Baltimore Bohemians

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Baltimore Bohemians
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Full name Baltimore Bohemians
Nickname(s) The Bohs
Founded 2011
Stadium Cedar Lane
Bel Air, Maryland
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Louis Angelos
Manager Michael Marchiano
League Premier Development League
2016 3rd, Mid Atlantic Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Baltimore Bohemians are an American soccer club based in Baltimore. They compete in the USL Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. Their inaugural season started in the spring of 2012.

History[edit]

Baltimore Bohemians were founded in 2011. The club is owned by Louis Angelos, son of Peter Angelos, along with James and Joe Tirabassi.

On December 2, 2011, the club named Steve Nichols as head coach for the team's inaugural season. Nichols played professionally for the Baltimore Spirit and Baltimore Bays in addition to coaching at the McDonogh School and with the Baltimore Bays youth club. He was named National Youth Boys Coach of the Year in 2008 by the NSCAA.[1]

The club announced in February 2012 that National Bohemian beer would be their marquee sponsor, with the brand's iconic "Mr. Boh" appearing on the team kit and fan apparel.[2]

The Bohemians became a development partner of D.C. United in April 2012.[3]

On July 17, 2013 the Bohemians announced a partnership with Bohemian F.C. of the League of Ireland, an agreement that will see the two clubs trade talent.[4]

End of 2013 regular season and first playoff berth[edit]

July 21, 2013 in the final match of the season the Bohs were behind 2-0 against the Ocean City Nor'easters going into the 78th min. The Bohs fought back resulting in a three-goal burst in the last 12 minutes of play to give the Bohs a 3-2 win, the second seed in the Mid-Atlantic Division playoffs, and a home match against Reading United. The third goal was a dramatic header by keeper Zach Kane who was pulled forward in desperation to aid the attack of a 40 yd free kick from Geaton Caltabiano in the 94th min to net the winner.[5]

In 2013 the Bohemians finished second in the Mid-Atlantic Division with 29 points beating out 3rd place Reading and 4th place Jersey Express on goal difference. Baltimore finished the regular season scoring 42 goals, the most in the USL PDL. Forward Pete Caringi III finished the season as the league's top scorer and points leader with 16 goals, 5 assists, and 37 points.With the second-place finish the Bohemians clinched their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup birth.[6]

On February 12, 2014 the team announced that coach Steve Nichols had stepped down after accepting the head coaching position at Loyola University Maryland. [7] On February 19, 2014 the club named former US National Team Member Santino Quaranta as his replacement. [8]

Colors and badge[edit]

The club's colors are black, gold and red in honor of the Flag of Maryland.

The Bohemians crest has four quadrants. The top left quadrant features the black and gold crest of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, the bottom right quadrant features black and red stripes - a nod to Bohemian F.C. of Ireland and the other two quadrants feature a blue crab and a Black Eyed Susan, both symbols of Maryland. The quadrants are split by a cross, another homage to the flag of the state of Maryland.

The club's home kit was premiered on American soccer blog The Denim Kit on February 16, 2012. It prominently features the black and gold pattern in the club's crest.[9]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2012 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2013 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Divisional Playoffs Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify 3rd Round [10]
2015 4 USL PDL 7th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

Stadium[edit]

The club played their inaugural season at Cedar Lane in Bel Air. In 2013 the club moved to the Ridley Athletic Complex at Loyola University Maryland. For the 2014 season the club made Calvert Hall College High School's Paul Angelo Russo Stadium in Towson, Maryland their home. For the 2015 season the club moved to Bonvegna Field in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood. The team is returning to Cedar Lane in Bel Air for the 2016 season.

Current squad[edit]

As of May 19, 2016.[11]

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

No. Position Player
United States MF Timothy Barger[12]
United States DF Jacob Bender[13]
United States DF Josh Bender[14]
United States MF Geaton Caltabiano[15]
United States FW Joshua Fawole[16]
United States GK Chris Fenner[17]
United States DF Marquez Fernandez[18]
United States FW Tyler Gabarra[19]
United States MF Ricky Greensfelder[20]
United States MF Malcolm Harris[21]
United States MF Gregg Hauck[22]
United States GK Billy Heavner[23]
No. Position Player
United States GK KC Hersey[24]
Mali MF Mamadou Kansaye[25]
United States DF Bill Kerr[26]
United States DF PJ Koscher[27]
United States DF Nate Lee[28]
United States MF Tommy McCabe[29]
United States MF Jamie Merriam[30]
United States DF Erumuse Momoh[31]
England FW Cormac Noel[32]
Scotland FW Michael Scott[33]
Trinidad and Tobago MF Mani Walcott[34]
United States DF Sam Wancowicz[35]

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Pdl.uslsoccer.com. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Pdl.uslsoccer.com. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  4. ^ http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/738325.html
  5. ^ http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/739647.html
  6. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2013/42834749.html#STATS
  7. ^ http://www.baltimorebohemians.com/#!NICHOLS-STEPS-DOWN-AS-BOHS-COACH/c1b5l/A7845E61-72E3-4589-8715-E8EE91514D91
  8. ^ "Santino Quaranta Named Bohs Coach". Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Geo, Elo (2012-02-16). "Baltimore Bohemians Release Kit, Scarf, Logo, Schedule". Thedenimkit.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  10. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/04/24/09/27/140424-usoc-2014-tournament-announcement
  11. ^ "Roster". Baltimore Bohemians. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  12. ^ "Penn announces 2015 recruiting class," TopDrawerSoccer.com, Friday, January 30, 2015.
  13. ^ Jacob Bender (bio) – Messiah College Athletics.
  14. ^ Josh Bender (bio) – Messiah College Athletics.
  15. ^ Geaton Caltabiano (bio) – Baltimore Blast.
  16. ^ "Men's Soccer Signs First-Ever Nationally Ranked Recruiting Class," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Saturday, April 2, 2016.
  17. ^ Vieira, Romulo. "New Jersey’s Icon FC edges Aegean Hawks in penalty kicks to clinch first-ever US Open Cup berth," TheCup.us, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
  18. ^ Marquez Fernandez (bio) – Tampa Bay Rowdies.
  19. ^ Tyler Gabarra (bio) – North Carolina State University Athletics.
  20. ^ Ricky Greensfelder (bio) – Wake Forest University Athletics.
  21. ^ Malcolm Harris (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  22. ^ Gregg Hauck (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  23. ^ Billy Heavner (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  24. ^ Kenneth "KC" Hersey (bio) – LinkedIn.
  25. ^ Mamadou Kansaye (bio) – LinkedIn.
  26. ^ Bill Kerr (bio) – Lycoming College Athletics.
  27. ^ PJ Koscher (bio) – Georgetown University Athletics.
  28. ^ Nate Lee (bio) – Penn State University Athletics.
  29. ^ Jones, Tony. "Irish Soccer Inks McCabe As First 2020 Signee," University of Notre Dame Athletics, Monday, January 11, 2016.
  30. ^ Jamie Merriam (bio) – West Virginia University Athletics.
  31. ^ Erumuse Momoh (bio) – University of Pennsylvania Athletics.
  32. ^ Cormac Noel (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  33. ^ Michael Scott (bio) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Athletics.
  34. ^ Mani Walcott (bio) – Hofstra University Athletics.
  35. ^ Sam Wancowicz (bio) – University of Pennsylvania Athletics.

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