2008 PDL season: A tale of two halves

Barons miss the playoffs after impressive first half

The 12th season for the Ocean City Barons franchise began with a tremendous amount of optimism. Many within the organization believed that the 2008 edition of the Premier Development League team was...

Barons announce 2008 award winners

Adam Sternberger named Ocean City's MVP

The Ocean City Barons have announced their award winners for the 2008 season. Adam Sternberger was selected as the most valuable player, Byron Carmichael was the team’s offensive player of the year...

Rough Riders hand Barons 3rd straight loss (VIDEO)

Long Island keeps playoff hopes alive with 3-0 win

The Ocean City Barons (5-5-5, 20 pts.) poor run of form in the second half of the season continued on Saturday night with a 3-0 loss at home to the Long Island Rough Riders (6-4-4, 22 pts.). After...

Carmichael reaches milestone as Barons end 2008 season with win over Rangers (VIDEO)

Byron Carmichael earns 100th career point to help Ocean City sweep New Jersey, 2-0

The Ocean City Barons (6-5-5, 23 pts.) wrapped up the 2008 season on a positive note with a 2-0 win over the expansion New Jersey Rangers (2-12-2, 8 pts.). It was the third win over the Rangers in...

Barons fall to Brooklyn in final road game

OC eliminated from playoff contention with their first loss to Brooklyn in five years

For the second game in a row, the Ocean City Barons (5-4-5, 20 pts.) scored early in the first half, and for the second game in a row, they let that early lead slip away and lost the game. With a 4-1...

Piranhas continue to have Barons' number (VIDEO)

Hampton Roads deliver Ocean City rare home loss, 2-1

The Ocean City Barons (5-3-5) are still unable to beat the Hampton Roads Piranhas (4-6-2) after falling 2-1 on Sunday night. The second year franchise swept the Barons last year en route to an...

Glenn's magic first touch douses Flames

Barons' playoff hopes still alive and well after win

The Ocean City Barons (5-2-5, 20 pts.) snapped a three-game winless streak and avenged last week’s loss to the Westchester Flames (5-3-2, 17 pts.) by defeating them 2-1 at Carey Stadium on Sunday...

OC, Newark share point after 1-1 draw

Ortiz scores equalizer in 61st minute to save Barons

The Ocean City Barons avoided their first three-game losing streak in club history with a 1-1 draw at the Newark Ironbound Express on Wednesday night.

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Barons fall 2-1 at Westchester

Ocean City faced with rare two-game losing streak

The Westchester Flames (5-2-1, 16 pts.) pulled into a tie for second place in the Northeast Division with the Ocean City Barons (4-2-4, 16 pts.) after defeating them 2-1 on Saturday night in New...

Ocean City suffers rare home loss, 4-0 to Newark (VIDEO)

First defeat of the season is also worst regular season home loss in Barons history

In what could be another chapter in a potentially tense in-state rivalry, the Newark Ironbound Express (4-2-3, 15 pts.) handed the Ocean City Barons (4-1-4, 16 pts.) their first loss of the 2008...

Barons earn first shutout, 3-0 over Rangers

Carmichael becomes all-time leading scorer, Ogunbiyi makes four saves in his final game of 2008 season

Byron Carmichael (Marshall / Lumberton, NJ) scored a pair of goals to lead the Ocean City Barons (4-0-4, 17 pts.) to a 3-0 road win over the expansion New Jersey Rangers (1-6-1, 4 pts.) on Friday...

Fletcher's game-winning PK, defensive play, earns him PDL Team of the Week honors (VIDEO)

Eckerd College defender has two goals this season

For the second time this season, Barons defender John Fletcher (Eckerd College / Uxbridge, England) was named to the Premier Development League’s Team of the Week. Last weekend, Fletcher helped the...

Shorthanded Barons save point vs. Brooklyn (VIDEO)

Ocean City plays with 10 men for half the game, manages to hold on for 1-1 draw

Despite playing down a man for more than half the match, the Ocean City Barons (3-0-4, 13 pts.) managed a 1-1 draw with the first place Brooklyn Knights (5-1-2, 17 pts.) Saturday night at Carey...

Carmichael saves Barons, makes history

With a late equalizer, he keeps the club unbeaten and becomes Ocean City's all-time leading goalscorer

Byron Carmichael (Marshall / Lumberton, NJ) capped off a successful two-game road trip by scoring a dramatic equalizer to save a point against the Rhode Island Stingrays (0-4-2, 2 pts.) on Sunday...

Barons defeat Cape Cod in playoffs rematch

Carmichael now tied for most goals in Barons history

In the first of two straight road games, the Ocean City Barons (3-0-2) remained unbeaten with a 2-1 road victory over the Cape Cod Crusaders on Saturday night. The win snaps a...

Banks named to PDL Team of the Week

Sicklerville native scored GW goal vs. Richmond

For his game-winning goal last week against the Richmond Kickers Future and his solid defensive play, the Ocean City Barons’ Joe Banks (Drexel / Sicklerville, NJ) was named to the Premier Development...

Despite beating Richmond, undefeated Barons fall short of Open Cup (VIDEO)

3-1 win over Richmond Kickers Future not enough

After the Ocean City Barons claimed a 3-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers Future on Friday night, their fate in U.S. Open Cup qualifying was out of their hands. It was their fourth and final cup...

Steve Miller named PDL Player of the Week

Colgate product scored 5 goals in 2 matches last week

Miller leads the PDL in scoring with 11 points (5g 1a). Photo courtesy Colgate University

TAMPA, FL (May 21, 2008) - United Soccer Leagues announced today the USL Premier...

Miller saves the Barons in stoppage time, salvage draw with Long Island

Former Barons cripple Ocean City's Open Cup chances

Rarely do you find disappointment in a team with an unbeaten record after the first three games of the season, but when dealing with qualification for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it’s different.


John Fletcher named to PDL Team of Week

Eckerd College defender scored in his PDL debut

After making a strong PDL debut with the Ocean City Barons last Sunday, defender John Fletcher (Eckerd College / Uxbridge, England) was rewarded with being named to the Premier Development League’s Team of the Week. Fletcher, who will enter his senior year at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in the Fall, scored the Barons’ lone goal off an Adam Williamson corner kick in the 68th minute. Scoring goals as a defender is not new to the Uxbridge, England native. Last Fall, he was Eckerd’s fourth leading scorer with three goals and three assists.

Record-setting offense leads way for Ocean City

Barons destroy NJ Rangers 8-1 in first-ever meeting

With the largest margin of victory and biggest goal total in club history, the Ocean City Barons (1-0-1) defeated the expansion New Jersey Rangers (0-2-0), 8-1 on Wednesday night.

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Cape Cod loss keeps Barons' record intact

Crusaders fall one short of Ocean City's mark of 28 home games without a loss

Between June 14, 2003 and July 12, 2006, the Ocean City Barons Premier Development League (PDL) team failed to suffer a loss at home, a span of 28 matches. The streak was in jeopardy of being matched...

Barons bitten with 1-1 draw vs. Ironbound Express in 2008 debut (VIDEO)

Newark shown red twice but OC unable to break tie

With strong winds blowing off the nearby Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean City Barons opened the 2008 Premier Development League (PDL) season with a 1-1 draw with the Newark Ironbound Express on Sunday...

2008 Ocean City Barons broadcast schedule

Can't make it to the game? Listen live!

For the fourth year in a row, fans from around the world can follow all the Ocean City Barons action live through online radio broadcasts. In 2008, all homes games will be available, including...

Barons release 2008 Opening Day roster

Pellegrino and Holloway lead PDL club into their 12th season on Sunday, May 11 at Carey Stadium

Ocean City High School head coach Mike Pellegrino will return to lead the Ocean City Barons Premier Development League (PDL) team for the second straight year. He will bring back with him 11 players...

Reading FC partners with Barons

English side features U.S. international Marcus Hahmnemann

OCEAN CITY, NJ (March 19, 2008) In a landmark agreement, the South Jersey Barons organization, fronted by their Premier Development League (PDL) club, the Ocean City Barons, have formed a partnership...

Barons to become Nike club in '08

PDL team to debut new kits on May 11

The South Jersey Barons have entered into an agreement with Nike and Ewing Sports to be the official partner and apparel supplier for the club. Fans will be introduced to the new look this summer when...

Barons announce '08 PDL schedule

12th season opens May 11 at Carey Stadium in O.C.

The Ocean City Barons will open their 12th season in the United Soccer Leagues at Carey Stadium on May 11 when they welcome first-year team Newark Ironbound. For the fourth year in a row, the Barons...

PDL 2008 season details announced

Alignment and competition structure set for next season

TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced Thursday details for the 2008 USL Premier Development League season, which will see an increase in divisions and playoff teams in the upcoming campaign...