Gigantes de Carolina FC

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Carolina Giants
Logo
Full name Puerto Rico Giants de Carolina
Founded 1998
Ground Roberto Clemente Stadium
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Ground Capacity 12,500
Chairman Esdras Cruz Strazzara
Manager Ricardo Romano
League Puerto Rico Soccer League
2009 5th

Carolina Giants are an association football club from Carolina, Puerto Rico. They were formed in 2008 as the football branch of the existing baseball side Gigantes de Carolina. They are founding members of the Puerto Rico Soccer League, the first nationwide football league on the island. They play their matches at the Roberto Clemente Stadium which is primarily a baseball venue.

History[edit]

Puerto Rico Soccer League[edit]


2008 Season
Carolina Giants debuted on July 6, 2008, in a game against Guaynabo Fluminense FC, which concluded with both teams tied 2-2.[1] On its second game the team defeated Tornados de Humacao five goals to one.[2] On July 19, 2008, the Gigantes won its second consecutive game against Caguas Huracán.[3] In their fourth game, the team lost to Club Atletico River Plate Puerto Rico, three goals to one.[4] On the fifth date of the tournament the team tied with Academia Quintana, with both team scoring a single goal.[5] On August 10, 2008, Carolina lost to Atlético de San Juan FC.[6] This marked the end of the league's first half, the teams would then compete against each other a second time. In the first two games of this stage, Gigantes de Carolina lost to Sevilla FC and Guaynabo Fluminense.[7] To close the regular season, the team won 1, lost 4 and tied 1 games.[8][9][10][11][12][13]


2009 Season
Carolina Gigantes FC won their first game 2-1 against Academia Quintana. They ended their season in 5th place. Missing the plaoffs by one position.

Puerto Rico Soccer League
Season Position
2008-09 6th
2009-10 5th

Club hierarchy[edit]

Gigantes de Carolina Ltd.

Chairman: Ricardo Romano

Gigantes de Carolina plc.

Vice President : Yessica Yulfo

Club treasure  : Carlos Román

Club Secretary : Annette Miro

Achievements[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2000
Runners-up (1): 2007

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 Puerto Rico MF Lionel Jackson
5 Puerto Rico MF Carlos Torres Rivera
8 Puerto Rico DF Fidel Guerrero
9 Puerto Rico FW Carlos Astondoa
10 Puerto Rico MF Oscar Sánchez Martínez
11 Puerto Rico FW Efraín Torres Centeno
14 Puerto Rico MF Irving Flores
15 Puerto Rico MF Carlos Morales
16 Puerto Rico MF Mauricio A. Turizo Pulido
20 Puerto Rico MF Kenny Amaba
1 Puerto Rico GK Justo Rivas
Puerto Rico GK Oswaldo Herrera
Dominican Republic DF Wally Contreras
Puerto Rico DF Ernesto Guerrero
Puerto Rico DF Gustavo Rizzo
Puerto Rico DF Christian Vega
No. Position Player
Puerto Rico DF Luis A. Mussenden
Puerto Rico DF José Valle Riefkohl
Puerto Rico DF Giovanny Montero
Puerto Rico DF Félix Calderón
Puerto Rico DF Christopher Gores
Puerto Rico DF Luis Cerna
Puerto Rico DF Alexe Torres Zierath
Puerto Rico DF Joel González
Puerto Rico DF Julio Zafra
Puerto Rico DF Christian Turizo
Puerto Rico DF Eduardo Núñez
Dominican Republic DF Ramón Mariano
Colombia DF Mauricio Turizo
United States DF Adam Owens
Puerto Rico FW Jorge A. Nadal
United States FW Nick Webb

References[edit]

  1. ^ Octavio Benítez (2008-07-06). "Armistico en el Pepito Bonano: Guaynabo y Carolina empatan a 2". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ Golea Carolina (in Spanish). El Vocero. 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ Octavio Benítez (2008-07-20). "Vence 3-0 a Caguas Huracán" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  4. ^ Octavio Benítez (2008-07-27). "Bayamon Sevilla Solido en la Punta, Despacha a San Juan y se Mantiene Invicto" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Resultados de Hoy 2 de Agosto de 2008" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. 2008-08-02. Archived from the original on September 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  6. ^ Octavio Benítez (2008-08-09). "Rudson Crisóstomo anota 4 goles en victoria de San Juan frente a Carolina" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Retrieved 2008-08-15. [dead link]
  7. ^ Octavio Benítez (2008-08-24). "Guaynabo Fluminense se roba tres puntos en el Roberto Clemente" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Retrieved 2008-08-28. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Resultados - Matchday (30/08/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  9. ^ "Resultados - Matchday (07/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  10. ^ "Resultados - Matchday (14/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  11. ^ "Resultados - Matchday (20/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Retrieved 2008-10-03. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Resultados - Matchday (27/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Retrieved 2008-10-03. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Bayamón asegura primer lugar en el fútbol" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2008-10-03. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

Adam Owens

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