Rhode Island Stingrays

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Rhode Island Stingrays
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Full name Rhode Island Stingrays
Nickname(s) The Stingrays
Founded 1995
Dissolved 2009
Stadium Robert J. Black Stadium
Ground Capacity 1,500[1]
Owner Portugal Mario Pereira
Head Coach Portugal Mario Pereira
League USL Premier Development League
2009 6th, Northeast
did not qualify for playoffs

Rhode Island Stingrays was an American soccer team based in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1995, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2009, after which the franchise folded and the team left the league.

The team played its home games at Robert J. Black Stadium on the campus of Rhode Island College. The team's colors were blue, white and yellow.

History[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1995 3 USISL Pro League 5th, Coastal Did not qualify Did not qualify
1996 3 USISL Pro League 3rd, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
1996/97 N/A USISL I-League 2nd, East Did not qualify N/A
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Northeast Division Semifinals First Round
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 1st, Northeast Division Finals Did not qualify
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 9th, Northern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 8th, Northern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D-3 Pro League 5th, Northern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 4th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 4th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 3rd, New England Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 8th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 5th, New England Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USISL D-3 Pro League Northeast Division Champion 1998

Head coaches[edit]

  • Portugal Mario Pereira (2003–2009)

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.

  • 2005: 332
  • 2006: 310
  • 2007: 305
  • 2008: not yet available
  • 2009: 167

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