FC Adrenaline

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FC Adrenaline
FC Adrenaline logo.png
Full name Football Club Adrenaline
Founded 2007
Stadium The Field Sports Complex
Pontoon Beach, Illinois
Ground Capacity 1,100
Owner Jose Delgado
League Premier Arena Soccer League
2014–15 1st, Midwest
Website Club home page

FC Adrenaline is an American professional indoor soccer team, founded in 2007.

The team played in the Premier Arena Soccer League from 2007-2010 as "Piasa FC". The club moved to the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) in 2010 as "Illinois Piasa" under head coach Jerry Lakin.[1]

They originally played their home matches at the Soccer for Fun Arena in Granite City, Illinois. From 2011 through 2013, Piasa played their home games at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, Illinois.[2] In July 2013, the Piasa announced that they would play the 2013-14 PASL season at The Field Sports Complex in Pontoon Beach, Illinois.[3]

On July 22, 2013, the team announced that head coach Jason Norsic had resigned to pursue personal and family commitments (the coach's first child was born in May 2013[4]). Doug Montroy was named as his replacement. On January 11, 2014, the team "parted ways" with Montroy and assistant coach Ed Rulo was named interim head coach for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[5]

In April 2014, The Field Sports Complex acquired all properties related to Illinois Piasa.[6] The club will be an affiliate of St. Louis FC.

TFSC announced the rebranding of the club as FC Adrenaline[7] in August 2014. The club will compete in the Premier Arena Soccer League during the 2014-15 season.

Year-by-year[edit]

League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year League Reg. Season GF GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2007–08 PASL Premier 1-6-1 58 133 4th, Midwest Did Not Qualify
2008–09 PASL Premier 2-2-4 33 41 4th, Midwest Did Not Qualify
2009–10 PASL Premier 3-3-2 45 47 3rd, Midwest Did Not Qualify
2010–11 PASL Pro 9–3 99 65 1st, Frontier Wild Card playoff
2011–12 PASL Pro 6–10 101 116 4th, Eastern Division playoff 394
2012–13 PASL Pro 4–12 89 132 4th, Eastern Did Not Qualify 329
2013–14 PASL Pro 2–13 62 145 6th, Eastern Did Not Qualify 299
2014–15 PASL 9-1-0 83 31 1st, Midwest Semifinalist

Piasa name[edit]

Original logo (2006-10)

The club's original name comes from the mythical Piasa Bird, a native American legend from the Alton, Illinois, area just outside St. Louis. The legend says there is a giant bird that lives in the caves of the Mississippi River bluffs near Alton that kidnaps people, then proceeds to devour them in his lair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horrell, Steve (October 15, 2010). "Lakin to coach indoor pro soccer team". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. Edwardsville, IL. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Illinois Piasa begins season tonight". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, MO: Lee Enterprises. October 2, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Piasa Return to Their Former Home". Our Sports Central. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Illinois Piasa Head Coach Jason Norsic Steps Down". Our Sports Central. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Illinois Piasa parts ways with head coach Doug Montroy". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, MO: Lee Enterprises. January 12, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Field Sports Complex acquires full ownership of Illinois Piasa LLC". The Field Sports Complex. 11 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. 
  7. ^ "The Field Sports Complex announce rebranding of Illinois Piasa as FC Adrenaline". The Field Sports Complex. 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. 

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Coordinates: 38°44′04″N 90°04′19″W / 38.73445°N 90.071878°W / 38.73445; -90.071878