Boca Raton FC

Boca Raton Football Club is an American amateur soccer club currently playing in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). In 2015, which was their inaugural season, they were only defeated in one game and won the APSL championship and the APSL fall tournament.[1]

Full nameBoca Raton Football Club
Nickname(s)Boca Raton FC, BRFC, the Pirates
Founded2015 (2015)
StadiumAtlantic Community High School
Capacity5000
OwnerHeizer Unlimited
ChairmanDouglas Heizer
CoachJim Rooney
LeagueUPSL
WebsiteClub website

History

In 2013, the club was given the rights to a National Premier Soccer League franchise for Palm Beach County, Florida. The initial plans for the team fell through at the last minute and the NPSL franchise was put on hiatus for two years.

APSL awarded Boca Raton a franchise and the Club was officially announced on January 20, 2015. On May 2, 2015, 2,130 fans at Boca Raton High School saw South Florida FC defeated 4–1.

Boca Raton went on a 9-game win streak to take both the 2015 APSL regular season title and championship.

Boca Raton FC began NPSL Sunshine Conference play in May 2017.

Players

Current roster

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of March 14, 2019.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
00 Goalkeeper Marko Rajik  Serbia
12 Forward Kervens Lange  Haiti
15 Defender Gonzalo Oliveira  Argentina
85 Forward Chad Johnson  United States
Goalkeeper Max-Juan Rocco  Argentina
Midfielder Deniz Bozkurt  Puerto Rico
Forward Maher Sousa  Tunisia
Defender Dimeo Kloppos  United States
Midfielder Charles Smith  United States
Midfielder Christopher Rodriguez  Nicaragua
13 Forward David Weil  United States

Notable players

This list of current and former and present players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.

Current coaching staff

Role Name
Head Coach Jim Rooney
Associate Coach Silvio Costa
Associate Coach Pedro Mancebo
Goalkeeping Coach Ronald Garces

Former head coaches

Name Nation Tenure
Marcelo Castillo CAN2015– 2016 US Open Cup
Pedro Yunes  ECU 2016
Athirson Mazzoli e Oliveira  BRA 2017

Year-by-year

Results

Year Name Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2015 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 1st Champions 860
2015 Fall Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 1st Champions
2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup United States Soccer Federation First Round
2016 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 3rd Champions 720
2016 Fall Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 2nd Champions
2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup United States Soccer Federation First Round
2017 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League 5th Semifinals 680
2017 Sunshine Conference 4 National Premier Soccer League 6th 420
2018 Spring Season 4 American Premier Soccer League Semifinals
2018 Sunshine Conference 4 National Premier Soccer League 5th 360
2019 Southeast Conference 4 United Premier Soccer League

Honors

APSL

  • 2015 Regular Season Champion
  • 2015 Season Champion
  • 2015 Regular Fall Champion
  • 2015 Fall Champion
  • 2016 Season Champion
  • 2016 Fall Season Champion

Team kit

Boca Raton FC has its primary colors as Baby and Navy Blue. Their away uniform is all white.

  • Home Colors: Baby and Navy Blue
  • Away Colors: White

References

  1. Curreri, Gary (August 10, 2015). "Boca Raton FC wraps up inaugural American Premier Soccer League play with title". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. "Boca Raton FC official roster". bocaratonfc.com. Boca Raton FC. Retrieved March 14, 2019.

Further reading

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