Vermont Voltage

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Vermont Voltage
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Full name Vermont Voltage Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Volts, The Amps, Crno-beli
Founded 1997
Stadium Collins-Perley Sports Complex
St. Albans, Vermont
Ground Capacity 2,000
Owner Bojan Vučković
Head Coach Hugh Brown
League USL Premier Development League
2014 8th, Northeast
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season
Previous Voltage logo until 2008

Vermont Voltage was an American soccer team based in St. Albans, Vermont, United States. Founded in 1997, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference, having spent the 2009 season on hiatus. The Voltage folded after the 2014 season.

The team played its home games at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex. The team's colors are yellow, blue and black.

History[edit]

Founded as the Vermont Wanderers in 1997, the team played in the USL Second Division from 1997 to 1998 before moving to the Premier Development League, where it would compete from 1999 to 2014, with a one-year hiatus in 2009.[1] The club played its first game on April 12, 1997, a 0-3 defeat to the New Hampshire Phantoms.[2] The team would reach the playoffs three times in its history, advancing to the conference finals in 2003.

The club also had a sister organization, Vermont Lady Voltage, who played in the USL W-League. Due to stadium renovations, the Lady Voltage folded in 2009.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
1999 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Conference Finals Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 8th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 5th, New England Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 3rd, New England Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 / / on hiatus / /
2010 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 7th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 8th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2002
  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2003

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Head coaches[edit]

Stadiums[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: 828 (6th highest in PDL)
  • 2006: 495
  • 2007: 631
  • 2008: 692
  • 2009: did not play
  • 2010: 596

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