Las Vegas Mobsters

Las Vegas Mobsters is an American soccer team based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 2013, the team plays in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), the fifth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Nevada Division. Their inaugural season was in 2014, competing in the Western Conference of the Premier Development League. The Mobsters finished 4th in the Mountain Division their first season.[2][3][4]

Las Vegas Mobsters
Full nameLas Vegas Mobsters
Nickname(s)The Mobsters
Founded2013
StadiumDesert Oasis High School Stadium
Las Vegas, Nevada
Capacity1,000[1]
PresidentBoard of Trustees
ChairmanMartin Melendrez
Head CoachGeorge McKenna
LeagueUnited Premier Soccer League
2016 (PDL)5th, Central Pacific Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2014 4 USL PDL 4th, Mountain Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mountain Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 5th, Central Pacific Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 Spring 4 UPSL N/A, Nevada N/A N/A

Players

Current roster

As of May 18, 2015.[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 Alex Clewis
0 GK Daniel Diaz
0 GK Hector Casillas
0 GK Angel Alvarez
0 GK Cesar Valverde
1 DF Sebastion Hernandez
2 DF Robert Hines
3 DF Griffin Mallas
4 DF Eric Bojado
5 DF Forrest Smith
6 DF Cobi Hunt
7 DF Luis Ponce Hernandez
8 DF Roberto Rivera
9 MF Julian Portugal
No. Position Player
10 MF Milan Popovic
11 MF Carlos Lara
12 MF Jackson Collins
13 MF Mathew DeQuiroz
14 MF Mario Erpel
15 MF Jordan Jones
16 MF Fausto Urrutia
17 FW Naia Graham
18 FW Esteban Berumen
19 FW Oscar Velasquez
20 FW Robert Garcia
21 FW Gouedan Halley
22 FW Joshua Guzman
23 FW Ruben Duran

Current staff

As of December 2016[6][7]

  • Martin Melendrez - Chief Financial Officer
  • George McKenna - Head Coach
  • Kyle McKenna - Assistant Coach
  • Julian Portugal - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Tyler Scull - General Manager
  • Forrest Smith - Director of Player Development
  • John Fayeghi - Director of Hospitality and Entertainment
  • Tyson Johnson - Director of Marketing
  • Theresa Lloyd - Club Administrator
  • Christian Soler - Director of Social Media and Media Relations

Club Culture

Supporters

Locals organized a Las Vegas Mobsters supporters group called the Mob Squad during the Mobsters inaugural season .[8]

Rivalries

In 2015 the members of the Mob Squad along with FC Tucson supporters Cactus Pricks, and Albuquerque Sol FC supporters the Sandianistas announced the Copa Frontera, an annual series with Las Vegas Mobsters, FC Tucson and Albuquerque Sol FC, all current PDL teams in the Western Conference's newly-formed Mountain Division. The club earning the most points in the 6 regular-season meetings is awarded The Copa Frontera Trophy for the following year.[9]

References

  1. http://nl.women.soccerway.com/venues/united-states/green-valley-high-school-stadium/v25246/
  2. Straus, Brian (10 October 2013). "Las Vegas to get amateur soccer team in 2014 with the PDL's Mobsters". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. "PDL Expands to Las Vegas for 2014". United Soccer Leagues (USL). October 10, 2013. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  4. 2014 PDL season
  5. http://www.uslpdl.com/teams/2015/66638046.html#ROSTER
  6. "Administrative Staff". lvmobsters.com.
  7. "Coaching Staff". lvmobsters.com.
  8. "Mob Squad About Us". www.mobsquadlv.com.
  9. "Copa Frontera". mobsquadlv.com. May 6, 2015.
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