Real Colorado Foxes

Real Colorado Foxes were an American soccer team based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States. Founded in 2008, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference.

Real Colorado Foxes
Full nameReal Colorado Foxes
Nickname(s)The Foxes
Founded2008
Dissolved2015
GroundShea Stadium
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Capacity4,000
OwnerSean Henning
Head CoachStoner Tadlock
LeagueUSL Premier Development League
20145th, Mountain Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team played its home games at Shea Stadium from 2009-2015. The team's colors were red, black and white.

History

The Foxes joined the PDL in 2009,[1] and played their first ever game on May 9, 2009, against Kansas City Brass. The Foxes won the game 3–2, with the first goal in franchise history being scored by Chris Salvaggione.[2]

In 2011, the team qualified for its first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup by winning the first 4 games of the regular season. The Foxes then advanced to the second round by knocking out USASA’s DV8 Defenders of Redwood City, California with a 5–0 convincing victory to fall short to Kitsap Pumas, another seasoned PDL side in Bremerton, Washington, by a score of 3–1.

Players

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
2009 4 USL PDL 3rd, Heartland Division Final Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 3rd, Heartland Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 3rd, Heartland Did not qualify 2nd Round
2012 4 USL PDL 2nd, Heartland Conference Semifinal 1st Round
2013 4 USL PDL 2nd, Heartland Conference Semifinal 1st Round
2014 4 USL PDL 5th, Mountain Did not qualify 2nd Round
2015 4 USL PDL 4th, Mountain Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches

  • Lorne Donaldson (2009–2010, 2012–2013)
  • Leigh Davies (2011–2012)
  • Stoner Tadlock (2013–present)

Stadiums

Average attendance

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive.[3]

  • 2009: 114
  • 2010: 80
  • 2011: 191
  • 2012: 268
  • 2013: 165

References

  1. Press release announcing team
  2. United Soccer Leagues (USL) Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20100105175057/http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html. Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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