With the announcement of the full 30-match schedule released on Jan. 20, local soccer fans can mark their calendars to take in a 10-game Spring season that will then be followed by a 20-game Fall season.
The league’s 11 clubs will play even home and away contests during each season and try to secure spots in the NASL Championship weekend to contend for the Soccer Bowl title.
“We are thrilled with our 2015 schedule and are excited to now set our sights on our afternoon home and league opener on April 4th,” RailHawks president Curt Johnson said.
“Our organization is working hard to make 2015 another memorable one for North Carolina’s soccer fans.”
The league format will continue to operate the same way it did last year.
Playoff participants will be comprised of the winners of each season, plus the two teams with the best overall records over the course of both seasons.
The winners of the Spring and Fall seasons will host the semifinals, with the top overall points leader getting the top seed.
In addition to playing their NASL schedule, the RailHawks will participate in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
As the season approaches, the Carolina roster currently consists of 13 players that includes one goalkeeper (Hunter Gilstrap), four defenders (Kupono Low, Conor Tobin, Daniel Scott, Austen King), five midfielders (Mark Anderson, Nazmi Albadawi, Tiyi Shipalane, Leo Osaki, Neil Hlavaty) and three forwards (Nacho Novo, Daniel Jackson, Simone Bracalello).
Carolina RailHawks – 2015 Spring Schedule
|Saturday, April 4||Ottawa Fury FC Game – 1:00pm ET|
|Sunday, April 12||at FC Edmonton|
|Saturday, April 18||Atlanta Silverbacks – 7:30pm ET|
|Saturday, April 25||at Indy Eleven|
|Saturday, May 2||Tampa Bay Rowdies – 7:30pm ET|
|Saturday, May 9||at San Antonio Scorpions|
|Saturday, May 16||New York Cosmos – 7:30pm ET|
|Saturday, May 23||at Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|Saturday, May 30||at Jacksonville Armada FC|
|Saturday, June 6||Minnesota United FC – 7:30pm ET|
Carolina RailHawks – 2015 Fall Schedule
|Saturday, July 4||Minnesota United FC – 7:30pm ET|
|Wednesday, July 8||Fort Lauderdale Strikers – 7:30pm ET|
|Saturday July, 11||at Indy Eleven|
|Saturday, July 18||San Antonio Scorpions – 7:30pm ET|
|Saturday, July 25||at Ottawa Fury FC|
|Saturday, August 1||Tampa Bay Rowdies – 7:30pm ET|
|Sunday, August 16||at FC Edmonton|
|Wednesday, August 19||at Jacksonville Armada FC|
|Saturday, August 22||New York Cosmos – 7:30pm ET|
|Sunday, August 30||at New York Cosmos|
|Friday, September 4||Atlanta Silverbacks – 7:30pm ET|
|Wednesday, September 9||at San Antonio Scorpions|
|Saturday, September 12||at Minnesota United FC|
|Saturday, September 19||at Atlanta Silverbacks|
|Saturday, September 26||Ottawa Fury FC – 7:30pm ET|
|Saturday, October 10||Jacksonville Armada FC – 7:30pm ET|
|Wednesday, October 14||FC Edmonton|
|Saturday, October 17||at Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|Saturday, October 24||at Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|Friday, October 30||Indy Eleven – 7:30pm ET|