NJ-LUSO Parma

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NJ-LUSO Parma
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Full name NJ-LUSO Parma
Founded 2007 (as New Jersey Rangers)
Stadium Morris Catholic High School
Denville, New Jersey
Ground Capacity 1,500
Owner Aaron Balber
Head Coach Carlos Rasoilo
League USL Premier Development League
2014 8th, Mid Atlantic
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

NJ-LUSO Parma is an American soccer team based in Denville, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 2007, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games in the stadium on the campus of Morris Catholic High School, where they have played since 2008. The team's colors are navy blue and white.

The team also fields a team in the USL's Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

History[edit]

The Rangers began their life in the PDL in a positive frame of mind under head coach Ken Cherry, but immediately found the going tough. They lost their debut game 4-1 at home to fellow expansion franchise Newark Ironbound Express, and were demolished 8-1 in their very next game at home to Ocean City Barons; coach Cherry started his third goalkeeper in three games against Westchester Flames, and although fortunes improved, they still lost 1-0, and found themselves languishing at the bottom of the divisional standings. The Rangers finally picked up their first win of the season in early June, 1-0 over Hampton Roads Piranhas off a goal by Adam Kelemet, but continued to struggle thereafter, losing their next four successive games, including a 4-0 walloping at the hands of Brooklyn Knights. The Rangers picked up their second (and final) win of the year the first weekend in July, 2-0 over Long Island Rough Riders, and were unlucky to come out on the losing end of a 7-goal thriller away in Brooklyn the following week, but faded weakly as the season ended, conceding another 6 goals in a heavy defeat to the Long Island Rough Riders in their penultimate game. The Rangers eventually finished 6th of 6 in the Northeast Division, 26 points behind divisional champions Brooklyn; testament to their lack of stability is the fact that head coach Cherry used 40 different players in the team's 16 games. Dritan Sela was top scorer, with 4 goals on the season.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of December 6, 2016.[1]

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

No. Position Player
13 United States GK Alexander Dontas[2]
10 United States MF Michael Dontas[3]
25 United States DF Jonathan Trigazis[4]
16 United States FW Chris Marcou[5]
11 Ecuador FW Doddi Pincay[6]
12 United States DF Antonio Gonzalez[7]
2 United States DF Manuel Jorge[8]
27 United States FW Aidan Barret[9]
14 United States MF Luke Brignola[10]
23 United States DF Michael Macrino[11]
7 United States DF Daniel Gonzalez[12]
14 United States FW Joshua Ivlor[13]
No. Position Player
18 United States Matt Agesen[14]
1 United States GK Christian Housel[15]
9 United States DF Ryan Prescott[16]
17 United States GK Joseph Barbarito[17]

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-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2008 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 9th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 9th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 8th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 7th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 North Jersey Soccer Association 2nd, Mid Atlantic Qualified Qualified

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[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.

  • 2008: 150
  • 2009: 60
  • 2010: 101

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