Indiana Invaders

The Indiana Invaders was an American soccer team based in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Founded in 1998, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference.

Indiana Invaders
Full nameIndiana Invaders
Nickname(s)Invaders
Founded1998
Dissolved2011
GroundIndiana Invaders Soccer Complex
South Bend, Indiana
Capacity5,000
Owner Mario Manta
Head Coach Mario Manta
LeagueUSL Premier Development League
20114th, Great Lakes
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team played its home games at the soccer-specific Indiana Invaders Soccer Complex since 2003. The team's colors were blue, gold and black.

The team was part of the larger Invaders FC soccer club, which organizes more than 25 boys and girls youth soccer teams in northern Indiana. The club also fielded a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

Players

Current roster

As of June 9, 2011.[1] 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 Avery Steinlage[2]
2 DF Munashe Boriwondo[3]
3 DF Calvin Bond[4]
4 MF Tom Morris[5]
5 DF Nick Corliss[6]
6 MF Ashley Walker[7]
7 MF Gideon Asante[8]
8 MF Ryan Brode[9]
10 MF Dylan Williams[10]
11 DF Steven Short
14 MF Eric Martin[11]
15 DF Greg Klazura[12]
No. Position Player
16 FW Dekonte-Patrick Donyen
17 MF Joe Barber[13]
18 FW Daniel Moyo[14]
19 MF Kerel Bradford[15]
21 DF Nash Maduekwe[16]
22 MF Brian Groark[17]
23 MF Adam Mena[18]
24 MF Alhaji Musa Kamara
25 FW Andrew Chamberlain[19]
00 GK Scott Meyer[20]
DF Alex Harrison[21]

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 5th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
1999 4 USL PDL 4th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 4 USL PDL 5th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2001 4 USL PDL 4th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002 4 USL PDL 5th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 2nd, Great Lakes Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 5th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 3rd, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 5th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 5th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 4th, Great Lakes Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coach

  • Mario Manta (2003–2011)

Stadium

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: 443
  • 2006: 499
  • 2007: 336
  • 2008: 282
  • 2009: 583
  • 2010: 488

References

  1. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. "Avery Steinlage Bio – Michigan State Official Athletic Site". Msuspartans.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. Archived May 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "The Official Site of Limestone College Saints Athletics". Golimestonesaints.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. "The Official Site of Limestone College Saints Athletics". Golimestonesaints.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  6. "Nick Corliss Bio – GoCards.com – Official Website of University of Louisville Athletics". Uoflsports.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. Archived March 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. "Ryan Brode". Pittsburghpanthers.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  9. "University of Rio Grande – 2010 Men's Soccer Roster". Rioredstorm.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  10. "Greg Klazura Bio – UND.COM – University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site". Und.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  11. "The Official Site of Limestone College Saints Athletics". Golimestonesaints.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  12. "Bethel College". Bethelcollege.edu. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  13. "Kerel Bradford Bio – Indiana University Official Athletic Site". Iuhoosiers.cstv.com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  14. "Nash Maduekwe – SIUE". Siuecougars.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  15. "Brian Groark". Siuecougars.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  16. "Adam Mena Bio – UND.COM – University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site". Und.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  17. "Men's Soccer – 2014–15 Roster – Official Athletic Site of the Lipscomb University Bisons". LipscombSports.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  18. "Scott Meyer – SIUE". Siuecougars.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  19. "Eastern Illinois Panthers – Alex Harrison – 2009 Men's Soccer". Eiupanthers.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
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