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 website

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. Nation Position Player
00 Italy GK Gianluca Piagnerelli
1 United States GK Eric Sims
4 Colombia DF Oscar Carmona
7 Jamaica MF Cardel Benbow
8 United States MF Fernando Gonzalez
9 United States FW Dwight Barnett
10 United States FW Kareem Escayg
12 United States DF Raeshaun Washington
13 Denmark FW Jonas Bukh
14 United States MF Christopher Ruiz
17 Jamaica FW Kenniel Hyde
18 England FW Santi Alexis
20 United States DF Robert Rivers III
21 United States FW Zach Hofstetter
22 Jamaica DF Ricardo Webb
24 United States DF Jonathan Thompson
26 United States DF Sean Sullivan
28 United States FW Christopher DiNapoli
30 United States DF Frankie Pinciotti
31 United States MF Tanner Wolfe
33 Ghana DF Eddie Ababio
35 United States MF Luis Rosado
37 United States DF Juan Pablo Reyes
39 United States FW Jake Peterson
44 United States MF Karl Swan
60 Jamaica FW Kevin King

Management[edit]

Front Office[edit]

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

Coaches[edit]

  • United States Saif Alsafeer – 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]