2011 Carolina RailHawks FC season

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Carolina RailHawks
2011 season
Owner Traffic Sports USA
Manager Martin Rennie
Stadium WakeMed Soccer Park
NASL 1st
Playoffs TBD
U.S. Open Cup Denied entry
Top goalscorer Malta Etienne Barbara (12 goals)
Highest home attendance 4,690
vs. MTL (Jul 3)
Lowest home attendance 1,181
vs. EDM (Apr 20)
Average home league attendance 2,733[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2011 Carolina RailHawks FC season was the fifth season of existence for the Carolina RailHawks FC. It was their fifth-consecutive year in the second flight of American soccer, as well as their inaugural season in the new North American Soccer League.

Match results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Ref.
April 9, 2011 Puerto Rico Islanders H 1–2 3,144 Barbara [2]
April 16, 2011 Montréal Impact H 2–1 1,219 Barbara, Campos [3]
April 20, 2011 FC Edmonton H 2–0 1,181 Barbara, Zimmerman [4]
April 30, 2011 NSC Minnesota Stars A 1–1 1,672 Barbara [5]
May 7, 2011 Tampa Bay Rowdies A 3–1 4,062 Barbara (2), Farber [6]
May 11, 2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers H 4–2 2,109 Campos (2), Barbara, Russell [7]
May 14, 2011 Montréal Impact A 2–1 11,907 Barbara (2) [8]
May 21, 2011 Puerto Rico Islanders H 3–0 3,498 Barbara (2), Campos [9]
May 28, 2011 Atlanta Silverbacks H 2–0 3,015 Campos, Russell [10]
June 4, 2011 FC Tampa Bay A 2–1 2,688 Barbara, Zimmerman [11]
June 10, 2011 FC Edmonton A 1–0 3,500 Watson [12]
June 18, 2011 FC Tampa Bay H 3–1 4,041 Watson, Barbara, Russell [13]
June 25, 2011 Atlanta Silverbacks A 5–1 Barbara, Zimmerman (2), Nurse, Rusin [14]
July 3, 2011 Montreal Impact H 2-0 4,690 Campos, Zimmerman [15]
July 9, 2011 NSC Minnesota Stars A 0–1
July 13, 2011 FC Edmonton A 1–1 Farber
July 23, 2011 FC Edmonton H 4–1 Campos (2), Hamilton (OG), Barbara [16]
July 30, 2011 Atlanta Silverbacks H 1–0 Barbara [17]
August 6, 2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers A 1–2 Campos [18]
August 13, 2011 Puerto Rico Islanders A 0–2 [19]
August 17, 2011 NSC Minnesota Stars H 1–1 3,160 Campos [20]
August 20, 2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers H 2–0 4,629 Campos, Watson [21]
August 27, 2011 Atlanta Silverbacks A 4–2 3,313 Barbara (3), McManus [22]
September 3, 2011 FC Tampa Bay H 2–0 3,015 Campos (2) [23]
September 7, 2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers A 1-0 2,159 [24]
September 11, 2011 Montreal Impact A 1–0 12,297 [25]
September 17, 2011 Puerto Rico Islanders A 1-0 [26]
September 24, 2011 NSC Minnesota Stars H 1-2 6,234 Pablo Campos 6,234

Playoffs[edit]

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of May 11, 2011[27]

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Sean O'Connor
1 United States GK Brad Knighton
2 United States DF Brad Rusin (captain)
3 United States MF Kupono Low
4 United States DF Devon McKenney
5 United States MF Floyd Franks
6 Scotland MF Stephen Glass
7 United States MF Brian Farber
8 England MF Matt Watson
9 Brazil FW Pablo Campos
10 Malta FW Etienne Barbara
11 Scotland FW Allan Russell
No. Position Player
12 Puerto Rico DF John Krause
16 United States DF Cory Miller
17 Guyana MF Chris Nurse
18 United States DF Kyle Schmid
19 Grenada FW Kithson Bain
22 Northern Ireland MF Jonny Steele (on loan from FC Tampa Bay)
23 United States MF Nick Zimmerman
26 United States MF Cory Elenio
40 Australia GK Caleb Patterson-Sewell
Sierra Leone FW Sallieu Bundu (on loan to Charlotte Eagles)
United States MF Nick Thompson

Team Management[edit]

Standings[edit]

Carolina RailHawks' first season in the North American Soccer League began on April 9 and will end on September 24. The team presently stands in first place in the single league table.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
Head-to-head
1 Carolina RailHawks (C) 28 17 3 8 50 26 +24 54 2011 NASL Playoffs semifinals
2 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 15 7 6 41 32 +9 52
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 28 11 8 9 41 36 +5 41 2011 NASL Playoffs quarterfinals
4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 9 11 8 35 36 −1 38
5 Edmonton 28 10 6 12 35 40 −5 36 EDM: 8 pts
MIN: 2 pts
6 NSC Minnesota Stars 28 9 9 10 30 32 −2 36
7 Montreal Impact 28 9 8 11 35 27 +8 35
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 4 20 25 63 −38 16

Updated to games played on September 24, 2011.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
In the case of two or more teams are tied on points, the first tie-breaker is the head-to-head record among the tied teams.[28]
(C) denotes regular season champion.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous Club Fee Ref
United States Devon McKenney United States Real Maryland Monarchs Undisclosed
Scotland Stephen Glass Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Undisclosed
United States Brian Farber United States Portland Timbers Free
Brazil Pablo Campos United States Real Salt Lake Free
Scotland Allan Russell Scotland Kilmarnock Free
Puerto Rico John Krause China Beijing Baxy Free

Out[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Vaught, David (9 April 2011). "RailHawks Fall 2-1 On Last-Minute Goal". Carolina RailHawks FC. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Campos Lifts Railhawks". Carolina RailHawks FC. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "RailHawks Finish Homestand Wed. Against Edmonton". Carolina RailHawks FC. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Barbara Scores Again as Carolina tie Minnesota". Carolina RailHawks FC. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Barbara Sets Record, Leads RailHawks to 3-1 Win". Carolina RailHawks FC. Carolina RailHawks FC. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "No Panic, No Problem: RailHawks Overcome Strikers, 4-2". Carolina RailHawks FC. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Barbara Sets Club Record, Leads RailHawks to 2-1 Win". Carolina RailHawks FC. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Barbara Bags 2, RailHawks Bury Puerto Rico 3-0". Carolina RailHawks FC. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "RailHawks Dump Atlanta, Win Record 5th Straight". Carolina RailHawks FC. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "RailHawks Tame Tampa, Win 6th Straight". Carolina RailHawks FC. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "RailHawks Set Club Record With Defeat of Edmonton". Carolina RailHawks FC. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "RailHawks Win Eighth Straight With Victory Over Tampa". Carolina RailHawks FC. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "RailHawks Dump Atlanta 5-1, Win 9th Straight". Carolina RailHawks FC. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
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  28. ^ "NASL Standings".