2011 Wilmington Hammerheads FC season
|Head Coach||David Irving|
|U.S. Open Cup||Third Round|
|Highest home attendance||5,127 vs Charleston 24 June 2011|
|Lowest home attendance||1,924 vs Rochester 17 April 2011|
|Average home league attendance||3,926|
The 2011 Wilmington Hammerheads season, is the club's 16th season in existence, and their second-consecutive year playing in the third division of American soccer, following a hiatus in 2009. This year marks the club's debut in the newly created USL Pro League.
Review and events
The club was on a hiatus in 2010, and returned to fielding a professional side this year. They joined the USL Pro, and were allocated into the National Division, which primarily consisted of Southern clubs.
U.S. Open Cup
|June 14, 2011 R1||Wilmington Hammerheads||4–0||Central Florida Kraze||Wilmington, North Carolina|
Budnyi 70' 73'
|Report||Stadium: Legion Stadium|
Referee: Daniel Burek
|June 21, 2011 R2||Wilmington Hammerheads||3–2 (a.e.t.)||Charlotte Eagles||Wilmington, North Carolina|
|19:00 EDT||Budnyi 63'
|Stadium: Legion Stadium|
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald
|June 28, 2011 R3||Real Salt Lake||2–0||Wilmington Hammerheads||Sandy, Utah|
|21:00 EDT||Beltran 40'
|Report||Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium|
Referee: Allen Chapman
As of June 10, 2011.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Management and staff
|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[a]|
|3||Richmond Kickers (A)||24||12||5||7||35||21||+14||41|
|4||Charleston Battery (A)||24||10||5||9||24||25||−1||35|
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..
(A) Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (C) Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record).
- The top four clubs in each division are guaranteed spots in the 2011 USL Pro Playoffs.
|1||Rochester Rhinos (A)||24||12||4||8||31||23||+8||40||2011 USL PRO Playoffs[a]|
|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|
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.
(A) Advances to USL Pro Playoffs.
- The top four clubs in each division are guaranteed spots in the 2011 USL PRO Playoffs.
|2||Jordan Harvey||DF||15||15||0||1||3||1||Expansion Draft||$63,125|
Last updated: June 24, 2011
|#||Date||Player||Pos.||Previous Club||Transfer type||Fee/Notes||Ref.|
|22||March 2, 2011||Jack Avesyan||MF||Ventura County Fusion||Free||Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
|5||Ivan Becerra||DF||Ventura County Fusion||Free||Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
|6||Manny Guzman||MF||Ventura County Fusion||Free||Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
|17||Dylan Riley||DF||Ventura County Fusion||Free||Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
|2||March 7, 2011||Jamie Scope||DF||UIW Cardinals||Free||Graduated from UIW. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
|13||Chris Murray||MF||Unattached||Free||Signed with club as a free agent.|||
|14||Jyler Noviello||MF||Real Maryland Monarchs||Free||Did not renew contract. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
|12||March 12, 2011||Tom Parratt||DF||Airdrie United||Free||Released by Airdrie. Signed with club on free transfer.|||
- Bonner, Bob (2010-03-28). "USL officials hopeful for Wilmington return". WECT TV. Retrieved 2010-08-30
- Bonner, Bob (2010-11-10). "Soccer returns to Wilmington with Hammerheads, USL-Pro". WECT TV. Retrieved 2010-11-11
- "Hammerheads Add Four Players Out of California". OurSportsCentral. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
- See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
- See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
- Bonner, Bob (7 March 2011). "Hammerheads bring back a pair of players". WECT. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- "Airdrie deal for defender Parratt". BBC Sport. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2009.