Scoop Stanisic

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Scoop Stanisic
Personal information
Full name Vojislav Stanišić
Date of birth (1963-03-06) March 6, 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 Partizan Belgrade 0 (0)
1984–1985 New York Cosmos (indoor) 3 (0)
1985–1987 Chicago Sting (indoor) 24 (0)
1988 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 1 (0)
1988–1989 Hershey Impact (indoor) 32 (0)
1989–1990 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 24 (0)
1990–1991 Hershey Impact (indoor)
1989 Albany Capitals
1990 Washington Diplomats
1991 Albany Capitals 19 (0)
1991–1992 Illinois Thunder (indoor) 24 (0)
1992 Miami Freedom 15 (0)
1992–1994 Kansas City Attack (indoor) 41 (0)
1994 Baltimore Bays
1994–1997 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 80 (0)
1995 Albany Alleycats
1997–1999 Kansas City Attack (indoor) 38 (0)
2000–2001 Detroit Rockers (indoor) 8 (0)
2005 Chicago Storm (indoor) 0 (0)
National team
1993 United States 1 (0)
Teams managed
1996 Franklin & Marshall College
2000 Vermont Voltage
2012– Columbus Crew (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vojislav "Scoop" Stanisic (Serbian: Војислав Станишић Скуп, Vojislav Stanišić Skup) (born March 6, 1963) is a former American soccer goalkeeper who is goalkeeping coach for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer. He spent most of his career playing indoor soccer in the United States, but also played five outdoor seasons in the American Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League and USISL. He earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1993.



Stanisic, born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, began playing soccer with Partizan Belgrade. Although he made no appearance in the Yugoslav First League, he played a total of 56 games for Partizan, two of which were in the Yugoslav Cup.[1] In 1984, Stanisic moved to the United States where he signed with the New York Cosmos. While the Cosmos had gained its reputation as a top outdoor team in the North American Soccer League, that league had folded and the Cosmos had moved to the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). Stanisic and the Cosmos began the 1984-1985 MISL season, but the team’s finances led to its leaving the league before the end of the season and folding a few weeks later. Stanisic then moved to the Chicago Sting, another ex-NASL team now playing in MISL. He spent two seasons in Chicago before moving to the Baltimore Blast in 1988. In 1988, Stanisic moved to the Hershey Impact of the American Indoor Soccer Association (AISA). On November 8, 1990, the Blast released Stanisic.[2] The San Diego Sockers expressed an interest in signing Stanisic, but he chose to return to the Hershey Impact.[3] He then moved to the Illinois Thunder of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) for the 1991-1992 season. He then moved to the Kansas City Attack (NPSL) for two seasons. However, Stanisic was plagued by injuries during the 1993-1994 season and was traded to the Harrisburg Heat during the 1994 off season. In April 1995, he joined the Albany Alleycats for the summer outdoor season.[4] Stanisic experienced a rejuvenation with the Heat and was named a second team All Star for the 1995-1996 season.[1] Stanisic only played four games for the Heat during the 1997-1998 season when the Attack purchased his contract on December 1, 1997 with cash and a pick in the upcoming Amateur Draft. [2] He played out the rest of the 1997-1998 season in Kansas City, seeing time in twenty-eight games. In the 1998-1999 season, he played in only ten games and is not listed on any team’s roster for the 1999-2000 season. In 2000, Stanisic joined the Detroit Rockers where he played only eight games before retiring at the end of the 2000-2001 season.[3] On March 31, 2005, the Chicago Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League signed Stanisic to a fifteen-day contract after injuries had decimated the Storm’s goalkeeper corps.[4] However, he played no games during those fifteen days before retiring permanently. Stanisic finished his NPSL career sixth on the all time goalkeeper wins list with 127.[5] While Stanisic made his reputation in indoor soccer, he also played several seasons of outdoor soccer in the U.S. In 1989, he signed with the Albany Capitals of the American Soccer League (ASL). In 1990, he was with the Washington Diplomats of the American Professional Soccer League (APSL).[5] The APSL was formed by the merger of the ASL and the Western Soccer League in 1989. He was back with the Capitals in 1991,[6] then spent the 1992 APSL season with the Miami Freedom.[7] In 1994, Stanisic returned to outdoor soccer with the Baltimore Bays of the USISL.

National team[edit]

Stanisic earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 2-2 tie with El Salvador on March 23, 1993.[8] Already 30 years old at this point he was called up by head coach Bora Milutinović.


In 1996, Stanisic became the women's soccer head coach NCAA Div III Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He spent only one year with the team, going 8-6-0.[6] In 1998, Stanisic formed the KC Inter Soccer Club, a youth club in Lee's Summit, Missouri. He remained with the club until 2005 when he was hired by the Chicago Storm.[7] In 2000, he coached the U.S. Fourth Division Vermont Voltage.[8]

Stanisic signed as goalkeeping coach for Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer in February 2012.[9]

He is currently the goalkeeper coach for the Indiana Elite FC.

Team management[edit]

In 2001, Stanisic was the general manager of the Kansas City Mystics, a women’s team competing in the W-League.[10] In the Spring of 2005, Scoop accepted a permanent front office/coaching position with the Chicago Storm (MISL).


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