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
2013 2nd, Mid Atlantic Division
Playoffs:Divisional Playoffs
Website Club home page
Home
Home colors
Away
Away colors
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

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 College. [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

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 Paul Angelo Russo Stadium in Towson, Maryland their home.

Current squad[edit]

As of June 26, 2013.[10]

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

No. Position Player
United States MF Julio Arjona[11]
Mali DF Oumar Ballo[12]
United States MF Geaton Caltabiano[13]
United States FW Pete Caringi III[14]
United States DF Marquez Fernandez[15]
United States MF Kaoru Forbess[16]
Haiti FW Christiano François[17]
United States FW Michael Gamble[18]
United States FW Brian Graham[19]
United States GK Andrew Harris[20]
United States MF Malcolm Harris[21]
Liberia DF Elton Joe[22]
United States GK Zach Kane[23]
Mali MF Mamadou Kansaye[24]
Canada FW Milo Kapor[25]
No. Position Player
United States DF Steven LeVine[26]
United States MF Austin Martz[27]
United States MF Michael Molloy[28]
United States MF Seth Moses[citation needed]
United States MF Jake Nelson[29]
Nigeria FW Kingsley Onwuka[30]
England DF Liam Paddock[31]
United States MF Jereme Raley[32]
United States DF Hugh Roberts[33]
United States MF Alex Shinsky[34]
United States DF Matthew Shinsky[35]
United States MF Vaughn Spurrier[36]
United States MF Sam Tana[37]
Scotland DF Daniel Welsh[38]
United States DF Christian Wulff[39]

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. ^ "The Club". Baltimore Bohemians. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  11. ^ Julio Arjona (bio) – George Mason University Athletics.
  12. ^ Oumar Ballo (bio) – University of Maryland Baltimore County Athletics.
  13. ^ Geaton Caltabiano (bio) – Loyola University Maryland Athletics.
  14. ^ Pete Caringi (bio) – University of Maryland Baltimore County Athletics.
  15. ^ "Marquez Fernandez Profile". Umterps.com. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  16. ^ Kaoru Forbess (bio) – University of Maryland Athletics.
  17. ^ Christiano François (bio) – University of Maryland Athletics.
  18. ^ Michael Gamble (bio) – Wake Forest University Athletics.
  19. ^ Brian Graham (bio) – University of North Carolina at Greensboro Athletics.
  20. ^ Andrew Harris (bio) – Wake Forest University Athletics.
  21. ^ Malcolm Harris (bio) – University of Denver Athletics.
  22. ^ Elton Joe (bio) – National Junior College Athletic Association.
  23. ^ Zach Kane (bio) – Loyola University Maryland Athletics.
  24. ^ "UMBC Retrievers News Releases". Umbcretrievers.com. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  25. ^ Milo Kapor (bio) – University of Maryland Baltimore County Athletics,
  26. ^ Steven LeVine (bio) – York College (PA) Athletics.
  27. ^ Austin Martz (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  28. ^ Mike Molloy. "Mount St. Mary's : Mike Molloy". Mountathletics.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  29. ^ Jake Nelson (bio) – St. Joseph's University Athletics.
  30. ^ "UMBC Retrievers Men's Soccer — Bio". Umbcretrievers.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  31. ^ Liam Paddock (bio) – University of Maryland Baltimore County Athletics.
  32. ^ Jereme Raley (bio) – University of Maryland Athletics.
  33. ^ Hugh Roberts. "Player Bio: Hugh Roberts — GEORGE MASON OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". Gomason.cstv.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  34. ^ "Bohemians Add Shinsky To Squad," Baltimore Bohemians press release, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
  35. ^ Matthew Shinsky (bio) – Columbia University Athletics.
  36. ^ Vaughn Spurrier (bio) – Temple University Athletics.
  37. ^ Samuel Tana (bio) – Susquehanna University Athletics.
  38. ^ Daniel Welsh (bio) – University of California, Santa Barbara Athletics.
  39. ^ Christian S. Wulff (bio) – United States Soccer Development Academy.

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