Atlanta Blackhawks

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Atlanta Blackhawks
Full name FC Atlanta Blackhawks
Nickname(s) Blackhawks
Founded 2009
Dissolved 2010
Stadium Alpharetta High School
Alpharetta, Georgia
Owner United States Massoud Roushandel
Head Coach United States Massoud Roushandel
League USL Premier Development League
2010 3rd, Southeast
Playoffs: DNQ

Atlanta Blackhawks was an American soccer team based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Founded in 2009, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference. The franchise folded at the end of the 2010 season and left the league thereafter.

The team played its home games in the stadium at Alpharetta High School in nearby Alpharetta, Georgia. The team's colors were black and white.


The Blackhawks joined the PDL in 2009,[1] and played their first ever game on May 9, 2009, away at Mississippi Brilla. The Blackhawks lost game 2-1, with the first goal in franchise history being scored by Babayele Sodade.[2]


Final roster[edit]

This list is a historical record of the final group of players on the last Blackhawks roster for their final game in August 2010. Source: [1]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Jimmy Maurer[3]
2 United States MF Caleb Suri[4]
3 United States DF Connor Barbaree[5]
4 United States DF Natt Slober
5 South Africa DF Kyle Timm[6]
6 United States DF Hunter Hayes[7]
7 United States MF Kevin Sawchak[8]
8 United States FW Jon Cox[9]
9 United States DF Sam Arthur[10]
10 United States MF Jeff Scannella[11]
11 United States FW Blake Brettschneider[12]
13 The Gambia MF Samsideen Badjic
14 United States MF Alex Caskey[13]
15 United States MF Nick Burton[14]
No. Position Player
16 Ivory Coast FW Ben Tayi[15]
17 Mauritania FW Alhagi Touré[16]
18 The Gambia DF Ebrima Njie
19 United States MF Matt Hoskins[17]
20 England FW Daniel Waymont[18]
21 England FW Ryan Maloney[19]
22 United States DF Boubacar Toure[20]
23 United States GK Will Whorton
24 United States FW Fode Diallo
26 United States DF Corey Adamson
27 United States GK Carl Woszczynski[21]
33 United States MF Ryan Roushandel[22]
Trinidad and Tobago MF Yannick Pilgrim[23]

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 Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2009 4 USL PDL 8th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify



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