Charlotte Eagles

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Charlotte Eagles
Full name Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Founded 1991
Stadium Restart Field
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 2,500
President Pat Stewart
Head Coach Dave Dixon
League Premier Development League
2016 1st, South Atlantic Division
Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
Website Club home page

The Charlotte Eagles are an American professional soccer team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1991, the team plays in the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at Restart Field. The team's colors are orange, white and blue.


Founded in 1991 as the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club, the team turned professional when it entered the USISL in 1993.[1] The Eagles enjoyed a brief spell in the A-League before financial troubles caused them to return to the lower level.

The club's local rivals include the Carolina RailHawks and Charleston Battery of the USL First Division, the Wilmington Hammerheads (with whom they compete in the North Carolina Derby) and the Richmond Kickers of the Second Division; the fans of the Northern Virginia Royals also maintain a rivalry with Charlotte, despite them playing a division lower.

The Eagles are a division of Missionary Athletes International (MAI), an organization which undertakes sports ministry to share the message of Christianity through the environment of soccer. They are a sister organisation of the USL PDL side Southern California Seahorses, and also field a women's team – the Charlotte Lady Eagles – in the USL W-League.


Stadium Location Term Notes
Patten Stadium
(Charlotte Latin School)
Charlotte 1998–1999 One game in 2012
Irwin Belk Track and Field Center/Transamerica Field Charlotte 2000–2002 One game in 2014
Waddell Stadium
(E. E. Waddell High School)
Charlotte 2003–2007
Panthers Stadium
(Providence High School)
Charlotte 2003 Five games
Restart Field
(Charlotte Christian School)
Charlotte 2008–2012
Eagle Field Rock Hill 2011–2012 Two games
Manchester Meadows Rock Hill 2012 One game
Dickson Field
(Queens University of Charlotte)
Charlotte 2013–15


The Eagles receive written coverage from Charlotte's major daily newspaper The Charlotte Observer. Highlights are often shown on local news broadcasts. All games are shown live on the Charlotte Eagles official YouTube page. Harrison Raby is the play-by-play voice for home broadcasts.

Players and staff[edit]


As of May 1, 2015 [2]
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 James Pyle
3 United States MF Kyle Culbertson
4 Ghana DF Lalas Abubakar
5 United States DF Tyler Allen
6 United States MF Jared Odenbeck
7 United States MF Hayden Partain
8 United States DF Jovanni Chavez
9 United States FW Danny Jensen
10 United States MF Daniel ten Bosch
11 United States FW Noah Kemble
12 United States MF Zach Harris
13 United States DF Scout Monteith
No. Position Player
14 United States MF Wilfred Williams
15 United States FW Connor Gilmour
17 United States DF Mason McCarter
18 United States MF Josue Chavez
19 Trinidad and Tobago FW Nathan Regis
20 United States DF Brady Johansen
21 United States DF Cameron Botes
22 United States FW Zhuvonte Wilson
24 Canada GK Jacob Dunnett
25 United States DF Josh Kremers
29 United States MF Ben Locke
32 United States GK William Pyle


  • United States Pat Stewart – President
  • United States Benjamin Ressler – Director of Teams
  • United States Dave Dixon – Head Coach
  • United States Andrew Pierce – General Manager

Notable former players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • United States Brian Davidson (1993–1996)
  • United States Mark Steffens (1997–2014)
  • United States Dave Dixon (2014–present)




Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 N/A USISL 8th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not enter
1994 3 USISL 3rd, Atlantic Divisional Finals Did not enter
1995 3 USISL Pro League 2nd, Atlantic Divisional Semifinals Did not qualify
1996 3 USISL Pro League 1st, South Atlantic Final Did not qualify
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 3rd, South Atlantic Final Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 3rd, Atlantic Quarterfinals 2nd Round
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Atlantic Semifinals Did not qualify
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 3rd, Southern Champions Did not qualify
2001 2 USL A-League 3rd, Central 1st Round Did not qualify
2002 2 USL A-League 4th, Southeast 1st Round Did not qualify
2003 2 USL A-League 4th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 3 USL Pro Soccer League 1st, Southern Final 2nd Round
2005 3 USL Second Division 2nd Champions 3rd Round
2006 3 USL Second Division 2nd Final 2nd Round
2007 3 USL Second Division 4th Semifinals 2nd Round
2008 3 USL Second Division 1st Final 2nd Round
2009 3 USL Second Division 4th Final 1st Round
2010 3 USL Second Division 4th Did not qualify 1st Round
2011 3 USL Pro 7th Did not qualify 2nd Round
2012 3 USL Pro 7th Did not qualify Quarterfinals
2013 3 USL Pro 5th Final 3rd Round
2014 3 USL Pro 12th Did not qualify 3rd Round
2015 4 PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2016 4 PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 2nd Round


  1. ^ Tradition & Excellence: A Look Back
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Charleston Battery
Southern Derby Winner
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Utah Blitzz
USL Second Division Champion
Succeeded by
Richmond Kickers
Preceded by
Western Mass Pioneers
USL Second Division Champion
Succeeded by
Utah Blitzz