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Buffalo City FC
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Full name Buffalo City Football Club
Founded 2008
Stadium Nichols School
(Capacity: 4,000)
Chairman England Andrew Moore
Manager England Andrew Moore
League National Premier Soccer League
2009 Regular Season: 2nd, Keystone
Playoffs: did not qualify
Home colors
Away colors

Buffalo City FC is an American soccer team based in Buffalo, New York, United States. Founded in 2008, the team played one season in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national premier league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Eastern Keystone Division. They sold their rights as a club in the league to another group in Western New York, who will start a new entity.

The team plays its home games at the stadium on the campus of Nichols School, where they have played since 2009. The team's colors are black, burgundy and gold.

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History

Buffalo City FC was founded in 2008. The club was formed out of a necessity for professional soccer in the Western New York area. There are over 60,000 youth soccer players in WNY, but without a professional club to get behind, these players are left having to go elsewhere for high level soccer after they age out of their respective clubs. Buffalo City brings soccer training modeled after the European system which has been successful since its inception.

Buffalo City is divided into five integral parts, (First Team, Youth Training/Academy, International Development, Youth Camps and Clinics, and Community Outreach). With all five of these components, Buffalo City FC is the pinnacle of soccer in the Western New York community.

Buffalo City FC prides itself on being well connected throughout the international soccer community. The club has over 30 working relationships with some of the biggest clubs in World.

The club provides players the opportunity to play professional soccer in Europe through their relationships. Buffalo City FC is committed to supporting players through the entire process, and will instruct players on what are the best opportunities for them.

Buffalo City FC also has its own European Academy, AFA Marbella. The academy is located in Marbella, Spain and gives players the best training to prepare them for the future.

A common mistake is that many fans see former NPSL club Queen City FC as the predecessor of Buffalo City. The only connection both clubs have is that in 2008 Buffalo City obtained the NPSL franchise rights after Queen City folded.

Players

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Current roster

as at July 1, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Bart Loos
2 United States DF Alex Mihal
3 United States DF Casey Derkacz
4 United States DF Herbert Deleon
5 United States DF Jake Schindler
6 United States MF Peter Marlette
8 United States MF Justin Fredsell
9 United States FW Marsalis Beckford
10 United States MF Marc Stencel
11 Jamaica FW Richard Wilson
13 United States GK Nick Fetterman
No. Position Player
14 United States DF Dan Cavanaugh
15 United States MF John Grabowski
16 United States MF Chris Griffiths
17 United States DF Judah Manetta
19 Canada MF Roshard Gilbert
20 United States FW Andy Tiedt
22 Brazil MF Igor Popovich
25 United States GK Scott Brody
26 United States DF Jeffrey Taylor

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 NPSL 2nd, Keystone Did not qualify Did not enter

Head coaches

  • England Mike Share (2008-2009)
  • England Andrew Moore (2009-present)

Stadia

Supporters

The club's supporters group is known as "Aggros". They meet for pre-and post-game pints at The Wellington Pub, 1541 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216. Visit their website at The Aggros

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