Charlotte Eagles

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Charlotte Eagles
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Full name Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Founded 1991
Stadium Dickson Field, Queens University
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner Pat Stewart
Head Coach Dave Dixon
League USL Premier Development League
2014 Regular Season: 12th (USL Pro)
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Previous Eagles Logo 1993–2007

Charlotte Eagles is an American professional soccer team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1991, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at Dickson Field at the Queens University of Charlotte Sports Complex. The team's colors are orange, white and blue.

History[edit]

Founded in 1991 as the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club, the team turned professional when it entered the USISL in 1993.[1] The Eagles enjoyed a brief spell in the A-League before financial troubles caused them to return to the lower level. The club's local rivals include the Carolina Railhawks and Charleston Battery of the USL First Division, the Wilmington Hammerheads (with whom they compete in the North Carolina Derby) and the Richmond Kickers of the Second Division; the fans of the Northern Virginia Royals also maintain a rivalry with Charlotte, despite them playing a division lower.

The Eagles are a division of Missionary Athletes International (MAI), an organization which undertakes sports ministry to share the message of Christianity through the environment of soccer. They are a sister organisation of the USL PDL side Southern California Seahorses, and also field a women's team – the Charlotte Lady Eagles – in the USL W-League.

Stadiums[edit]

Media[edit]

The Eagles receive written coverage from Charlotte's major daily newspaper The Charlotte Observer. Highlights are often shown on local news broadcasts. All games are shown live on http://www.uslnation.com. Hunter Banks is the play-by-play voice for home broadcasts.

Players and staff[edit]

Final roster[edit]

As of March 23, 2014[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Duckworth, BrockBrock Duckworth      United States
2 Midfielder Sekyere, FredFred Sekyere      Ghana
3 Defender Duckett, BilalBilal Duckett      United States
5 Defender Newnam, BenBen Newnam      United States
6 Defender Wickham, ChaseChase Wickham      Canada
7 Forward Boggs, ZakZak Boggs      United States
8 Midfielder Guzman, JuanJuan Guzman      United States
9 Midfielder Thompson, WellsWells Thompson      United States
10 Midfielder Herrera, JorgeJorge Herrera      Colombia
11 Midfielder Gómez, MárioMário Gómez      Colombia
12 Midfielder Yates, DrewDrew Yates      United States
13 Midfielder Gold, MattMatt Gold      United States
14 Forward Geno, DavidDavid Geno      United States
15 Defender Ibikunle, TolaniTolani Ibikunle      United States
16 Defender Dixon, RichardRichard Dixon      Jamaica
17 Midfielder Hall, TyroneTyrone Hall      United States
18 Midfielder Toby, DarrenDarren Toby      Trinidad and Tobago
19 Forward Brandao, GuiGui Brandao      Brazil
20 Defender Leathers, JonathanJonathan Leathers      United States
21 Defender Greer, J. J.J. J. Greer      United States
22 Defender Russell, DrewDrew Russell      United States
24 Midfielder Oblio, FelixFelix Oblio      Kenya
27 Goalkeeper Renfro, KyleKyle Renfro      United States
31 Midfielder Asante, GideonGideon Asante      Ghana

Staff[edit]

  • United States Pat Stewart – President
  • United States Tom Engstrom – General Manager
  • United States Dave Dixon – Head Coach
  • United States Steve ShakAssistant Coach
  • England Phil Poole – Goalkeeper Coach"
  • United States Allan Courtright – Director of Operations
  • United States Katrina Courtright - Trainer

Notable former players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Brian Davidson (1993–1996)
  • United States Mark Steffens (1997–2014)
  • United States Dave Dixon (2014-present)

Achievements[edit]

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 N/A USISL 8th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not enter
1994 3 USISL 3rd, Atlantic Divisional Finals Did not enter
1995 3 USISL Pro League 2nd, Atlantic Divisional Semifinals Did not qualify
1996 3 USISL Pro League 1st, South Atlantic Final Did not qualify
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 3rd, South Atlantic Final Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 3rd, Atlantic Quarterfinals 2nd Round
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Atlantic Semifinals Did not qualify
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 3rd, Southern Champions Did not qualify
2001 2 USL A-League 3rd, Central 1st Round Did not qualify
2002 2 USL A-League 4th, Southeast 1st Round Did not qualify
2003 2 USL A-League 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 3 USL Pro Soccer League 1st, Southern Final 2nd Round
2005 3 USL Second Division 2nd Champions 3rd Round
2006 3 USL Second Division 2nd Final 2nd Round
2007 3 USL Second Division 4th Semifinals 2nd Round
2008 3 USL Second Division 1st Final 2nd Round
2009 3 USL Second Division 4th Final 1st Round
2010 3 USL Second Division 4th Did not qualify 1st Round
2011 3 USL Pro 7th Did not qualify 2nd Round
2012 3 USL Pro 7th Did not qualify Quarterfinals
2013 3 USL Pro 5th Final 3rd Round
2014 3 USL Pro 12th Did not qualify 3rd Round

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Charleston Battery
Southern Derby Winner
2012
Succeeded by
present
Preceded by
Utah Blitzz
USL Second Division Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Richmond Kickers
Preceded by
Western Mass Pioneers
USL Second Division Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Utah Blitzz