Queen City FC

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Queen City FC
Full name Queen City Football Club
Founded 2006
Dissolved 2008
Stadium All-High Stadium
Buffalo, New York
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Ryan Knapp
Manager Thomas Cordaro
League National Premier Soccer League
2008 3rd, North Division
Playoffs: DNQ

Queen City FC was an American soccer team based in Buffalo, New York, United States. Founded in 2006, the team played in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2008, when the franchise was sold to Mike Share in October 2008 and the team changed names to Buffalo City FC.

The team played its home games All-High Stadium. The team's colors were sky blue and black.

Queen City FC is also the name of an unrelated youth soccer club based in South Burlington, founded in 2011 by Shane Bufano.


Queen City FC was started by former professional and college players looking for a side to support in the Greater Buffalo area, with the only high level football played in the area being in Rochester with the Rochester Raging Rhinos, and the MLS expansion team Toronto FC in Toronto. In 2007, Queen City FC won the northeast division and competed for the National NPSL Finals only to lose by one goal. Their debut season can be noted as one of the most successful debut seasons in Buffalo sports history. After a successful two seasons, their franchise rights were transferred to Buffalo City FC. Buffalo City FC would later become FC Buffalo in 2009.


Player Roster (2006–2008)[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 Shawn McDonell
2 United States DF Casey Derkacz
3 United States DF Andrew Laracuente
4 United States DF Justin Farnsworth
5 United States DF Jeremy Watson
6 United States MF Ali Montacer
8 United States DF Gavin Stabbe
9 United States FW Steve Butcher
11 United States FW Dan Ames
12 United States DF Chris Billoni
13 United States DF Kyle Sniatecki
16 United States MF Dan Cavanaugh
17 United States DF Josh Piscatelli
18 United States DF Salvatore Curella
19 United States MF Al Franjone
20 United States DF Chris Somers
No. Position Player
21 United States MF Cory Cwiklinski
22 United States FW Prisco Houndanon
23 United States FW Colin Oliver
24 United States FW Ryan O'Donnell
25 United States MF Jake Schindler
26 United States MF Peter Marlette, Jr
29 United States DF Richard Namulala
28 United States GK JJ Bilinski
30 United States FW Andy Tiedt
31 United States DF Marco Stencil
32 United States MF Brad Lefort
33 Sweden MF Chris Lofgren
34 United States FW Matt Contino
36 South Africa FW Rudi Costa
37 United States MF Matt Daum
38 United States GK Bart Loos
39 Canada GK Emilio Coletta


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2007 4 NPSL 1st, Northeast National Finalist Did not qualify
2008 4 NPSL 3rd, North Did not qualify Did not qualify


  • NPSL Northeast Division Champions (2007)
  • NPSL National Finalist (2007)

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Michael Middleton (2007)
  • United States Thomas Cordaro (2007–2008)



The club's supporters group were known as "The O-Block".

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