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Carolina Dynamo
Carolinadynamo.jpg
Full name Carolina Dynamo
Nickname(s) The Dynamo
Founded 1993
Stadium Macpherson Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
Chairman England Neil Macpherson
Manager United States Joe Brown
League USL Premier Development League
2009 2nd, Mid Atlantic
Playoff Divisional Semifinals
Home colors
Away colors
Carolina Dynamo players.

Carolina Dynamo is an American soccer team based in Browns Summit, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1993, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games at Macpherson Stadium, where they have played since 2003. The team's colors are white and red.

The team has a sister organization, the Carolina Dynamo Women, who play in the women's USL W-League, and also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

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History

The team, which was named Greensboro Dynamo until 1996, is owned by Neil Macpherson, a passionate follower and shareholder of English club Nottingham Forest, as can be seen from the similarities between the two clubs’ badges.

Players

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Current roster

as at June 20, 2009

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Michael Chesler
1 United States GK Clint Irwin
2 United States FW Thomas Campbell
3 United States DF Zach Loyd
4 United States DF E.J. O'Keeffe
5 United States MF Clinton Collins
6 United States DF Indy Smith
7 United States MF Kirk Urso
8 United States MF Daniel Roberts
9 Canada FW Nassim Berhouni
10 United States MF Corben Bone
11 United States MF Erfan Imeni
12 United States MF Chris Lebo
13 United States MF Scott Rojo
14 United States FW Arie Muniz
No. Position Player
15 United States DF Ryan Davis
16 United States MF Matt Strine
18 United States MF Brian Harrison
19 United States MF Nick Courtney
20 United States MF Daniel Wenzel
21 United States MF Bradley Franks
22 United States FW Karo Okiomah
23 United States DF Sheanon Williams
24 United States MF Chris Estridge
25 United States MF Chad Dalton
26 United States GK Brock Duckworth
28 United States DF Fejiro Okiomah
United States MF Cruz Oronos
United States DF Steven Kinney

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 N/A USISL 1st, Atlantic Champions Did not enter
1993/94 N/A USISL Indoor 3rd, Northern withdrew after 3 games N/A
1994 3 USISL 1st, Atlantic Champions Did not enter
1995 3 USISL Pro League 6th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1996 2 USISL Select League 1st, South Atlantic 2nd Round Quarterfinals
1997 2 USISL A-League 2nd, Atlantic Final Did not qualify
1998 / / on hiatus / /
1999 3 USL D3-Pro League 3rd, Atlantic Conference Semifinals 3rd Round
2000 3 USL D3-Pro League 4th, Southern Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D3-Pro League 2nd, Southern Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2002 3 USL D3-Pro League 3rd, Southern Quarterfinals 1st Round
2003 3 USL PSL 1st, Southern Regional Finals 3rd Round
2004 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic National Semifinals 3rd Round
2005 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 4th Round
2007 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 6th, Southeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Divisional Semifinals Did not qualify
2010 4 USL PDL

Honors

  • USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2007
  • USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2006
  • USL PDL South Atlantic Division Champions 2006
  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2004
  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champions 2004
  • USL Pro Select/Soccer League Southern Division Champions 2003
  • USISL Select League South Atlantic Division Champions 1996
  • USISL Champions 1994
  • USISL Atlantic Division Champions 1994
  • USISL Champions 1993
  • USISL Atlantic Division Champions 1993

Head coaches

Stadia

Average attendance

Year Attendance Notes
2005 957 4th in PDL
2006 1,460 3rd in PDL
2007 2,168 3rd in PDL
2008 948
All Time 1,528

See also

External links


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