Central Coast Roadrunners

Central Coast Roadrunners were an American soccer team, founded in 1996.[1] The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2002, after which the team left the league and the franchise rights were transferred to the newly formed Fresno Fuego. The Roadrunners were one of the most successful PDL franchises in California, winning the national championship in 1996 and 1997.

Central Coast Roadrunners
Full nameCentral Coast Roadrunners
Nickname(s)The Roadrunners
GroundMustang Stadium
ChairmanLarry Smyth
ManagerBob Wilson
LeaguePremier Development League
20025th, did not make playoffs

Their chairman, Larry Smyth, was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in 2004, and was the first person to be inducted into the USL Hall of Fame via vote in the Builder category, which has an automatic induction for owners and executives who have served 10 years in the USL.

They played their home games in Mustang Stadium on the grounds of California Polytechnic State University just outside San Luis Obispo, California. The team's colors were blue and white.


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1996 "4" USISL Prem 1st, Western South Champions Did not qualify
1997 "4" USL PDSL 2nd, Southwest Champions Round 3
1998 "4" USL PDSL 4th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
1999 "4" USL PDL 2nd, Southwest Conference Semi-finals Did not qualify
2000 "4" USL PDL 2nd, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2001 "4" USL PDL 3rd, Southwest Did not qualify Round 2
2002 "4" USL PDL 5th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify


  1. Lodes, K.J. (2008). The American Soccer Guide. Infosential Press. p. 724. ISBN 978-1-930852-09-9. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
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