Wilmington Hammerheads news

Discussion in 'Wilmington Hammerheads' started by msilverstein47, May 13, 2014.

  1. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Who coaches them now? I guess you guys remember Al Pastore he was a terrific youth coach. I am not even sure he every played the game himself. Which makes his success as a coach even more amazing.
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Al Pastore was up here in NY for many many years as a Coach and a referee and he was even an owner of the club, then after selling the club he was on the coaching staff at Duke and then coached high school for quite a few years down there and I think fully retired about 3 years ago.

    http://varsitynow.blogs.starnewsonl...er-coach-al-pastore-to-retire-at-seasons-end/
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. DougEFresh19

    DougEFresh19 New Member

    Aug 18, 2014
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
  7. mbsc

    mbsc Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Club:
    Wilmington H.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    "Stepped down" is the first of many euphemisms in that press release. I am genuinely sad to see this happen but with all the changes since the beginning of the season (such as the affiliation system and the recent hiring of a new technical director) it seemed inevitable. My biggest miscalculation was thinking it wouldn't happen until the offseason.
     
  8. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sorry to hear this, have always enjoyed the "friendly" banter, that he would have with our fans and the refs. Always good for a pint in the pub afterwards too.
     
  9. DougEFresh19

    DougEFresh19 New Member

    Aug 18, 2014
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    There was a way forward for Irving and Wilmington - even after the loss in Sacramento (where BTW - only one team has taken all three points this season). It seems like there were points for the taking at Orange County (where Jason Arnold/Carson Porter regime won 2:1 last night), at home against Orlando twice (City is 1-3-1 away over the past month with losses at Rochester, at Harrsiburg, and at Charlotte) and Sacramento (7-5-1 away this season), and then a road match in Dayton (where the Dutch Lions have not won a match this season).

    Yes, Irving was 1-6-6 in his last 13 matches and Wilmington was on an alarming slide.
    Yes, coaching is about what have you done for me lately, and coaches are hired to be fired.

    IDK, after 15 years and the biggest upset in USL PRO playoff history (at Orlando City - 2012) on his resume, maybe Irving earned the benefit of the doubt - at least for the remainder of this season?

    Best wishes to Arnold & Porter in the "quest to save the season" in Wilmington (where I'm not even sure it needs to be saved - just take the points you're rated to take and the Hammerheads will more than likely be in a win-and-you're-in position in Rochester on September 7th). If they can manage to turn it into a 15 year run of success in Carolina I just hope they meet a more ceremonious end than the one they just handed to Irving.
     
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    kissing and hugging starting at the 2:25 mark in this video, expect some serious fines and suspensions:

     
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    All of them
    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting vid interview with ex-coach Irving:
     
    wilmingtonsoccercoach and mbsc repped this.
  13. mbsc

    mbsc Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Club:
    Wilmington H.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really hope Coach has a good year out there. I know he'll put together a competitive squad as he is a fantastic judge of talent.
     
  14. DUST

    DUST Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Wilmington NC
    Club:
    Wilmington H.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish him luck...except @ Legion!
     
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.uslsoccer.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=32800&ATCLID=210000498

    Friday, April 3, 2015
    WILMINGTON, N.C.
    – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of goalkeeper Andre Rawls to their 2015 USL roster.
    Rawls was previously selected by New York City FC in January’s MLS SuperDraft and spent time training with the club over the last few months. The third round draft pick set a school record for career goals against average at 0.98 in three seasons during his collegiate career at Saint Mary’s College.
     
  16. JBG - Bribe Taker

    Mar 17, 2000
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com/hammerheads-announce-2016-combines/

    Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced that the club will host three professional open tryouts for the upcoming 2016 USL regular season. The tryout dates are January 30-31, 2016 and February 20-21, 2016 at Cape Fear Regional Soccer Park in Wilmington, North Carolina and February 6-7, 2016 at the Capelli Sport Center in Carlstadt, NJ.
     
  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jan 10, 1999
    Mission TX
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I heard this on the USL Show podcast earlier in the month. So far it sounds like Baltimore is the most likely destination. It sounds like they are using this year off to look for additional investors.
     
  22. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    They will need to significantly upgrade their ownership group to make it in Baltimore.
     
  23. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    All of them
    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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