2011 NSC Minnesota Stars season

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NSC Minnesota Stars
2011 season
OwnerPaul Erickson
Head CoachManny Lagos
StadiumNational Sports Center
NASL6th
NASL PlayoffsWinners
U.S. Open CupDenied Entry
Top goalscorerLeague: Simone Bracalello (6)
All: Two Players (6)
Average home league attendance1,676[1]
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The 2011 NSC Minnesota Stars season was the club's first season in the North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid, and second season of existence.

Roster[edit]

As of match played October 29, 2011[2]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Joe Warren United States GK (1974-10-20)20 October 1974 (aged 37) Minnesota Thunder 2010 60 0
30 Matt Van Oekel United States GK (1986-09-20)20 September 1986 (aged 25) Minnesota Thunder 2010 8 0
Defenders
2 Justin Davis United States DF (1988-05-06)6 May 1988 (aged 23) New Mexico Lobos 2011 28 1
3 Cristiano Brazil DF (1986-05-25)25 May 1986 (aged 25) Miami 2011 23 0
6 Kevin Friedland United States DF (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 30) Kansas City Wizards 2010 25 0
11 Chris Clements United States DF (1987-03-02)2 March 1987 (aged 24) Minnesota Thunder 2010 43 0
14 Brian Kallman United States DF (1984-04-23)23 April 1984 (aged 27) Minnesota Thunder 2010 32 1
15 John Gilkerson United States DF (1985-05-06)6 May 1985 (aged 26) Carolina RailHawks 2011 6 0
16 Kyle Altman United States DF (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 25) Minnesota Thunder 2010 64 4
Midfielders
4 Neil Hlavaty United States MF (1986-12-27)27 December 1986 (aged 24) Poland Jagiellonia Białystok 2010 53 10
7 Andrei Gotsmanov Belarus MF (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 25) Minnesota Thunder 2010 45 3
8 Daniel Wasson United States MF (1984-06-15)15 June 1984 (aged 27) Germany VfL Osnabrück 2010 31 2
10 Sandy Gbandi Liberia MF (1983-07-12)12 July 1983 (aged 28) Puerto Rico Islanders 2011 5 0
13 Kentaro Takada Japan MF (1983-04-13)13 April 1983 (aged 28) Rochester Thunder 2010 42 2
17 Geison Moura Brazil MF (1986-07-16)16 July 1986 (aged 25) Rockford Rampage 2010 17 1
18 Jeff Cosgriff United States MF (1987-12-26)26 December 1987 (aged 23) AC St. Louis 2011 24 2
23 Ryan Woods England MF (1988-05-16)16 May 1988 (aged 23) Canada Forest City London 2011 12 0
26 Ely Allen United States MF (1986-06-12)12 June 1986 (aged 25) D.C. United 2010 38 3
32 Lucas Rodríguez Argentina MF (1986-02-08)8 February 1986 (aged 25) Kansas City Brass 2010 36 5
77 Andy Lorei United States MF (1989-03-25)25 March 1989 (aged 22) Real Maryland 2011 8 0
Forwards
9 Tino Nuñez United States FW (1984-08-22)22 August 1984 (aged 27) Rochester Rhinos 2011 15 0
19 Simone Bracalello Italy FW (1985-10-21)21 October 1985 (aged 26) 2010 52 12
20 Brian Cvilikas United States FW (1984-03-16)16 March 1984 (aged 27) Minnesota Thunder 2010 41 8
21 Devin Del Do United States FW (1986-05-21)21 May 1986 (aged 25) 2010 38 7
22 Amani Walker Jamaica FW (1989-12-16)16 December 1989 (aged 21) Orange County Blue Star 2011 19 1
25 Anthony Hamilton United States FW (1985-08-26)26 August 1985 (aged 26) Rochester Rhinos 2011 6 0
28 Luke Mulholland England FW (1988-08-07)7 August 1988 (aged 23) Wilmington Hammerheads 2011 9 2
Players away on loan
5 Jack Stewart United States DF (1983-05-29)29 May 1983 (aged 28) Carolina RailHawks 2011 15 0
Players who left during the season
24 Scott Lorenz United States DF (1987-07-23)23 July 1987 (aged 24) Loan from Sporting Kansas City 2011 8 0

Staff[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Winter[edit]

Summer[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Carolina RailHawks (X) 28 17 3 8 50 26 +24 54 Playoffs semifinals
2 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 15 7 6 41 32 +9 52
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 28 11 8 9 41 36 +5 41 Playoffs quarterfinals
4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 9 11 8 35 36 −1 38
5 FC Edmonton 28 10 6 12 35 40 −5 36[a]
6 NSC Minnesota Stars (C) 28 9 9 10 30 32 −2 36[a]
7 Montreal Impact 28 9 8 11 35 27 +8 35
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 4 20 25 63 −38 16
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.[10]
(C) Champion; (X) Regular season champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b EDM: 8 pts; MIN: 2 pts

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
28 9 9 10 30 32  −2 36 5 5 4 14 10  +4 4 4 6 16 22  −6

Last updated: September 24, 2011.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
GroundAAAHHHH
ResultWDLDDWW
Position
Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

NASL Playoffs[edit]

Soccer Bowl[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

The Minnesota Stars were denied entry in to the 2011 U.S. Open Cup.

Squad statistics[edit]

As of Match played October 29, 2011

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total NASL NASL Playoffs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Joe Warren 32 0 27 0 5 0
2 DF United States Justin Davis 27 1 22 1 5 0
3 DF Brazil Cristiano 23 0 17+1 0 5 0
4 MF United States Neil Hlavaty 29 6 21+3 4 4+1 2
6 DF United States Kevin Friedland 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
7 MF Belarus Andrei Gotsmanov 27 3 19+3 1 5 2
9 FW United States Tino Nuñez 15 0 8+7 0 0 0
10 MF Liberia Sandy Gbandi 5 0 2+3 0 0 0
11 DF United States Chris Clements 17 0 17 0 0 0
13 MF Japan Kentaro Takada 21 1 15+2 1 1+3 0
14 DF United States Brian Kallman 15 1 8+2 1 5 0
15 DF United States John Gilkerson 6 0 5+1 0 0 0
16 DF United States Kyle Altman 32 3 27 3 5 0
17 MF Brazil Geison Moura 4 0 1+3 0 0 0
18 MF United States Jeff Cosgriff 23 2 15+3 2 5 0
19 FW Italy Simone Bracalello 22 6 15+4 6 0+3 0
20 FW United States Brian Cvilikas 13 3 5+3 3 5 0
21 FW United States Devin Del Do 29 5 15+10 5 0+4 0
22 FW Jamaica Amani Walker 19 1 2+17 1 0 0
23 MF England Ryan Woods 12 0 5+7 0 0 0
25 FW United States Anthony Hamilton 6 0 2+2 0 0+2 0
26 MF United States Ely Allen 11 0 11 0 0 0
28 FW England Luke Mulholland 9 2 4 0 5 2
30 GK United States Matt Van Oekel 1 0 1 0 0 0
32 MF Argentina Lucas Rodríguez 26 4 20+1 2 5 2
77 MF United States Andy Lorei 4 0 1+3 0 0 0
Players away from Minnesota Stars on loan:
5 DF United States Jack Stewart 15 0 15 0 0 0
Players who left Minnesota Stars during the season:
24 DF United States Scott Lorenz 8 0 8 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name NASL NASL Playoffs Total
1 FW Italy 19 Simone Bracalello 6 0 6
MF United States 4 Neil Hlavaty 4 2 6
3 FW United States 21 Devin Del Do 5 0 5
4 MF Argentina 32 Lucas Rodríguez 2 2 4
5 DF United States 16 Kyle Altman 3 0 3
FW United States 20 Brian Cvilikas 3 0 3
MF Belarus 7 Andrei Gotsmanov 1 2 3
8 MF United States 18 Jeff Cosgriff 2 0 2
FW England 28 Luke Mulholland 0 2 2
10 MF Japan 13 Kentaro Takada 1 0 1
DF United States 2 Justin Davis 1 0 1
FW Jamaica 22 Amani Walker 1 0 1
DF United States 14 Brian Kallman 1 0 1
TOTALS 30 8 38

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name NASL NASL Playoffs Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
2 United States DF Justin Davis 3 0 1 0 4 0
3 Brazil DF Cristiano 3 0 0 0 3 0
4 United States MF Neil Hlavaty 4 0 0 0 4 0
5 United States DF Jack Stewart 5 0 0 0 5 0
7 Belarus MF Andrei Gotsmanov 1 0 2 0 3 0
11 United States DF Chris Clements 3 0 0 0 3 0
13 Japan MF Kentaro Takada 3 0 0 0 3 0
14 United States DF Brian Kallman 2 0 1 0 3 0
15 United States DF John Gilkerson 1 0 0 0 1 0
16 United States DF Kyle Altman 5 0 1 0 6 0
18 United States MF Jeff Cosgriff 3 0 1 0 4 0
19 Italy FW Simone Bracalello 5 1 0 0 5 1
20 United States FW Brian Cvilikas 0 0 2 0 2 0
21 United States FW Devin Del Do 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 England MF Ryan Woods 1 0 0 0 1 0
26 United States MF Ely Allen 2 0 0 0 2 0
28 England FW Luke Mulholland 0 0 1 0 1 0
32 Argentina MF Lucas Rodríguez 3 0 0 0 3 0
TOTALS 45 1 10 0 55 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c "NSC Minnesota Stars Sign Three New Players, Lose One". oursportscentral.com. Our Sports Central. March 15, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
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  10. ^ "NASL Standings".