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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zack Schilawski of Carolina RailHawks to enter law school, possibly ending his pro soccer playing career

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Watching last weekend’s Carolina RailHawks game in Cary, you wouldn't know that Zack Schilawski might be nearing the end of his professional soccer playing career. With Carolina down two goals to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Schilawski led an early second-half charge, scoring one goal and assisting another. As the RailHawks again surrendered the lead late in the game, the Cary-born striker could be seen trying to fire up his teammates. And after the eventual loss, he stood at a podium in front of the media and obligingly answered their questions, but he visibly wore an agony of defeat that...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tampa Bay Rowdies grind out wet and wild 4-3 win over Carolina RailHawks

Posted By on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 1:46 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—Coming off an improbable and important road win against the New York Cosmos last week, the Carolina RailHawks returned to the erstwhile comfortable confines of WakeMed Soccer Park Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. However, Carolina stumbled out of the starting gate, eventually falling 4-3 to the Rowdies in a wet and wild match. It is Tampa Bay’s first regular season win over the RailHawks in Cary since May 2010, during its pre-Rowdies days when the team was named FC Tampa Bay. The RailHawks, once unbeatable at their home roost, have lately been anything but. Saturday’s...

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mudcats drop series opener to visiting Beach boys

Posted By on Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 1:59 AM

FIVE COUNTY STADIUM/ZEBULON Good news for the Carolina Mudcats is that they're in the pennant race in August. And if they win the second-half race in the Carolina League's Southern Division they'll be in the playoffs for the first time in seven years. They're currently in third place at 23-23, 2 1/2 games behind tonight's opponent from Myrtle Beach. The Pelicans won the first half, so if they win the division and the Mudcats take silver Carolina will be in the playoffs - although the entire best-of-3 would be on the Grand Strand. Carolina trails Winston-Salem by half a...

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Romero, Franklin help Bulls gain odd doubleheader split

Posted By on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 2:33 AM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK The Durham Bulls are in their usual top spot in the International League's South Division as they start a five-game, four-day series with the Buffalo Bisons(sic). Heading into the doubleheader the clubs have identical 61-55 records, although Buffalo is in fourth place in the loaded North Division. The Bulls have won all three meetings this season as well as 10 straight against Buffalo in Durham. Former Bulls star Wil Myers is in town on a rehab assignment, but isn't scheduled to play until Saturday. Buffalo brings in a familiar face in hitting coach Richie Hebner,...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Carolina RailHawks trade Cesar Elizondo to San Antonio Scorpions for Danny Barrera

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

The Carolina RailHawks and San Antonio Scorpions have agreed to a trade that sends Costa Rican midfielder Cesar Elizondo to the Scorpions in return for 24-year-old midfielder Danny Barrera. Elizondo, who arrived in Carolina in advance of their 2013 season, became a regular in the RailHawks' starting XI, appearing in 12 games this year and earning three assists in 777 total minutes played. The Columbia-born Barrera, who came to San Antonio last offseason, appeared in 13 games this season and compiled a goal and two assists in nine starts and 830 minutes played. He spent the two previous seasons with the...

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Carolina RailHawks sign former Elon and MLS midfielder Gabe Latigue

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Today, the Carolina RailHawks announced the signing of midfielder Gabe Latigue. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed. Latigue played soccer at Panther Creek High School in Cary and then Elon University. He was drafted by the New England Revolution in the 4th round of the 2013 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft. He eventually signed a contract with the Revolution and was loaned out to the Rochester Rhinos for the 2013 season. Latigue made 16 appearances with the Rhinos and was named to the USL Pro Team of the Week in early July. Unfortunately, the following...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Zack attack: Carolina RailHawks calm Ottawa Fury 3-0

Posted By on Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 1:38 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—There was a palpable sense of relief among players, coaches and the 4,294 in attendance following the Carolina RailHawks’ 3-0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC Saturday evening in Cary. Sure, the win snaps the RailHawks’ four-match losing streak in NASL play, a skid that saw Carolina outscored 11-2. But what truly shook the RailHawks’ collective confidence was that after a 23-game home unbeaten run, Carolina had lost two straight matches at WakeMed Soccer Park: FC Dallas in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup and previously winless Indy Eleven. Chronic losing on the road is one thing....

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wilmington ekes out 10th-inning victory over Mudcats

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:12 AM

FIVE COUNTY STADIUM/ZEBULON The Carolina Mudcats have the Carolina League's best record in the second half after having its worst in the first. But tonight they'll try to break a two-game skid. It's the middle of a three-game home series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, who could take over first place in the Northern Division with a win. Cole Sulser (3-9, 5.05) will take on the Rocks' Glenn Sparkman (6-2, 1.43) in a battle of right-handers. Wilmington has a couple of familiar faces, as closer Mark Peterson is an alumnus of Sanderson High while hitting coach Milt Thompson played...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Duke quartet, UNC's Switzer named to preseason All-ACC

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM

GRANDOVER RESORT/GREENSBORO One last bit of business - albeit an important one - from the ACC Kickoff over the weekend. Five Triangle players including four from defending Coastal Division champion Duke were named to the preseason all-conference team selected by the attending media. Blue Devils named to the squad were wide receiver Jamison Crowder and safety Jeremy Cash - both of whom were second-team All-Americans last season - along with linebacker Kelby Brown and guard Laken Tomlinson. Crowder had an ACC record 108 receptions last season. UNC had one representative in return specialist Ryan Switzer, who was named a...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

ACC media expect Devils and Heels to be good again, Pack much improved

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:07 PM

GRANDOVER RESORT/GREENSBORO One was a landslide while the other would have made for a very long Election Night. When it came to picking the likely champion of the Atlantic Division this season, voters at the 43rd annual ACC Kickoff were very clear. But in a balanced Coastal Division, the vote of the media was almost a four-way tie. Defending National Champion Florida State got 109 votes to just three for runner-up Clemson to repeat as Atlantic Division champion. That was no surprise at all as the preseason player of the year is the Seminoles' sophomore quarterback, Jameis Winston, who won...

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Triangle teams all optimistic as improved ACC looks ahead

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:47 AM

GRANDOVER RESORT/GREENSBORO It's the 43rd annual ACC Kickoff, and hopes for the conference's success in football this season are higher than ever. Not only does the conference boast a defending National Champion in Florida State, but new league member Louisville replaced departing Maryland to make the overall lineup even stronger. There is also plenty of reason for optimism around the Triangle. Duke, which went 10-4 last season after winning the Coastal Division title in what was really the best campaign in school history, has every reason to think it could be as good or better this time around in...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Betemit, Perez help IL beat up on Pacific Coast League

Posted By on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 2:06 AM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK It's unquestionably the biggest baseball game in the Americas tonight, and it's right here in the Triangle. The 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game pits the best of the Pacific Coast League against the International League. Charlie Montoyo, manager of the defending Governors' Cup champion Bulls, is at the helm for the IL tonight. Four current Bulls - outfielder Mikie Mahtook, infielder Wilson Betemit, and pitchers Merrill Kelly and Mike Montgomery - dot the IL roster. Former Carolina Mudcats outfielder Felix Perez of the Louisville Bats is also on the IL squad, while former Bull infielder...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

U.S. Women's National Team to face Switzerland in Cary on Aug. 20

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Today, U.S. Soccer announced that the U.S. Women's National Team will face Switzerland in an international friendly on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. This will be the first time the senior women’s squads for the U.S. and Switzerland have faced each other. The U.S., currently the top-ranked team in the world by FIFA, will attempt to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup this October at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship tournament. Switzerland, currently ranked no. 19 in FIFA’s world rankings, is one of six nations that have already qualified for next year’s World Cup in...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All-Star fete in full swing as Dykstra wins homer fest

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:16 AM

DURHAM BULLS ATHLETIC PARK In the 20th season of the Bull City's downtown baseball jewel, we're finally having a Triple-A All-Star Game. On Wednesday night Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo, who needs seven victories to surpass former skipper Bill Evers and become the club's winningest ever, will direct the International League's best against the Pacific Coast League. Montoyo is managing in an all-star game for the third time, the second time as the IL's boss. Buffalo's Liam Hedricks (7-1, 2.19) will take on New Orleans' Elih Villanueva (8-6, 3.92) in the 7 p.m. contest to be shown on MLB Network...

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Indy Eleven one-ups 10-man Carolina RailHawks 2-1 to open NASL fall season

Posted By on Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 2:04 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—It was supposed to be a stroll in the Park. On one side were the Carolina RailHawks, riding a 17-match home unbeaten streak against their North American Soccer League (NASL) competition. Moreover, four weeks ago, Carolina defeated Chivas USA of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; less than three weeks ago, they did the same thing to Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy. On the other end was Indy Eleven, an expansion NASL side without a single win in nine regular season games this year. Indy Eleven surrendered 20 goals...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Carolina's cup runneth dry: FC Dallas downs RailHawks 5-2, ending U.S. Open Cup run and home unbeaten streak

Posted By on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:59 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—The first question posed to Enzo Martinez after FC Dallas’ 5-2 win over the Carolina RailHawks Wednesday night in Cary was whether the RailHawks’ early opening goal conjured confidence that the WakeMed Soccer Park magic would again propel them to victory over a Major League Soccer opponent. Before the Carolina midfielder could respond, florescent light bulbs flicked off, temporary cloaking the media room in darkness. No further response was really necessary. After surrendering one goal and nearly another over the opening 20 minutes of their quarterfinal match in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a speedy,...

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Donovan scores (not that one): Carolina RailHawks down Puebla FC 2-1 in international friendly

Posted By on Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—Donovan finally scored a goal at WakeMed Soccer Park. Just not the Donovan you were expecting. Nearly two weeks ago, Landon Donovan and his LA Galaxy were blanked by the Carolina RailHawks on Field 2 in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. This afternoon, back on the newly laid Bermuda turf of WakeMed Soccer Stadium, 18-year-old Conor Donovan started at center back for the RailHawks against Puebla F.C., the venerable Mexican club. Donovan’s header goal in the 38th minute gave the RailHawks the early lead, and Carolina held on for a 2-1 win...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Three-beat: Carolina RailHawks defeat Donovan and LA Galaxy 1-0 in U.S. Open Cup

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:06 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—Shots: 31 to 6. Corner kicks: 11 to 4. Time of possession: seemingly infinity to nil. In virtually every statistical category, the LA Galaxy held sway over the Carolina RailHawks during their fifth round match in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Except one. Goals: 1-0 RailHawks It was the third consecutive year the RailHawks have hosted and now dispatched the Galaxy from the U.S. Open Cup. But unlike the previous two tournaments, this year was supposed to be different. First, Galaxy manager Bruce Arena actually made the trip to Cary (unlike 2013). The game didn’t...

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Report: Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane Carolina-bound for Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup match versus RailHawks

Posted By on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Uh, Carolina RailHawks … I think you’re gonna need some bigger bleachers. In an online report posted today by LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano, both Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane stated they believe they’ll be available for selection in next Tuesday’s match against the RailHawks in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The game takes place on Field 2 at WakeMed Soccer Park and kicks off at 7 p.m. This follows and confirms information provided to INDY Week yesterday by a reliable source that the Galaxy intends to bring their full available squad to Cary next week. This will...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kick in the Grass: Carolina RailHawks host LA Galaxy next Tuesday, but will you have a seat?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM

With their 2-1 win over Arizona United SC last night, the LA Galaxy advanced to the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Their next opponent is a familiar interleague foe: the Carolina RailHawks. The RailHawks have hosted the Galaxy in Open Cup competition two straight years. And for two straight years, the RailHawks have defeated the Galaxy, eliminating them from the tournament. But unlike 2012 and 2013, when the Galaxy games set RailHawks attendance records, this year’s clash will be a decidedly more intimate affair. The RailHawks-Galaxy match next Tuesday, June 24 will not be played in...

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great Scott: Goodwin the newest RailHawks U.S. Open Cup hero as Carolina defeats Chivas USA

Posted By on Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 2:53 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—In soccer, it’s commonly called a penalty shootout. However, the Laws of the Game officially refer to the tiebreaker as “kicks from the penalty mark.” Regardless of the moniker, it’s a construct that’s long been the subject of intense fan debate. Some decry it as a contrived method to determine the winner of a hard-fought match, something akin to deciding a basketball game by a free throw shooting contest or an American football game by alternating 30-yard field goal attempts. Others point out that after 120 minutes of exhausting play between teams allowed only three substitutions all...

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Turf burned - FC Edmonton pummels Carolina RailHawks 6-1 to close NASL spring season

Posted By on Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 9:07 PM

WEBCAST—For all the rapturous hosannas heaped on the Carolina RailHawks following their home win last Saturday, their Mr. Hyde side was on acute display this afternoon at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton. It’s a lunacy of silver linings to note that the RailHawks doubled their 2014 road goal output during today’s 6-1 shellacking at the feet/heads of FC Edmonton. It’s sobering reality to point out that the Eddies’ goal total today alone exceeded their overall 2014 goal output coming into the match (five) by 120 percent. The die was cast a mere 37 seconds in when Daryl Fordyce maneuvered through a porous RailHawks defense...

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

The return of the prodigal goalscorer: Carolina RailHawks defeat Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0, extend 21 home match unbeaten streak

Posted By on Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 1:12 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—After Brian Shriver scored two goals for the Carolina RailHawks in their last game of 2013, giving him a personal- and league-best 15 for the year, the NASL Golden Boot winner alluded to his future plans. “I love it here, and hopefully things work out,” the out-of-contract Shriver said at the time. “But in the end it is a business, so we’ll see what happens.” Quite understandably, what happened was that Shriver took the money and ran to Tampa Bay, signing a lucrative contract with the newly flush Rowdies. However, 2014 hasn’t proven as fruitful for Shriver...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Carolina RailHawks clip Charlotte Eagles 2-0 to advance in U.S. Open Cup

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

WAKEMED SOCCER PARK/ CARY—The last time the Carolina RailHawks faced the Charlotte Eagles in a competitive soccer match was the first round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The RailHawks won that game 1-0 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Four years later, another U.S. Open Cup clash between the in-state avian rivals produced a similar outcome. The RailHawks clipped the Eagles 2-0 Wednesday evening in Cary, paced by two first-half goals from Nazmi Albadawi and Jun Marques Davidson. Carolina now advances to the third round of the 2014 Open Cup and will host Chivas USA of Major League Soccer...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Loss leaves Mudcats harder road to catch Myrtle Beach

Posted By on Sat, May 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Photo by Dean Strickland, ODMudcats ace Shawn Morimando responded with a quality start Saturday night.FIVE COUNTY STADIUM/ZEBULON It's opportunity time for the Carolina Mudcats, as they continue their series with the first-place Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Carolina, which is in third place in the Carolina League's Southern Division and 6 1/2 games behind Myrtle Beach, won the opener of their four-game series on Friday night and have seven more games left against the Pelicans with 25 games left in the first half. Tonight, Carolina ace Shawn Morimando (5-2, 3.83) will take on the Pelicans' Sam Wolff (4-3, 3.06). Carolina hitting coach...

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