan Beach, California
Ground Capacity ????
Owners United States Derk Droze
Head Coaches Republic of Ireland Bryan Byrne
League Coast Soccer League

Doxa Italia is an American amateur soccer team based in Manhattan Beach, California, United States. Founded in 1997, the team plays in Region IV of the United States Adult Soccer Association, a network of amateur leagues at the fifth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at Manhattan Village Park. The team's colors are navy blue and white.


Doxa were formed in 1997 by former professionals Constanin Balanos and Fernando Mastrocinque, and entered the Pacific League, one of several high-level amateur leagues in the Los Angeles area. They won their divisional title in their debut season, and since then have gone on to be one of Southern California's powerhouse amateur teams. Doxa have won five Pacific League titles (in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002), four Coast Soccer League championships (in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010), and four California Soccer Association South State Cups, as well as three Las Vegas Silver Mug championships and three Santa Barbara Fiesta Tournaments.

Doxa entered the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time in 2009, and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the tournament proper at the first attempt, finishing second to National Premier Soccer League side Sonoma County Sol on goal difference. They missed out again in 2010, finishing third on goal difference again behind Sacramento Gold and the Arizona Sahuaros, but qualified for the first round of the tournament proper in 2011, after overwhelming their opponents in the USASA Region IV National Cup including an 18-0 win over Tracy CV Eagles FC[1] in which Derk Droze scored seven goals, Ilia Nazarov scored five, and Bryan Byrne scored a hat trick.


2013 USOC 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
1 United States GK Justin Commins
2 United States MF Eric Meister
3 United States DF Joe Cartlidge
4 England DF Craig Reynolds
5 United States MF Ryan Purtell
6 United States MF Steve Chirgwin
7 Republic of Ireland MF Bryan Byrne
8 United States MF Ryan Taylor
9 Russia FW Ilia Nazarov
10 Croatia DF Peter Hazdovac
11 United States MF Greg Piechota
12 United States MF Sean Lockhart
14 United States DF Ricky Figueroa
15 United States MF Derk Droze
No. Position Player
16 Greece MF Nas Koubourus
17 United States FW Matt Upton
18 United States GK Brandon Avery
19 United States FW Devin Skrade
20 United States FW Kyle Holland
22 United States MF Miguel Alvarez
22 United States MF Devin Toohey
23 United States MF Richie Million
24 United States FW Mike Piechota
25 United States DF Nissa Hatifie

Notable former players[edit]


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 5 USASA Did not qualify
2010 5 USASA Did not qualify
2011 5 USASA 1st Round
2012 5 USASA Did not qualify
2013 5 USASA 1st Round

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