There are a few former RailHawks still hanging around the USSF D2. But are they ever hard to find.
One of the strangest things about covering division II soccer is the delay in information -- particularly player signings. Teams can't announce certain players as signed until USSF approval, even while said players are practicing with the team.
In these cases, sometimes Wikipedia — no — most of the time Wikipedia (thanks to the diehard fans that update it) has more up-to-date roster listings than the team sites.
Back to the players.
After checking with RailHawks media guru Tim Candon, here's a short list of the former Carolina RailHawks still floating around the league.
The first former 'Hawk will be visiting this Friday (Luke Kreamalmeyer) when AC St. Louis comes to town. It's interesting to note Frankie Sanfillippo went from one old rival (Charleston) to another (Rochester).
He had perhaps a little too much fun in his return to WakeMed last year, if anybody remembers his celebratory robot dance while staring down the owner's box after a goal. Sure wish that was on Youtube somewhere because it looked ridiculous.
Santiago Fusilier is in Baltimore with Crystal Palace and Caleb Patterson-Sewell is with the Miami FC Blues. Unless CPS gets hurt, chances are there will be no more 9-0 games for Miami this year.
Rounding out the list (at least of those I could find) is Aaron King (FC Tampa Bay Rowdies). King didn't play much for the RailHawks and ended last year with Miami.
Two other former RailHawks to report on: Gavin Glinton, who had to have led the team in goals-per-minute last year, is playing in the Vietnamese League and Jack Stewart, who had a nasty season-ending leg break in 2009, appears to have hung up the cleats for good.