GPS Portland Phoenix

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GPS Portland Phoenix
Full name GPS Portland Phoenix
Nickname(s) Phoenix
Founded 2009
Stadium Memorial Stadium
Portland, Maine
Ground Capacity 5,200
Head Coach Alistair Bain
League Premier Development League
2016 1st, Northeast Division
Playoffs: Divisional Playoff
Website Club home page
Current season

Portland Phoenix is an American soccer team based in Portland, Maine, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games on the Memorial Stadium at Deering High School. The team's colors are sky blue, white and black.


The Phoenix acquired their PDL franchise rights from the now-defunct Cape Cod Crusaders, the PDL national champions in 2002 and 2003 who left the league at the end of the 2008 season. They are part of the larger Maine Premier Soccer ("MPS") organization, which was founded in 2009 as a sister company to Massachusetts Premier Soccer, with a mission to develop aspiring professional soccer players and coaches in Maine.

The team played its first official game on May 9, 2010, a 3-0 victory over the Westchester Flames. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Chris Banks.[1]

Global Premier Soccer rebranded the team GPS Portland Phoenix in 2012.[2]


Current 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 Matt Williams
2 United States GK Justin Saliba
3 Brazil DF Luis Pereira
4 United States DF Marshall Miller
5 United States DF Giovanny Vazquez
6 Scotland DF Graham Forsyth
7 United States DF Wyatt Omsberg
8 England DF David Styles
9 England DF Javen Palmer
10 Italy MF Alessandro Pappalardo
No. Position Player
11 Brazil MF Gui Leme
12 England MF Ben Havey
13 United States MF Kyle Shangraw
14 Brazil MF Pedro Neto
15 United States MF Matt Danilack
16 Jamaica MF Xahne Reid
17 Jamaica MF Khesanio Hall
18 United States MF Skyler Milne
19 United States MF Fletcher Ekern

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 Cup
2010 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Divisional Playoff Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Divisional Playoff Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Divisional Playoff 2nd Round
2014 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify 1st Round
2015 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Divisional Playoff 1st Round


  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2011
  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2015
  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2016

Head coaches[edit]


Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive.[3]

  • 2010: 426
  • 2011: 483
  • 2012: 550
  • 2013: 584
  • 2014: 525
  • 2015: 512


  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "GPS Portland Phoenix 2012". Global Premier Soccer. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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