Lafayette Hurricanes

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Lafayette Hurricanes
Full nameLafayette Hurricanes FC
Nickname(s)The Canes, Red Storm
The Bayou Crew
StadiumHurricane Stadium
Lafayette, LA
(Capacity: 27,000)
OwnerFrancis Guillermo
CoachMichael Packard
LeagueMajor League Soccer
HonorsMLS Cup (2)
U.S. Open Cup (2)
Supporters' Shield (2)
CONCACAF Champions' Cup (1)

Lafayette Hurricanes Football Club, or just Lafayette Hurricanes, is an American professional soccer club, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, that plays in Major League Soccer. The club was founded in 2005 by Mexican-American entrepreneur Francis Guillermo, and played one season in the North American Soccer League before moving on up to MLS the following year. The club originally played its home games at Cajun Field on the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus until 2009, where they moved into the state-of-the-art Hurricane Stadium, and enjoy one of the most loyal and devoted fanbases in MLS today. The Hurricanes are the current reigning MLS Cup champions, and have held onto it for the past two years, defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy both times in 2011 and 2012, and thus securing their place in the CONCACAF Champions League as well.

Current roster

As of March 2, 2013.

No. Position Player Species Nation
1 Goalkeeper Corey Nelson (DP) (HGP) Estuarine Crocodile United States United States
2 Defender Kevin Dalton Red Fox United States United States
3 Defender Chris Caballero California Sea Otter United States United States
5 Defender Jared Nolton (Captain) (DP) Timber Wolf United States United States
6 Midfielder Miguel Ceballos Coyote Mexico Mexico
7 Midfielder Joey O'Hare (HGP) Swamp Rabbit United States United States
8 Midfielder Trey Bramlett River Otter United States United States
10 Forward Jason Rivera (DP) Black Jaguar United States United States
11 Forward Abedi Akoussah Caracal Togo Togo
12 Goalkeeper Gabriel Palencia Jaguar Mexico Mexico
15 Forward Jerome Jendras (HDP) Cougar United States United States
16 Midfielder Javier Fuentes Jaguarundi Mexico Mexico
17 Midfielder Iguanho Green Iguana Brazil Brazil
18 Defender Adam Toler (GA) Red Fox United States United States
19 Defender Daniel Zaragoza Mexican Wolf Mexico Mexico
20 Forward Agu Kukah (GA) Spotted Leopard Nigeria Nigeria
21 Midfielder Diego Alcaraz White-nosed Coati El Salvador El Salvador
22 Midfielder Tyler Dunne Arctic Fox United States United States
24 Defender Jim Karasik Rottweiler United States United States
25 Midfielder John Quiggins Black Bear United States United States
26 Defender Nathan Lochridge (HGP) Alligator United States United States
27 Midfielder Koshiro Kimura Red Panda Japan Japan
28 Forward Adrian Ayala Ocelot Chile Chile
29 Goalkeeper Julian Trepanier Snow Leopard Switzerland Switzerland
30 Goalkeeper Chris Williams (HGP) Western Drake United States United States
32 Midfielder Scottie Weitz (HGP) Siberian Husky United States United States
33 Defender Ethan Lennard Lion United States United States
34 Defender Joseph Buziak (HGP) Cougar United States United States