Club

History

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On July 19, 2006 the Carolina RailHawks were officially born given the club name and badge at halftime of a match at WakeMed Soccer Park (formerly SAS Soccer Park).  The club's name, the RailHawks, originated from a name-the-team contest won by Jarrett Campbell.  The badge depicts a RailHawk flying over a set of train tracks.  The RailHawks are owned by Traffic Sports USA and are a founding member of the North American Soccer League.

On Saturday, April 21, 2007 the RailHawks kicked off their first season with a 1-1 draw against the Minnesota Thunder in front of 6,327 at WakeMed Soccer Park.  Kupono Low opened the scoring for the RailHawks in the 8th minute, scoring the first goal in club history.  The starting line-up for the RailHawks first match: GK Chris McClellan, D Frankie Sanfilippo, D Chad Dombrowski, D David Stokes, D Caleb Norkus, M Stuart Brightwell, M Chris Carrieri, M Kupono Low, M Jonny Steele, F McColm Cephas, F Connally Edozien.

2007 Season
Regular Season: 8th place
League Record: 8 wins, 8 ties, 12 losses
Goals Finished: 24
Goals Allowed: 34
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Cup: Semifinals
Leading Scorer: Connally Edozien (8)
Shutouts: Chris McClellan (12)

2008 Season
Regular Season: 8th place
League Record: 9 wins, 10 ties, 11 losses
Goals Finished: 34
Goals Allowed: 43
Playoffs: Did Not Qualify
U.S. Open Cup: 3rd Round
Leading Scorer: Hamed Diallo (7)
Shutouts: Chris McClellan (6)

2009 Season
Regular Season: 2nd place
League Record: 16 wins, 7 ties, 7 losses
Goals Finished: 43
Goals Allowed: 19
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Cup: 2nd Round
Leading Scorer: Sallieu Bundu, Gregory Richardson (6)
Shutouts: Caleb Patterson-Sewell (10)

2010 Season
Regular Season: 1st, NASL Division
League Record: 13 wins, 8 ties, 9 losses
Goals Finished: 44
Goals Allowed: 32
Playoffs: Runner-up
U.S. Open Cup: 2nd Round
Leading Scorer: Etienne Barbara (8)
Shutouts: Eric Reed (6)

2011 Season
League Record: 17 wins, 3 ties, 8 losses
Goals Finished: 50
Goals Allowed: 26
Regular Season: 1st
Playoffs: Semifinals
U.S. Open Cup: Did Not Participate
Leading Scorer: Etienne Barbara (20)
Shutouts: Brad Knighton (8)

2012 Season
Regular Season: 4th
League Record: 10 wins, 10 ties, 8 losses
Goals Finished: 44
Goals Allowed: 46
Playoffs: Semifinals
U.S. Open Cup: 4th Round
Leading Scorer: Nick Zimmerman (15)
Shutouts: Ray Burse (6)

2013 Season
Regular Season: 2nd Spring, 2nd Fall
League Record: 12 wins, 7 ties, 7 losses
Goals Finished: 41
Goals Allowed: 32
Playoffs: *League format did not include playoffs
U.S. Open Cup: Quarterfinal Round
Leading Scorer: Brian Shriver (15)
Shutouts: Akira Fitzgerald