United States Football Alliance


United States Football Alliance

Infobox sports league

pixels = 100px
caption = USFA Logo
sport = American football
founded = 2005
teams = 26
country = USA
champion = West Virginia Lightning
website = [http://www.theusfa.com Official Site]

The United States Football Alliance(USFA) is a full contact outdoor semi-pro minor league American football league, based in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The league was established in 2005 by Randy Goodnight and has been in continuous operation every year. The USFA has active teams in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan. Every year the USFA seeks to expand it's region of play and bring in quality teams to expand the league.

League Leadership

League Commissioner

*Danial Marshall - Danial Marshall spent the first 8 years of his adult life in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer where he fought his way up rank structure to becoming a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During his time in the military he attended many leadership schools and was assigned to high demanding units such as Ranger Battalion and the 82nd Airborne Division. After leaving the military due to disability he searched for another "love" to fill his life with. This was Semi-Pro football. He began as a player, but since the travel was so great to play, he started his own team with a fellow teammate. After successfully founding and operating a Semi-Pro team he felt that it would be a good decision to assist the United States Football Alliance on the Executive Board. Danial accepted the League Commissioner job as a welcomed challenge and vows to be fair and impartial.

League President/Founder

*Randy Goodnight - Randy Goodnight played Semi Pro Football in 2002 for the Youngstown(OH) Steelers. In 2003 he became the founder of the Penn Ohio Raiders in which he was a part time player as well as the teams President. In 2005 he was selected as an All American Offensive Linemen by the MLFN. In 2005 Mr. Goodnight became the founder of The United States Football Alliance League which was voted the "Best New League In The Mid-West"by the Minor League Football News.He serves as the Leagues President. In 2006 Mr. Goodnight joined the Albany Conquest of the AF2 in becoming a Regional Scout. In 2007 Randy Goodnight joined forces with the North East Ohio Panthers Indoor Football Team he is the Director of Player Operations. He has attended The Community College of Rhode Island as well as the Shenango Valley(PA)School of Business. He lives in the Youngstown,Ohio area.

League Awards

After the inaugural season of the USFA it was voted Best New League by the Minor League Football News.

2007 USFA Teams

WFC

North

*Motor City Soldiers
*Northwest Ohio Raiders
*Lima Warriors
*Delphos Dark Knights

Central

*Akron Jagz
*Mount Teat Teats

South

*Southern Ohio Patriots
*Mt. Carmel FIRE
*West Virginia Crash
*Butler County Blazers

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EFC

North

*Lackawanna Dynasty
*Penn Ohio Raiders
*Lawrence County Mustangs
*Pittsburgh Tornadoes
*Sacksville Ballers

Central

*Beaver County Vipers
*Western Pennsylvania Warhawks
*Steel City United

South

* [http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=westvirginiagladiators West Virginia Gladiators]
*Pittsburgh Pride
* [http://www.wvwardogs.com/index.html West Virginia Wardogs]
*Tri State Spartans

2008 USFA Teams

WFC

North

*West Michigan Force
*Grand Rapids Thunder
*Battle Creek Blaze
*Michigan (Flint) Admirals

Central

*Wayne County Wolverines
*Michigan Gators
*Motor City Soldiers
*Northwest Ohio Raiders

South

*Lima Warriors
*Ada Dark Knights
*Ohio Outlawz
*Mt. Carmel Fire

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EFC

North

*New York State Lions
*Lackawanna Dynasty
*Cleveland Cobras
*Akron Jagz
*Ohio Freedom

Central

*Western PA Warhawks
*Steel City United
*Pittsburgh Pride

South

*West Virginia Gladiators
*Mountain State Bruins
*West Virginia Lightning
*West Virginia Crash

Previous USFA Champions

2005

*No League Champion
*NFC Champion, Columbus Cowboys
*AFC Co-Champions, Penn Ohio Raiders and Beaver County Warriors

2006

*Beaver County Vipers - Champions
*Penn Ohio Raiders - Runner-Up
*Championship MVP - VaShawn Patrick - WR/DB - #2 - BC Vipers

2007

*Lima Warriors - Champions
*Beaver County Vipers - Runner-Up
*Championship MVP - Justin Henderson - QB - #17 - Lima Warriors

ee also

*American football
*List of developmental and minor sports leagues

External links

* [http://www.theusfa.com USFA Official Site]
* [http://www.semiprofootball.org/ Semi-pro Football Headquarters]


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