IMG Academy Bradenton

IMG Academy Bradenton is an American soccer team based in Bradenton, Florida, United States. Founded in 1998, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.[1]

IMG Academy Bradenton
Full nameIMG Academy Bradenton
Nickname(s)The Academics
Founded1998 (1998) (as Bradenton Academics)
StadiumIMG Academy
Bradenton, Florida
Capacity1,500
OwnerAmanda Gatchel
Head CoachTom Durkin
LeagueUSL League Two
20184th, Southeast Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team is associated with IMG Academy and the United States Soccer Federation's full-time residency program for the US Under 17 Men's National Team. The team plays its home games in the stadium at IMG Academy,[2] where they have played since 2003. The team's colors are blue, gold and black.

From 2004–2008 the team had a sister organization, the Bradenton Athletics, who played in the women's W-League.[3]

History

Players

Current roster

As of June 23, 2014.[4][5]

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 Connor Sparrow
1 GK Marco Velez
1 GK Robert Shearer
2 DF Jamie McGuinness
3 DF David Abidor
4 DF Joseph Hutchinson
4 DF Konroad Kucharski
5 DF Mathew Gardner
6 MF Myles Englis
7 FW Yussuf Olajide
8 MF Alejandro Fritz Ruenes
8 MF Daniel Valenciano
9 MF Raul Gonzalez
9 FW Christopher Campbell
10 MF Douglas Goodman
No. Position Player
11 FW Terry Delancy
12 DF Theodore Brown
12 DF Jason Chapman
13 MF Matias Rubio
14 DF Eric DeJulio
15 DF Daniel Barboto
15 DF Mario Mesen
16 FW Oliver Harvey
17 FW Casey Castle
17 DF Nuno Gourgel
18 MF William Suedois
19 DF Isaiah Fergusson
MF Jesus Pineda
Brendan O'Connor

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
1998 4 USISL PDSL 3rd, Southeast Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1999 4 USL PDL 5th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast National Semifinals Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify 2nd Round
2004 4 USL PDL 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Semifinals 1st Round
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast National Semifinals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2012 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 USL PDL 5th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 USL PDL 5th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2018 4 USL PDL 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors

  • USL PDL Southern Conference Champions 2009
  • USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2006
  • USL PDL Southern Conference Champions 2002

Head coaches

  • Tom Durkin[6] (2005–present)

Stadia

Average attendance

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20100105175057/http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 2005: 97
  • 2006: 103
  • 2007: 135
  • 2008: 138
  • 2009: 133
  • 2010: 133

References


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