Baltimore Bohemians

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Baltimore Bohemians
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Full name Baltimore Bohemians
Nickname(s) The Bohs
Founded 2011
Stadium Paul Angelo Russo Stadium
Towson, Maryland
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Louis Angelos
Manager Santino Quaranta
League USL Premier Development League
2014 5th, Mid Atlantic Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Current season

Baltimore Bohemians are an American soccer club located in Baltimore, MD. They compete in the USL Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. Their inaugural season started in the spring of 2012.


History[edit]

Baltimore Bohemians were founded in 2011. The club is owned by Louis Angelos, son of Peter Angelos.

On December 2, 2011, the club named Steve Nichols as head coach for the team's inaugural season. Nichols played professionally for the Baltimore Spirit and Baltimore Bays in addition to coaching at the McDonogh School and with the Baltimore Bays youth club. He was named National Youth Boys Coach of the Year in 2008 by the NSCAA.[1]

The club announced in February 2012 that National Bohemian beer would be their marquee sponsor, with the brand's iconic "Mr. Boh" appearing on the team kit and fan apparel.[2]

The Bohemians became a development partner of D.C. United in April 2012.[3]

On July 17, 2013 the Bohemians announced a partnership with Bohemian F.C. of the League of Ireland, an agreement that will see the two clubs trade talent.[4]

End of 2013 Regular Season and First Playoff Berth[edit]

July 21, 2013 in the final match of the season the Bohs were behind 2-0 against the Ocean City Nor'easters going into the 78th min. The Bohs fought back resulting in a three-goal burst in the last 12 minutes of play to give the Bohs a 3-2 win, the second seed in the Mid-Atlantic Division playoffs, and a home match against Reading United. The third goal was a dramatic header by keeper Zach Kane who was pulled forward in desperation to aid the attack of a 40 yd free kick from Geaton Caltabiano in the 94th min to net the winner.[5]

In 2013 the Bohemians finished second in the Mid-Atlantic Division with 29 points beating out 3rd place Reading and 4th place Jersey Express on goal difference. Baltimore finished the regular season scoring 42 goals, the most in the USL PDL. Forward Pete Caringi III finished the season as the league's top scorer and points leader with 16 goals, 5 assists, and 37 points.With the second place finish the Bohemians clinched their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup birth.[6]

On February 12, 2014 the team announced that coach Steve Nichols had stepped down after accepting the head coaching position at Loyola University Maryland. [7] On February 19, 2014 the club named former US National Team Member Santino Quaranta as his replacement. [8]

Colors and badge[edit]

The club's colors are black, gold and red in honor of the Flag of Maryland.

The Bohemians crest has four quadrants. The top left quadrant features the black and gold crest of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, the bottom right quadrant features black and red stripes - a nod to Bohemian F.C. of Ireland and the other two quadrants feature a blue crab and a Black Eyed Susan, both symbols of Maryland. The quadrants are split by a cross, another homage to the flag of the state of Maryland.

The club's home kit was premiered on American soccer blog The Denim Kit on February 16, 2012. It prominently features the black and gold pattern in the club's crest.[9]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2012 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid-Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid-Atlantic Divisional Playoffs Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid-Atlantic Did not qualify 3rd Round [10]

Stadium[edit]

The club played their inaugural season at Cedar Lane in Bel Air. In 2013 the club moved to the Ridley Athletic Complex at Loyola University Maryland. For the 2014 season the club will make Calvert Hall College High School's Paul Angelo Russo Stadium in Towson, Maryland their home.

Current squad[edit]

As of June 21, 2014.[11]

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

No. Position Player
United States FW Brandon Allen[12]
United States FW Olakunle Banjo[13]
United States FW Justin Burrell[14]
United States DF Jeremy DeGraffenreidt[15]
United States MF Jackson Eskay[16]
United States DF Marquez Fernandez[17]
United States MF Brian Graham[18]
Philippines DF Phil Greatwich[19]
United States GK Andrew Harris[20]
United States DF Malcolm Harris[21]
United States GK Billy Heavner[22]
United States MF Ian Heinrich[23]
United States MF Stephen Ho[24]
Mali DF Mamadou Kansaye[25]
No. Position Player
England MF Dominic Marshall[26]
United States FW Austin Martz[27]
United States DF Jake Nelson[28]
United States MF David Neuberth[29]
Nigeria MF Kingsley Onwuka[30]
United States FW Chris Panian[31]
United States DF Cole Seiler[32]
United States GK Danny Sheerin[33]
United States DF Matt Shinsky[34]
Liberia MF Melvin Snoh[35]
England MF Connor Thompson[36]
England DF Ryan Tuck[37]
United States MF David Witkoff[38]
Ghana DF Joshua Yaro[39]

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Pdl.uslsoccer.com. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Pdl.uslsoccer.com. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  4. ^ http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/738325.html
  5. ^ http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/739647.html
  6. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2013/42834749.html#STATS
  7. ^ http://www.baltimorebohemians.com/#!NICHOLS-STEPS-DOWN-AS-BOHS-COACH/c1b5l/A7845E61-72E3-4589-8715-E8EE91514D91
  8. ^ "Santino Quaranta Named Bohs Coach". Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Geo, Elo (2012-02-16). "Baltimore Bohemians Release Kit, Scarf, Logo, Schedule". Thedenimkit.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  10. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/04/24/09/27/140424-usoc-2014-tournament-announcement
  11. ^ "The Club". Baltimore Bohemians. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  12. ^ Brandon Allen (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  13. ^ Veteran Striker Kay Banjo, Freshman Goalie Todd Morton to Join Men's Soccer for Fall 2014 Campaign," University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Justin Burrell (profile) – U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
  15. ^ Jeremy DeGraffenreidt (bio) – University of Louisville Athletics.
  16. ^ Jackson Eskay (bio) – College of William & Mary Athletics.
  17. ^ Marquez Fernandez (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  18. ^ Brian Graham (bio) – University of North Carolina at Greensboro Athletics.
  19. ^ Phil Greatwich (bio) – Pipeline Soccer Club.
  20. ^ Andrew Harris (bio) – Wake Forest University Athletics.
  21. ^ Malcolm Harris (bio) – University of Denver Athletics.
  22. ^ Billy Heavner (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  23. ^ Ian Heinrich (bio) – Johns Hopkins University Athletics.
  24. ^ Stephen Ho (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  25. ^ Hakala, Josh. "2014 US Open Cup Round 2 preview: Largest round in tournament history kicks off with 22 games tonight," TheCup.us, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
  26. ^ Dominic Marshall (bio) – Loyola University Maryland Athletics.
  27. ^ Austin Martz (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  28. ^ Jake Nelson (bio) – St. Joseph's University Athletics.
  29. ^ David Neuberth (bio) – Wayland Baptist University Athletics.
  30. ^ Kingsley Onwuka (profile) – SoccerPunter.
  31. ^ Chris Panian (bio) – Stevenson University Athletics.
  32. ^ Cole Seiler (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  33. ^ Danny Sheerin (bio) – Penn State University Athletics.
  34. ^ Matthew Shinsky (bio) – Columbia University Athletics.
  35. ^ Melvin Snoh (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  36. ^ Connor Thompson (bio) – Loyola University Maryland Athletics.
  37. ^ Ryan Tuck (bio) – Loyola University Maryland Athletics.
  38. ^ David Witkoff (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  39. ^ Joshua Yaro (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.

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