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Encyclopedia > Carolina RailHawks FC
Carolina RailHawks
Full name Carolina RailHawks Football Club
Nickname(s) The RailHawks
Founded 2006
Ground SAS Stadium
Capacity 7,130
Chairman Chris Economides
Manager Scott Schweitzer
League USL First Division
Home colours
Away colours


Carolina RailHawks Football Club is a professional soccer team located in Cary, North Carolina playing in the USL First Division in the United States. Image File history File links Railhawks_logo. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The SAS Stadium is a 7,000 seat stadium in Cary, North Carolina that is primarily used for soccer. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Scott Schweitzer (born August 12, 1971 in Rahway, N.J.) is an American soccer coach and former professional soccer player. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ...

Contents

History

The expansion of the USL to Cary, NC was announced on January 26, 2006 at a press conference at SAS Soccer Park. Managing Partner Chris Economides of Triangle Professional Soccer announced that he and an ownership group consisting of Frank DuRoss, Steve Donner, and Boris Jerkunica had purchased a USL-1 division expansion franchise and intended to begin play in the Spring of 2007. On October 31, 2006, F. Selby Wellman and his son Brian Wellman joined the team's ownership group.[1] is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Frank DuRoss is the owner of multiple professional sports franchises in the United States. ... Steve Donner is an American sports organiser in the field of professional sports. ... Boris Jerkunica is the majority owner and chairman of the Atlanta Silverbacks and part of the ownership group of Carolina RailHawks F.C. Jerkunica is a native of Croatia. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The team's official name was announced on July 19, 2006 at the halftime interval of the 2006 USL All-Star Match. The RailHawk is a fictitious bird of prey that combines the speed and power of the locomotive with the aggressive and fierce nature of a hawk. Cary originally grew out from a depot on the New Bern, NC - Hillsborough, NC rail line and the CSX and Amtrak lines run directly across from the team's grounds. Hawks are indigenous to the area. The name "RailHawks" was chosen as part of a name-the-team contest which was won by W. Jarrett Campbell, a soccer blogger and founder of the Triangle Soccer Fanatics, the team's independent supporters club[2]. Campbell received two lifetime season tickets as his prize. is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Bern is a city located in Craven County, North Carolina where the Trent River and the Neuse River converge. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Triangle Soccer Fanatics is a soccer supporters club based in Cary, North Carolina. ... Varvari choreography at a Montenegrin First League home match Ultras are a specific type of sports team supporter group. ...


On October 11, 2006, former Rochester Rhinos defender Scott Schweitzer was named the first head coach of the Carolina RailHawks. Schweitzer played collegiately at North Carolina State University and retired from play prior to the 2006 season. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Schweitzer (born August 12, 1971 in Rahway, N.J.) is an American soccer coach and former professional soccer player. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ...


On December 5, 2006, the RailHawks named the first players to sign with the franchise. Among the signings were two former UNC Tar Heel players, Chris Carrieri and Caleb Norkus, as well as several other players with Major League Soccer, United Soccer Leagues, and foreign playing experience. is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Carrieri (born April 28, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American soccer player, who currently plays striker for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Joshua Caleb Norkus (born March 14, 1979 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American soccer player, who on December 05, 2006 was one of the first players announced to join the new Carolina RailHawks franchise of the USL First Division. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ...


On March 6, 2007, the RailHawks formed a parternship with the Next Level Academy (NLA) and the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) to develop the youth system in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. Youth teams that currently participate under the CASL name in the Super Y-League (boys and girls 13-16) will play under the name CASL RailHawks. Also, the Raleigh Elite, who was operated by the NLA as a member of the USL Premier Development League, will become the U-23 team of the RailHawks program. Their name was changed to the Cary RailHawks U23's. In the future, two Super-20 League teams will be launched (one for men, one for women) in 2008, and a new women's pro team will begin playing in 2009, either in the current W-League of the USL, or in a new women's pro league currently in development.[3] is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) is a soccer league located in North Carolinas capital, Raleigh. ... The Super Y-League is the highest form of american and canadian youth soccer. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... Cary RailHawks U23s are an American soccer team, founded in 2002. ... The United Soccer Leagues Super-20 League is an American-Canadian soccer league for players 17 to 20 years of age. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ...


The club launched their inaugural season on April 21, 2007 in front of a crowd of 6,327 at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC when they drew 1-1 with the Minnesota Thunder in their first official regular season match. Midfielder Kupono Low scored the first goal in franchise history when he blasted 24-yard left-footed shot past Thunder keeper Joe Warren in the 8th minute of the inaugural match.[4] On May 8, 2007, the RailHawks earned their first franchise victory 2-0 against Chivas USA in an exhibition match. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Cary is a city located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... Kupono Low (born December 27, 1978 in Fremont, California) is an American soccer defender. ... Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname Chivas, Chivas USA, Goats, Goats USA, The Red-And-White Stadium The Home Depot Center Carson, CA Coach Preki Owner Jorge Vergara Madrigal Antonio Cué Shawn Hunter First Game Chivas USA 0–2 D.C. United (The Home Depot Center; April 2...


On August 14, 2007, with a 3-0 victory over the Charleston Battery, the Carolina RailHawks secured their first piece of silverware, the 2007 Southern Derby Cup, with one match remaining in the contest. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Southern Derby is a fan-based cup competition between United Soccer Leagues First Division teams based in the Southern United States (most notably North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). ...


Club Rivalries

Charleston Battery and Atlanta Silverbacks


The Carolina RailHawks are set to join the Southern Derby in 2007, renewing a rivalry first started in 2000 between supporters of the Charleston Battery, Atlanta Silverbacks, and the Raleigh Capital Express. A Triangle-area team has not held the Southern Derby Cup since its inaugural competition in 2000 when Raleigh won the cup 3-1-0 over the Silverbacks and Battery. The Southern Derby is a fan-based cup competition between United Soccer Leagues First Division teams based in the Southern United States (most notably North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... The Raleigh Express was a soccer club that competed in the United Soccer Leagues from 1993 to 2000. ...


The rivalry between the three clubs is further fueled by the fact that current RailHawks coach Scott Schweitzer earned a reputation among Battery supporters as the defender they love to hate during his time as a player for Rochester Rhinos and current Atlanta Silverbacks owner Boris Jerkunica has a partial ownership stake in the RailHawks franchise. The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... Boris Jerkunica is the majority owner and chairman of the Atlanta Silverbacks and part of the ownership group of Carolina RailHawks F.C. Jerkunica is a native of Croatia. ...

The Railhawks (orange) vs. the Rochester Rhinos (black/white/yellow) on 6 July 2007 at PAETEC Park

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It is anticipated that a rivalry will develop between the RailHawks and Rochester Rhinos due to the close financial and player ties between the two organizations. Current RailHawks GM Chris Economides, as well as current Rhinos President Frank DuRoss and Rhinos CEO Steve Donner all have financial stakes in both clubs. In addition, current RailHawks coach Scott Schweitzer, as well as current RailHawks players Chris Carrieri, Jonny Steele, and Connally Edozien have all played for the Rochester Rhinos. The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Frank DuRoss is the owner of multiple professional sports franchises in the United States. ... Steve Donner is an American sports organiser in the field of professional sports. ... Scott Schweitzer (born August 12, 1971 in Rahway, N.J.) is an American soccer coach and former professional soccer player. ... Chris Carrieri (born April 28, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American soccer player, who currently plays striker for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Jonny Steele (born February 07, 1986 in Larne, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Connally Edozien (born June 26, 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria) is an Nigerian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ...


Puerto Rico Islanders


The Carolina RailHawks and Puerto Rico Islanders have a rivalry brewing among the two clubs. Although Islanders supporters were not wild when the RailHawks selected blue and orange kit colors (the same colors as the Islanders), the rivalry begun in earnest when Islanders President Andrés Guillemard-Noble accused the RailHawks of piracy[5] in the signing of Islanders' free agent Caleb Norkus. While the club executive insists that the Islanders had a verbal agreement with Norkus to return to Puerto Rico for the 2007 season, the player refutes that accusation[6], saying the two sides never reached terms and cites the lack of an offered written contract as evidence of their lack of agreement. Puerto Rico Islanders are a Puerto Rican association football team, founded in 2003. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Joshua Caleb Norkus (born March 14, 1979 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American soccer player, who on December 05, 2006 was one of the first players announced to join the new Carolina RailHawks franchise of the USL First Division. ...


Current squad

As of July 28, 2007

No. Position Player
0 GK Chris McClellan
1 GK John O'Hara
2 DF David Stokes
3 MF Kupono Low
4 DF Demetrius Donald
5 MF Philip Kutsu
6 MF Joel John Bailey
7 MF Marcio Leite
8 FW Connally Edozien
9 FW McColm Cephas
10 FW Kevin Jeffrey
11 MF Chris Carrieri
12 FW Anthony Maher
13 DF Matthew Maher
No. Position Player
14 DF Caleb Norkus
15 DF Frank Sanfilippo
16 DF Cooper Friend
17 MF Eric Kaufman
18 DF Stuart Brightwell
19 MF David Sartorio
20 MF Mark Jonas
21 MF Santiago Fusilier
22 MF Jonny Steele
23 DF Chad Dombrowski
24 MF Joey Worthen
25 MF Phillip Long
26 MF Jon Caldwell
27 MF Dario Brose

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The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Marcio Leite (born August 05, 1984 in Aracaju, Brazil) is a Brazilian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Connally Edozien (born June 26, 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria) is an Nigerian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... McColm Cephas (born September 30, 1978 in Monrovia, Liberia) is a striker currently playing for American USL First Division side Carolina RailHawks. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Kevin Jeffrey (born April 10, 1974 in Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago) is a professional football (soccer) player currently plays for the Toronto Lynx in the First Division. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Chris Carrieri (born April 28, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American soccer player, who currently plays striker for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Anthony Maher, born March 18, 1979 in Cape May, New Jersey, United States is a striker currently playing for American USL Second Division side Wilmington Hammerheads. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton player in white is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton player in white is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Joshua Caleb Norkus (born March 14, 1979 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American soccer player, who on December 05, 2006 was one of the first players announced to join the new Carolina RailHawks franchise of the USL First Division. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton player in white is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Frank Sanfilippo (born September 08, 1981 in San Diego, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton player in white is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Cooper Friend (born July 23, 1982 in Ellsworth, Maine) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Eric Kaufman (born January 19, 1979 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The Bolton player in white is a defender in this case, trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Stuart Brightwell (born January 31, 1979 in Easington, United Kingdom) is an English football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... 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Current Staff

Assistant Coach - Damon Nahas
Assistant Coach - Mark Girard
Goalkeeping Coach - David Noyes
Equipment Manager - Steven Economides
Trainer - Elise Caceres
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Current Schedule

Carolina RailHawks 2007 Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time (ET) Result
Sat, Mar 24 Wake Forest University (exhibition) SAS Soccer Park, Field #2 7:00 PM 1-3 L
Sat, Mar 31 North Carolina Tar Heels (exhibition) SAS Soccer Park, Field #2 7:00 PM 0-1 L
Wed, Apr 4 Charlotte Eagles (exhibition) SAS Soccer Park, Field #2 7:00 PM 1-3 L
Sat, Apr 7 Richmond Kickers (exhibition) University of Richmond Stadium 7:00 PM 1-3 L
Fri, Apr 13 Duke University (exhibition) Koskinen Stadium, Durham, NC 7:00 PM 1-3 L
Sat, Apr 21 Minnesota Thunder SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 1-1 D
Sat, Apr 28 Atlanta Silverbacks SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 0-0 D
Fri, May 4 Puerto Rico Islanders SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 0-0 D
Sat, May 5 Atlanta Silverbacks Silverbacks Park, Atlanta, GA 7:55 PM 0-2 L
Tue, May 8 Chivas USA (exhibition) SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 2-0 W
Sat, May 12 Atlanta Silverbacks^^ Silverbacks Park, Atlanta, GA 7:55 PM 1-2 W
Sat, May 19 Charleston Battery SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 1-0 W
Wed, May 23 Seattle Sounders Qwest Field, Seattle, WA 10:00 PM 0-1 L
Fri, May 25 Vancouver Whitecaps Swangard Stadium Burnaby, BC 10:00 PM 0-1 W
Sun, May 27 Portland Timbers PGE Park, Portland, OR 9:00 PM 0-0 D
Fri, Jun 8 Rochester Raging Rhinos SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 2-2 D
Tue, Jun 12 RWB Adria^^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 4-1 W
Fri, Jun 15 Seattle Sounders^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 8:00 PM 0-1 L
Sat, Jun 23 Charleston Battery^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM

2-0 W Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... This refers to the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Charlotte Eagles are a professional soccer club based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Richmond Kickers are an American soccer team, founded in 1993. ... The University of Richmond stadium is used by the Richmond Kickers for soccer and the University of Richmond for American football. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Koskinen Stadium is a 4,500-seat (7,000-capacity) stadium in Durham, North Carolina on the campus of Duke University. ... The Minnesota Thunder is a professional mens soccer team based out of St Paul, Minnesota. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Puerto Rico Islanders are a Puerto Rican association football team, founded in 2003. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... Silverbacks Park is a soccer complex located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is home to the USL First Divisions Atlanta Silverbacks. ... Year founded 2004 League Major League Soccer Nickname Chivas, Chivas USA, Goats, Goats USA, The Red-And-White Stadium The Home Depot Center Carson, CA Coach Preki Owner Jorge Vergara Madrigal Antonio Cué Shawn Hunter First Game Chivas USA 0–2 D.C. United (The Home Depot Center; April 2... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... Silverbacks Park is a soccer complex located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is home to the USL First Divisions Atlanta Silverbacks. ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Seattle Sounders are a U.S. professional soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Qwest Field is a football stadium in Seattle, Washington. ... The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division (formerly the A-League) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), the largest system of national soccer leagues in North America. ... Swangard Stadium is a 6,868 seat stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia. ... The Portland Timbers are Portland, Oregons entry in the USL First Division, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States. ... PGE Park (formerly Civic Stadium, a name still used by locals; originally Multnomah Stadium) is a stadium located in Portland, Oregon. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... RWB Adria (full name: Red White and Blue Adria, Croatian: Crven, bijeli, plavi Jadran) is an Croatian-American soccer club from Chicago, Illinois. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Seattle Sounders are a U.S. professional soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ...

Tue, Jun 26 Bavarian SC^^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 4-0 W
Tue, Jul 3 Vancouver Whitecaps SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 8:00 PM 0-0 D
Fri, Jul 6 Rochester Raging Rhinos^ PAETEC Park, Rochester, NY 8:00 PM 1-2 L
Sun, Jul 8 Montreal Impact Sherbrooke University Stadium, Sherbrooke, QC 4:00 PM 2-2 D
Fri, Jul 13 Montreal Impact SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 0-1 L
Sun, Jul 15 Chicago Fire^^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 1-0 W
Fri, Jul 20 Miami FC Tropical Park Stadium, Miami, FL 7:30 PM 1-2 L
Sun, Jul 22 Puerto Rico Islanders Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel, Bayamon, PR 5:00 PM 1-3 L
Wed, Jul 25 Cruz Azul (exhibition) SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 8:00 PM 0-2 L
Sat, Jul 28 Miami FC SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 1-4 L
Wed, Aug 1 Montreal Impact Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal, QC 7:30 PM 1-4 L
Fri, Aug 3 California Victory^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 8:00 PM 2-0 W
Tue, Aug 7 Richmond Kickers^^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 1-0 W
Fri, Aug 10 Rochester Raging Rhinos PAETEC Park, Rochester, NY 7:35 PM 0-2 L
Tue, Aug 14 Charleston Battery^^ Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, SC 7:30 PM 3-0 W
Fri, Aug 17 Atlanta Silverbacks^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM

0-0 D Milwaukee Bavarians are an American soccer team, part of the larger Bavarian Soccer Club organisation, which was founded in 1929. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division (formerly the A-League) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), the largest system of national soccer leagues in North America. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... PAETEC Park is a soccer-specific stadium currently being constructed in Rochester, New York for the Rochester Raging Rhinos soccer team of the USL First Division. ... The Montreal Impact (French: Impact de Montréal) is a soccer team in the North American USL First Division. ... The Montreal Impact (French: Impact de Montréal) is a soccer team in the North American USL First Division. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Year founded 1997 League Major League Soccer Nickname La Maquina Roja, Men in Red, CF97 Stadium Toyota Park Bridgeview, IL Coach Juan Carlos Osorio[1] Owner Andell Holdings First Game Miami Fusion 0–2 Chicago Fire (Lockhart Stadium; March 21, 1998) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Miami FC is an American professional soccer club in First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second overall division of American soccer. ... Tropical Park Stadium is a 7,000-seat stadium located in Miami, Florida. ... Puerto Rico Islanders are a Puerto Rican association football team, founded in 2003. ... The Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium (Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel) is a 12,500 seat stadium at Route 2 and Route 5, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. ... Club Deportivo Social y Cultural Cruz Azul, also known as Deportivo Cruz Azul or simply Cruz Azul, is a Mexican professional football club. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Miami FC is an American professional soccer club in First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second overall division of American soccer. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Montreal Impact (French: Impact de Montréal) is a soccer team in the North American USL First Division. ... The Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard (CSCR) (sometimes, and erroneously, called Centre sportif Claude-Robillard) is a multi-purpose sport facility, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. ... The California Victory is a USL First Division professional soccer team based in San Francisco, California. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Richmond Kickers are an American soccer team, founded in 1993. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... PAETEC Park is a soccer-specific stadium currently being constructed in Rochester, New York for the Rochester Raging Rhinos soccer team of the USL First Division. ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... Blackbaud Stadium is a Soccer-specific stadium that opened in 1999. ... The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ...

Sun, Aug 26 Montreal Impact SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 6:00 PM 1-0 W
Sat, Sep 1 Portland Timbers SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 0-1 L
Tue, Sept 4 New England Revolution^^^ Veteran's Stadium, New Britain, CN 7:30 PM 2-1(aet) L
Thu, Sep 6 Minnesota Thunder James Griffin Stadium, St. Paul, MN 8:05 PM 0-5 L
Sat, Sep 8 California Victory Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA 10:00 PM 0-2 W
Fri, Sep 14 Seattle Sounders^^^^ SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC 7:30 PM 0-2 L
Sun, Sep 16 Seattle Sounders^^^^ Qwest Field, Seattle, WA 6:00 PM 0-1 L

^ Televised nationally on Fox Soccer Channel The Montreal Impact (French: Impact de Montréal) is a soccer team in the North American USL First Division. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Portland Timbers are Portland, Oregons entry in the USL First Division, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18... Veterans Stadium (full name Veterans Memorial Stadium) is a multi-use stadium in New Britain, Connecticut. ... The Minnesota Thunder is a professional mens soccer team based out of St Paul, Minnesota. ... The James Griffin Stadium was originally named Central Stadium. ... The California Victory is a USL First Division professional soccer team based in San Francisco, California. ... Kezar Stadium is a stadium located in the southeastern corner of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. ... The Seattle Sounders are a U.S. professional soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... The Seattle Sounders are a U.S. professional soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Qwest Field is a football stadium in Seattle, Washington. ... Fox Soccer Channel is a United States digital cable network, owned by News Corporation, that specializes in soccer. ...


^^ Southern Derby fixtures The Southern Derby is a fan-based cup competition between United Soccer Leagues First Division teams based in the Southern United States (most notably North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). ...


^^^ US Open Cup fixtures The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ...


^^^^ USL-1 Playoffs fixtures


Year-By-Year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup Southern Derby
2007 USL First Division 8th Quarterfinals Semifinals Champion

External links

  • (English) Official Site
  • (English) Team Page on USLSoccer.com
  • (English) Triangle Soccer Fanatics, an independent supporters club of the Carolina RailHawks
  • (English) Audio presentation of the team's name announcement
  • Photos tagged with 'railhawks' on Flickr

References

  1. ^ Local Father and Son Join RailHawks Ownership Team. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  2. ^ The Hatching of the RailHawks. Retrieved on 2007-04-23.
  3. ^ RailHawks Unveil Major Youth Soccer Partnership. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  4. ^ Carolina RailHawks 1:1 Minnesota Thunder (Box Score). Retrieved on 2007-04-22.
  5. ^ Pirates of the Caribbean?. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  6. ^ Norkus Refutes Islanders' Piracy Claims. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.

 
 

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