Jacksonville Armada U-23

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Jacksonville Armada U-23
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Full name Jacksonville Armada U-23
Founded 2010
Stadium Patton Park
Jacksonville, Florida
Ground Capacity 1,000
Head Coach Pat Cannon
League National Premier Soccer League
Website Club home page
Current season

Jacksonville Armada U-23 are an American soccer team based in Jacksonville, Florida. They play in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, and are part of the development system of the Jacksonville Armada FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL). They started play in 2016, replacing Jacksonville United FC in the NPSL. The team plays its home games at Patton Park in Jacksonville.

As Jacksonville United, the club won the NPSL Championship in its first year in the 2011 season.

History[edit]

Jacksonville United FC was founded in 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida, and began play in the 2011 season of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered at the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid. The team was owned by Barry Dixon. While the team started their first season with four straight losses, they finished the season on an 8-game winning streak through the playoffs, finally defeating the Hollywood United Hitmen to claim the NPSL Championship with a 3-2 victory on July 30, 2011 in Madison, Alabama. Tommy Krizanovic was named Jacksonville's MVP, scoring a hat-trick in the final.[1]

In 2016, Jacksonville Armada FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL) announced they would establish an under 23 team to compete in the NPSL as part of the club's development system. Jacksonville Armada U-23 replaced Jacksonville United in the league for the 2016 NPSL season. The Armada retained head coach Pat Cannon.[2]

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
No. Position Player

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2011 4 NPSL 1st, Southeast Champions Not eligible
2012 4 NPSL 4th, South-Southeast-East Did not qualify 2nd round
2013 4 NPSL 1st, Sunshine Regional Semi-Final Did not qualify
2014 4 NPSL 2nd, Sunshine "Conference Semi-Final" 2nd round

Honors[edit]

  • NPSL Southern Region Semi-Finalist 2013
  • NPSL Sunshine Conference Champions 2013
  • NPSL Southern Region Champions 2011
  • NPSL Champions 2011

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Pat Cannon (2011–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krizanovic Leads JUFC to NPSL Championship". NationalPremierSoccerLeague.com. July 30, 2011. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Armada FC announce launch of U-23 team". www.news4jax.com. WJXT. February 10, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 

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