New Jersey Rangers

New Jersey Rangers
New Jersey Rangers
Full name New Jersey Rangers
Nickname(s) Rangers
Founded 2007
Stadium Morris Catholic High School
Denville, New Jersey
(Capacity: 500)
Owner United States Aaron Balber
Head Coach Portugal Carlos Rasoilo
League USL Premier Development League
2010 9th, Mid Atlantic
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

New Jersey Rangers is an American soccer team based in Denville, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 2007, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games in the stadium on the campus of Morris Catholic High School, where they have played since 2008. The team's colors are navy blue and white.

The team also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.



The Rangers began their life in the PDL in a positive frame of mind under head coach Ken Cherry, but immediately found the going tough. They lost their debut game 4-1 at home to fellow expansion franchise Newark Ironbound Express, and were demolished 8-1 in their very next game at home to Ocean City Barons; coach Cherry started his third goalkeeper in three games against Westchester Flames, and although fortunes improved, they still lost 1-0, and found themselves languishing at the bottom of the divisional standings. The Rangers finally picked up their first win of the season in early June, 1-0 over Hampton Roads Piranhas off a goal by Adam Kelemet, but continued to struggle thereafter, losing their next four successive games, including a 4-0 walloping at the hands of Brooklyn Knights. The Rangers picked up their second (and final) win of the year the first weekend in July, 2-0 over Long Island Rough Riders, and were unlucky to come out on the losing end of a 7-goal thriller away in Brooklyn the following week, but faded weakly as the season ended, conceding another 6 goals in a heavy defeat to the Long Island Rough Riders in their penultimate game. The Rangers eventually finished 6th of 6 in the Northeast Division, 26 points behind divisional champions Brooklyn; testament to their lack of stability is the fact that head coach Cherry used 40 different players in the team's 16 games. Dritan Sela was top scorer, with 4 goals on the season.


Current roster

As of June 8, 2011.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Grant Schonberg[2]
2 United States DF Phillip Cunha[3]
3 United States MF Sergio Munoz[4]
4 United States DF Alex Brito[5]
5 United States DF Paulie Calafiore[6]
7 United States MF Dan Rasoilo[7]
8 United States MF Giovanni Zammiello[8]
9 Albania FW Dritan Sela[9]
10 United States MF Cody Calafiore[10]
11 United States FW Ahad Saqib[11]
12 United States MF Jeffrey Barrenechea[12]
13 United States FW Tyler Masterson[13]
No. Position Player
14 United States DF Luis Andre[14]
15 United States FW Larry Geraghty[15]
16 United States MF Jason Gorskie[16]
17 United States DF Pedro Vilar[17]
20 United States FW Gregorio Pacheco[18]
21 United States MF Kevin Zalewski[19]
23 United States MF Jeremy Cheeseman
28 United States GK Adam Purdy[20]
United States DF Corey Diamond[21]
Germany FW Dominic Reinold[22]
Ecuador MF Cristian Vasconez

Notable former players

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2008 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 9th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 9th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 8th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches

  • United States Ken Cherry (2008)
  • Cyprus Andy Rotsides (2009)
  • Portugal Carlos Rasoilo (2010-present)


Average attendance

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at

  • 2008: 150
  • 2009: 60
  • 2010: 101


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