History of Charleston Battery?

Discussion in 'Charleston Battery' started by Whitecaps10, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah it is one of my favorites. I thought about trying to put together a year by year gallery of all the Battery kits

    I can do from 1998 without much trouble but the 1993-1997 season might be tough to find photos of
     
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  2. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it helps, when the man responsible for tbe shirt sponsorship is an exBattery player
     
  3. Whitecaps10

    Whitecaps10 Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Long Island,NY
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm wondering how long Umbro will be able to continue making kits for the Battery. I like their kits, but I just heard that they have lost both England and Manchester City's kit rights. It isn't known how long can stay competitive. I believe that Umbro is also a sponsor of the Battery and USL as well.
     
  4. Whitecaps10

    Whitecaps10 Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Long Island,NY
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm wondering what the older trophy's that the Battery won looked like Mikey. I understand that they have won a USPL title and a A-League championship in addition to the 2 USL titles they have recently won.
     
  5. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the USSL award was flat, so it has to hang or lean. The a-League trophy was pretty cheap, smaller than the USL ones and two toned.
     
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  6. JBG - Bribe Taker

    Mar 17, 2000
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are a couple of photos of the 2003 A-League trophy from the Mikey collection.....(he pays me extra to pimp his photos)

    Owner Tony Bakker with Terry Phelan: [​IMG]

    And a small photo of captain Rudi Dixon wearing the top part as a hat:

    [​IMG]

    Here is the whole set from that night:
    2003 Championship
     
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  7. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    notice the two tone gold and silver color scheme...
     
  8. Whitecaps10

    Whitecaps10 Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Long Island,NY
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been looking for a video of the full Open Cup final in 2008, but i've only found a highlight reel for the match and didn't include the equalizer from Marco Reda that was disallowed.
     
  9. cosmo fan

    cosmo fan Member

    Jul 28, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    whitecap10 hasn't been online since the night before the Sandy hit the NYC area. I'm not exactly sure but I believe he said he was in the long island area.

    I hope he is okay
     
  11. Whitecaps10

    Whitecaps10 Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Long Island,NY
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank you for checking on me. I am fine, but the power outages around the area have been very bad.
     
  12. AMBreakers

    AMBreakers Member

    Boston Breakers, Boston Univ. Women's Soccer, Norwich City, Charleston Battery
    Jun 21, 2010
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Boston Breakers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone know/remember what some of the highest scoring regular season USL games involving the Battery were from 2001-2010, or the early 2010s?
     
  13. Pedro Rondon H de Sá

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jan 13, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mike Anhaeuser is a real one-club men, he played 115 games, scored 2 goals and recalled 17 recorded by Charleston Battery. Anhaeuser has been the team's coach since 2005.

    This is very cool, a very beautiful story. I would like to see a documentary about Mike Anhaeuser's history with Charleston Battery.
     
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  14. AMBreakers

    AMBreakers Member

    Boston Breakers, Boston Univ. Women's Soccer, Norwich City, Charleston Battery
    Jun 21, 2010
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Boston Breakers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know all about the club's history in the USL playoffs and US Open Cup in the 2000-2010 decade, from reading this thread along with Wikipedia articles. Where my research is lacking is in terms of regular season results from the early-mid 2000s. I did attend one game at Blackbaud that decade, in 2007 and still have a few Post and Courier articles that my relatives who live in the area sent me from back then but does anyone know of anywhere online where one can find information about regular season USL games from that time period? The Wikipedia articles with full season results only go back to around 2011-2012.
     
  15. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure about where the data might be, but the older stuff might not be associated with "USL" since that's a relatively new name, maybe that stuff is found under A-League somewhere.
     
  16. Pedro Rondon H de Sá

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jan 13, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On this day in 1999, Charleston Battery defeats the Atlanta Silverbacks 3-0 on goals by Rashad Miller, Mike Burke, Derick Brownell in the opening game played at Blackbaud Stadium,the first privately owned soccer specific stadium built in the United States.
     
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  17. AMBreakers

    AMBreakers Member

    Boston Breakers, Boston Univ. Women's Soccer, Norwich City, Charleston Battery
    Jun 21, 2010
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Boston Breakers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is one regular season game from back in that time period I actually do already know about- because it was mentioned in a Post and Courier article last year looking back on the top ten greatest moments in the stadium's history, which was published shortly after the last game at Blackbaud against Bethlehem was played. I flew down to SC that week to be there for that final game, so collected all of the P&C articles from that week and it was mentioned in that one.

    On the Battery's social media accounts, they have been doing other OTD flashbacks in recent weeks but most were from recent years, like Romario Willams' hat trick in 2017 and Taylor Mueller's winning goal against Wilmington in 2016. I really miss that rivalry with Wilmington.
     
  18. Pedro Rondon H de Sá

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jan 13, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On this day in 1993, Charleston Baterry wins their first USISL game at Stoney Field 2-1 against the Richmond Kickers with goals socred by Mario Lone and Nigel James.
     
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  19. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Wayback machine will give you some access to the old webpage. it is slow and I would recommend using a laptop or desktop for it. its a cool website that took snap shots of webpages throughout the years. it isn't complete but may help some.

    this website is also good for general soccer history and gives some details on each season.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150613163728/http://homepages.sover.net/~spectrum/index.html

    I'd love to put together a complete history of the Charleston Battery one day. complete with interviews and videos but its a big task.
     
  20. AMBreakers

    AMBreakers Member

    Boston Breakers, Boston Univ. Women's Soccer, Norwich City, Charleston Battery
    Jun 21, 2010
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Boston Breakers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks. That definitely is helpful. Do you happen to remember if the 4-1 win over Virginia Beach Mariners in the 2003 playoffs was at Blackbaud, or on the road? The archive seems to suggest it was the second leg which I'm guessing Charleston would have hosted since they had more regular season points, but doesn't say for sure.

    When they won the championship in 03 I guess it was "Thunder Island" instead of Daniel Island that day since they defeated a team called the Thunder.
     
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  21. Pedro Rondon H de Sá

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jan 13, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On this day in 2012, Charleston Battery beat Wilmington Hammerheads 3-1 at MUSC Health Stadium in front of 4.782.

    20 years ago today, Charleston Battery beat Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4-0.
     
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  22. AMBreakers

    AMBreakers Member

    Boston Breakers, Boston Univ. Women's Soccer, Norwich City, Charleston Battery
    Jun 21, 2010
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Boston Breakers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The best win over Wilmington (other than the 2012 championship game of course) was when Charleston put four past them in the first half of a 2013 regular season game at Blackbaud. The game ended 4-2. The 2016 MLS rivalry game between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders was almost a carbon copy of that game; Portland put four past their rivals in an incredible first half and then Seattle got two back right at the beginning of the second half, and there was no scoring the rest of the way.

    I was able to find a website that still has full game recaps going all the way back to 2000, without using the Wayback machine. Our Sports Central is the place to go!
     
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  23. AMBreakers

    AMBreakers Member

    Boston Breakers, Boston Univ. Women's Soccer, Norwich City, Charleston Battery
    Jun 21, 2010
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Boston Breakers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "It was twenty years ago today...."

    They also beat Pittsburgh 4-0 near the end of the 2014 regular season to clinch a playoff spot. Dane Kelly, one of my all time favorite Battery players, had a hat trick that night. And the "Odisnel Cooper river bridge" held the fort as Cooper twice saved a PK that would have tied the game right before halftime.
     
  24. soyinocente

    soyinocente Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    PXL_20201017_193934525.jpg Battery fans, I was cleaning out my basement and came upon 4 programs and tickets from the 1999 US Open Cup game when the Battery beat DC United. I'm a DCU ticket holder who was down in Charleston for work and went to the game. If anybody wants them, let me know. Otherwise they are getting recycled.
     
  25. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still got one?
    I was there too as a United fan :)
     

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