Tampa Marauders

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Tampa Marauders
Full name Tampa Marauders FC
Nickname(s) Marauders
Founded 2012
Ground Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
Tampa, Florida
Ground Capacity 2,000
Owners Kevin Hickling (Majority)
Maria Silva (Minority)
Jim Pinciotti (Minority)
Head Coach Saif Alsafeer
League Champions Soccer League USA
2014 4th, Sunshine Conference (NPSL)
Playoffs: Conference runner-up
Website Club home page

The Tampa Marauders are an American soccer club from Tampa, Florida. The club currently plays in the Champions Soccer League USA. Their home games are played in downtown Tampa at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex, on the campus of the University of Tampa.

History[edit]

The Tampa Marauders FC joined the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) for the 2012 season. In 2015 the Marauders joined the new Champions Soccer League as a founding member. On January 5, 2017, the Marauders announced that former midfielder Saif Alsafeer would take over as manager.[1]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Wins Draws Loses Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2013 NPSL 3 3 2 3rd, Sunshine DNQ DNQ
2014 NPSL 2 4 4 4th, Sunshine DNQ DNQ
2015 CSL USA 3 3 4 4th, 1st Division DNQ

Stadium[edit]

Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex

Club culture[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Cigar City Corsairs is the main independent supporter group for the Tampa Marauders, established in 2013. The group is known for wearing black, red, and white scarfs and waving the Marauder flags, chanting "Defend our port!" The group is one of the most dedicated fans in the Tampa Bay Area. The group has partnered with the Ralph's Mob, another truly dedicated fan based for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The partnership has establish both groups as the largest soccer fan base in the Tampa area.

Rivalries[edit]

The Marauders' main rivalry is with the Cape Coral Hurricanes. The rivalry began in 2013 in a series contested for the Gulf Coast Cup.

Players[edit]

Current roster

as of April 6, 2014[2]

No. Position Player Nation
00 Goalkeeper Piagnerelli, GianlucaGianluca Piagnerelli  Italy
1 Goalkeeper Sims, EricEric Sims  United States
4 Defender/Midfielder Carmona, OscarOscar Carmona  Colombia
7 Midfielder Benbow, CardelCardel Benbow  Jamaica
8 Midfielder Gonzalez, FernandoFernando Gonzalez  United States
9 Forward Barnett, DwightDwight Barnett  United States
10 Forward Escayg, KareemKareem Escayg  United States
12 Defender Washington, RaeshaunRaeshaun Washington  United States
13 Midfielder/Forward Bukh, JonasJonas Bukh  Denmark
14 Midfielder Ruiz, ChristopherChristopher Ruiz  United States
17 Midfielder/Forward Hyde, KennielKenniel Hyde  Jamaica
18 Midfielder/Forward Alexis, SantiSanti Alexis  England
20 Defender Rivers III, RobertRobert Rivers III  United States
21 Forward Hofstetter, ZachZach Hofstetter  United States
22 Defender Webb, RicardoRicardo Webb  Jamaica
24 Defender/Midfielder Thompson, JonathanJonathan Thompson  United States
26 Defender Sullivan, SeanSean Sullivan  United States
28 Midfielder/Forward DiNapoli, ChristopherChristopher DiNapoli  United States
30 Defender/Forward Pinciotti, FrankieFrankie Pinciotti  United States
31 Midfielder Wolfe, TannerTanner Wolfe  United States
33 Defender/Midfielder Ababio, EddieEddie Ababio  Ghana
35 Midfielder Rosado, LuisLuis Rosado  United States
37 Defender/Midfielder Reyes, JPJP Reyes  United States
39 Midfielder/Forward Peterson, JakeJake Peterson  United States
44 Midfielder Swan, KarlKarl Swan  United States
60 Forward King, KevinKevin King  Jamaica

Management[edit]

Front Office[edit]

  • Canada Kevin Hickling – President
  • Venezuela Maria Silva – Vice President
  • United States Jim Pinciotti – Vice President

Coaches[edit]

  • United States Mauricio Pesaresi – Head Coach
  • United States Alex DelgadoAssistant Coach

Head Coaching History[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • Gulf Coast Cup
    • Winners (2): 2013, 2014

References[edit]

External links[edit]