Victoria Riptides
Full nameVictoria Riptides
Nickname(s)'Tides
FoundedMay 3, 1984
DissolvedNovember 6, 1985; 38 years ago (November 6, 1985)
StadiumRoyal Athletic Park
Capacity3,800
ChairmanDave Davies (1984)
Harry Kuiack (1985)
ManagerDavid Keith (1984)
Brian Hughes & Buzz Parsons (1985)
LeaguePCSL (1984)
WSA (1985)

Victoria Riptides (also known as the RipTides and Riptide) were a professional soccer team based out of Victoria, British Columbia. The team played for two seasons; the 1984 season of the Pacific Coast Soccer League, and 1985 season of the Western Alliance Challenge Series. Their home games were played at Royal Athletic Park.

History

David Keith was coach of the Riptides for their first season during which the Riptides secured a record of 7 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss. The team featured several prominent players including former Vancouver Whitecap, Frank Woods; Simon Keith, who joined the 'Tides after playing in the second tier of the British league for Millwall F.C.; Brian Mousley (Portland Timbers); local stand-out Rob Wallace who signed his first professional contract with the Riptides; as well as several Canada national team pool players: Doug Adlem, Glen Johnson and Scott Weinberg (University of Victoria).

In 1985, four independent west coast soccer clubs joined together to create an informal challenge series. The challenge cup pitted the Riptides against F.C. Seattle, F.C. Portland and the San Jose Earthquakes in a home and away series. The cup also included games against the Canada national soccer team which was training for the 1986 World Cup in Vancouver, BC. The national team was not included in the standings.[1]

Brian Hughes was the head coach to start the 1985 season, but was replaced mid-season by real-estate agent Buzz Parsons who also failed to produce winning results. The 1985 Riptides had a 3-1-3 record, finishing second from the bottom in the final standings.[1] The challenge series led to a discussion among the four teams about forming a permanent league or alliance. The Riptides management at the time, disagreed with this approach and did not participate in future games in what became known as the Western Soccer Alliance. They also backed out of joining the newly forming Canadian Soccer Association.[2] The Western Soccer Alliance became the Western Soccer League in 1989 which merged with the American Soccer League in 1990 to form the American Professional Soccer League.

Year-by-year

Year League Record Regular Season Post Season
1984 Pacific Coast Soccer League 7-2-1 2nd runners-up
1985 Western Alliance Challenge Series 3-1-3 3rd N/A

1984 Pacific Coast Soccer League

League final standings

GP = Games Played, W = Wins, T = Ties, L = Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts= point system

2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

 -League Premiers (most points).  -Other playoff teams.
Team[3] GP W T L GF GA Pts
New Westminster QPR 10 8 1 1 28 12 17
Victoria Riptides 10 7 2 1 25 8 16
Nanaimo Regal 10 4 3 3 22 13 11
Richmond Olympic 10 1 4 5 13 35 6
Vancouver Pegasus 10 1 4 5 8 17 6
Richmond Club Ireland 10 0 4 6 10 27 4

Regular season results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goal Scorers Ref.
June 10, 1984 New Westminster QPR H 2–3 937 George Pakos, Simon Keith [4]
June 17, 1984 Vancouver Pegasus H 3–0 907 John Hughes, Simon Keith, Brain Mousley [5]
June 24, 1984 Richmond Club Ireland A 0–1 Glenn Johnston [6]
June 30, 1984 Nanaimo Regal H 4–0 100 Ken Garraway (2), Rob Wallace, Mike Collis [7]
July 7, 1984 Richmond Olympic H 4–1 982 Simon Keith (2), Doug Adlem, Ken Garraway [8]
July 14, 1984 New Westminster QPR A 1–2 Scott Weinberg, Glenn Johnston [9]
July 22, 1984 Nanaimo Regal H 1–1 700 Scott Weinberg [10]
July 29, 1984 Vancouver Pegasus A 2–2 Glenn Johnston, Brain Mousley [11]
August 6, 1984 Richmond Club Ireland H 3–0 600 Ian Klitze (2), Glenn Johnston [12]
August 12, 1984 Richmond Olympic A 0–2 Ken Garraway, Doug Adlem [13]

Victoria Cup Final results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goal Scorers Ref.
August 23, 1984 New Westminster QPR A 6–2 George Pakos, Ken Garraway [14]
August 26, 1984 New Westminster QPR H 3–0 907 George Pakos, Doug Adlem, Glenn Johnston [15]

Exhibition results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goal Scorers Ref.
July 17, 1984 Canada Men's National Team H 0–4 1,105 none [16]

Team management

1985 Western Alliance Challenge Series

Series final standings

Pos Team Pld W T L GF GA GD Pts
1 San Jose Earthquakes 7 4 1 2 10 9 +1 13
2 F.C. Seattle 7 3 1 3 16 11 +5 10
3 Victoria Riptide 7 3 1 3 12 13 −1 10
4 F.C. Portland 7 1 2 4 8 15 −7 5
Source: [18]

Results by round

June 15, 1985 WACS 1 Victoria Riptide 3–2 FC Portland Victoria, British Columbia
14:00 John Noble 45+', 83'
Ken Andrews 78'
Report Tim Newton 33'
Brent Goulet 65'
Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 200
July 6, 1985 WACS 2 Victoria Riptide 0–1 San Jose Earthquakes Victoria, British Columbia
14:00 Report John Catliff 76' (o.g.) Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 600
July 13, 1985 WACS 3 Victoria Riptide 4–2 FC Seattle Victoria, British Columbia
14:00 George Pakos 33',
Nick Gilbert 38'
Ken Garraway 49'
Report Bruce Raney
Brian Schmetzer 85'
Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 450
July 20, 1985 WACS 4 Victoria Riptide 2–1 FC Portland Victoria, British Columbia
14:00 Ken Garraway 16'
Greg Kern 67' (pen.)
Report Brent Goulet 37' Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 400
July 28, 1985 WACS 5 Victoria Riptide 2–2 Canada Victoria, British Columbia
14:00 Ian Baird 65'
Carey Cleaver 75'
Report John Catliff 3'
Greg Ion 83'
Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 600
August 9, 1985 WACS 6 FC Seattle 3–0 Victoria Riptide Seattle, Washington
19:30 Bruce Raney 9'
Robbie Zipp 18'
Brian Schmetzer 34'
Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 1,628
August 17, 1985 WACS 7 San Jose Earthquakes 2–1 Victoria Riptide San Jose, California
19:30 Fred Hamel 13' (Dangerfield)
Carlos Morales Red card 76'
Chris Dangerfield 85'
Report 1
Report 2
Lou Garraway 21' (McGuire, Hood) Stadium: Spartan Stadium
Attendance: 3,489

Exhibition match results

May 26, 1985 friendly Upper Island Selects 1–2 Victoria Riptide Nanaimo, British Columbia
Tony Leach 44' Report Ken Andrews 35'
Tony Ensons 85' (pen.)
Stadium: Caledonian Park
May 29, 1985 friendly Victoria Riptide 2–1 Upper Island Selects Victoria, British Columbia
Nick Gilbert 21'
Tony Ensons 86' (pen.)
Report Doug Muirhead 46' Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 150
June 2, 1985 friendly Victoria Riptide 3–2 Mean Green (Dallas, TX) Victoria, British Columbia
17:00 Jamie Lowery 20'
Ken Andrews 30'
Greg Kern
Report Manny Servantes
David Easterly 75'
Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 300
June 21, 1985 friendly Victoria Riptide 1–3 Edmonton Brick Men Victoria, British Columbia
19:30 David McGill 24' (o.g.) Report Carlos Marquez 4', 54', 67' Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 400
July 21, 1985 friendly Edmonton Brick Men 5–0 Victoria Riptide Edmonton, Alberta
16:00 Peter Stepaniak
Ross Ongaro
Carlos Marquez
Norm Odinga
Victoria 90' (o.g.)
Report A
Report B
Stadium: Clarke Stadium
Attendance: 967
August 24, 1985 friendly Victoria Riptide 1–2 PCL All-Stars Victoria, British Columbia
Lou Garraway 12' Report John Connor 8'
Rick Douglas 45' (pen.)
Stadium: Royal Athletic Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Graham Cope

1985 Roster

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Canada CAN Grant Darley[19]
GK Canada CAN Sven Habermann[20]
GK   Gary Smith[21]
GK   Tobin Walker[22]
DF Canada CAN Randy Samuel[20]
DF Canada CAN Iain Baird[21]
DF Canada CAN Greg Kern[23]
DF Canada CAN Carey Cleaver[22]
DF Canada CAN Dan Sudeyko[24]
DF Wales WAL John Hughes[25]
DF   Ken Andrews[23]
DF   John Noble[25]
DF   Gordie Horth[20]
MF Canada CAN Jamie Lowery[23]
MF Canada CAN John Catliff[20]
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Canada CAN George Pakos[26]
MF   John McGuire[27]
FW Canada CAN Doug Muirhead[26]
FW Canada CAN Nick Gilbert[25]
FW Canada CAN Ken Garraway[26]
FW Canada CAN Lou Garraway[27]
FW   Lance Hollett[22]
Canada CAN Buzz Parsons[28]
Canada CAN Keith Bridge[24]
Canada CAN Steve Moss[23]
  Tony Ensons[28]
  Demetre Gilbert[28]
  Mike McStravich[28]
  Dan Hood[27]

Team management

See also

References

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