Charlotte Eagles

Charlotte Eagles
Charlotte Eagles
Full name Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Founded 1991
Stadium Charlotte Christian School
Charlotte, North Carolina
(Capacity: 4,000)
Owner United States Pat Stewart
Head Coach United States Mark Steffens
League USL Pro
2011 Regular Season: 8th
American Division: 5th,
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors
Current season
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 American Division of the new USL Professional Division, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays most of its home games at the stadium on the campus of Charlotte Christian School, where they have played since 2008, but has played larger friendlies at the 4,000-seat Irwin Belk Track and Field Center/Transamerica Field on the campus of UNC Charlotte. 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 and black. Their current head coach is Mark Steffens.



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.

Colors and badge


Club culture


Players and staff

Current roster

As of June 2, 2011.[2]

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 Corbin Waller
2 United States DF Cheyne Roberts
3 United States DF Mark Bloom
4 United States DF Brady Bryant
5 England MF Joseph Connor
6 United States MF Greg Dalby
7 United States FW Chris Salvaggione
8 Brazil MF Diego Martins
9 Sierra Leone FW Sallieu Bundu (on loan from Carolina)
10 Colombia MF Jorge Herrera
11 United States MF Luke Williams
No. Position Player
12 United States MF Juan Guzman
13 United States FW Gibson Bardsley
14 United States MF Alan Sanchez
15 Guyana DF Walter Moore (on loan from Caledonia AIA)
18 United States MF Ben Page
19 Cuba MF Miguel Ferrer
21 Trinidad and Tobago MF Darren Toby
22 United States GK Patrick Mitrovich
23 United States DF Chad Smith
24 United States GK Eric Reed
29 United States MF Josh Rife (captain)


  • United States Pat Stewart - President
  • United States Tom Engstrom - General Manager
  • United States Mark Steffens - Head Coach
  • Zimbabwe Patrick Daka - Assistant Coach
  • England Kevin Sephton - Assistant Coach
  • United States Steve Shak - Assistant Coach
  • United States Ryan Souders - Goalkeeper Coach
  • United States Allan Courtright - Director of Operations

Notable former players

  • See also: All-time Charlotte Eagles roster

Head coaches

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


  • USISL Pro League
    • South Atlantic Division Champions (1): 1996
  • USL D-3 Pro League
    • Champions (1): 2000
    • Atlantic Division Champions (1): 1999
  • USL Pro Soccer League
    • Southern Division Champions (1): 2004
  • USL Second Division
    • Champions (1): 2005
    • Regular Season Champions (1): 2008



Year Division League Regular 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
2010 3 USL Second Division 4th Did not qualify 1st Round
2011 3 USL Pro 2nd Round

Average Attendance

  • 2010: 911


External links

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

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