Lusitano Stadium

About Us


Lusitano Stadium is what makes Ludlow Massachusetts the Soccer Capital of New England.  Modeled after European stadiums, the only soccer specific stadium in New England is located in the heart of Ludlow, providing the casual fan as well as the soccer aficionado the ultimate in soccer viewing as spectators feel they are part of the action. Tasty foods such as our famous ‘bifana’ (Portuguese pork sandwich) and other refreshments are available at the stadium pavilion during most soccer games. 


History
Connecticut Soccer League
Gremio Lusitano has played in the CSL various times in the past. They were 2013/14 Connecticut Soccer League Playoff Champions, beating Glastonbury Celtic 2-1.
2013 CSL Team

The 1979-1980 Connecticut League Champions Gremio Lusitano!

Gremio Lusitano Teams
Please email info AT wmpioneers.com if you have any info about these players.

Gremio Lusitano team from right after the war in 1945-1946. Standing from L-R: Dominic Goncalves, Fermino Esteves, Charlie Santos, Armand Feicha, Lee Bernardo, Ruffy Gonsalves, Jack Fonte, Angelo Teixeira, Joe Garcia, Tony Monteiro, Gill Bello, Matt ____. Sitting from L-R: Joe Silva, Coco Esteves, Fernando Costa, Tony Almeida, Tony Esteves, Tony Francisco, and Mac Silva.

Gremio Lusitano team from right after the war in 1945-1946.  From L-R: Unknown, Lee Bernardo, Mac Silva, Angelo Teixeira, and Tony Francisco.


US Open Cup

1985 US Open Cup team Ludlow Lusitano


  Oct 7 1984, defeated Bridgeport Italians (CT) 2-1 (Round 1)


Lost second round 3-2 (? Maybe in PKs) at NJ against German American Kickers


Standing (L-R): Jose Goncalves, John Dias, Dave Lima, Chris Kolodziey, Mike Sweeney, Matt Addington, Jay Dumphy, Kieran Coffey, Martin Hayes, Fred Pio (coach)

Kneeling (L-R): Greg Kolodziey, Fred Pereira, Jack Martins, Nielson, Hector Gomes, ???, Miguel Goncalves, Celso Correia

 

  Picture taken in Bridgeport, either after first round game or earlier in the year.  Email info@wmpioneers.com if you know of any details about this game!



Western Mass Pro Soccer

Western Mass Pro Soccer played in the inaugural year (2014-2015) of the American Soccer League (ASL). They finished as Northeast Division Champions, and Regular Season Points Champions with a 10-1-7 (37 pts) record. They lost to Icon FC in the Championship Game (0-0, 6-5 PKS). Chris Roswess and Pat Boucher made the All-Star team.