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Syracuse Silver Knights

Syracuse Silver Knights
Full name Syracuse Silver Knights
Nickname(s) Silver Knights
Founded 2010
Stadium Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Ground Capacity 6,195
Owner Tommy Tanner
Head coach Tommy Tanner
League Major Arena Soccer League
Website Club home page

The Syracuse Silver Knights are a professional indoor soccer team based in Syracuse, New York and play in the Major Arena Soccer League.

History

Having formed in 2010 with the intention of playing in the new I-League (a United Soccer Leagues league set to begin play in 2011), the team moved to the Major Indoor Soccer League when the two leagues merged. The team was rumored to be named the Syracuse Scorpions and revive the name of an old American Soccer League team. However, the name Silver Knights was announced at the team's inaugural press conference.[1] The club is coached by President, Team Owner and Syracuse native Tommy Tanner.[2] The club has signed former Syracuse Salty Dogs player Ryan Hall, among others. The team announced the signing of former Major League Soccer star Diego Serna on October 11, 2011.[3]

The Syracuse Silver Knights' first season of play began in 2011–12, when they joined the MISL as an expansion franchise. For their inaugural season, the Silver Knights played their home games at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse.

The team finished third in the Eastern Division in 2012, having been eliminated from playoff contention when the Rochester Lancers beat the Wichita Wings on February 23, 2012.[4]

In 2013, the Silver Knight foundation was launched to help benefit kids in tough economic and social situations. The foundation hosts events throughout the year which helps raise money for these children. Many Silver Knights players, including reserve and U19 players, volunteer their time to help partake in the events.

After the 2013-2014 season, the team announced that it was leaving the MISL along with five other teams and join the PASL, which was subsequently renamed the MASL[5]

Players

Current Roster

Updated November 24, 2013[6]&[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Rick Pflasterer
3 MF Antonio Manfut
5 DF Domenico Vitale
6 MF Mawuena Agbossoumonde
7 FW LJ Papaleo
8 FW Elmo Marques Neto
9 MF Vittorio Petrera
11 DF Nelson Santana
12 MF Angelo Reina
13 FW Božidar Jelovac
No. Position Player
14 GK Bryan O'Quinn
16 DF Marcos Chantel
21 DF Darren Toby
23 FW Machel Millwood
26 FW Cory Elenio
35 FW Rey "Boom Boom" Martinez
55 MF Kenardo Forbes
56 GK Marcelo Moriera
80 MF Nate Bourdeau
99 FW Slaviša Ubiparipović

Development Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DEV FW Tyler Regan
DEV MF Sam Archer
DEV FW Anthony Meola

Syracuse Silver Knights U19/Academy

The Silver Knights also have a U19/Academy team. Local youth team CNY United was granted rights to use the name "Syracuse Silver Knights U19" by Head Coach Tommy Tanner in 2013. They are coached by Silver Knights assistant coach Joe Papaleo and Silver Knights first team player LJ Papaleo. The players often help with fundraising and charity events along with the First Team players and staff

Current Roster

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
2 DF Parker Johnston
3 FW Aaron Zehr
4 DF Ralph Romano
7 FW Matt Stedman (3rd captain)
8 MF Thomas Daviau
9 DF Jack Goodfellow (4th captain)
10 MF Bennett Coughlin (captain)
11 DF Ryan Croucher
12 MF Steve Castellini
13 DF Vinnie Gomes
No. Position Player
15 MF Nai Mayen
16 GK Paul Daniels (vice-captain)
18 DF Kyle Chapman
19 MF Augustus Bonacci
21 MF Jared Saya
25 DF James McGlynn
33 MF Thomas Reith
34 FW Eric Goodwin
37 MF Brandon Horton
99 GK Jimmy Brady

U19 Reserve Players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
RES MF Nate Sturgeon
RES MF Alex Mirra

Year-by-year

Year League Logo Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2011–12 MISL III 3rd Eastern Division, 9-15 Did Not Qualify 2,950
2012–13 MISL III 6th MISL, 8-18 Did Not Qualify 3,401
2013–14 MISL III 4th MISL, 12-8 Lost Semi-Finals 2,689
2014–15 MASL 0-0 TBD 0,000
Total 39-41
Win % = .488%
N/A
Win % = N/A
3,176

Club Staff

  • Head Coach: Tommy Tanner
  • Ast. Coach: Joe Papaleo
  • General Manager: Jon Ramin
  • Group Ticket Sales Manager: Anthony Meola
  • Statistician: Bennett Coughlin
  • Ast. Statisticians: Matt Stedman and Paul Daniels
  • Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Allen LaVenture
  • Silver Knight Foundation Director: Rick Sauter

References

  1. ^ http://misl.uslsoccer.com/home/544127.html
  2. ^ http://blog.syracuse.com/sports/2011/08/tommy_tanner_will_be_head_coac.html
  3. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4305220
  4. ^ http://misl.uslsoccer.com/home/601332.html
  5. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-04-14/sports/bal-baltimore-blast-joining-with-other-teams-to-form-new-indoor-soccer-league-20140414_1_new-league-misl-baltimore-blast
  6. ^ http://misl.uslsoccer.com/teams/2013-14/36617221.html#ROSTER
  7. ^ http://www.syracusesilverknights.com/roster.cfm

External links

  • Official Site
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