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Ocean City FC
Full name Ocean City FC
Nickname(s) Nor'easters
Founded 1996
Stadium Carey Stadium
Ocean City, New Jersey
(Capacity: 3,500)
Owner United States John Granese
Head Coach England Neil Holloway
League USL Premier Development League
2009 3rd, Northeast
Playoff Conference Finals
Home colors
Away colors

Ocean City Barons is an American soccer team based in Ocean City, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1996, 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 Carey Stadium, where they have played since 2005. The team's colors are red and white.

The team 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 was originally called the South Jersey Barons and between 2003-04 were based in Trenton, New Jersey; after their relocation to Ocean City for the 2005 season they were renamed for their new home city.

  • On September 11, 1999, the Barons, then known as the South Jersey Barons, lost in the USISL D3 Championship Game to the Western Mass Pioneers, 2-1.
  • The South Jersey Barons once offered a promotion where fans would receive a free quarter pound of fudge from a nearby boardwalk candy shop if the Barons scored six or more goals.
  • On July 19, 2005, the Barons were on the short end of a historical Open Cup match in Richmond, VA. As a PDL side, they lost to the Richmond Kickers of the USL First Division, 8-4 in the Third Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. It was the most total goals scored in an Open Cup match since professional teams began entering the tournament in 1995.
  • Between June 14, 2003 and July 12, 2006, the Barons failed to lose a single game at home, a span of 28 games. Their 28-game home unbeaten streak is the longest among all Premier Development League teams since 2003. The streak was snapped on July 16, 2006 by the Ottawa Fury who defeated them, 2-1.

Players

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2009 roster

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK John Fogarty
1 Nigeria GK Tunde Ogunbiyi
2 United States DF Joseph Banks
4 United States DF Dan Korenyi
5 United States DF Jamal Neptune
6 United States DF Joseph Banks
7 England MF Rory McCrea
8 United States MF Karl Reddick
9 Trinidad and Tobago DF Leon Brown
10 United States DF Sal Pistone
11 Italy DF Giancarlo Granese
12 United States MF Tyler Bellamy
No. Position Player
13 United States GK Jordan Bar
14 United States MF Jim Davis
15 United States DF Billy Pinto
16 United States FW Byron Carmichael
17 United States MF Kevin Curran
18 United States FW Kyle Miller
20 United States FW J. T. Noone
21 United States DF Neal Melchionni
22 United States FW Billy Swetra
23 United States MF Ryan Richter
25 United States MF Glenroy Chapman
28 United States DF Steven Miller

Notable former players

See also OCBarons.com's "Barons in the Pros"

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 1st, Mid Atlantic Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Northern Final Did not qualify
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Northern Conference Quarterfinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D-3 Pro League 6th, Northern Did not qualify Did not qualify
2002 3 USL D-3 Pro League 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify 2nd Round
2003 4 USL PDL 4th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 1st, Northeast Conference Finals 2nd Round
2005 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals 3rd Round
2006 4 USL PDL 2nd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 2nd, Mid Atlantic Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2008 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast PDL Quarterfinals 3rd Round
2010 4 USL PDL

Honors

  • USL PDL Northeast Division Champions 2004
  • USISL D-3 Pro League Mid Atlantic Division Champions 1998

Head coaches

  • United States Dan Christian (2004)
  • England Neil Holloway (2005-2006) - Player/Coach
  • United States Mike Pellegrino (2007-2008)
  • England Neil Holloway (2009-present)

Stadia

Average attendance

Year Attendance Notes
2005 877 5th in PDL
2006 419
2007 588
2008 339
All Time 556

External links

References


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