Calgary Storm Prospects

Calgary Storm Prospects (formerly the Calgary Storm Select) were a Canadian soccer team who played in the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid in 2002 and 2003. The team was the official development team of the Calgary Storm of the USL A-League. They played their home games at Glenmore Park Stadium.

Calgary Storm Prospects
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Full nameCalgary Storm Prospects
Nickname(s)The Storm, Prospects
Founded2002
Dissolved2003
StadiumGlenmore Park Stadium
CoachTommy Wheeldon, Sr.
LeagueUSL Premier Development League
20035th, Northwest Division

HistoryEdit

In 2002, the Calgary Storm moved their PDL team to the USL A-League from the PDL, but created a development team to replace the PDL side.[1] The played in the Northwest Division in the Western Conference.[2]

In 2003, club owner Michael Vandale resigned as owner, citing personal issues and mounting financial losses, handing over the operation of the club to the United Soccer Leagues.[3][4] The league immediately disbanded the PDL reserve team, with the Abbotsford Rangers, who were operating a provisional league member, taking over the remainder of their fixtures.[5]

Year-by-yearEdit

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2002 4 PDL 4th, Northwest Did not qualify
2003[note 1] 5th, Northwest Did not qualify
  1. ^ The Calgary Storm Prospects franchise was terminated prior to the end of the season and replaced by the Abbotsford Rangers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USA - United Soccer Leagues". RSSSF.
  2. ^ "Nevada Wonders open season today in Fresno". Northern Nevada Business Weekly. April 19, 2003.
  3. ^ Busby, Ian (July 4, 2003). "Owner gives Storm the boot". Calgary Sun.
  4. ^ Johnson, George (July 4, 2003). "Vandale gives up on A-League dream". Calgary Herald.
  5. ^ "USL to manage Calgary franchise". United Soccer Leagues. July 10, 2003. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012.