Friday, January 16, 2015

Charlie Davies hopes to celebrate many goals for the Wild Marys!
Cumberland Athletic Club has acquired Charlie Davies from Gold Coast FC in exchange for CAC's 6th round 2015 draft pick.

Soccer Operations Director Andy Williams (formerly of Real Salt Lake) was quoted, "Charlie Davies is a proven striker who showed near the end of the 2014 season that he has returned to form. With a supporting midfield to feed him the ball in dangerous spots, we have high hopes for him."

Charlie Davies is the second player acquired by the Wild Marys and concludes pre-draft expansion side trading.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CAC's first signing is Michael Bradley!

Cumberland Athletic Club is pleased to announce the first signing in its renewed history,  Michael Bradley, U.S. National Team stalwart.  Using the special rules allowing expansion teams to trade for up to 2 players prior to the expansion draft, CAC came to agreement with Gateway United. In exchange, Gateway United obtains CAC's 2015 3rd round draft pick.

CAC is also proud to announce the hiring of the first coach for the team: John Ellinger. Ellinger had retired from his assistant coaching position at F.C. Dallas 2 years ago, but came out of retirement because of the opportunity for him to coach the first PSL team in his native Maryland. "How could I pass up the opportunity to coach in the area where I played my college soccer? I'm thrilled to be here and to be reconnecting to my scouting and coaching contacts." 

Bradley brings a resume of play on illustrious European clubs Roma and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Since 2006, he has 91 appearances for the senior U.S. National Team and 12 goals. Bradley says of his arrival, "To work with Coach Ellinger again so many years after our time at the Bradenton Academy is a dream come true." About playing for an expansion club, "Of course, this will be a very tough league to enter anew, but I have confidence in the ownership and coaching philosophy. I'm here to work and to lead the youngsters we will certainly have." 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cumberland Athletic Club in Bigtime Soccer League for 2015!

Cumberland Athletic Club is pleased to announce acceptance of our invitation into the prestigious Bigtime Soccer League. The Wild Marys will take to the field starting in March, 2015 with details of the schedule to be announced, including our first home date at Campground Stadium. Season ticket packages will be announced soon for this new exciting era of soccer in appalachian Maryland.