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Charlotte Eagles

Charlotte Eagles
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Full name Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Founded 1991
Stadium Dickson Field, Queens University
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 2,500
President Pat Stewart
Head Coach Dave Dixon
League Premier Development League
2015 Regular Season: 1st, South Atlantic
Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
Website Club home page
Previous Eagles Logo 1993–2007

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

The team plays its home games at Dickson Field at the Queens University of Charlotte Sports Complex. The team's colors are orange, white and blue.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Stadiums 2
  • Media 3
  • Players and staff 4
    • Roster 4.1
    • Staff 4.2
    • Notable former players 4.3
    • Head coaches 4.4
  • Achievements 5
  • Record 6
    • Year-by-year 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

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 USL PDL side Southern California Seahorses, and also field a women's team – the Charlotte Lady Eagles – in the USL W-League.

Stadiums

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–present

Media

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

Roster

As of April 24, 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
5 DF Tyler Allen
3 MF Kyle Culbertson
9 FW Danny Jensen
20 DF Brady Johansen
17 DF Mason McCarter
6 MF Jared Odenbeck
7 MF Hayden Partain
1 GK James Pyle
10 MF Daniel ten Bosch
2 DF Austin Yearwood

Staff

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

Notable former players

Head coaches

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

Achievements

  • USL PRO
    • Championship Finalist (1): 2013

Record

Year-by-year

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

References

  1. ^ Tradition & Excellence: A Look Back
  2. ^ http://uslpdl.com/teams/2015/74550617.html#ROSTER

External links

  • Official website
Preceded by
Charleston Battery
Southern Derby Winner
2012
Succeeded by
present
Preceded by
Utah Blitzz
USL Second Division Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Richmond Kickers
Preceded by
Western Mass Pioneers
USL Second Division Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Utah Blitzz
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