CASL Elite

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CASL Elite
Full name Capital Area Soccer League Elite
Founded 2009
Stadium WakeMed Soccer Park
Cary, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 10,000
Owner United States Vinny Mangelli
Head Coach United States Scott McGuinn
League Capital Area Soccer League

CASL Elite is an American amateur soccer team based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in Region III of the United States Adult Soccer Association, a network of amateur leagues at the fifth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at WakeMed Soccer Park in nearby Cary, North Carolina. The team's colors are red, white, and black.


CASL Elite was founded in 2009 by members of the Raleigh-based Capital Area Soccer League, and was originally intended to be a loose group which would train with and play against the upper level Capital Area Soccer League youth teams, including the club’s CASL Chelsea teams that play in the US Soccer Federation Development Academy.[1] However, when it became apparent that the wealth of talent playing for the team could compete on a more professional level, the team decided to enter the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2010

CASL Elite qualified for the 2010 tournament at the first attempt, winning their regional qualification group (which also featured NPSL teams FC Tulsa and Atlanta FC) before falling 4–2 to USL Second Division pro side Charleston Battery in the first round of tournament proper.[2]

CASL Elite is closely associated with, but is not the same team as, the Raleigh CASL Elite amateur team which competed in the USL Premier Development League for many years, and was known as the Cary Clarets in its final competitive season in 2009.


2010 USOC roster[edit]

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 DF John Ball
United States DF Evan Brown
United States DF Shane Carew
Nigeria DF Chiedu Chukwumah
United States FW Jacob Coggins
United States MF Steven Curfman
United States MF Pat Danford
United States DF Tim Evans
United States GK Chris McClellan
No. Position Player
United States MF Scott McGuinn
United States MF Tim Merritt
Saint Kitts and Nevis MF John Queeley
United States MF Dave Sartorio
United States FW Scott Schweitzer
United States MF Dustin Swinehart
United States MF Andy Truex
United States GK Matt Waldrop
United States DF Mike Walters


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 NPSL 5th, Mid-Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

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