2010 Charleston Battery season

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Charleston Battery
2010 season
Owner Tony Bakker
Manager Michael Anhaeuser
USL Second Division 1st place
U.S. Open Cup Quarter-finals
USL Second Division Playoffs "Champions"
Top goalscorer League: Neagle (13)
All: Neagle (14)
Highest home attendance 4,236
Lowest home attendance 797
Average home league attendance 3,247
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010 Charleston Battery season marks the club's seventeenth year of professional soccer. The team plays in the USL Second Division (USL-2), the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, having voluntarily self-relegated from the USL First Division at the end of the 2009 season.[1] Charleston play its home games at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. The team is coached by Michael Anhaeuser, his sixth year has head coach, and is assisted by former Battery player Ian Fuller. The Battery finished the regular season in first place with a record of 11-4-5, 38 points, and hosted the USL-2 championship match at Blackbaud Stadium on August 28, 2010. Charleston finished the regular season without a home defeat. The Battery defeated the Richmond Kickers 2-1 to win their third league title.[2] Lamar Neagle led the USL-2 in scoring with 13 league goals and was named the league MVP.[3] Battery manager, Mike Anhaeuser was named the leagues manager of the year.[3] This is he has been named coach of the year while at managing the Battery.

Preseason[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2010 Carolina Challenge Cup.

The Battery began their annual Carolina Challenge Cup tournament with a match against Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. The Battery played Toronto to a draw, and would go on to lose 1-3 to Real Salt Lake, and 0-2 to D.C. United.

Results

Regular season[edit]

The Battery began the 2010 season with a road match at the Charlotte Eagles, winning 3–2.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

as of April 27, 2010[4]

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

No. Position Player
0 Honduras GK Ryan Cooper
1 United States GK Tim Melia (on loan from Real Salt Lake)
3 Republic of Ireland DF Colin Falvey
4 United States MF Lamar Neagle
5 Canada DF Nigel Marples
6 United States MF Josh Bolton
7 Jamaica DF O'Brian Woodbine
8 England MF Mark Briggs
9 United States FW Tommy Heinemann
10 Brazil FW Amaury Nunes
12 Cuba DF Yeniel Bermudez
13 United States MF Kevin Jackson
14 Canada MF Pierre-Rudolph Mayard (on loan from Montreal)
No. Position Player
15 Senegal MF Alioune Gueye
16 South Africa MF Stephen Armstrong
17 United States MF Jon Gruenewald
18 United States FW Patrick Tate
19 United States FW Levi Coleman
20 United States DF Mike Zaher
21 United States DF Brandon Massie
24 United States MF Zach Prince
25 United States MF John Wilson
30 United States GK Keith Wiggans

Staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charleston Battery". Charleston Battery. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ "playoffs". Charleston Battery. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ a b "awards". USL-2 league. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Charleston Battery". United Soccer Leagues (USL). Retrieved 2010-05-28.