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Charlotte Eagles
Charlotte-eagles.png
Full name Charlotte Eagles
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Founded 1991
Stadium Restart Field
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Capacity: ????)
Chairman United States Tom Engstrom
Manager United States Mark Steffens
League USL Second Division
2009 Regular Season: 4th
Playoffs: Final
Home colors
Away colors
Previous Eagles Logo 1993-2007

Charlotte Eagles is an American professional soccer team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1991, the team plays in the USL Second Division (USL-2), the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at Restart Field on the campus of Charlotte Christian School, where they have played since 2008, but it is expected that the club will move to play its home games at the 6,000-seat Matthews Sportsplex upon its completion. The team's colors are orange, white, blue and black. Their current head coach is Mark Steffens.

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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 Missionary Athletes International (MAI), an organization which undertakes sports ministry to share the message of Conservative 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.

Players

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Current roster

as at October 11, 2009

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Corbin Waller
1 United States GK Kevin Trapp
2 United States DF Ben Johnson
3 Colombia DF Nicolas Garcia
4 United States DF Brady Bryant
5 England MF Joseph Connor
6 United States DF Alex Woods
7 United States MF Chris Lemons
8 United States MF Ben Page
9 Uruguay FW Gustavo Bentos
10 Colombia MF Jorge Herrera
12 Brazil MF Diego Martins
13 Brazil MF Amaury Nunes
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Luke Williams
16 United States FW Aaron DeLoach
17 United States DF Gregg Schroeder
18 United States FW Dustin Swinehart (captain)
19 Zimbabwe FW Patrick Daka
20 United States DF Steve Shak
21 Trinidad and Tobago MF Darren Toby
22 United States MF Christopher Klotz
23 United States DF Chad Smith
24 United States MF Josh Rife
25 United States FW Jacob Coggins
27 Jamaica FW Omar McFarlane
00 Canada GK Erik Lefebvre

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year Division League Reg. 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

Honors

  • USL Second Division Regular Season Champions 2008
  • USL Second Division Champions 2005
  • USL Pro Soccer League Southern Division Champions 2004
  • USL D-3 Pro League Champions 2000
  • USL D-3 Pro League Atlantic Division Champions 1999
  • USISL Pro League South Atlantic Division Champions 1996

Head coaches

  • United States Brian Davidson (1993-1996)
  • United States Mark Steffens (1997-present)

Stadia

Average Attendance

900

References

External links

Preceded by
Western Mass Pioneers
USL Second Division Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Utah Blitzz
Preceded by
Raleigh Capital Express
Southern Derby Winner
2001
Succeeded by
Atlanta Silverbacks
Preceded by
Utah Blitzz
USL Second Division Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Richmond Kickers

Simple English

The Charlotte Eagles are a soccer club that plays in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team's first season was 1993. They play in the 2nd Division of the United Soccer Leagues.


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