Sunday, September 11, 2016

Narrow Loss in BSL Cup Final

The Championship match appeared to come down to the woodwork, twice deflecting Kljestan's shots away rather than into the goal. Would that they had come home the match would have been then taken to extra time and ultimately PKs, if needed. But, there was more to the story of woe. The recently prolific pair of Patrick Mullins and Rob Vincent, whom recent history would suggest had a goal each in them, yielded nought. Quiet nights from Morris, Waston and Quintero sealed the fate.

In the end, a very game Gateway United, the Saints, bagged 5 goals to take the 5:3 victory in regulation.

Head Coach Preki said that he was proud, but dissatisfied. He will be conferring with his brain trust, including Tim Sherwood for retooling of the lineup in anticipation of the 2017 campaign.

As always: Per Angustias Fora Ante! (Through the Narrows Onward!)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BSL Cup Championship!

The Wild Marys have exceeded expectations yet again. In only our second season in the league, Cumberland Athletic Club is in the Championship match of the 2016 BSL Cup. Our opponent is Gateway United who took the 2016 Honors Trophy.

The Wild Marys will forge on!

Starters
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Patrick Mullins (DCU)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)

Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)

Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK

Subs
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Charlie Davies (DCU)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Semi-Final Match vs Orange Co.

Proudly two years in the league and proudly two years in the playoffs. This year, proudly to win!

The Wild Marys will forge on!

Starters
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Patrick Mullins (DCU)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)

Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)

Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Alex Bono (TOR) GK

Subs
Charlie Davies (DCU)
Rob Vincent (DCU)


Jose Villareal (LAG)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Transaction!

Brian Rowe has suffered a head injury and is recommended to not play due to concussion protocols. CAC has enlisted the services of Alex Bono as insurance for the playoff run. Dropped from the team is Anatole Abang.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Week 18

Starters
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Patrick Mullins (DCU)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)

Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)

Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK


Subs
Charlie Davies (DCU)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Anatole Abang (NYR)


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Week 17

Some Lineup adjustments this week in recognition of a couple of players being out on personal days. Furthermore, the return of Charlie Davies from his cancer treatment earns him an immediate start. 

Starters
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Patrick Mullins (DCU)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)

Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)

Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK


Subs
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Justin Meram (CLB)

Friday, July 29, 2016

MCQ Wk 4

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK


Subs
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Week 16, Cape May Edition

The entire front office of the Wild Marys took a vacation to Cape May, NJ this past week. The retreat was designed to clear heads and have some discussions on future directions for the club. Frisbee, croquet and laying about on the beach were the only things accomplished. Therefore, no changes to the lineup from Week 15.

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK


Subs
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Week 15 Gotta Catch 'em All!

Pokemon Go captured the attention nearly all players and staff at CAC, ruining training on Monday. Fortunately, order was restored for training on Tuesday, except for a brief moment when a Pikachu was rumored to be at the south goal on training field 2. That lead to a scramble for phones and the goal. Turned out it was a Pigey, so calm was quickly restored and training continued with no further interruptions. One assistant coach was rumored to have said after the melee at the south goal, "I wish they'd crash the goal like that in a match. Hmmmm...."

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK


Subs

Anatole Abang (NYR)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Week 14

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Brian Rowe (LAG) GK


Subs

Anatole Abang (NYR)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Roster Move

Selecting as free agent: Brian Rowe (LAG), releasing Bobby Shuttleworth (NER).

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Week 13

Lineup Adjustment, July 1 at 1:20 p.m. EDT. Changing Captain from Kljestan to Nguyen.

The Boys are All Here! But, can they win?

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER) Captain
Dillon Serna (COL)
Kendal Waston (VAN)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Rob Vincent (DCU)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MCQ Round 3

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)  Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Robbie Keane (LAG)


Rob Vincent (DCU)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Week 12 Not Even Normal Yet.

Onward! We will roll through the narrows!

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)  Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)

Tony Tchani (CLB)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Week 11 OMG Where's My Team???

Yeah, I'm not alone:

Starters:
Jordan Morris (SEA) Captain
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER)

Subs (who won't be there)
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Dillon Serna (COL)

Sasha Kljestan (NYR)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Week 10 Lineup

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)  Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Week 9 Lineup

After several weeks of late lineups and other issues that were hindering the performance of Cumberland Athletic, Andy Williams and John Ellinger are no longer with the team. In their place are new Wild Mary leadership in the form of Predrag "Preki" Radosavljevic (most recently of Sacramento) as Head Coach and Tim Sherwood  (formerly of Tottenham and Aston Villa) as General Manager, brought in 3 weeks ago. Both of these men bring international experience, unique perspectives, and great respect from players and the ranks of professional managers. Preki said, "I would be remiss to not commend Andy and John for their work in building a strong foundation. I'm just the beneficiary of their work and I hope I do them credit." Sherwood noted, "The 'bones' of this team were strong, but organizational issues had cropped up. I'm pleased that ownership has responded to my requests directly and working with Preki has been a joy."

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)  Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lineup MCQ 2

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)  Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Dillon Serna (COL)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Lineup for Week 8

Starters
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)  Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK


Subs
Dillon Serna (COL)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Roster Week 7

Starters for Week 7:

Sasha Kljestan (NYR) Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK

Subs:
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Jose Villareal (LAG)
Charlie Davies (NER)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Roster, Week 6

Starters for Week 6:

Sasha Kljestan (NYR) Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK

Subs:
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Transaction and Roster for Week 5

Free Agent: Alberto Quintero
Release: Bill Hamid

Starters for Week 5:

Sasha Kljestan (NYR) Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Alberto Quintero (SJE)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK

Subs:
Dillon Serna (COL)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Friday, April 8, 2016

MCQ Week 1

Majors Cup Qualifiers this week! The Wild Marys travel to Capital District to take on the Gunners. While significant injuries have hit key players Robbie Keane and Bill Hamid, CAC has managed to score and obtain victories. Road trips are difficult, though as noted by coach Ellinger, "We do all we can with nutrition and training, but at the end of the day players miss their homes and routines for game day and it affects play on the field. We will apply appropriate tactics and hope to snag an early goal to get the Gunners on the back foot."

Starters:
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Sasha Kljestan (NYR) Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Anatole Abang (NYR)

Subs:
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Res:
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Bill Hamid (DCU)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Week 4 Lineup

Week 3 provided a surprise. While there was technical trouble in Western Maryland that meant we couldn't get a lineup in on time, the Wild Marys overcame the penalty point deduction to grab the win! Unfortunately, long-term team captain, Robbie Keane has gone down needing knee surgery and will be out 4-6 weeks. So, shuffling the lineup a bit we have this for Week 4. Through the Narrows and Onward!

Starters:
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK
Patrick Mullins (NYC)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Sasha Kljestan (NYR) Captain
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Anatole Abang (NYR)

Subs:
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Dillon Serna (COL)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Res:
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Bill Hamid (DCU)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Week 3 Lineup

Technical problems in rural Maryland leads to delays in lineup release!
Same lineup as last week.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Home Opener Roster!

Welcome to 2016 Cumberland Athletic Club Soccer. Campground Stadium is dressed for opening day in the colors of the Wild Marys. Here is your starting lineup for the opening day match against Union Southern California:

Starters:
Bobby Shuttleworth (NER) GK
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Sasha Kljestan (NYR)
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Darlington Nagbe (POR)
Justin Meram (CLB)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Kendall Waston (VAN)
Patrick Mullins (NYC)

Subs:
Anatole Abang (NYR)
Rob Vincent (DCU)
Jose Villareal (LAG)

Res:
Dillon Serna (COL)
Bill Hamid (DCU)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Roster Move

Needing to manage Bill Hamid's injury problem, Cumberland Athletic Club is bringing in Bobby Shuttleworth and releasing Ignacio Magnato. Director of Soccer Operations, Andy Williams, is quoted, "We are fortunate to be able to bring in Bobby who is an outstanding veteran and locker room leader."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

RP fail...

A misunderstanding of the byzantine rules of the BSL means that Tony Tchani cannot be signed as a retention player. With no other players meeting criteria or coming to terms, the RP position will not be filled entering the 2016 season. The league office's official statement read, in part, "It is not uncommon for newer franchises to trip up on such matters, there is no shame." Director of Soccer Operations Andy Williams said, "I take full responsibility, but [REDACTED] these rules put MLS's salary cap rules to shame! We'll take greater care in our signings in 2016." [Ed Note: Intended all in fun, Freddy].

Monday, February 15, 2016

CAC Comes To Terms With 3 DPs and an RP.

Cumberland Athletic Club is pleased to announce coming to terms for 3 Designated Player contracts: Irish International Robbie Keane and American Internationals Lee Nguyen and Bill Hamid. American International Tony Tchani is also announced as CAC's Retention Player for 2016. Head Coach John Ellinger is quoted, "These four players provide the solid spine of the team with tremendous consistency. They are all leaders in the locker room and on the pitch. I couldn't be more pleased than to build the 2016 Wild Marys around these great young men." Director of Soccer Operations Andy Williams also expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the negotiations. "I just enjoy being around all these guys. Their skill on the pitch and leadership for young players cannot be underestimated." Roll Wild Marys! Roll!