2012 Charleston Battery season

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Charleston Battery
2012 season
Owner Tony Bakker
Manager Michael Anhaeuser
Stadium Blackbaud Stadium
USL Pro 3rd Place
USL Pro Playoffs Champions
U.S. Open Cup 3rd Rd
Carolina Challenge Cup 4th
Top goalscorer Jose Cuevas and Nicki Paterson
Highest home attendance 4,729
Lowest home attendance 3,162
Average home league attendance 3,825
Home colors
Away colors

The 2012 Charleston Battery season was the club's twentieth season of existence. It is the Battery's third consecutive year in the third tier of American soccer, playing in the USL Professional Division for their second season.

Background[edit]

The Charleston Battery are coming off their inaugural year of playing in the USL Professional Division, the highest division of soccer under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella, and the third division in the American soccer pyramid. The Battery, finished fourth in the American Division of USL Pro, and had the fifth best overall record in the league. In the USL Pro Playoffs, the Battery lost to the eventual champions, Orlando City in extra time.[1]

Competitions[edit]

Carolina Challenge Cup[edit]

Further information: 2012 Carolina Challenge Cup

USL Pro[edit]

Further information: 2012 USL Pro season


Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Orlando City (CC) 24 17 6 1 50 18 +32 57 Commissioner's Cup, Playoffs 1st round bye
2 Rochester Rhinos (A) 24 12 5 7 27 23 +4 41 Playoffs 1st round bye
3 Charleston Battery (A) 24 12 2 10 36 26 +10 38 Playoffs
4 Richmond Kickers (A) 24 11 5 8 31 27 +4 38
5 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 24 10 7 7 34 32 +2 37
6 Harrisburg City Islanders (A) 24 10 7 7 34 29 +5 37
7 Charlotte Eagles 24 11 3 10 34 26 +8 36
8 Los Angeles Blues 24 9 3 12 26 29 −3 30
9 Dayton Dutch Lions 24 4 10 10 20 29 −9 22
10 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 24 4 5 15 20 39 −19 17
11 Antigua Barracuda 24 5 1 18 16 50 −34 16

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification: Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[2]
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

USL Pro Playoffs[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Further information: 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total USL Pro U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Alec Kann 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF United States Mark Wiltse 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
4 DF United States Cody Ellsion 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
6 DF United States Kyle Hoffer 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
7 MF United States Ryan Richter 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
8 MF Scotland Nicki Paterson 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
9 FW Jamaica Dane Kelly 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 FW Sierra Leone Sallieu Bundu 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
12 MF United States Jose Cuevas 1 2 1+0 2 0+0 0
14 MF United States Tony Donatelli 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 DF United States Taylor Mueller 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
17 MF United States Charlie Romero 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 MF United States J.C. Mack 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 DF United States Sean Flatley 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
23 MF The Gambia Amadou Sanyang 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
24 FW United States Zach Prince 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF United States John Wilson 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
30 GK United States Kevin Klasila 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 DF Republic of Ireland Colin Falvey 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0

Transfers[edit]