The Rockford Rampage was an American indoor soccer team based in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Founded in 2005, the team originally played in the American Indoor Soccer League until 2008 then moved to the Major Indoor Soccer League from 2008 to 2010. They were revived to play in the Professional Arena Soccer League for the 2012–13 season but folded after the season ended.
|Full name||Rampage Futbol LLC|
|Ground||Victory Sports Complex|
|Head Coach||Jeff Kraft|
|League||Professional Arena Soccer League|
The team played its home games at Victory Sports Complex. The team colors are black and green. Their head coach was Jeff Kraft, assisted by Armando Sanchez.
The Rampage were originally owned by Pro Soccer International, a group managed by Michael O'Flaherty and Oscar Albuquerque, a former member of the former National Professional Soccer League's Illinois Thunder and the 1980 Canadian Olympic qualifying team.
On October 7 and 8, 2006, try-outs were held for the, then, Rockford Thunder at the ISC. 24 players arrived from various soccer backgrounds. Some had played locally with the Rockford Raptors, but other players had played in various leagues including: Segunda división mexicana, Tercera división mexicana, Primera División Uruguaya, 2 Liga Polska, USL First Division, and Premier Development League (PDL).
On March 31, 2007, the Thunder traveled to West Springfield, Massachusetts for the AISL Championship. The Twisters claimed the championship winning 11-5.
On September 9, 2008, the Rampage announced they were joining the new National Indoor Soccer League for its inaugural season in 2008-09. They finished with a 10-8 regular season record, qualified for the playoffs, defeated Monterrey in the playoff semifinals, but lost to Baltimore 13-10 in the NISL championship game.
On July 7, 2009, it was announced that the Rockford Rampage acquired the Chicago Magic youth soccer club and its nationally recognized Development Academy and structured them as a non-profit organization.
As of January 13, 2013
This section needs to be updated.November 2012)(
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Saul Robles - President/Majority Owner
- Oscar Albuquerque - Minority Owner
- Jeff Kraft - Head Coach
- Armando Sanchez - Assistant Coach
|Year||League||Logo||Reg. Season||Playoffs||Avg. attendance†|
|2005–06||AISL||4th AISL, 0-2 (0 Points)||Did not qualify||Not Recorded|
|2006–07||AISL||2nd AISL, 8-4 (23 Points)||Lost Championship, 0-1||Not Recorded|
|2007–08||AISL||1st AISL, 12-1 (31 Points)||Won Championship, 1-0||545|
|2008–09||NISL||2nd NISL, 10-8||Lost Championship, 2-2||1,242|
|2009–10||MISL III||5th MISL, 7-13||did not qualify||1,112|
|2012–13||PASL||4th PASL Central, 7-9||did not qualify||244|
Win % = .543
Win % = .500
† Two seasons not recorded.
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