Better Know a Foe: Carolina Railhawks

The Carolina Railhawks (3-1-2, 5th place) are for me the forgotten team of NASL.  Other teams are flashier, or make bigger signings, but Carolina just keeps winning.  A beast to beat at home, they tend to be much tamer on the road.  Luckily, Minnesota gets a chance to defend their 1st place in the spring championship against this team at home.

Carolina have let in a lot of goals, which with offense of Minnesota promises to make the game this weekend a high scoring affair.  If they had been able to win on the road last season, Carolina would have been in the Soccer Bowl instead of Atlanta.  


Carolina seems to favor a more traditional 4-4-2, with Schilawski at the top and their main goal scorer and threat.  It appears that they play a more flat midfield, with two defensive midfielders rather than a diamond, with one of the midfielders pushing up.

Look for Carolina to come out compact and waiting for Minnesota to make a mistake and capitalizing on it.

Former Loons

Fan favorite Connor Tobin will be returning with the Railhawks. To understand why Turbo was such a hit with the fans, if you didn’t know already, check out this video from last season.


2-0 Minnesota.  They should be able to take care of Carolina at home.

About Bill MK

A writer, an avid consumer of soccer, music, media, books and games, a poorly self-taught handy man, a nom de plume.
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