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Floridians FC

Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy
Full name Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy
Founded 2009
Dissolved 2013
Stadium Central Broward Regional Park
Lauderhill, Florida
Ground Capacity 5,000
Head Coach TBA
League USL Premier Development League
2013 8th, Southeast
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy was an American soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. Founded in 2009, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference.

The team played its home games on the Main Event Field at Central Broward Regional Park in nearby Lauderhill, Florida. The team's colors were blue and yellow

The team was part of the larger Schulz Academy soccer organization, a nationally recognized USL SYL club which won a league national championship in its first appearance in 2004 with the U14 Boys title, and went on to three-peat as U15 and U16 national champions the following two years.

Notable players that were developed within the Schulz Academy club include Matt Luzunaris of Orlando City and Jozy Altidore of Dutch Eredivisie club AZ and the US National Team.

History

Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on May 20, 2009,[1] joining the league in 2010. The team played its first competitive game on May 7, 2010, a 1-0 loss to the Bradenton Academics[2]

Academy founder Dr. Josef Schulz passed away from cancer on July 22, 2013. [3][4]

On December 20, 2013, The Academy merged with AC Miami to create Floridians FC and will take the place of Schulz Academy in the USL PDL. [5]

Players

Current roster

As at June 2, 2011.[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
0 GK Terrance Dieterich[7]
1 GK David Sarabia[8]
2 FW Andrew Wright[9]
3 FW Andres Velasquez
4 MF Juan Gonzalez
5 DF Alex Trujillo[10]
6 MF Manuel Gonzalez[11]
7 MF Charlie Caceda[12]
8 MF William Suedois[13]
9 FW Andrew Mattek
10 MF Donovan Henry[14]
12 MF Jose Abrams
15 DF Nigel Blair
16 DF Stephen Millage
20 FW Christian Jerome
No. Position Player
21 DF Thurstan Johnson
22 MF Jeff Michaud
23 MF Sallim Dahman
26 DF Yanis Mana[15]
27 MF Stephan von Lattorff
28 MF Brendan Abernethy
35 MF Nicolas Olsak
36 FW Daniel Wartner
39 MF Marshall Schultz
40 MF Levent Güler
98 GK John Ricketti[16]
99 GK Gian Di Boscio
MF Andrés Chevasco
MF Milorad Pasic[17]

Notable former players

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.

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2010 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 7th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches

Stadium

References

  1. ^ Schulz Academy joining PDL
  2. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/stats/2010/1584771.html
  3. ^ "USL Mourns Passing Of Schulz". United Soccer Leagues (USL). July 23, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "OBITUARY: The multi-talented Josef Schulz". Soccer America. July 23, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Floridians F.C. Joins PDL". United Soccer Leagues (USL). December 20, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/16200461.html#ROSTER
  7. ^ http://www.infosportinc.com/2009terrance_dieterich.htm
  8. ^ http://www.umkckangaroos.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18300&ATCLID=204774031
  9. ^ http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/wright_andrew00.html
  10. ^ http://www.goduquesne.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/trujillo_alex00.html
  11. ^ http://www.fgcuathletics.com/msoccer/roster/113/938/
  12. ^ http://www.oneshotonedream.com/charlie-caceda.php
  13. ^ http://www.schulzsocceracademy.com/teampages/index_E.html
  14. ^ http://www.fgcuathletics.com/msoccer/roster/262/1396/
  15. ^ http://www.njcaa.org/colleges_college_player.cfm?sid=18&collegeid=1229&category=Roster&slid=9&teamid=77832&athleteid=239650
  16. ^ http://www.njithighlanders.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2668
  17. ^ http://www.faulkner.edu/athletics/soccer/menssoccer/roster/miloradpasic.asp

External links

  • Official Site
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