Chico Rooks
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Chico Rooks
Chico Rooks
Full nameChico Rooks
Nickname(s)The Rooks
GroundUniversity Stadium
ChairmanUnited States David Stahl
ManagerUnited States David Stahl
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
20065th, Northwest Division

The Chico Rooks were an American soccer team, founded in 1993 by Dave Stahl and Eric Snedeker. The team was a member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2006. Initially, the team's management announced that they would spend the 2007 NPSL season on hiatus while they re-organised and consolidated their finances; the Rooks never returned to active competition and the franchise was cancelled by the NPSL at the end of the 2007 season.

The Rooks were a stalwart of the United Soccer Leagues from their formation in 1993 until 2003, where upon they were founding members of the Men's Premier Soccer League (now the National Premier Soccer League). For many years they were California's oldest professional soccer club.

The Rooks played their home matches at the University Stadium on the campus of California State University, Chico in the city of Chico, California. The team's colors were black and white.

Final roster

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


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 USISL 4th, Pacific Divisional Semifinals Did not enter
1994 3 USISL 4th, Pacific Sizzling Nine Did not enter
1995 3 USISL Pro League 2nd, Western North 1st Round Quarterfinals
1996 3 USISL Pro League 4th, Western Semifinals Did not qualify
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 3rd, West Division Finals Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 2nd, West Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Western Semifinals 1st Round
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Western Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Western Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2002 4 USL PDL 1st, Southwest Did not qualify 1st Round
2003 4 MPSL 2nd Semifinals 1st Round
2004 4 MPSL 1st Semifinals 1st Round
2005 4 NPSL 3rd, Western Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 NPSL 5th, Northwest Did not qualify Did not qualify


  • MPSL Regular Season Champions 2004
  • USL PDL Southwest Division Champions 2002
  • USL D-3 Pro League Western Division Champions 2000
  • USL D-3 Pro League Western Division Champions 1999


  • United States David Stahl (1993-2006)


Average Attendance

  • 1993: 1,012
  • 1994: 1,181
  • 1995: 1,490
  • 1996: 1,449
  • 1997: 1,933
  • 1998: 1,624
  • 1999: 1,709
  • 2000: 1,710
  • 2001: 2,109
  • 2002: 1,691
  • 2003: 1,656
  • 2004: 1,573

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