2011 Charleston Battery season

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Charleston Battery
2011 season
Owner England Tony Bakker
Manager United States Michael Anhaeuser
Stadium Blackbaud Stadium
USL Pro 4th
Playoffs Division Semifinals
U.S. Open Cup 2nd Rd
Top goalscorer Scotland Nicki Paterson (3 goals)
Highest home attendance 4,083
vs. Charlotte (Apr 9)
Lowest home attendance 3,328
vs. Richmond (May 24)
Average home league attendance 3,568
Home colors
Away colors

The 2011 Charleston Battery season is the eighteenth season of the Charleston Battery. It is their second consecutive year in the third tier of American soccer, playing in the USL Professional Division for their inaugural season.

Additionally, the Battery participated in the second round propers of the 2011 U.S. Open Cup.

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of May 27, 2011.[1]

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 (on loan from Carolina)
1 United States GK Andrew Dykstra
2 United States DF Mark Wiltse
3 United States DF Graham Dugoni
5 Canada DF Nigel Marples
6 New Zealand MF Cole Peverley
7 Jamaica MF Evan Taylor
8 Scotland MF Nicki Paterson
9 Jamaica FW Dane Kelly
10 Brazil FW Diego Walsh
13 United States MF Kevin Jackson
14 United States MF Alex Caskey
No. Position Player
15 The Gambia FW Seedy Bah
16 South Africa MF Stephen Armstrong
17 United States MF Jon Gruenewald
19 United States FW Levi Coleman
20 United States MF J. C. Mack
21 United States DF Brandon Massie
22 United States DF Sean Flatley
23 United States DF Mike Zaher
24 United States MF Zach Prince
25 United States MF John Wilson
30 United States GK Keith Wiggans
32 Republic of Ireland DF Colin Falvey

Management and staff[edit]

Table[edit]

American Division[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Orlando City SC (C) 24 15 6 3 36 16 +20 51 2011 USL Pro Commissioner's Cup, 2011 USL Pro Playoffs
2 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 24 14 3 7 42 30 +12 45 2011 USL Pro Playoffs
3 Richmond Kickers (A) 24 12 5 7 35 21 +14 41
4 Charleston Battery (A) 24 10 5 9 24 25 −1 35
5 Charlotte Eagles 24 9 6 9 32 29 +3 33
6 Antigua Barracuda 24 9 2 13 32 32 0 29

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[2]
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

National Division[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Rochester Rhinos (A) 24 12 4 8 31 23 +8 40 2011 USL PRO Playoffs
2 Harrisburg City Islanders (A) 24 10 7 7 37 30 +7 37
3 Los Angeles Blues (A) 24 8 9 7 34 29 +5 33
4 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A) 24 7 6 11 23 32 −9 27
5 F.C. New York 24 6 7 11 27 37 −10 25
6 Dayton Dutch Lions 24 2 6 16 21 54 −33 12

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[3]
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

Match reports[edit]

Carolina Challenge Cup[edit]

USL Pro[edit]

The Battery began their season with a 1-0 win over Charlotte on an own goal by Eagles defender Mark Bloom. They then traveled to Dayton, winning 2-1 with goals by Nicki Paterson and Colin Falvey. Next came a 2-1 loss to Richmond with Levi Coleman opening the scoring.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goals: Scotland Nicki Paterson-3 goals; Jamaica Dane Kelly-1 goal; Republic of Ireland Colin Falvey-1 goal; South Africa Stephen Armstrong-1 goal; United States Levi Coleman-1 goal; United States Jon Gruenewald-1 goal; The Gambia Seedy Bah-1 goal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charleston Battery". Charleston Battery. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
  3. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations