Carolina RailHawks News Release –

Friday, January 30, 2009

CARY, NC — The Carolina RailHawks announced today the signing of former NC State star forward Aaron King pending League and USSF approval. King joins the RailHawks after spending the past two seasons with the Charleston Battery.

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King scored 11 goals in two years at Charleston (Vin Duffy)King will make his debut in RailHawks Orange on Saturday, March 14, when the RailHawks take on the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer in the “Community Shield” match. Individual tickets ($10, $15 and $20) will go on sale on Tuesday, February 3, at 9:00 a.m. on the Carolina RailHawks website or by calling the LGFCU Box Office at 919 – 859 – KICK (5425).

“Aaron King is an exceptional athlete,” said RailHawks Head Coach Martin Rennie. “He scored a lot of goals at Charleston and NC State, and I am sure he will do the same for the RailHawks.”

King has had an impressive career at North Carolina State where he scored the highest number of goals (44) in the last 20 years. At NC State, King recorded a total of 104 pts adding 15 assists to his records. During his collegiate career he received many accolades including All-America in 2005, three-time All-ACC First Team in 2003, 2004, 2005 and three-time All-South First Team in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

In 2006 he was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy but was subsequently traded to the Colorado Rapids. In 2007 he signed with the Charleston Battery, of the USL-1 where he proceeded to make an impact with his speed and nose for the back of the net. While at the Battery, King scored a total of eleven goals and recorded three assists for 25 points in 51 games.

The Carolina RailHawks’ 2009 season ticket drive is in full swing with the “All-Inclusive” package, that includes the Major League Soccer exhibition against the New England Revolution on March 14, 2009, as well as other packages tailored to every soccer fan’s needs. For more information contact the LGFCU Box Office at 919-859-KICK (5425) or visit



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