San Francisco Deltas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SF Deltas Logo.PNG
Full name San Francisco Deltas
Nickname(s) The Deltas
Founded October 16, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-10-16)[1]
Dissolved November 24, 2017; 23 days ago (2017-11-24)
Stadium Kezar Stadium
San Francisco, California
Ground Capacity 10,000
League North American Soccer League
2017 Spring: 2nd
Fall: 2nd
Combined: 2nd
Playoffs: NASL Champions
Website Club website
Current season

The San Francisco Deltas were an American professional soccer team based in San Francisco, California, United States. Founded in 2016, the team made its debut in the North American Soccer League in 2017.[2] The franchise played its home games at Kezar Stadium[3] located at the south-east end of Golden Gate Park.

History

The San Francisco Deltas soccer team were led by CEO Colombian-born entrepreneur, Brian Andrés Helmick.[4] On October 14, 2015, the Deltas got the final signatures for admission to the North American Soccer League (NASL) in order to bring pro soccer to San Francisco.[5]

The Deltas ere financially backed by a group of investors from Silicon Valley tech companies and venture capital firms as well as investors from Brazil. The group includes Jonathan Peachey, former CEO of Virgin in North America; Danny Khatib, Co-Founder, President and COO of Livingly Media; and Josh McFarland, senior director of product at Twitter.[6]

The team plays in the North American Soccer League.[7] The Deltas' website states that a triangle is used as the logo because it is a symbol for change.[8]

The first three players were announced on December 12, 2016 with more announced over the next two months.

Prior to the team's debut, it received high praise for its large Canadian contingent, including coach Marc Dos Santos and captain Nana Attakora. The team was dubbed "Canada's Unofficial Team".[9]

Including their first preseason, The Deltas hadn't lost a match in nine games, drawing six and winning three, including a 1–0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in a preseason friendly. Their first loss was on April 29, 2017 against the New York Cosmos where they lost 1–0.

The Deltas earned their first competitive victory on Saturday, April 8, 2017, beating North Carolina FC 3–1 at home.

The Deltas earned their first US Open Cup victory on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, beating Burlingame Dragons 2–1.

On November 12, 2017, the Deltas beat the New York Cosmos 2–0 to win the NASL Championship.

On November 24, 2017, The Deltas announced that it had ceased professional operations effective immediately, citing the sustainability of the team and "continuous uncertainty being forced upon the NASL by the United States Soccer Federation".

League and Cup History

Season NASL Overall NASL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Top goalscorer Managers Avg. Attendance
Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Name League
2017 Spring 2nd 16 7 5 4 17 20 26 2nd NASL Champions Fourth Round United States Tommy Heinemann 9 Canada Marc Dos Santos 2,575 (8th)
Fall 2nd 16 7 7 2 24 15 28

Crest

The name and crest were unveiled on January 30, 2016. San Francisco Deltas CEO Brian Helmick wrote "DELTA means CHANGE. In the city of change and innovation, our goal is to take risks and grow the world's sport for fans in the entire Bay Area." during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session in February 2017. When coming up with name and crest, the operations team listened to a lot of fan input before making a decision. The name came about through eight major points: 1) No animals, there are too many animal team names; 2) Don't copy European Club Soccer in terms of naming, be original; 3) Europe is known for crests and nobility, but the USA is not; 4) With 40% of the people living in San Francisco not being born in the USA, they want to make sure the name can be pronounced in most languages (e.g. "th" doesn't exist in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, etc.); 5) Less is more, don't make it complicated; 6) Take risks and be different, SF is all about taking risks and being different; 7) Don't manufacture history, own the fact that you're a new team, pick a name and let your actions develop your brand and not your colors, font type, design ,etc; 8) Don't over-explain things, let fans create their own relationship with the club for their own reasons. The fourth letter in the Greek alphabet is Delta and the symbol is a triangle and has connections with both soccer (Cruyff and possession football) and SF (Twin Peaks, Transamerica Pyramid, the towers and cables of the bridges form triangles, etc.).[10]

Stadium

In early 2016, it was announced that San Francisco Deltas would play their home games at Kezar Stadium.[11] In December 2016, more than 3,800 Candlestick Park seats from the former home of the San Francisco 49ers were acquired by the San Francisco Deltas and installed at Kezar Stadium.[12] This was part of $1 million in improvements The Deltas agreed to make to use Kezar Stadium, including new flood lights and updated locker rooms for the players.

Jerseys

Predominantly red and black, the inaugural season home jersey was unveiled on August 31, 2016 after fan voting by season ticket holders.[13] The away jerseys were announced on March 10, 2017 and were predominantly white. The jerseys were manufactured by Inaria, no jersey sponsor has been announced yet.

Final Roster

As of August 14, 2017 [14]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Peiser, RomualdRomuald Peiser  France
2 Defender Burke, BryanBryan Burke  United States
3 Defender Attakora, NanaNana Attakora (Captain)  Canada
4 Midfielder Gibson, TylerTyler Gibson  United States
5 Defender Teijsse, KennyKenny Teijsse  Netherlands
6 Defender Hopkins, PatrickPatrick Hopkins  United States
7 Midfielder , JacksonJackson  Brazil
8 Midfielder Portilla, CristianCristian Portilla  Spain
9 Forward Heinemann, TomTom Heinemann  United States
10 Midfielder Bekker, KyleKyle Bekker  Canada
11 Forward Dyego, PabloPablo Dyego (on loan from Fluminense)  Brazil
12 Goalkeeper Ceus, StewardSteward Ceus  Haiti
14 Midfielder Muhammad, SaalihSaalih Muhammad  United States
15 Midfielder Tissot, MaximMaxim Tissot  Canada
17 Forward Sandoval, DevonDevon Sandoval  United States
20 Defender Ouimette, KarlKarl Ouimette  Canada
21 Forward , DagobertoDagoberto  Brazil
23 Midfielder Jordan, GregGreg Jordan  United States
24 Goalkeeper Mangels, AlexAlex Mangels  United States
27 Midfielder Lubahn, AndrewAndrew Lubahn  United States
30 Midfielder Stephens, MichaelMichael Stephens  United States
35 Defender , ReinerReiner  Brazil

Staff

As of May 8, 2017
Coaching staff
Head coach Canada Marc Dos Santos
Associate coach Canada Andrea Di Pietrantonio
Goalkeeping coach United States Chris Brown
Head athletic trainer United States Josh Pendleton
Assistant athletic trainer Nepal Bivek Adhikari
Head of human performance United States Kyle Thorne
Equipment manager United States Miguel Flores
Team Physician United States Carlin Senter
Team Orthopedic Surgeon United States Christina Allen
Team Chiropractor United States George Keres
Director of Soccer Operations United States Todd Dunivant
Manager, Team Administration United States Mitchell Monihan

Individual records

Top goalscorers

As of Match played November 12, 2017
Name Years NASL Playoffs US Open Cup Total
1 United States Tom Heinemann 2017 9 (29) 1 (2) 2 (3) 12 (34)
2 Brazil Pablo Dyego 2017 6 (27) 0 (2) 0 (1) 6 (30)
3 United States Devon Sandoval 2017 4 (28) 1 (2) 0 (2) 5 (32)
4 Canada Kyle Bekker 2017 3 (28) 0 (2) 1 (3) 4 (33)
5 Brazil Reiner 2017 2 (31) 0 (2) 1 (3) 3 (36)
5 United States Bryan Burke 2017 3 (13) 0 (0) 0 (1) 3 (14)
5 Brazil Dagoberto 2017 3 (13) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (13)
8 Spain Cristian Portilla 2017 2 (17) 0 (0) 0 (2) 2 (19)
8 United States Patrick Hopkins 2017 2 (21) 0 (1) 0 (2) 2 (24)
8 Netherlands Kenny Teijsse 2017 2 (23) 0 (0) 0 (2) 2 (25)

Most appearances

As of Match played November 12, 2017
Name Years League Playoffs US Open Cup Total
1 Brazil Reiner 2017 31 (2) 2 (0) 3 (1) 36 (3)
2 United States Tyler Gibson 2017 30 (0) 2 (1) 3 (0) 35 (1)
3 United States Tom Heinemann 2017 29 (9) 2 (1) 3 (1) 34 (12)
4 Canada Kyle Bekker 2017 28 (3) 2 (0) 3 (1) 33 (4)
4 France Romuald Peiser 2017 31 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 33 (0)
6 United States Devon Sandoval 2017 28 (4) 2 (1) 2 (0) 32 (5)
7 United States Michael Stephens 2017 26 (0) 2 (0) 3 (0) 31 (0)
8 Brazil Pablo Dyego 2017 27 (6) 2 (0) 1 (0) 30 (6)
9 Brazil Jackson 2017 22 (1) 2 (0) 2 (0) 26 (1)
9 Canada Karl Ouimette 2017 23 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0) 26 (0)

Managerial records

As of Match played November 12, 2017
Name Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W Honors Notes
Marc Dos Santos  Canada August 17, 2016[15] November 15, 2017 37 18 12 7 48 39 048.65 Soccer Bowl (1)
  • Notes:

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

Nationality is indicated by the corresponding FIFA country code(s).

References

  1. ^ San Francisco Deltas. "SF Deltas 1st Birthday". San Francisco Deltas. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2016/03/29/nasl-welcomes-san-francisco-deltas-as-latest-expansion-club
  3. ^ "Pro soccer team San Francisco Deltas find new home at Kezar Stadium". ABC7 San Francisco. 
  4. ^ "Why San Francisco's New Pro Soccer Team Thinks Like a Startup". Inc.com. March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ Helmick, Brian Andrés (October 27, 2016). "SF Deltas 1st Birthday". sfdeltas. Retrieved July 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ "NASL pro soccer comes to San Francisco with Silicon Valley backing". The Beautiful Blog. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  7. ^ "NASL: San Francisco Deltas, un equipo startup y con inteligencia artificial". Jugador Franquicia. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ "DELTA = CHANGE". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ Magazine, RedNation Online: Your Canadian Soccer. "The San Francisco Deltas: Canada's Unofficial Team". www.rednationonline.ca. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ "San Francisco's new pro soccer team SF Deltas - I'm Brian Andrés Helmick, CEO • r/soccer". reddit. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ "San Francisco Deltas To Hold Open Player Tryouts in November". prnewswire.com. PR Newswire. October 11, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Candlestick seats will soon fill SF's Kezar Stadium, thanks to Deltas soccer team". The Beautiful Blog. December 2, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ "SF Deltas let fans vote for home jersey". The Beautiful Blog. August 11, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  14. ^ "SF Deltas add Brazilian star Dagoberto". SFGate. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  15. ^ "NASL: Deltas go global with selection of Dos Santos". August 17, 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=San_Francisco_Deltas&oldid=812929377"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Deltas
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "San Francisco Deltas"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA