2002-03 FC Montco Forza Premier

For more information on the 2002-03 Forza Premier team, please contact the head coach and follow them on social media:

Coaching Staff Social Media Hashtags
Dean Merchant - Head Coach

+ Playing Experience

  • Temple University, Division I (1985-1989)
    • All Atlantic 10 Conference Player (1985)
    • NCAA Division I Tournament, Sweet 16 (1985)
  • Upper Merion High School (1983-1985)
    • Parade Magazine All-State
    • 3-time First Team Suburban One
    • Philadelphia All-Scholastic Team (1984-85)
    • Dapper Dan/Pepsi Cola Big 33 All Star (1985)
    • ODP Player (1979-81)
    • Napoli (Italy) Football Club Identification and Youth Development Program (1982)
    • Inter-County Select Team (1977-85)
    • PA State Championship U16 Prussians (1981)
Sal Carbone - Assistant Coach

+ Playing Experience

  • United States Men's National Team
    • Pool Player (1985-90)
    • US Youth National Team (1981-85)
    • Drafted by MLS Kansas City Comets
  • UNLV, Division 1 (1985-90)
    • 3-time Big West First Team
    • US Amateur Cup National Runner-Up (1988)
    • US Olympic Sports Festival (1986)
    • PAC Championship (1985)
  • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (1981-85)
    • Parade Magazine All-American (1985)
    • Two-time All State First Team
    • Philadelphia All-Scholastic Team (1984-85)
Forza Premier Open President's Cup with a Win

April 3, 2016 — On a frigid morning with winds gusting as high as 40 mph, the FC Montco Forza Premier boys opened up their 2016 EPYSA President's Cup push with a 3-1 win over FC Bucks Storm.

The win puts Forza Premier tied atop their group, with a potentially group-deciding match next weekend against the other first place team, FC Revolution Cosmos. Good luck, boys!

See the full bracket here (PDF).

YSC Winter League Champions!

April 2, 2016 — Congrats to our U13 Forza Premier boys on winning the YSC Winter 2 Championship tonight!

In the fast-paced, do-or-die playoff environment at YSC, the Forza boys thrived, allowing only a single goal on their way to the Championship:

Opponent Result Score
West-Mont United Win 2-0
Main Line Soccer Win 1-0
Continental FC Win 2-1
Lower Merion SC Win 2-0
APL Fall Success for Forza Premier

December 1, 2015 — The U13 Forza Premier team wrapped up their first season as an FC Montco side, ending their fall season in the extremely competitive Atlantic Premier League.

The Forza boys, lead by coaches Dean Merchant and Sal Carbone, started their inaugaural season ranked 1500 in Pennsylvania East, but finished the fall season ranked #40.

  Current Rank Change Championship
  National Ranking Points 1126    
 National Rank 1315 (-2)  
   Region 1 Rank 327 (+3)  
   Pennsylvania East Rank 40  
Current Rank Calculated: 12/1/2015
Previous Rank Calculated: 11/1/2015

Over the course of the season, the boys had some very significant wins against highly-ranked teams:

We are all looking forward to continued growth and success through the second half of your inauguaral season!

Finalists at the West Chester Summer Classic

August 2, 2015 — Congratulations to the U13 Forza Premier boys on a terrific second place showing in this weekend's West Chester Summer Classic!

This was the team's first tournament together under the FC Montco shield and they made their club and coaches proud, going undefeated until the championship final, falling 2-1 to the South Jersey Academy FC Colchesters.

En route to the final, Forza won three convincing matches, beating Commack Fire (NYE) 1-0, defeating Lionville Thunder 5-3, and besting ENCO United Red 4-3.

Congrats on a fantastic first step with FC Montco!

FC Montco Announces the U13 Forza Premier Team!

February 1, 2015 — FC Montco is ecstatic to welcome our newest team, FC Montco Forza Premier!

The team is coached by Dean Merchant and Sal Carbone, both of whom played at the highest levels in the United States: Dean on a regional level and Sal on a National level with time on the US Men's National Teams.

Both coaches believe in playing a possession-oriented game focusing on individual development within the team game.

Keep an eye on this team as it heads into spring competition. In the spring the team will play in tournaments and friendlies preparing for the state cup championships.