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| capacity    = 29,650
 
| capacity    = 29,650
 
| league      = V.131
 
| league      = V.131
| manager      = Crab Goblin
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| manager      = Constantine R. Abgoblin
 
| coach        = Seth Avery
 
| coach        = Seth Avery
 
| countrycoach = USA
 
| countrycoach = USA
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== History ==
 
== History ==
Syracuse, New York personality Abner Goblin began planning the team that would become Free Pizza shortly before the start of Season 47.  He was reportedly disillusioned with the state of the Syracuse Salty Dogs, especially after his failed takeover bid of the local club.  He began recruiting amateur and semi-pro players from the area, and hired Johnny Orr as head coach.  During planning stages the organization was referred to as the Caldera Football Club, but Free Pizza was eventually chosen instead.  When the holding company for Atlanta Hotspur declared bankruptcy midway through the season, Goblin made a successful bid to replace them in the VI.800 league.
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Syracuse, New York personality Constantine Abgoblin began planning the team that would become Free Pizza shortly before the start of Season 47.  He was reportedly disillusioned with the state of the Syracuse Salty Dogs, especially after his failed takeover bid of the local club.  He began recruiting amateur and semi-pro players from the area, and hired Johnny Orr as head coach.  During planning stages the organization was referred to as the Caldera Football Club, but Free Pizza was eventually chosen instead.  When the holding company for Atlanta Hotspur declared bankruptcy midway through the season, Abgoblin made a successful bid to replace them in the VI.800 league.
  
With operations fully underway, relations between Orr and Goblin quickly deteriorated, and despite the team's victory in their first league match, Orr was promptly dismissed and replaced as head coach by Alejandro Doncel Luengo, who had previously coached Spanish teams Ratones C.F. and Merida UD.  Under Doncel's leadership, Free Pizza completed two successful seasons finishing 1st in division VI, and achieving promotion to V.131 for Season 49.  Notably, in his tenure Doncel brought in Polish defender Dorian Wilczura and the young Swiss keeper Magnus Müller-Hüwen.
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With operations fully underway, relations between Orr and Abgoblin quickly deteriorated, and despite the team's victory in their first league match, Orr was promptly dismissed and replaced as head coach by Alejandro Doncel Luengo, who had previously coached Spanish teams Ratones C.F. and Merida UD.  Under Doncel's leadership, Free Pizza completed two successful seasons finishing 1st in division VI, and achieving promotion to V.131 for Season 49.  Notably, in his tenure Doncel brought in Polish defender Dorian Wilczura and the young Swiss keeper Magnus Müller-Hüwen.
  
 
[[File:Franks RedHot Arena.png|thumb|right|26,000+-capacity Frank's® RedHot Arena upon completion in Season 51.]]
 
[[File:Franks RedHot Arena.png|thumb|right|26,000+-capacity Frank's® RedHot Arena upon completion in Season 51.]]
Upon promotion however, Goblin and Doncel no longer saw eye-to-eye on the future of the club, and assistant coach Raphael Hutchins was promoted to Doncel's position, who returned to Europe.  The American Hutchins had a successful playing career in Europe, notably for the Swedish side Schtaan AIK, Troll Team in France, Bananenflanke Eutin in Germany, and Bancolese in Italy.  Under Hutchins in Season 51, Free Pizza entered into a sponsorship deal with Frank's® RedHot cayenne pepper sauce, which included a shirt logo and stadium branding deal, and the new 26,000-plus-capacity Frank's® RedHot Arena opened a few weeks into the season.  Hutchins also oversaw the addition to Freeps Academy youth players Ethan Petersen and Javier De La Cuesta to the first team roster, and the club's first million-dollar signing with Turkish winger Nasip Comert.
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Upon promotion however, Abgoblin and Doncel no longer saw eye-to-eye on the future of the club, and assistant coach Raphael Hutchins was promoted to Doncel's position, who returned to Europe.  The American Hutchins had a successful playing career in Europe, notably for the Swedish side Schtaan AIK, Troll Team in France, Bananenflanke Eutin in Germany, and Bancolese in Italy.  Under Hutchins in Season 51, Free Pizza entered into a sponsorship deal with Frank's® RedHot cayenne pepper sauce, which included a shirt logo and stadium branding deal, and the new 26,000-plus-capacity Frank's® RedHot Arena opened a few weeks into the season.  Hutchins also oversaw the addition to Freeps Academy youth players Ethan Petersen and Javier De La Cuesta to the first team roster, and the club's first million-dollar signing with Turkish winger Nasip Comert.
  
Amid continued mediocre league results, Hutchins was acrimoniously replaced halfway through Season 51 and replaced with Seth Avery.  Avery played most of his career for the Argentine club Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal, before moving to Italy at Real Tizzi and then retiring to Free Pizza as an assistant coach to Hutchins in season 49.  In Season 52, Goblin opened [[F.P. Crabzönspor]], an affiliated franchise based in Newcastle, [[New South Wales|New South Whales]].
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Amid continued mediocre league results, Hutchins was acrimoniously replaced halfway through Season 51 and replaced with Seth Avery.  Avery played most of his career for the Argentine club Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal, before moving to Italy at Real Tizzi and then retiring to Free Pizza as an assistant coach to Hutchins in season 49.  In Season 52, Abgoblin opened [[F.P. Crabzönspor]], an affiliated franchise based in Windale, [[New South Wales|New South Whales]].
  
 
{{col-begin}}
 
{{col-begin}}
 
{{col-2}}
 
{{col-2}}
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=== Season 53 (September – December 2013) ===
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;0 – 0 – 0, #2 in V.131
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;Head coach
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[[File:Usa.gif]] Seth Avery
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{{Fs start}}
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{{Fs player|no=1|nat=SUI|pos=GK|rating= |name=Magnus Müller-Hüwen}}
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{{Fs player|no=2|nat=USA|pos=FW|rating= |name=Johnny Wilhelm<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=4|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Travis Clemens}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=6|nat=USA|pos=FW|rating= |name=Norman Miller}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=7|nat=TUR|pos=MF|rating= |name=Nasip Cömert}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=8|nat=IRL|pos=MF|rating= |name=Szymon Dytkowski}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=9|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Daniele Gavanelli}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=10|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Ed Curry}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=11|nat=POL|pos=MF|rating= |name=Vyacheslav Suslov (C)}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=13|nat=BRA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Donizetti}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=14|nat=SWE|pos=DF|rating= |name=Jan-Erik Örjansson<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 +
{{fs mid}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=15|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Joseph Davenport}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=16|nat=POL|pos=DF|rating= |name=Dorian Wilczura}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=18|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Kurtis Gurley}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=19|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=David Hyde}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=21|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Ethan Petersen<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=26|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Javier De La Cuesta<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=27|nat=SUI|pos=DF|rating= |name=Noel Kilchenmann}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=28|nat=MEX|pos=FW|rating= |name=Federico Higera (vc)}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=32|nat=BEL|pos=GK|rating= |name=Halewijn Guffens}}
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{{Fs end}}
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==== Player statistics ====
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{{Efs start|USA V.131|US Open|XLVII Cup|WWFT|Friendlies|}}
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{{Efs player|no=1|nat=SUI|pos=GK|name=Magnus Müller-Hüwen|3|0|2|0|0|0|3|0|0+1|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=2|nat=USA|pos=FW|name=Johnny Wilhelm|0|0|1|0|0|0|2|0|1|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=4|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Travis Clemens|0|0|1|1|0|0|0|0|1|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=6|nat=USA|pos=FW|name=Norman Miller|1|0|1|1|0|0|0|0|1|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=7|nat=TUR|pos=MF|name=Nasip Cömert|3|0|0|0|0|0|3|0|0|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=8|nat=IRL|pos=MF|name=Szymon Dytkowski|2|0|2|1|0|0|1|0|0|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=9|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Daniele Gavanelli|3|0|2|0|0|0|3|0|1|1}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=10|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Ed Curry|1|0|1|0|0|0|1|0|0|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=11|nat=POL|pos=MF|name=Vyacheslav Suslov|3|0|0|0|0|0|3|0|0+1|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=13|nat=BRA|pos=MF|name=Donizetti|3|0|2|0|0|0|3|0|1|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=14|nat=SWE|pos=DF|name=Jan-Erik Örjansson|3|0|1|1|0|0|2|1|0|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=15|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Joseph Davenport|2|2|1|2|0|0|3|0|0|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=16|nat=POL|pos=DF|name=Dorian Wilczura|3|0|1|0|0|0|2|0|0|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=18|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Kurtis Gurley|3|1|0|0|0|0|2|0|1|1}}
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{{Efs player|no=19|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=David Hyde|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|1|1}}
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{{Efs player|no=21|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Ethan Petersen|0+1|0|2|0|0|0|1|0|1|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=26|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Javier De La Cuesta|0|0|2|2|0|0|1|0|1|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=27|nat=SUI|pos=DF|name=Noel Kilchenmann|3|1|1|0|0|0|3|2|0|0}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=28|nat=MEX|pos=FW|name=Federico Higera|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|1|1}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=32|nat=BEL|pos=GK|name=Halewijn Guffens|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|1|0}}
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|}
  
 
=== Season 52 (May – August 2013) ===
 
=== Season 52 (May – August 2013) ===
;0 0 0, #5 in V.131
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;10 1 3, #2 in V.131
  
 
;Head coach
 
;Head coach
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{{Fs player|no=14|nat=SWE|pos=DF|rating= |name=Jan-Erik Örjansson<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 
{{Fs player|no=14|nat=SWE|pos=DF|rating= |name=Jan-Erik Örjansson<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 
{{fs mid}}
 
{{fs mid}}
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{{Fs player|no=15|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Joseph Davenport}}
 
{{Fs player|no=16|nat=POL|pos=DF|rating= |name=Dorian Wilczura}}
 
{{Fs player|no=16|nat=POL|pos=DF|rating= |name=Dorian Wilczura}}
 
{{Fs player|no=17|nat=FRA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Bruno Zanin}}
 
{{Fs player|no=17|nat=FRA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Bruno Zanin}}
 
{{Fs player|no=18|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Kurtis Gurley}}
 
{{Fs player|no=18|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=Kurtis Gurley}}
 +
{{Fs player|no=19|nat=USA|pos=MF|rating= |name=David Hyde}}
 
{{Fs player|no=20|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Kofi Ingram<sup>'''HG'''</sup> (vc)}}
 
{{Fs player|no=20|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Kofi Ingram<sup>'''HG'''</sup> (vc)}}
 
{{Fs player|no=21|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Ethan Petersen<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
 
{{Fs player|no=21|nat=USA|pos=DF|rating= |name=Ethan Petersen<sup>'''HG'''</sup>}}
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{{Fs player|no=28|nat=MEX|pos=FW|rating= |name=Federico Higera (vc)}}
 
{{Fs player|no=28|nat=MEX|pos=FW|rating= |name=Federico Higera (vc)}}
 
{{Fs player|no=32|nat=BEL|pos=GK|rating= |name=Halewijn Guffens}}
 
{{Fs player|no=32|nat=BEL|pos=GK|rating= |name=Halewijn Guffens}}
{{Fs player|no=33|nat=CAN|pos=GK|rating= |name=Nolizwe Motihala}}
 
 
{{Fs end}}
 
{{Fs end}}
  
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|$30,000
 
|$30,000
 
|{{flagicon|TUR}} Cankiri SK
 
|{{flagicon|TUR}} Cankiri SK
 +
|-
 +
|{{flagicon|USA}}
 +
|DF
 +
|Joseph Davenport
 +
|$2,000,000
 +
|{{flagicon|USA}} Dachshund Rangers
 +
|-
 +
|{{flagicon|USA}}
 +
|MF
 +
|David Hyde
 +
|$35,000
 +
|{{flagicon|CAM}} Hangover Dissidents
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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|$40,000
 
|$40,000
 
|{{flagicon|ESP}} F.C. Barretina
 
|{{flagicon|ESP}} F.C. Barretina
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|-
 +
|{{flagicon|FRA}}
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|DF
 +
|Bruno Zanin
 +
|$660,000
 +
|{{flagicon|FRA}} Malzinguouille
 +
|-
 +
|{{flagicon|CAN}}
 +
|GK
 +
|Nolizwe Motihala
 +
|
 +
|''Retired''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==== Player statistics ====
 
==== Player statistics ====
{{Efs start|USA V.131|US Open|XLVII Cup/Ladder|TBR|Friendlies|}}
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{{Efs start|USA V.131|US Open|XLVII Cup|TBR|WWFT|Friendlies|}}
{{Efs player|no=1|nat=SUI|pos=GK|name=Magnus Müller-Hüwen|6|0|4|0|2|0|3|0|1+1|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=1|nat=SUI|pos=GK|name=Magnus Müller-Hüwen|14|0|4|0|5|0|3|0|4|0|3+1|0}}
{{Efs player|no=2|nat=USA|pos=FW|name=Johnny Wilhelm|4+1|4|2|0|2|1|1|0|1|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=2|nat=USA|pos=FW|name=Johnny Wilhelm|9+2|8|2|0|4|2|1|0|4|4|5+2|3}}
{{Efs player|no=4|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Travis Clemens|2|0|3|0|0|0|1|0|2|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=4|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Travis Clemens|2+2|0|3|0|0+1|0|1|0|0+1|0|10|2}}
{{Efs player|no=6|nat=USA|pos=FW|name=Norman Miller|2|3|0|0|0|0|2|0|1|2}}
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{{Efs player|no=6|nat=USA|pos=FW|name=Norman Miller|3|3|0|0|1|0|2|0|0|0|8|8}}
{{Efs player|no=7|nat=TUR|pos=MF|name=Nasip Cömert|6|2|2|0|2|0|3|1|2|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=7|nat=TUR|pos=MF|name=Nasip Cömert|14|2|2|0|5|1|3|1|4|3|2+1|0}}
{{Efs player|no=8|nat=IRL|pos=MF|name=Szymon Dytkowski|6|0|2|1|2|0|2|0|0|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=8|nat=IRL|pos=MF|name=Szymon Dytkowski|11|1|2|1|2|0|2|0|3|0|5|0}}
{{Efs player|no=9|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Daniele Gavanelli|6|1|3|2|2|0|3|0|0|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=9|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Daniele Gavanelli|14|4|3|2|5|1|3|0|4|1|4|0}}
{{Efs player|no=10|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Ed Curry|0|0|3|1|0|0|1|0|2|1}}
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{{Efs player|no=10|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Ed Curry|8|1|3|1|3|0|1|0|4|1|7|2}}
{{Efs player|no=11|nat=POL|pos=MF|name=Vyacheslav Suslov|6|3|3|3|2|0|3|1|2|2}}
+
{{Efs player|no=11|nat=POL|pos=MF|name=Vyacheslav Suslov|9|3|3|3|5|1|3|1|1|0|7|4}}
{{Efs player|no=13|nat=BRA|pos=MF|name=Donizetti|6|3|4|1|2|1|2+1|1|2|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=13|nat=BRA|pos=MF|name=Donizetti|14|9|4|1|4|1|2+1|1|4|1|10|3}}
{{Efs player|no=14|nat=SWE|pos=DF|name=Jan-Erik Örjansson|0|0|3|0|0|0|0|0|2|0}}
+
{{Efs player|no=14|nat=SWE|pos=DF|name=Jan-Erik Örjansson|0|0|3|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|11|4}}
{{Efs player|no=16|nat=POL|pos=DF|name=Dorian Wilczura|6|0|2|0|2|0|3|0|0|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=15|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Joseph Davenport|1|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|4|1}}
{{Efs player|no=17|nat=FRA|pos=DF|name=Bruno Zanin|6|0|2+1|4|2|0|3|0|0|0}}
+
{{Efs player|no=16|nat=POL|pos=DF|name=Dorian Wilczura|10|0|2|0|3|0|3|0|2|0|5|1}}
{{Efs player|no=18|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Kurtis Gurley|0|0|1+1|1|0|0|0|0|2|1}}
+
{{Efs player|no=17|nat=FRA|pos=DF|name=Bruno Zanin|9|0|2+1|4|5|0|3|0|0|0|1|0}}
{{Efs player|no=20|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Kofi Ingram|0|0|0|0|0|0|2|0|0|0}}
+
{{Efs player|no=18|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Kurtis Gurley|5+1|3|1+1|1|1|0|0|0|4|2|8|3}}
{{Efs player|no=21|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Ethan Petersen|4+1|1|3|0|2|0|1|0|0|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=19|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=David Hyde|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|3|1}}
{{Efs player|no=26|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Javier De La Cuesta|0+1|0|3|0|0|0|0|0|2|2}}
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{{Efs player|no=20|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Kofi Ingram|0|0|0|0|0|0|2|0|0|0|0|0}}
{{Efs player|no=27|nat=SUI|pos=DF|name=Noel Kilchenmann|6|4|2|1|2|0|3|1|0|0}}
+
{{Efs player|no=21|nat=USA|pos=DF|name=Ethan Petersen|12+1|2|3|0|5|0|1|0|4|1|1|0}}
{{Efs player|no=28|nat=MEX|pos=FW|name=Federico Higera|0|0|2|0|0|0|0|0|2|0}}
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{{Efs player|no=26|nat=USA|pos=MF|name=Javier De La Cuesta|5+1|1|3|0|2+1|0|0|0|2+1|1|8|2}}
{{Efs player|no=32|nat=BEL|pos=GK|name=Halewijn Guffens|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0}}
+
{{Efs player|no=27|nat=SUI|pos=DF|name=Noel Kilchenmann|14|5|2|1|5|0|3|1|4|1|2|0}}
{{Efs player|no=33|nat=CAN|pos=GK|name=Nolizwe Motihala|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|1|0}}
+
{{Efs player|no=28|nat=MEX|pos=FW|name=Federico Higera|0|0|2|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|8|1}}
 +
{{Efs player|no=32|nat=BEL|pos=GK|name=Halewijn Guffens|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|7|0}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
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== From the manager ==
 
== From the manager ==
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=== Free Pizza opens Crabzönspor ===
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:''Posted 10 July 2013''
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FPFC spokesman Washington O'Ghirardelli called a press conference today announcing that the organization had opened up sister club [[Crabzönspor]] in Windale, New South Whales.
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O'Ghirardelli was immediately bombarded with questions from the confused reporters, like why this announcement seemed to be coming over half a season since matches began, why a local catering company like Syracuse Banana would agree to be the shirt sponsor of a soccer club on the other side of the world, and why they were expected not to notice that the man sitting quietly in the back wearing a dollar-store Groucho Marx disguise was really club owner C.R. Abgoblin.
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Jumping up and throwing off his ill-advised mask, Abgoblin abruptly cancelled the conference, declaring that they would "rue they day they crossed me, or my name isn't Constantine Robespierre Abgoblin!"
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Thanks to teiroleiro, refar1, and Adamowy for work on kit and logo designs.
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=== Coaching changes at Free Pizza ===
 
=== Coaching changes at Free Pizza ===
 
:''Posted 29 March 2013''
 
:''Posted 29 March 2013''
This week's match was marked by the absence of Raphael Hutchins on the sidelines, after an apparently contentious falling out between club owner Crab Goblin and the 44 year-old coach. The two men had reportedly arranged a duel of sorts involving french baguette cudgels, but no one was injured as the authorities arrived and broke up the altercation before it started.
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This week's match was marked by the absence of Raphael Hutchins on the sidelines, after an apparently contentious falling out between club owner Constantine Abgoblin and the 44 year-old coach. The two men had reportedly arranged a duel of sorts involving french baguette cudgels, but no one was injured as the authorities arrived and broke up the altercation before it started.
  
 
Hutchins has been replaced by former ginger defender Seth Avery. Avery played mostly for the Argentine club Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal, before finishing his career in Italy at Real Tizzi and then retiring to Free Pizza as an assistant coach to Hutchins in season 49.
 
Hutchins has been replaced by former ginger defender Seth Avery. Avery played mostly for the Argentine club Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal, before finishing his career in Italy at Real Tizzi and then retiring to Free Pizza as an assistant coach to Hutchins in season 49.
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Spokesman Washington M. O'Ghirardelli announced the partnership during a season kick-off press conference, where new uniforms were also unveiled. Construction on the stadium began last week, and according to O'Ghirardelli the expansion will add room for almost 11,000 additional spectators. Finnish designer Danska was credited with contributing to the uniform design.
 
Spokesman Washington M. O'Ghirardelli announced the partnership during a season kick-off press conference, where new uniforms were also unveiled. Construction on the stadium began last week, and according to O'Ghirardelli the expansion will add room for almost 11,000 additional spectators. Finnish designer Danska was credited with contributing to the uniform design.
  
After laying a trap for him using a sign promising tickets to a local Carl Douglas concert, we were able to ask maverick team owner Abner Goblin about the deal.
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After laying a trap for him using a sign promising tickets to a local Carl Douglas concert, we were able to ask maverick team owner Constantine Abgoblin about the deal.
  
 
"I put that s*** on everything! What else do you want me to say?"  
 
"I put that s*** on everything! What else do you want me to say?"  
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Seadogs' team held 55% of possession, but the young team couldn't get past Pizza's formidable back four. Pizza's scoring was led by a hat-trick in the first half by Johnny Wilhelm, followed by second half goals by Cacapava, Kilchenmann, and Ingram. Wing-back Sam Quan was awarded the Man of the Match, and Muller-Huwen took home his third clean sheet of the season.
 
Seadogs' team held 55% of possession, but the young team couldn't get past Pizza's formidable back four. Pizza's scoring was led by a hat-trick in the first half by Johnny Wilhelm, followed by second half goals by Cacapava, Kilchenmann, and Ingram. Wing-back Sam Quan was awarded the Man of the Match, and Muller-Huwen took home his third clean sheet of the season.
  
Crab Goblin, eccentric man about town and Pizza's manager of almost three seasons, was visibly happy about the result. With his thick eggnog-moustache, we were able to pull him away from his celebrations for just long enough to get his comments on the game.
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C.R. Abgoblin, eccentric man about town and Pizza's manager of almost three seasons, was visibly happy about the result. With his thick eggnog-moustache, we were able to pull him away from his celebrations for just long enough to get his comments on the game.
  
 
"I'm really proud of the team today, and now that we have been given HT Stage access, I would have to say that this new goal button is pretty freakin' sweet!"
 
"I'm really proud of the team today, and now that we have been given HT Stage access, I would have to say that this new goal button is pretty freakin' sweet!"
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:"Continued expansions were already planned, but we have pushed forward the schedule, and the construction of an additional 3800 seats has begun immediately and will be ready for our next league match against Anuban Wattana," O'Ghirardelli reported.
 
:"Continued expansions were already planned, but we have pushed forward the schedule, and the construction of an additional 3800 seats has begun immediately and will be ready for our next league match against Anuban Wattana," O'Ghirardelli reported.
  
We visited enigmatic club manager Abner "Crab" Goblin at his mountaintop castle lair to get his thoughts on the expansion:
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We visited enigmatic club manager Constantine Abgoblin at his mountaintop castle lair to get his thoughts on the expansion:
 
:"Bwahaha! Our plan worked! All we had to do was post flyers around the Syracuse University campus, with nothing but the team name, dates and times for our matches, and the address of our stadium, and the students came pouring in! I knew that the hordes of starving undergrads and overworked grad students wouldn't be able to resist a poster advertizing free pizza!"
 
:"Bwahaha! Our plan worked! All we had to do was post flyers around the Syracuse University campus, with nothing but the team name, dates and times for our matches, and the address of our stadium, and the students came pouring in! I knew that the hordes of starving undergrads and overworked grad students wouldn't be able to resist a poster advertizing free pizza!"
  
 
Pizza is available during matches for $8.75 a slice.
 
Pizza is available during matches for $8.75 a slice.
 
=== Thank you ===
 
:''Posted 6 January 2012 by crabGoblin''
 
To start off here, I want to thank the board for giving me this exceptional opportunity to manage this team, and to assure the fans, players, and everyone else that I am committed to this club.  I'm here for the long haul, and I see great potential for growth and, of course, many wins.  We are all sorry to see Mr. AtlantaHotspur go, since he has done an excellent job with the team so far this season, and left me a team in a very comfortable first-place standing on the table.  This does not mean I am going to sit back, though, and I am replacing coach Orr with my good friend Alejandro Doncel.  Also with several transfer prospects in mind, I am very optimistic that we will finish the season strong so we can look forward to next season in the fifth division.
 
:—crabGoblin
 
 
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Free Pizza F.C. (228284)
FPFC.png
Full name Free Pizza Football Club
Nickname Pizza
FoundedJanuary 6, 2012
Season 47
LocationNew York
 USA
League V.131
ArenaFrank's® RedHot Arena (capacity 29,650)
Manager Constantine R. Abgoblin
CoachUSA Seth Avery
Fan ClubFreepsies
Affiliated clubs F.P. Crabzönspor
Home colours Away colours

The Free Pizza Football Club is an American professional soccer team located in New York that was founded in Season 47. The club currently plays in the fifth division of the United States league system, and is managed by Crab Goblin. Pizza's first team plays it's fixtures at Frank's® RedHot Arena, a venue with seating for 29,650 spectators. Caldera's head coach is currently Seth Avery, an American who had a successful playing career as a defender in Argentina at Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal. The Freeps Academy, Free Pizza's youth organization was involved in the establishment of the Star Wars league system, and currently plays in Coruscant, the upper league. The academy plays home matches at the nearby Colby Park. In Season 52, Goblin opened F.P. Crabzönspor, an affiliated franchise based in Newcastle, New South Whales.

History[edit]

Syracuse, New York personality Constantine Abgoblin began planning the team that would become Free Pizza shortly before the start of Season 47. He was reportedly disillusioned with the state of the Syracuse Salty Dogs, especially after his failed takeover bid of the local club. He began recruiting amateur and semi-pro players from the area, and hired Johnny Orr as head coach. During planning stages the organization was referred to as the Caldera Football Club, but Free Pizza was eventually chosen instead. When the holding company for Atlanta Hotspur declared bankruptcy midway through the season, Abgoblin made a successful bid to replace them in the VI.800 league.

With operations fully underway, relations between Orr and Abgoblin quickly deteriorated, and despite the team's victory in their first league match, Orr was promptly dismissed and replaced as head coach by Alejandro Doncel Luengo, who had previously coached Spanish teams Ratones C.F. and Merida UD. Under Doncel's leadership, Free Pizza completed two successful seasons finishing 1st in division VI, and achieving promotion to V.131 for Season 49. Notably, in his tenure Doncel brought in Polish defender Dorian Wilczura and the young Swiss keeper Magnus Müller-Hüwen.

26,000+-capacity Frank's® RedHot Arena upon completion in Season 51.

Upon promotion however, Abgoblin and Doncel no longer saw eye-to-eye on the future of the club, and assistant coach Raphael Hutchins was promoted to Doncel's position, who returned to Europe. The American Hutchins had a successful playing career in Europe, notably for the Swedish side Schtaan AIK, Troll Team in France, Bananenflanke Eutin in Germany, and Bancolese in Italy. Under Hutchins in Season 51, Free Pizza entered into a sponsorship deal with Frank's® RedHot cayenne pepper sauce, which included a shirt logo and stadium branding deal, and the new 26,000-plus-capacity Frank's® RedHot Arena opened a few weeks into the season. Hutchins also oversaw the addition to Freeps Academy youth players Ethan Petersen and Javier De La Cuesta to the first team roster, and the club's first million-dollar signing with Turkish winger Nasip Comert.

Amid continued mediocre league results, Hutchins was acrimoniously replaced halfway through Season 51 and replaced with Seth Avery. Avery played most of his career for the Argentine club Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal, before moving to Italy at Real Tizzi and then retiring to Free Pizza as an assistant coach to Hutchins in season 49. In Season 52, Abgoblin opened F.P. Crabzönspor, an affiliated franchise based in Windale, New South Whales.

Season 53 (September – December 2013)[edit]

0 – 0 – 0, #2 in V.131
Head coach

Usa.gif Seth Avery

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
4 USA MF Travis Clemens
6 USA FW Norman Miller
7 Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert
8 Ireland MF Szymon Dytkowski
9 USA MF Daniele Gavanelli
10 USA DF Ed Curry
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov (C)
13 Brasil MF Donizetti
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik ÖrjanssonHG
No. Position Player
15 USA DF Joseph Davenport
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley
19 USA MF David Hyde
21 USA DF Ethan PetersenHG
26 USA MF Javier De La CuestaHG
27 Schweiz DF Noel Kilchenmann
28 México FW Federico Higera (vc)
32 Belgium GK Halewijn Guffens

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA V.131 US Open XLVII Cup WWFT Friendlies
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 9 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0+1 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
4 USA MF Travis Clemens 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 USA FW Norman Miller 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
8 Ireland MF Szymon Dytkowski 5 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 USA MF Daniele Gavanelli 9 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
10 USA DF Ed Curry 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0+1 0
13 Brasil MF Donizetti 9 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik Örjansson 6 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
15 USA DF Joseph Davenport 6 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
19 USA MF David Hyde 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
21 USA DF Ethan Petersen 5 0 0+1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
26 USA MF Javier De La Cuesta 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0
27 Schweiz DF Noel Kilchenmann 7 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
28 México FW Federico Higera 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
32 Belgium GK Halewijn Guffens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Season 52 (May – August 2013)[edit]

10 – 1 – 3, #2 in V.131
Head coach

Usa.gif Seth Avery

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
4 USA MF Travis Clemens
6 USA FW Norman Miller
7 Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert
8 Ireland MF Szymon Dytkowski
9 USA MF Daniele Gavanelli
10 USA DF Ed Curry
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov (C)
13 Brasil MF Donizetti
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik ÖrjanssonHG
No. Position Player
15 USA DF Joseph Davenport
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
17 France DF Bruno Zanin
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley
19 USA MF David Hyde
20 USA DF Kofi IngramHG (vc)
21 USA DF Ethan PetersenHG
26 USA MF Javier De La CuestaHG
27 Schweiz DF Noel Kilchenmann
28 México FW Federico Higera (vc)
32 Belgium GK Halewijn Guffens

Transfers In[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
Ireland MF Szymon Dytkowski $1,600,000 Nederland K.H.C. Dragons
Belgium GK Halewijn Guffens $30,000 Türkiye Cankiri SK
USA DF Joseph Davenport $2,000,000 USA Dachshund Rangers
USA MF David Hyde $35,000 Kampuchea Hangover Dissidents

Transfers Out[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
USA DF Kofi Ingram $275,000 USA Verdant Strike
USA MF Will Leisten $40,000 España F.C. Barretina
France DF Bruno Zanin $660,000 France Malzinguouille
Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala Retired

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA V.131 US Open XLVII Cup TBR WWFT
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 30 0 14 0 4 0 5 0 3 0 4 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 22 14 9+2 8 2 0 4 2 1 0 4 4
4 USA MF Travis Clemens 10 0 2+2 0 3 0 0+1 0 1 0 0+1 0
6 USA FW Norman Miller 6 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7 Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert 28 7 14 2 2 0 5 1 3 1 4 3
8 Ireland MF Szymon Dytkowski 20 2 11 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 3 0
9 USA MF Daniele Gavanelli 29 8 14 4 3 2 5 1 3 0 4 1
10 USA DF Ed Curry 19 3 8 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 4 1
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov 21 8 9 3 3 3 5 1 3 1 1 0
13 Brasil MF Donizetti 29 13 14 9 4 1 4 1 2+1 1 4 1
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik Örjansson 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 USA DF Joseph Davenport 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 20 0 10 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 2 0
17 France DF Bruno Zanin 20 4 9 0 2+1 4 5 0 3 0 0 0
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley 13 6 5+1 3 1+1 1 1 0 0 0 4 2
19 USA MF David Hyde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 USA DF Kofi Ingram 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 USA DF Ethan Petersen 26 3 12+1 2 3 0 5 0 1 0 4 1
26 USA MF Javier De La Cuesta 15 2 5+1 1 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 2+1 1
27 Schweiz DF Noel Kilchenmann 28 8 14 5 2 1 5 0 3 1 4 1
28 México FW Federico Higera 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Belgium GK Halewijn Guffens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season 51 (January – May 2013)[edit]

5 – 3 – 6, #5 in V.131
Head coach

Usa.gif Seth Avery

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
4 USA MF Travis Clemens
5 USA MF Will LeistenHG
6 USA FW Norman Miller
7 Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert
9 USA MF Daniele Gavanelli
10 USA MF Ed Curry
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov (C)
13 Brasil MF Donizetti
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik ÖrjanssonHG
No. Position Player
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
17 France DF Bruno Zanin
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley
20 USA DF Kofi IngramHG (vc)
21 USA DF Ethan PetersenHG
26 USA MF Javier De La CuestaHG
27 Schweiz MF Noel Kilchenmann
28 México FW Federico Higera (vc)
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala

Coaching[edit]

Sacked head coach Raphael Hutchins
Promoted assistant coach Seth Avery to head coach

Transfers In[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
USA MF Danielli Gavanelli $830,000 España Erra
USA MF Javier De La Cuesta Promoted USA Freeps Academy
Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert $1,300,000 Magyarország Péceli Spartacus
USA MF Travis Clemens $12,000 Italia Fc Matteiolin

Transfers Out[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
România MF Florin Dafin $450,000 Italia Agnedo Team
France MF Christophe Hot $815,000 Italia Flaming Tapirs

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA V.131 US Open XLVII Cup/KotH TBR V.131 Qual
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 31 0 14 0 4 0 8 0 4 0 1 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 22 17 10+1 4 2 2 7 6 1 2 1 3
4 USA MF Travis Clemens 13 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0
5 USA MF Will Leisten 14 1 3+2 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 0+1 1
6 USA FW Norman Miller 12 6 7 5 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0
7 Türkiye MF Nasip Cömert 27 3 13 0 2 1 7 2 4 0 1 0
9 USA MF Daniele Gavanelli 24 5 12 3 1 0 6 1 4 1 1 0
10 USA MF Ed Curry 13 3 3+1 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 1 2
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov 27 6 12 3 4 1 8 1 2 0 1 1
13 Brasil MF Donizetti 31 8 13+1 2 4 2 8 1 3+1 3 1 0
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik Örjansson 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 20 2 8+2 0 2 1 4+1 0 2 0 1 1
17 France DF Bruno Zanin 29 4 13 3 2+1 0 8 1 4 0 1 0
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley 4 0 1 0 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
20 USA DF Kofi Ingram 28 5 14 2 2 3 8 0 4 0 0 0
21 USA DF Ethan Petersen 20 2 8 0 2 1 7 1 1+2 0 0 0
26 USA MF Javier De La Cuesta 5 0 1+1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Schweiz MF Noel Kilchenmann 29 7 13 5 3 0 8 1 4 0 1 1
28 México FW Federico Higera 3 2 1+1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season 50 (October 2012 – January 2013)[edit]

4 – 2 – 8, #6 in V.131
Head coach

Usa.gif Raphael Hutchins

Assistant coaches

Usa.gif Seth Avery

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
3 USA DF Sam QuanHG
5 USA MF Will LeistenHG
6 USA FW Norman Miller
9 Sverige MF Olof Tryggvesson
10 USA MF Ed Curry
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov (C)
13 Brasil MF Donizetti
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik ÖrjanssonHG
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
No. Position Player
17 France DF Bruno Zanin
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley
20 USA DF Kofi IngramHG (vc)
21 USA DF Ethan PetersenHG
22 USA DF Clemente OrdóñezHG
24 France MF Christophe Hot
27 Schweiz MF Noel Kilchenmann
28 México FW Federico Higera (vc)
30 España MF Israel Monreal
31 România MF Florin Dafin
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala

Transfers In[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
USA FW Norman Miller $290,000 Türkiye Firtinagençlіk SK
Brasil MF Donizetti $375,000 Italia Hornettosi
Schweiz MF Noel Kilchenmann $460,000 Italia Nervous
USA DF Ethan Petersen Promoted USA Freeps Academy
Sverige DF Jan-Erik Örjansson $97,000 Sverige U.S. Sava Academy
USA MF Ed Curry $510,000 România Internationale Bacau

Transfers Out[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys $84,000 Oceania Dog Face Killaz
France FW Jason Casimir $47,000 România FC Cocosei
USA FW Frank Portal $7,000 Schweiz 1.FC Bierstürmer
España MF Israel Monreal $400,000 España Marc Vader FC
Sverige MF Olof Tryggvesson $150,000 Nederland FC Pinjo
USA DF Clemente Ordóñez $410,000 Belgium Waasland-Beveren S.V.
USA DF Sam Quan $400,000 Italia Atletico Pedante

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA V.131 US Open XLVII Cup/KotH US KotM V.131 Qual.
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 31 0 14 0 3 0 9 0 4 0 1 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 27 16 13 9 1 0 8 2 4 4 1 1
3 USA DF Sam Quan 25 3 10 0 2 1 9 2 4 0 0 0
5 USA MF Will Leisten 24 3 8+2 1 2 0 4+3 1 4 1 0+1 0
6 USA FW Norman Miller 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Sverige MF Olof Tryggvesson 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 USA MF Ed Curry 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov 29 2 12 0 3 1 9 1 4 0 1 0
13 Brasil MF Donizetti 27 8 12 2 2 1 8 1 4 2 1 2
14 Sverige DF Jan-Erik Örjansson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 28 3 13 1 1 0 9 2 4 0 1 0
17 France DF Bruno Zanin 29 7 13+1 2 1 1 9 2 4 1 1 1
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley 11 3 5 0 1 3 3 0 1 0 1 0
20 USA DF Kofi Ingram 28 7 13 4 1 0 9 0 4 2 1 1
21 USA DF Ethan Petersen 7 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 USA DF Clemente Ordóñez 16 2 6 0 3 2 3+2 0 0+2 0 0 0
24 France MF Christophe Hot 22 5 10 3 3 0 5+1 2 2 0 1 0
27 Schweiz MF Noel Kilchenmann 20 6 10 1 0 0 6 3 4 2 0 0
28 México FW Federico Higera 14 4 5 1 3 2 5 1 1 0 0 0
30 España MF Israel Monreal 8 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
31 România MF Florin Dafin 3 0 0+1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season 49 (June – September 2012)[edit]

6 – 0 – 8, #5 in V.131
Head coach

Usa.gif Raphael Hutchins

Assistant coaches

Usa.gif Seth Avery

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
3 USA DF Sam QuanHG
5 USA MF Will LeistenHG
6 France FW Jason Casimir
8 Nederland MF İbrahim Nezir
9 Sverige MF Olof Tryggvesson
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov
14 USA FW Frank PortalHG
15 USA MF Tommy Joe BelloHG
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
No. Position Player
17 France DF Bruno Zanin
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley
20 USA DF Kofi IngramHG (vc)
22 USA DF Clemente OrdóñezHG
24 France MF Christophe Hot
27 Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys
28 México FW Federico Higera (C)
29 Deutschland DF Gabriel WeigandHG
30 España MF Israel Monreal
31 România MF Florin Dafin
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala

Coaching[edit]

Hired assistant coach Seth Avery of Real Tizzi (ITA.VIII)
Sacked head coach Alejandro Doncel Luengo
Promoted assistant coach Raphael Hutchins to head coach

Transfers In[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
France FW Jason Casimir $55,000 France MJ Losc
Sverige MF Olof Trygvesson $95,000 Polska Czarne Nosorożce
France DF Bruno Zanin $88,000 España Lefazoalojo
France MF Christophe Hot $500,000 Polska KF Nankatsu
România MF Florin Dafin $119,000 Italia Ludwig von Mises F.C.
Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov $410,000 Brasil Janhsen F.C.

Transfers Out[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
USA MF Terrance Orr Retired
Deutschland DF Paul Ulrich Waiblinger $63,000 Italia Blue Meth H.F.C.
USA MF Derrick Spengler $2,000 Italia Mexico & Mariachi F.C.
USA MF Earl Tanner Released
USA MF Billy Koskela $1,000 Italia I Pirati Poveri
USA GK Carlos Balzani Released
Deutschland DF Gabriel Weigand $70,000 Italia GabryTeamRevival
Nederland MF İbrahim Nezir $400,000 España RReHHal Team
USA MF Tommy Joe Bello $1,000 Italia Vovu

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA V.131 US Open XLVII Cup BTO Cup V.131 Qual.
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 27 0 14 0 3 0 6 0 3 0 1 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 26 12 10+3 4 2+1 0 5 5 2+2 3 0+1 0
3 USA DF Sam Quan 24 8 12 1 3 1 6 3 2 2 1 1
5 USA MF Will Leisten 26 7 13 3 3 1 5 3 4 0 1 0
6 France FW Jason Casimir 7 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 2 0 0 0
8 Nederland MF İbrahim Nezir 12 3 6 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
9 Sverige MF Olof Tryggvesson 14 0 8 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
11 Polska MF Vyacheslav Suslov 8 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
14 USA FW Frank Portal 12 6 2+3 3 1 1 4 2 0+2 0 0 0
15 USA MF Tommy Joe Bello 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 24 4 11 0 1+1 0 5+1 1 4 1 1 2
17 France DF Bruno Zanin 12 0 6+2 0 0 0 2+1 0 0 0 1 0
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley 28 10 14 3 3 2 6 4 4 1 1 0
20 USA DF Kofi Ingram 25 5 11+2 3 2 2 4+1 0 4 0 0+1 0
22 USA DF Clemente Ordóñez 19 2 10+1 0 2 1 5 0 1 1 0 0
24 France MF Christophe Hot 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
27 Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys 18 1 9 0 1 0 3 0 4 1 1 0
28 México FW Federico Higera 26 10 14 2 2 1 5 5 4 2 1 0
29 Deutschland DF Gabriel Weigand 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 España MF Israel Monreal 12 2 5 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 1
31 România MF Florin Dafin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Season 48 (February – June 2012)[edit]

14 – 0 – 0, #1 in VI.800
Head coach

Flag espania spain.gif Alejandro Doncel Luengo

Assistant coaches

Usa.gif Raphael Hutchins

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
3 USA DF Sam QuanHG
5 USA MF Will LeistenHG
6 Deutschland DF Paul Ulrich Waiblinger (C)
7 USA MF Douglas BuschHG
8 Nederland MF İbrahim Nezir
9 USA MF Terrance OrrHG
11 USA FW Juan BetancourtHG
12 USA MF Derrick SpenglerHG
14 USA FW Frank PortalHG
15 USA MF Tommy Joe BelloHG
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
No. Position Player
17 USA MF Billy KoskelaHG
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley
19 USA DF Mark WaddellHG
20 USA MF Kofi IngramHG
21 USA MF Earl TannerHG
22 USA DF Clemente OrdóñezHG
26 USA GK Carlos BalzaniHG
27 Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys
28 México FW Federico Higera
29 Deutschland DF Gabriel WeigandHG
30 España MF Israel Monreal
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala

Coaching[edit]

Hired assistant coach Raphael Hutchins of Bancolese (ITA.VIII)

Transfers In[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
Nederland MF İbrahim Nezir $69,000 Nederland Heckepecke
Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala $41,000 Canada Maniov
México FW Federico Higera $188,000 España A La Cara F.C.
USA MF Kurtis Gurley $152,000 România F.C.Poli Timisoara
USA DF Clemente Ordóñez Promoted USA Freeps Academy
Deutschland DF Gabriel Weigand Deutschland FC Stahl Academy
España MF Israel Monreal $130,000 Bulgaria Hellium

Transfers Out[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
USA DF Adán Argüello Released
USA MF Mac Crane Retired
USA FW Juan Betancourt $47,500 Österreich 1. FC Sandll
USA DF Carlos Hernán Vanegas Released
USA DF Mark Waddell Released
USA MF Douglas Busch Released

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA VI.800 League US Open Cup US VI Cups International Masters
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 27 0 14 0 2 0 7 0 4 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 17 9 7+1 7 1 0 4 1 4 1
3 USA DF Sam Quan 24 7 13 5 2 0 6 0 3 2
5 USA MF Will Leisten 20 13 10 7 1 0 6 3 3 3
6 Deutschland DF Paul Ulrich Waiblinger 27 3 13+1 3 2 0 7 0 2+2 0
7 USA MF Douglas Busch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Nederland MF İbrahim Nezir 27 8 14 6 2 0 7 1 4 1
9 USA MF Terrance Orr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 USA FW Juan Betancourt 7 8 4 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 USA MF Derrick Spengler 3 2 1+1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 USA FW Frank Portal 27 37 12+2 21 2 4 7 6 4 6
15 USA MF Tommy Joe Bello 27 18 13+1 14 2 1 7 2 4 1
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 26 4 13 2 2 0 7 1 4 1
17 USA MF Billy Koskela 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 USA MF Kurtis Gurley 6 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 0
19 USA DF Mark Waddell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 USA MF Kofi Ingram 26 9 13 5 2 0 7 4 4 0
21 USA MF Earl Tanner 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 USA DF Clemente Ordóñez 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
26 USA GK Carlos Balzani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys 22 14 12 13 2 0 7 1 1 0
28 México FW Federico Higera 12 6 7 4 0 0 1 0 4 2
29 Deutschland DF Gabriel Weigand 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 España MF Israel Monreal 2 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 1
33 Canada GK Nolizwe Motihala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season 47 (November 2011 – February 2012)[edit]

13 – 1 – 0, #1 in VI.800

Head coach: Flag espania spain.gif Alejandro Doncel Luengo

No. Position Player
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen
2 USA FW Johnny WilhelmHG
3 USA DF Sam QuanHG
5 USA MF Will LeistenHG
6 Deutschland DF Paul Ulrich Waiblinger (C)
7 USA MF Douglas BuschHG
8 USA MF Adán ArgüelloHG
9 USA MF Terrance OrrHG
10 USA MF Mac CraneHG
11 USA FW Juan BetancourtHG
12 USA MF Derrick SpenglerHG
No. Position Player
14 USA FW Frank PortalHG
15 USA MF Tommy Joe BelloHG
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura
17 USA MF Billy KoskelaHG
18 USA DF Carlos Hernán VanegasHG
19 USA DF Mark WaddellHG
20 USA DF Kofi IngramHG
21 USA MF Earl TannerHG
26 USA GK Carlos BalzaniHG
27 Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys

Coaching[edit]

Sacked coach Johnny Orr
Hired coach Alejandro Doncel Luengo of Ratones C.F. (ESP.VII) for $79,600

Transfers In[edit]

Nat Pos Player Fee Team
Deutschland DF Paul Ulrich Waiblinger $25,000 Polska ACM Team
Polska DF Dorian Wilczura $13,000 Northern Ireland Costa del Ards
Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen $80,000 Portugal Os Fanãs Football City
Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys $100,000 Sverige Amin Stars

Player statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total USA VI.800 League V.173 Qualifier
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Schweiz GK Magnus Müller-Hüwen 5 0 4 0 1 0
2 USA FW Johnny Wilhelm 6 6 5 6 1 0
3 USA MF Sam Quan 6 1 5 1 1 0
5 USA MF Will Leisten 5 4 4+1 4 0 0
6 Deutschland DF Paul Ulrich Waiblinger 6 1 5 1 1 0
7 USA MF Douglas Busch 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 USA MF Adán Argüello 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 USA MF Terrance Orr 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 USA MF Mac Crane 1 0 1 0 0 0
11 USA FW Juan Betancourt 1 0 0 0 1 0
12 USA MF Derrick Spengler 5 8 5 8 0 0
14 USA FW Frank Portal 6 9 5 9 1 0
15 USA MF Tommy Joe Bello 6 3 5 3 1 0
16 Polska DF Dorian Wilczura 6 1 5 1 1 0
17 USA MF Billy Koskela 4 0 3+1 0 0 0
18 USA DF Carlos Hernán Vanegas 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 USA DF Mark Waddell 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 USA DF Kofi Ingram 6 1 5 1 1 0
21 USA MF Earl Tanner 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
26 USA GK Carlos Balzani 1 0 1 0 0 0
27 Lietuva MF Augustas Kažys 3 0 2 0 1 0

From the manager[edit]

Free Pizza opens Crabzönspor[edit]

Posted 10 July 2013

FPFC spokesman Washington O'Ghirardelli called a press conference today announcing that the organization had opened up sister club Crabzönspor in Windale, New South Whales.

O'Ghirardelli was immediately bombarded with questions from the confused reporters, like why this announcement seemed to be coming over half a season since matches began, why a local catering company like Syracuse Banana would agree to be the shirt sponsor of a soccer club on the other side of the world, and why they were expected not to notice that the man sitting quietly in the back wearing a dollar-store Groucho Marx disguise was really club owner C.R. Abgoblin.

Jumping up and throwing off his ill-advised mask, Abgoblin abruptly cancelled the conference, declaring that they would "rue they day they crossed me, or my name isn't Constantine Robespierre Abgoblin!"

Thanks to teiroleiro, refar1, and Adamowy for work on kit and logo designs.

Coaching changes at Free Pizza[edit]

Posted 29 March 2013

This week's match was marked by the absence of Raphael Hutchins on the sidelines, after an apparently contentious falling out between club owner Constantine Abgoblin and the 44 year-old coach. The two men had reportedly arranged a duel of sorts involving french baguette cudgels, but no one was injured as the authorities arrived and broke up the altercation before it started.

Hutchins has been replaced by former ginger defender Seth Avery. Avery played mostly for the Argentine club Estúpido Flanders and for Serrinha in Portugal, before finishing his career in Italy at Real Tizzi and then retiring to Free Pizza as an assistant coach to Hutchins in season 49.

We would like to clarify that the word 'former' in "former ginger defender" referred only to 'defender', and not that he is no longer a ginger.

Free Pizza and Frank's® RedHot[edit]

Posted 23 January 2013

To begin season 51, Free Pizza management has announced a new sponsorship deal with Frank's® RedHot brand cayenne pepper sauce. This includes a team match jersey deal as well as a major renovation to SRC Arena, now named Frank's® RedHot Arena.

Spokesman Washington M. O'Ghirardelli announced the partnership during a season kick-off press conference, where new uniforms were also unveiled. Construction on the stadium began last week, and according to O'Ghirardelli the expansion will add room for almost 11,000 additional spectators. Finnish designer Danska was credited with contributing to the uniform design.

After laying a trap for him using a sign promising tickets to a local Carl Douglas concert, we were able to ask maverick team owner Constantine Abgoblin about the deal.

"I put that s*** on everything! What else do you want me to say?"

Free Pizza is King of the Mountain[edit]

Posted 7 November 2012

This afternoon saw Free Pizza spare no mercy in knocking Bluecano off to take the USA King of the Mountain title, with a merciless 6-0 victory.

Seadogs' team held 55% of possession, but the young team couldn't get past Pizza's formidable back four. Pizza's scoring was led by a hat-trick in the first half by Johnny Wilhelm, followed by second half goals by Cacapava, Kilchenmann, and Ingram. Wing-back Sam Quan was awarded the Man of the Match, and Muller-Huwen took home his third clean sheet of the season.

C.R. Abgoblin, eccentric man about town and Pizza's manager of almost three seasons, was visibly happy about the result. With his thick eggnog-moustache, we were able to pull him away from his celebrations for just long enough to get his comments on the game.

"I'm really proud of the team today, and now that we have been given HT Stage access, I would have to say that this new goal button is pretty freakin' sweet!"

NickE is in Italy[edit]

Posted 12 June 2012 by Christian Barrios

Some people asked me about Nicky Escobedo, since he kinda dropped off the map there a couple weeks ago. He got signed by some Italian team. Sorry I didn't tell anyone, I hope nobody called the cops on a missing person or anything.

—Christian Barrios

Clemente Ordonez promoted to first team[edit]

Posted 3 May 2012 by Christian Barrios

I'm pleased to announce that our very own terrific number twenty-two has accepted a contract for Free Pizza's main squad. Ordonez has distinguished himself thoroughly since we opened up the academy last season, as I'm sure he will continue to do during his new challenges in professional soccer. Congratulations Clemente!

—Christian Barrios

Continued stadium expansion[edit]

Posted 23 April 2012

Spokesman Washington M. O'Ghirardelli has announced that further construction has begun for JFS Construction Stadium, after the club's first sold-out match on Sunday:

"Continued expansions were already planned, but we have pushed forward the schedule, and the construction of an additional 3800 seats has begun immediately and will be ready for our next league match against Anuban Wattana," O'Ghirardelli reported.

We visited enigmatic club manager Constantine Abgoblin at his mountaintop castle lair to get his thoughts on the expansion:

"Bwahaha! Our plan worked! All we had to do was post flyers around the Syracuse University campus, with nothing but the team name, dates and times for our matches, and the address of our stadium, and the students came pouring in! I knew that the hordes of starving undergrads and overworked grad students wouldn't be able to resist a poster advertizing free pizza!"

Pizza is available during matches for $8.75 a slice.