New York Fury

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New York Fury
Newyorkfurylogo.jpg
Full name New York Fury
Founded 2011
Stadium James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University
Ground Capacity 15,000
Manager United States Thomas DeBonis
Coach United Kingdom Paul Riley
League Women's Premier Soccer League Elite
Website Club home page

New York Fury was a semi-professional American women’s soccer club playing in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the top tier of women’s soccer in the United States in 2012. It was part of the Fury Soccer Organization which also supports the Long Island Fury. The club, founded in 2011, was a member of Women's Premier Soccer League and in 2012 joined the newly formed Women's Premier Soccer League Elite.

History[edit]

Following the suspension of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) in late 2011, it was announced that former Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley would lead the New York Fury comprising players he called the "WPS Supergroup."[1] In March 2012, the team joined the WPSL Elite competing against three teams who previously played in the WPS: Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, and Western New York Flash.[2][3]

In August 2012, a new top-tier professional league, the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) was announced. Many of the Fury players went on to play on teams within the league during its inaugural season.[4] Riley was named head coach of the Portland Thorns in 2014 and recruited many of his former players.[5]

Players[edit]

2012 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 Michelle Betos
2 United States MF Karin Simonian
3 United States FW Jasmyne Spencer
United States MF Tobin Heath
5 United States MF Tina DiMartino
6 United States DF Kim Yokers
7 United States DF Leigh Ann Robinson
10 United States MF Allie Long
11 United States DF Jazmyne Avant
No. Position Player
12 United States FW Gina DiMartino
13 United States DF Brittany Taylor
14 United States DF Cari Roccaro
15 United States DF Nikki Krzysik
16 United States FW Kia McNeill
17 United States MF Sinead Farrelly
18 United States GK Bianca Henninger
19 United States FW Casey Nogueira

Coaches[edit]

  • Head Coach: Paul Riley
  • Assistant Coach: Skip Thorp

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (March 12, 2012). "Paul Riley to coach New York Fury". Equaiizer Soccer. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Paul Riley's New York Fury Joins WPSL Elite League". Soccer Nation. March 25, 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "NY State of Mind: Fury adds another ex-Cheesesteak in Farrelly". Philly Soccer News. May 17, 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Cuttone, Charles (February 12, 2013). "Independence players settling around NWSL". Philly Soccer News. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "His Game of Thorns". Philly Soccer News. December 9, 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2015.