Carolina RailHawks News Release – www.carolinarailhawks.com
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
CARY, NC — The Carolina RailHawks announced today the signing of two more players to the 2009 roster. 2008 USL-2 Champion goalkeeper Eric Reed and former Chivas USA midfielder Daniel Paladini have agreed to terms with the club and will be wearing RailHawks’ Orange in 2009 pending USSF approval.
Fans will have a chance to see these players in action at the “Community Shield” on Saturday, March 14, when the RailHawks host Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. Tickets ($10, $15 and $20) are available at the LGFCU Box Office, by calling 919-859-KICK (5425) or by visiting www.carolinarailhawks.com
“I’ve known both Daniel and Eric for some time,” said RailHawks Head Coach Martin Rennie. “They are tremendous players who will be great assets to what we are trying to build here both on and off the field.”
Goalkeeper Eric Reed comes to the RailHawks after helping the Cleveland City Stars win the 2008 USL-2 Championship. The 2006 PDL Goalkeeper of the Year with the Southern California Seahorses last year led USL-2 in goals against average (.583) and goals against (7). He was also runner-up in shutouts (7) despite playing only 12 matches in 2008.
Reed is a native of Nashua, NH but grew up in Southern California where he attended UCLA. The three-time All-PAC 10 Honoree helped the team reach the final match of the 2006 NCAA Men’s College Cup. Reed finished his college career with 162 saves, 24 shutouts and a 0.81 goals against average.
Daniel Paladini is a midfielder who spent the last three years in the Major League Soccer system. He was drafted by the LA Galaxy in 2006 but made his MLS debut with Chivas USA in 2008. With Chivas he appeared in eight games starting five and scoring one goal.
In 2007, he spent time with the San Fernando Valley Quakes where he played in 14 games tallying three goals. Paladini went to Cal-State Northridge where he scored seven goals and added four assists in 2005, as he earned the title of Big West Conference midfielder of the year.
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 www.carolinarailhawks.com
Minnesota Thunder News Release – www.mnthunder.com
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
ST PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Thunder announced today that defender Kevin Taylor and forward Frederico Moojen have both been released from the team.
Taylor joined the Thunder in the 2007 season that saw him play in 20 games, logging 1,673 minutes and two goals. In 2008, Taylor played in 25 games, logging 1,722 minutes. Prior to joining the Thunder, Taylor was with the Rochester Rhinos for two seasons.
Moojen joined the Thunder in 2008 after spending the 2007 season with the Montreal Impact. The Brazilian forward played in 26 games for the Thunder, tallying two goals and two assists.
‘I want to thank both Kevin and Freddy for their contributions to the Thunder,’ said Thunder head coach Donny Gramenz. ‘The Thunder wishes them both well in their future soccer endeavors.’
The Thunder opens the home season on Saturday, May 2 when it hosts the defending USL-1 Champions, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Season tickets are now on sale my visiting www.mnthunder.com