K-W United FC

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K-W United FC
K-W United FC logo.svg
Full name Kitchener-Waterloo United Football Club
Nickname(s) Rage, Black and Blue Army
Founded 2010 (as Hamilton FC Rage)
Stadium University Stadium
Waterloo, Ontario
Ground Capacity 6,000
President Barry MacLean
Head Coach Chris Pozniak
League USL Premier Development League
2015 2nd, Great Lakes
Playoffs: PDL Champions
Website Club home page

K-W United FC is a Canadian soccer team based in the Kitchener-Waterloo region in Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2010 as Hamilton Rage FC, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American & Canadian soccer pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference.

The team previously played its home games at Brian Timmis Stadium and Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario, but will play its 2013 games at University Stadium in Waterloo, Ontario, after the club was moved to Kitchener-Waterloo and renamed following the 2012 season.[1]

Original Hamilton FC logo

The men's team also has a sister women's team, K-W United FC, who play in the USL W-League, but has no affiliation with SC Waterloo Region.


Hamilton FC Rage was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on February 17, 2011.[2] They played their first competitive game on May 25, 2011, a 2-0 loss to the Toronto Lynx,[3] but won their second game 5-0 over the Ottawa Fury. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Dominic Bell.[4]

Relocation & re-branding[edit]

Following the 2012 PDL season, the club was re-named K-W United FC and relocated to Kitchener-Waterloo due to low attendance numbers in Hamilton since the club's inception in 2011. The club has no affiliation with SC Waterloo Region, who also plays in the area.[1]

In 2015, after finishing 2nd in the competitive Great Lakes Division, they became PDL Champions in the playoffs, defeating New York Red Bulls U-23 on August 2 in the final played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington, 4-3, with goals from Ben Polk, Joel Perez, Jarek Whiteman-Asiamah, and Juuso Pasanen.[5][6]


Current roster[edit]

As of May 31, 2014.[7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Nathan Ingham
2 Canada DF Deon Rose
8 England MF Jack Warburton
6 Costa Rica DF Ricardo Garbonzo
7 United States MF Jordan Tyler
4 Canada DF Alain Sargeant
9 Canada FW Sergio Camargo
11 United States DF Nicolas Perea
No. Position Player
12 England DF Jordan Murrell
13 Canada GK Darrin MacLeod
14 Canada FW Jarek Whiteman-Asiamah
15 Canada DF Nikola Paunic
18 Canada DF Shane Keely
19 United States DF Ridge Robinson
20 England MF Ryan Ware
21 Canada DF Emeka Ononye
22 Canada DF Wesley Cain

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Canada Cup
2011 4 PDL 6th, Great Lakes Did not qualify N/A
2012 4 PDL 7th, Great Lakes Did not qualify N/A
2013 4 PDL 4th, Great Lakes Did not qualify N/A
2014 4 PDL 2nd, Great Lakes Conference Semifinals N/A
2015 4 PDL 2nd, Great Lakes PDL Champions N/A


  • 2015 PDL Champions
  • 2015 Central Conference Champions

Head coaches[edit]


Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 2011: 168 (as Hamilton)
  • 2012: 135
  • 2013: 705 (first season as Kitchener)
  • 2014: 306
  • 2015: 136

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Region scores two new professional soccer teams". www.TheRecord.com. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Hamilton FC Rage Joins PDL". Uslsoccer.com. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Pdl.uslsoccer.com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Pdl.uslsoccer.com. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  5. ^ Dave Rowaan (August 3, 2015). "KW United win club's first ever PDL Championship". WakingTheRed.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ Paul Kennedy (August 3, 2015). "Ontario's K-W United FC takes PDL crown". SoccerAmerica.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Stats". USL Soccer. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "USL welcomes Hamilton FC to Men’s U23 PDL". Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Neely Appointed K-W United Head Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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