- Cocoa Expos
Cocoa Expos Full name Cocoa Expos Nickname(s) The Expos Founded 1993 Ground Cocoa Municipal Stadium
Chairman Giles Malone Manager Udo Schenatzky League USL Premier Development League 2007 8th, Southeast DivisionHome coloursAway colours
Cocoa Expos was an American soccer team, founded in 1993. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2007, when the team left the league and the franchise was terminated.
The team also had a sister organization, the Cocoa Expos Women, which played in the women's USL W-League, but which also folded at the end of 2007.
vs Central Florida Kraze, 8 July 2007 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 0 GK Sean Duble 1 GK James Kryger 2 DF Ardy Moayer 3 DF Salvatore Conigliaro 4 DF Logan Linton 7 FW Desmond Clarke 8 MF Charles Bierman No. Position Player 11 MF Jeremy Dornbusch 15 MF Steven Zachary 17 FW Tyson John 18 MF Michael Williams 20 MF Matt Cermak 21 FW Eric Loyd 27 FW Daniel Monje
Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup 1993/94 N/A USISL Indoor 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify N/A 1994 N/A USISL 1st, Southeast Sizzling Nine N/A 1994/95 N/A USISL Indoor 2nd, North/South Did not qualify N/A 1995 N/A USISL Premier 1st, Eastern Runner-up Did not qualify 1995/96 N/A USISL Indoor 4th, Southeast Did not qualify N/A 1996 4 USISL Premier 1st, EASTERN Southern Premier Six Did not qualify 1997 4 USISL PDSL 1st, Southeast Runner-up Did not qualify 1998 4 USISL PDSL 2nd, Southeast Regional Finals Did not qualify 1999 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Semifinals 2nd Round 2000 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify 2001 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify 2002 4 USL PDL 5th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify 2003 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify 2004 4 USL PDL 2nd, Southeast Conference Finals 2nd Round 2005 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Semifinals Qualifying Round 2006 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify 2007 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
- USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2005
- USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2003
- USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2001
- USISL PDL Southeast Division Champions 1997
- USISL Premier League Eastern/Southern Division Champions 1996
- USISL Premier League Eastern Division Champions 1995
- USISL Premier League Southeast Division Champions 1994
After joining the league in 1994 the Expos became one of the most successful and popular teams in the USL Premier Development League. In their first three seasons, from 1994 to 1997, the team lost only three regular season games, and played in the Conference Championship game four times, in 1995, 1997, 2001, and 2004. During their 2001 preseason the Expos played former the Major League Soccer franchise Tampa Bay Mutiny and lost only 1-0. In the year 2005 the Expos qualified for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the third time. However, their final season in 2007 proved to be disastrous, the team losing 13 of 15 matches and scoring just one goal all season.
Notable former players
- Alan Dicks 1994
- Chris Shaw 2005-2006
- Udo Schenatzky 2007
- Cocoa Municipal Stadium, Cocoa, Florida 2003-07
- 2007: 197
- 2006: 197
- 2005: 209
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