Know Your Blitzers: Troy Brady and Frank Cotroneo

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We’re less than two months away from the opening kick of FC Buffalo’s 2016 National Premier Soccer League season, which means you need to know a bit more about your 2016 Wolves.

We’ve still got plenty of player commitments to announce in the coming days and weeks, but we’ve posed some question to our first batch of commits in order to get to know them a bit better.

Last week we learned a bit about Bayley Winkel and Andres Vega, as well as Keith Traut and Ian McGrath. This week we’ve met Kieran Toland and Andrew Crawford, then Isaiah Barrett and Ross Suitor before connecting with goalkeepers Nick Jeffs and Steve Casey.

Today, we meet two of the youngest players to ever make FC Buffalo: soon-to-be Canisius midfielder Troy Brady and future Villanova back Frank Cotroneo.


After spending the last few seasons with the Empire United Development Academy, Frank has accepted a scholarship to Villanova and is headed to Pennsylvania in the Fall.

Frank CotroneoBest soccer memory: Either getting invited to train with the U.S. national team or committing to play soccer at Villanova

Favorite club player: Neymar

Clubs prior to college: Empire United Development Academy

Favorite food from home: Bacon-wrapped scallops

Hobbies: Training and sleeping

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite band: Afrika Bambaataa

What are you looking forward to about the summer? Playing at a high level and improving my game.





The 2015 Western New York High School Player of the Year, Troy has committed to play his college ball at Canisius College.

Troy BradyBest soccer memory: Playing a ball to Joe Farrell, who scored the game winner in overtime against Niagara Wheatfield to clinch the League.

My favorite club player is Mesut Ozil.

Favorite food: chicken finger sub.

Hobbies: FIFA, training, listening to music, and playing basketball.

Favorite movie: “3 Days to Kill”

Favoite band: Mumford and Sons

What are you looking forward to about the summer? Representing FC Buffalo!!