Carolina Dynamo

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Carolina Dynamo
Logo
Full name Carolina Dynamo
Nickname(s) The Dynamo
Founded 1993
Stadium Macpherson Stadium
Browns Summit, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 7,000
Owner England Neil Macpherson
Head Coach England Marc Nicholls
League USL Premier Development League
2013 1st, South Atlantic
Playoffs; Conference Semifinals
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

Carolina Dynamo is an American soccer team based in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1993, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the South Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games at Macpherson Stadium in nearby Browns Summit, North Carolina, where they have played since 2003. The team's colors are white and red.

The team has a sister organization, the Carolina Dynamo Women, who play in the women's USL W-League, and also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

History[edit]

The team, which was named Greensboro Dynamo until 1996, is owned by Neil Macpherson, a passionate follower and shareholder of English club Nottingham Forest, as can be seen from the similarities between the two clubs’ badges.[1]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of May 11, 2013.

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
0 United States GK Alex Long
1 England GK Tom Rusling
2 United States DF Aaron Reifshneider
3 United States DF Jonathan Campbell
4 United States MF Brandt Bronico
5 United States DF Sebastian Ibeagha
6 United States MF Sean Davis
7 Germany FW Hakan Ilhan
8 England MF Tom McCready
9 United States MF Holden Fender
10 Uruguay MF Alex Martinez
11 United States MF Daniel Lovitz
12 United States MF Hassan Kouyateh
13 France MF Kevin Durand
No. Position Player
14 United States MF David Reittinger
15 France DF Clement Simonin
16 United States MF Robbie Lovejoy
17 United States FW Mamadee Nyepon
18 United States DF Nat Eggleston
19 United States MF Alec Rotunda
20 Spain MF Joaquin Serrano
21 England MF Jamie Smith
22 Finland DF Mahdi Ali
23 United States DF Austin Dunker
24 United States DF Sam McBride
25 United States DF Austin Yearwood
26 United States GK Peyton Ford

Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 N/A USISL 1st, Atlantic Champions Did not enter
1993/94 N/A USISL Indoor 3rd, Northern withdrew after 3 games N/A
1994 3 USISL 1st, Atlantic Champions Did not enter
1995 3 USISL Pro League 6th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1996 2 USISL Select League 1st, South Atlantic 2nd Round Quarterfinals
1997 2 USISL A-League 2nd, Atlantic Final Did not qualify
1998 / / on hiatus / /
1999 3 USL D3-Pro League 3rd, Atlantic Conference Semifinals 3rd Round
2000 3 USL D3-Pro League 4th, Southern Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D3-Pro League 2nd, Southern Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2002 3 USL D3-Pro League 3rd, Southern Quarterfinals 1st Round
2003 3 USL PSL 1st, Southern Regional Finals 3rd Round
2004 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic National Semifinals 3rd Round
2005 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 4th Round
2007 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Divisional Semifinals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 1st Round
2012 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Finals 1st Round
2013 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 2nd Round

Honors[edit]

USL Premier Development League[edit]

  • Regular Season Champions (1): 2006
  • Eastern Conference Champions (1): 2004
  • Division Champions (3)
    • Mid Atlantic Division (1): 2004
    • South Atlantic Division (2): 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Southeast Division (1): 2007

Others[edit]

  • USISL Champions (2): 1993, 1994
  • USISL Atlantic Division Champions (2): 1993, 1994
  • USISL Select League South Atlantic Division Champions (1): 1996
  • USL Pro Select/Soccer League Southern Division Champions (1): 2003
  • National Amateur Cup (1): 2013

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 1997: 2,605 (10th in A-League)
  • 2005: 957 (4th in PDL)
  • 2006: 1,460 (3rd in PDL)
  • 2007: 2,168 (3rd in PDL)
  • 2008: 948
  • 2009: 863
  • 2010: 1,676 (4th in PDL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashdown, John (December 13, 2013). "The Joy of Six: weird and wonderful football club crests". theguardian.com. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dynamo Name Nicholls New Coach". pdl.uslsoccer.com. February 7, 2011. 

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