Coral Cove FC

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Coral Cove FC
League: USA USA
Founded: 2005
History: VI.101
Location: Eugene, Oregon
President: Unknown Mysterious CEO
Coach: Scotland Jonathan MacShannachan
The Cove
(12.000 seats)
Primary: Pacific Blue
Secondary: Laser Lemon
Division VI.PNG
League: 1
National: 0
US Open: 0
Hattrick Masters: 0
Golden Boots: 5

Coral Cove Football Club is an American club from the Pacific Northwest of the United States and plays its home games at the Skinner's Park stadium in Eugene Oregon. Founded in Season 25, the club spent it's first 15 seasons in the sixth level of the football league in series VI.101. After Season 40, the club's owners felt that they had achieved all they could and allowed the club to be purchased and renamed.

The team once known as Coral Cove FC was never again considered a competitive side and is currently eighth in series VI.101. In Season 47, the original owners of the team successfully purchased a team in series VI.180 and renamed it Coral Cove FC.

The club's youth academy, the Willamette Valley Academy is an internationally recognized academy that competes internationally in the Venom Youth League.


Early Years and Weitzen (Season 25-32)

Founded in the Spring of 2003 as the New Orleans Apaches, the club known today as Coral Cove FC has gone through numerous changes in ownerships and name changes. Previous owners of the club had seen some success with the team and even earned promotion to the fifth division for two seasons before the team was relegated back to the sixth division and into Series VI.101

In the Summer of 2005, and midway through Season 25, the club known as the Archipellagios was purchased and the new owners improved on the previous owners final table position, finishing fifth, up from sixth. At the end of Season 25, the team was formally renamed Coral Cove FC and all current players were immediately released from their contracts. In response to a high demand for a professional football team, and the owners relationship to the city of Eugene, the team's headquarters was moved to the "Emerald City" in Oregon.

Hud Roberts was appointed as player/coach on 11 May and the club held trials for players on 13 May. An estimated 350 players applied to participate in the trials, of whom, just 16 were chosen to play for Eugene's new club, Coral Cove FC.

Coral Cove's first season as a professional club was viewed by many as a minor success story. The team managed a 5th place finish in a fairly competitive league, but was 13 points behind the 4th place team, Scorched Monkeys. With the club managing to avoid bankruptcy and an embarrassing last place finish. Sadly, this season would be Hud Roberts' first and only season as the manager of the team. Roberts was, however, invited to remain at the club as a full time player and he became one of the most decorated players at the club before his retirement.

Season 26 saw the owners bring in a foreign coach as Roberts replacement. Englishman Jonathan Weitzen led the club to a back to back 3rd place finishes in Seasons 26 and 27 before a terrible run of form saw the team drop to a 7th place finish in Season 28. Even with such a low final position, Weitzen remained confident and convinced the owners that the club should retain his services. With the team only being separated by 7 points from a 4th place finish, the owners agreed and allowed Weitzen to stay on for another season.

It wasn't until Seasons 29 and 30 that the team finally established itself as one of the better teams in VI.101 with back to back 4th place finishes and positive goal differentials. However, Season 30 is also the Season that saw the club's most fierce rival come into existence - Moon Magic FC. Once again the club owners were dissatisfied in Weitzen after he only managed a 2nd place finish due to dropping points on 4 occasions in Season 31. The same was true in Season 32 when again, the team finished 2nd, only 1 point behind the previous seasons 6th place team, Moon Magic FC who finished 1st. Season 32 would be Weitzen's last in charge and he was sacked immediately following the final game of the season.

Series VI.101 and Vischering (Season 33-40)

The club owners wasted little time in appointing German manager Hakon Vischering as the teams new manager. And Vischering wasted little time proving he was the right man for the job. In his first season in charge, he led The Cove to its first ever 1st place finish while beating Moon Magic FC on the final game of the season 10-0.

The golden season was quickly forgotten as the team once again dropped points and slumped to a 2nd place finish in Season 34 and 3rd place in Season 35, 36, and 37. The fans remained optimistic that with Vischering's early success, that he could again lead the club to a championship season and again beat their rivals Moon Magic FC in Season 38. But Season 38 proved to be a very different season for the club as Moon Magic was promoted to series V and Coral Cove slipped even further down to 4th place.

Season 39's 5th place finish was believed to be the owners last season truly behind the club as the team lost game after game and made no funds available to replace retired and aging players like Stanley Correa, Marcus Havens, and Crispin Malär.

After week 2 in Season 40, the club owners finally sold the club and allowed the team to be renamed. The new owners made up their minds quickly and immediately sacked Vischering and every player that hadn't already retired following the sacking of their beloved manager.

Series VI.180 (Season 47-Present)

In Season 47, former owners of the VI.101 club made a move to purchase a new team, this time however, in Series VI.180. As soon as the clubs' ownership was changed, the team was renamed and moved. Coral Cove FC was back in Eugene Oregon for the first time in over 7 seasons.

Club Colors

In its infancy, Coral Cove's home kit was a dark blue and black pin stripped jersey with blue shorts and socks with a black trim. In conjunction with the club's name and crest change at the end of Season 25, the team's colors and kits were also changed.

In it's early years, the Cove played their home matches in an all blue kit with white trim and their away matches were played in an all white kite with blue trim. The Cove's third kit was traditionally all black in homage to the death of club legend Alejandro Careago. A fourth kit all yellow kit was commonly worn for cup matches, as it was, superstitiously, believed to bring the club good luck, but it was rarely chosen to league matches.

With the club's reformation in Season 47, the traditional home and away kits have been brought back, with minimal change. Currently, home matches are played in white shorts with blue socks and jerseys and away matches are played in the opposite, blue shorts and white socks and jerseys.


Skinner's Park  
Location Eugene, Oregon
Opened March 11, 2007
Construction Cost $1,782,374
Tenants Coral Cove FC (2005 - 2011)
Capacity 30,000

When the club was first founded, it played its home matches at The Cove, a 12,000 all-seater stadium. As the club became more and more successful, and tickets were quickly selling out, the club requested to be allowed to begin construction to expand the stadium, but the request was denied by the city council.

At the end of Season 31 the club moved out of The Cove and into Skinner's Park, a facility that would allow them to easily expand and construct new stands. The newly dubbed Skinner's Park was named in respect to Eugene Skinner, the founder of Eugene Oregon.

By the end of Season 31, the club had completed the expansion of Skinner's Park to seat 30,000 fans. In the following seasons, the stadium had an average attendance of just over 15,000 for league matches and 1,700 for friendly matches. In total, over 250 league and friendly matches had been played at Skinners Park.

With the club making a return to professional football and to Eugene Oregon, they have once again moved into The Cove. The owners have already begun to make unofficial inquiries to Eugene's city council about future expansion.



Tradionally, Moon Magic FC and Coral Cove FC were the fiercest of rivals. Both clubs were the forerunners in series VI.101 and left the rest of the league behind them as they battled one another for the championship for many seasons. The bitter rivalry between the two teams had no official beginning or reasoning, but was commonly described by fans as a natural dislike for the other club.

Many fans argued that the rivalry began after Moon Magic resonded violently to back to back loses by injuring Coral Cove players Chester Logan, Maxime Gueneau, Allan Tamm, and Stanley Correa in a two - nil victory at Magic Park.

The two sides played one another eleven times with The Cove winning six of those matches to Moon Magic's four. The media and fans alike were aware of the excitement surrounding the match up the clubs offered, and it was evident by the 17,000 spectator average and both clubs' home venues. In the past, Magic Park had sold out it's 21,000 seat stadium twice and Skinner's Park had sold out all 30,000 of it's seats twice.

When playing at home, Coral Cove FC never lost to Moon Magic FC, whereas The Cove claimed victory twice away at Magic Park.

League Positions

Season Series Position Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Cup Notes
25 VI.101 5th 13 14 4 1 9 25 34 -9 2nd
26 VI.101 3rd 23 14 7 2 5 40 30 +10 1st
27 VI.101 3rd 26 14 8 2 4 36 23 +13 1st
28 VI.101 7th 16 14 5 1 8 23 40 -23 2nd
29 VI.101 4th 23 14 7 2 5 32 19 +13 1st
30 VI.101 4th 24 14 8 0 6 28 18 +10 2nd
31 VI.101 2nd 31 14 9 4 1 43 10 +33 1st
32 VI.101 2nd 33 14 10 3 1 58 9 +49 2nd Havens earns Golden Boot
33 VI.101 1st 39 14 13 0 1 51 7 +44 1st First championship, Ionas earns Golden Boot
34 VI.101 2nd 30 14 9 3 2 48 13 +36 3rd
35 VI.101 3nd 30 14 10 0 5 55 14 +41 3rd
36 VI.101 3nd 24 14 7 3 4 55 19 +36 2nd Crivellini earns Golden Boot
37 VI.101 3nd 27 14 8 3 3 57 26 +31 3rd Crivellini earns Golden Boot
38 VI.101 4th 22 14 7 1 6 48 24 +24 2nd Crivellini earns Golden Boot
39 VI.101 5th 13 14 4 0 10 29 52 -23 2nd
40 VI.101 5th 14 14 4 2 8 27 46 -19 1st


Senior Team

As of December 25, 2011.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK HTStar5.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Alex Nyhell
2 USA DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Myles Churchill
3 Estonia DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Allan Tamm
4 Argentina DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Ariel Ramírez
5 USA MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Stanley Correa
6 USA MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Daniel Morris
7 France MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Maxime Gueneau
8 Switzerland MF HTStar5.pngHTStar.png Crispin Malär
9 Vietnam MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png 彭 恩宇 (Peng Enyu)
10 Denmark FW HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Jesper Lund
11 USA FW HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Cuauhtémoc Alonso
21 Poland GK HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Józef Chaliński
22 Portugal DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Telmo Zacarias
23 Spain DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Pablo Villegas
No. Position Player
24 England DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Dean Wilson
25 USA FW HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.png Marcus Havens
26 USA MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Ronald Hoff
27 USA MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png George Liu
28 Romania MF HTStar5.png Cornel Ionas
29 USA MF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Tobe Holbrook
30 Paraguay DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Vidal Patiño
31 USA FW HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Duane Purcell
USA DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Tom Maynard
USA DF HTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Chester Logan
Italy FW HTStar5.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStar.pngHTStarHalfGrey.png Filiberto Crivellini

Club captains

As of December 25, 2011. Players in bold still play for Coral Cove FC.

Position Player Seasons Notes
USA MF Hud Roberts 29 - 31 First captain
USA MF Matt Jones 32
USA MF Tom Maynard 33
Sweden GK Alex Nyhell 34 - 35 First foreign captain
USA MF Daniel Morris 35 - 40 First captain under 21 years

The Academy

Willamette Valley Academy
Senior Club Coral Cove FC
Stadium Coral Cove Park
Trainer USA Otto Anderson
League Youth International League
All-Time Leaders
Youth Goals USA TBD, 0
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At the youth level, The Cove is represented by the Willamette Valley Academy. The Academy was founded in Season 32, when competitive youth clubs and leagues were approved by league officials.

The Venom Youth League

Because of a friendship between managers and owners, the Academy was invited to play in the Venom Youth League (formally Venom Youth League). And in an attempt to create a larger regional influence, the Academy sent scouts to California, Oregon, and Seattle.

In its first competitive season, the Academy represented the senior team extremely well, finishing first in the 16 team league. The Academy earned 85 points from 30 games (18 more than second place Schrewsbury Academy) and scored an unheard of 152 goals while only allowing 23. In the Academy's second season, 14 matches were played and the Academy earned 39 points, scored 90, and allowed just 16, and for the second consecutive season, finished first.

After that second season, the Venom Youth League was abolished and Coral Cove FC chose to stop funding for the Academy and instead pumped more cash into the senior team.

Youth International League

Currently, the Academy is enrolled in the Youth International League, which is scheduled to begin on December 26, 2011. The Youth International League is an established, eight team league in its tenth season.


Season Series Position Pts GP W D L GF GA GD Notes
1 Venom Youth League 1st 85 30 28 1 1 152 23 +129 Inaugural season
2 Venom Youth League 1st 39 14 13 0 1 90 16 +74
10 Youth International League TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +-0

Promising Youth

The Willamette Valley Academy has grown a reputation of selecting only those young players that show exceptional talent and potential. Once a player has been selected, they are immediately moved to the club's training facilities and begin training with the youth team.

The following are players that had been rated very highly by the academy coaches and eventually earned themselves a professional contact with the senior team.

As of December 25, 2011.

No. Position Player Joined Club
4 Usa.gif Washington FW Sonny Huntley 12.25.11


As of December 25, 2011.

Name Shirt Region Goals Position Promoted Club Trophies
Daniel Morris (201121934) 9 Oregon 29 MF 4.28.08 USA Coral Cove FC Venom Youth League Season 1 Venom Youth League Season 2 Venom Youth League Season 1: 12 Goals
Discovered by Kyle Malcom in Oregon, Danny Morris came to the academy as a less than average player. It was reported than on a number of occasions, coach Gaddis had nearly given up on Morris and had considered dropping him from the academy. With little hope for the player, Gaddis chose to move Morris out of defense and into the midfield where he "could do less damage", and to the surprise of many, Morris began to shine. Since then, Morris had caught the eye of both the youth league and the eyes of the senior team players and coaches. Morris went on to play as an inner midfielder for the senior team and made his first appearance on 5.05.08 against FK Apolonia.

Player records

The following is a list of records and statistics relating to Coral Cove Football Club. The lists comprise of major honors won by Coral Cove and records set by the club, managers and players.

Note that the records and statistics are only those from season 29 to 40 and 47 to the present. Thus, some notable achievements may or may not be included.

Most appearances

As of December 25, 2011. Players in bold still play for Coral Cove FC.

Position Player Appearances
USA MF Tom Maynard 148
USA MF Ronald Hoff 143
USA MF Chester Logan 134
Sweden GK Alex Nyhell 130
USA MF Hud Roberts 118

Most goals

As of December 25, 2011. Players in bold still play for Coral Cove FC.

Position Player Goals
Italy FW Filiberto Crivellini 74
Romania MF Cornell Ionas 48
USA FW Marcus Havens 39
USA FW Marshall Louis 29
Denmark FW Jesper Lund 26
USA MF Tom Maynard 24

Top Scorers

As of December 25, 2011. Players in bold still play for Coral Cove FC.

Position Player Goals Season
USA FW David Edward 16 26
USA FW Marshall Louis 13 27
USA FW David Edward 8 28
USA FW Alejandro Careaga 9 29
USA FW Marcus Havens 6 30
USA FW Marcus Havens 6 31
USA FW Marcus Havens 11 32
Romania MF Cornell Ionas 12 33
Romania MF Cornell Ionas 13 34
Romania MF Cornell Ionas 8 35
Italy FW Filiberto Crivellini 24 36
Italy FW Filiberto Crivellini 15 37
Italy FW Filiberto Crivellini 19 38
Italy FW Filiberto Crivellini 11 39
Italy FW Filiberto Crivellini 5 40

Managerial History

As of December 25, 2011. Manager in bold is the current manager of Coral Cove FC.

Position Manager Season in charge
USA Manager Hud Roberts 1 (Season 25)
England Manager Jonathan Weitzen 7 (Season 26-32)
Germany Manager Hakon Vischering 8 (Season 33-40)
Scotland Manager Jonathan MacShannachan 1 (Season 47-Present)

Club Honors

Coral Cove FC

  • Goldenboot VI.gif Series VI.101 Season 32 Top Scorer Marcus Havens (11 goals)
  • Division VI.PNG Series VI.101 Season 33 Champions
  • Goldenboot VI.gif Series VI.101 Season 33 Top Scorer Cornel Ionas (12 goals)
  • Goldenboot VI.gif Series VI.101 Season 36 Top Scorer Filiberto Crivellini (24 goals)
  • Goldenboot VI.gif Series VI.101 Season 37 Top Scorer Filiberto Crivellini (15 goals)
  • Goldenboot VI.gif Series VI.101 Season 38 Top Scorer Filiberto Crivellini (19 goals)

Willamette Valley Academy