Cincinnati Saints is a professional soccer organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Formerly an amateur club, the Saints moved up to professional status in 2013, fielding an indoor soccer team in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) for the 2013-14 PASL season and announcing an outdoor team in the National Premier Soccer League to begin play with the 2014 NPSL season.
The indoor team played in the PASL's Eastern Division under the leadership of head coach Chris Morman with assistant coach Kyle Kammer. The PASL was an international arena soccer league with teams in the United States and Mexico. The Saints home arena is the Western Sports Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Cincinnati Saints began their PASL run with a win over the Cleveland Freeze but lost six of their next eight matches. With 7 games remaining in the regular season, only the Illinois Piasa carried a worse record in the Eastern Division and the team parted ways with original head coach Matt Brienes on January 8, naming former player Chris Morman as his interim replacement. The Saints also participated in the 2013–14 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer starting with a bye in the Round of 32 and a 10–6 loss to the Cleveland Freeze in the Round of 16, ending their tournament run. The team did not join the Major Arena Soccer League after the PASL absorbed six former MISL teams and rebranded itself.
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The outdoor team plays in the NPSL's Midwest Region. Great Lakes Conference under the leadership of head coach David Wall. The NPSL is a national league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
In 2014, Willard R. Stargel Stadium in central Cincinnati's West End neighborhood became the home field of the Cincinnati Saints.
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||5th of 5, Midwest-Great Lakes West (3-10-1)
||Did not qualify
- ↑ http://www.stadiumconnection.mobi/sc_stadium.php?id=1318
- ↑ Bullock, Michael (November 30, 2013). "PASL's Harrisburg Heat looking to halt three-game skid tonight at home against Cincinnati". The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA: Advance Publications). Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- ↑ "Cincinnati Saints Move up to PASL". Our Sports Central. August 27, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
- ↑ Turer, Adam (November 15, 2013). "Cincinnati Saints soccer hopes merger will boost fortunes". The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH). Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- ↑ "Cincinnati Joins the NPSL". National Premier Soccer League. August 6, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.