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Carolina Dynamo

Carolina Dynamo
Logo
Full name Carolina Dynamo
Nickname(s) The Dynamo
Founded 1993
Stadium Macpherson Stadium
Browns Summit, North Carolina
Ground Capacity 7,000
Owner Neil Macpherson
Head Coach Marc Nicholls
League Premier Development League
2015 4th, South Atlantic
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

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

The team plays its home games at Macpherson Stadium in nearby Browns Summit, North Carolina, 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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Players 2
    • Current roster 2.1
    • Notable former players 2.2
  • Year-by-year 3
  • Honors 4
    • USL Premier Development League 4.1
    • Others 4.2
  • Head coaches 5
  • Stadia 6
  • Average attendance 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

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.[1]

Players

Current roster

As of May 11, 2013.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
0 GK Alex Long
1 GK Tom Rusling
2 DF Aaron Reifshneider
3 DF Jonathan Campbell
4 MF Brandt Bronico
5 DF Sebastian Ibeagha
6 MF Sean Davis
7 FW Hakan Ilhan
8 MF Tom McCready
9 MF Holden Fender
10 MF Alex Martinez
11 MF Daniel Lovitz
12 MF Hassan Kouyateh
13 MF Kevin Durand
No. Position Player
14 MF David Reittinger
15 DF Clement Simonin
16 MF Robbie Lovejoy
17 FW Mamadee Nyepon
18 DF Nat Eggleston
19 MF Alec Rotunda
20 MF Joaquin Serrano
21 MF Jamie Smith
22 DF Mahdi Ali
23 DF Austin Dunker
24 DF Sam McBride
25 DF Austin Yearwood
26 GK Peyton Ford

Notable former players

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

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 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2011 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 1st Round
2012 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Finals 1st Round
2013 4 USL PDL 1st, South Atlantic Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2014 4 USL PDL 4th, South Atlantic Did not qualify 2nd Round
2015 4 USL PDL 4th, South Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors

USL Premier Development League

  • Regular Season Champions (1): 2006
  • Eastern Conference Champions (1): 2004
  • Division Champions (3)
    • Mid Atlantic Division (1): 2004
    • South Atlantic Division (2): 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Southeast Division (1): 2007

Others

  • USISL Champions (2): 1993, 1994
  • USISL Atlantic Division Champions (2): 1993, 1994
  • USISL Select League South Atlantic Division Champions (1): 1996
  • USL Pro Select/Soccer League Southern Division Champions (1): 2003
  • National Amateur Cup (1): 2013

Head coaches

Stadia

Average attendance

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.

  • 1997: 2,605 (10th in A-League)
  • 2005: 957 (4th in PDL)
  • 2006: 1,460 (3rd in PDL)
  • 2007: 2,168 (3rd in PDL)
  • 2008: 948
  • 2009: 863
  • 2010: 1,676 (4th in PDL)

See also

References

  1. ^ Ashdown, John (December 13, 2013). "The Joy of Six: weird and wonderful football club crests". theguardian.com. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dynamo Name Nicholls New Coach". pdl.uslsoccer.com. February 7, 2011. 

External links

  • Official Site
  • Official PDL site
  • Story of the badge from footballcrests.com
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