Saint Louis FC U23
Saint Louis FC U23 is an American soccer team based in Fenton, Missouri, United States. Founded in 2006, the team played in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference.
|Full name||Saint Louis FC U23|
|Owner||SLSG Pro LLC|
|Head Coach||Kevin Stoll|
|League||Premier Development League|
|2017||3rd, Heartland Division|
The team played its home games at the Cooper Sports Complex, where they had played since 2011. The team's colors are maroon and sky blue. Saint Louis FC purchased the team on May 16, 2016 and renamed Saint Louis FC U23.
The club was founded as the Springfield Demize out of the ashes of the old Springfield Storm franchise, which had relocated to Glendora, California to become Los Angeles Storm at the end of the 2006 season. The ownership group of the Storm franchise, which included local businessman Doug Fiester and former professional players Chris Hanlon, Armen Tonianse, and Brett Thomas, launched the new team in early 2007, and began play that year.
The club rebranded as Springfield Synergy FC for the 2015 season before its sale to Saint Louis FC in 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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.
Armen Tonianse (2007-2008) Chris Hanlon (2009) Logan Hoffman (2010) Julio Reyes (2011) Chris Hanlon (2012) Sean Fraser (2013) Ian Henry (2014) Andrew Bordelon (2015) Kevin Stoll (2016–present)
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.
- 2007: 224
- 2008: 224
- 2009: 138
- 2010: 193
- Springfield Synergy FC PDL
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2016-05-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Logan Hoffman Named Demize Coach
- "Fraser Takes Springfield Reins". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
- "Demize Name Henry As New Head Coach". United Soccer Leagues (USL). February 18, 2014. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.