WSA Winnipeg

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WSA Winnipeg
Full name World Soccer Academy Winnipeg
Founded 2010; 7 years ago (2010)
Stadium John Scouras Field
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Owners Eduardo Badescu, Constantin Ignat, William Rosales
Head Coach Eduardo Badescu
League Premier Development League
2017 6th, Heartland Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

WSA Winnipeg is a Canadian soccer team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 2010, the team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference.

The team plays its home games at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex on the FIFA-approved synthetic grass of the complex's John Scouras Field. The team's colours are black, red and white.[citation needed]


WSA Winnipeg was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on December 13, 2010.[1] The team is part of the larger World Soccer Academy and is supported by Mondetta, a well-recognized brand in Canadian professional sports, as one of its primary sponsors.[2]

The team played its first game on May 28, 2011, a 1–0 loss to Thunder Bay Chill,[3] but achieved their first victory the following day, 3–0 in the return game against Thunder Bay. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Kenny Sacramento.[4]


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Attendance
2011 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify 253
2012 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify 469
2013 4 USL PDL 7th, Heartland Did not qualify 247
2014 4 USL PDL 5th, Heartland Did not qualify 179
2015 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify
2017 4 USL PDL 6th, Heartland Did not qualify


Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of June 1, 2017.[6]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Barker, EvanEvan Barker  Canada
2 Defender Garic, KevinKevin Garic  Canada
3 Midfielder Ohin, RaphaelRaphael Ohin  Ghana
4 Midfielder Silva, BradenBraden Silva  Canada
5 Midfielder Melo, StephanStephan Melo  Canada
6 Defender Hiebert, KyleKyle Hiebert (Captain)  Canada
9 Forward Badescu, AaronAaron Badescu  Canada
11 Forward Danto, MosesMoses Danto  Canada
12 Midfielder Borka, IvanIvan Borka  Canada
13 Midfielder Akinshipe, OluwasegunOluwasegun Akinshipe  Nigeria
14 Defender Prazak, TomTom Prazak  Canada
15 Midfielder Mackic, ErminErmin Mackic  Canada
16 Defender Budhoo, CaelanCaelan Budhoo  Canada
17 Forward Brown, WilliamWilliam Brown  Canada
19 Forward Sagno, DanielDaniel Sagno  Canada
20 Forward Melendez, LouisLouis Melendez  El Salvador
23 Midfielder Sangha, JashJash Sangha  Canada
24 Defender Van Dale, EricEric Van Dale  Canada
27 Forward Hyrich-Kreuger, TobiasTobias Hyrich-Kreuger  Canada
31 Goalkeeper Dielmann, JoshuaJoshua Dielmann  Canada
41 Defender Mackic, BelminBelmin Mackic  Canada
Forward Hooper, DylanDylan Hooper (Academy Player)  Canada

Head coaches[edit]

  • Eduardo Badescu[7] (2011–present)


Manitoba Major Soccer League[edit]

The World Soccer Academy also has a men's team in the Premier League One of the Manitoba Major Soccer League. The team operates a reserve team to the PDL team, giving young players an opportunity to gain playing experience and develop their skills.


  1. ^ "WSA Winnipeg Joins PDL". December 13, 2010. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Massey, Benjamin (March 15, 2012). "Have you seen second-year USL PDL team WSA Winnipeg's new jerseys for 2012? No, really, have you...". Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". May 28, 2011. Archived from the original on August 17, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". May 29, 2011. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. ^ "WSA Winnipeg Soccer Coach Named". Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 

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