Nor'easters Past and Present Selected For USL PRO Combine

The Ocean City Nor’easters are delighted to announce the selection of three of their current stars along with another three Ocean City alumni for the 2014 USL PRO combine.

Nor'easters Head Coach Tim Oswald Wins CaptainU Coach of the Year

At the rate he’s going, Rutgers University-Camden and Ocean City Nor'easters men’s soccer Head Coach Tim Oswald is going to need a moving van to haul away all of his Coach of the Year honors

Article courtesy of Rutgers-Camden Athletics.

The Storm came...and postponed Nor'easter tryouts
January 4th & 5th tryouts postponed due to inclement weather

Information regarding the next round of tryouts will be released in the coming days. Please stay tuned.

Please contact Associate Head Coach, Kevin Nuss at knuss@oceancityfc.com with any questions.

Nor'easters Stars Shine In College

The Ocean City Nor'easters pride themselves on helping players reach the next level and this involves setting the players up to continue their great Nor'easters form in College. This has been proven this year as we see the number of our players listed on NSCAA teams of the year.

Coach Oswald and Rutgers-Camden So Close To The Championship
NCAA 2nd Ranked team in the Nation falls to Messiah College

Along with his Nor’easters players, coach Tim Oswald is enjoying a hugely successful college season this year as his Rutgers-Camden team had reached the final of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship whilst maintaining an undefeated record for the season. After a 4-0 victory over Lycoming College, Rutgers-Camden go into the Sweet 16’s. This spectacular run of form continued as they beat York, PA 3-1 and Montclair State 2-1 that sent them to San Antonio for the Final Four and left the team ranked first in their region and second in the nation by NCAA and d3soccer.com respectively on the back of a 36 game unbeaten streak (31-0-5) with this season’s record standing at 22-0-2.

Nor'easters players reach 2013 NCAA Tournament

After their trophy-laden summer in Ocean City our Nor’easters players have continued the winning habit back at their colleges, with no less than five teams with players from the 2013 squad advancing into the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Nor'easters XI to play in Betsy Young Memorial Game
A team featuring players and staff to take on OC Locals.

On September 28th Tennessee Avenue fields in Ocean City will see the Nor’easters host the annual Betsy Young Memorial game, as a Nor’easters XI take on a team of selected Ocean City Residents. All proceeds from the game will go towards this year’s selected charity; Project Inspiration, a scheme which seeks to encourage children in Ocean City to get involved in the arts through free sessions in the fields of Musical Theatre, Art and Music amongst others.

Nor'easters MVP's 2013 Season
Picking the standout performers from a historic season

After such a successful season it’s difficult to select just a few members of the squad for individual awards, but after polling the Nor’easters staff here are the official 2013 season Ocean City Nore’asters players of the season.

Ocean City Nor'easters Top 11 Moments of 2013
After another hugely succesful year it's proved impossible to squeeze all this season's highlights into just 10 points, so here are our top 11 moments of the 2013 season

After one of the most succesful years in the club’s history we take a look back at the 11 biggest highlights of the season...as 10 just wasn’t enough!

Nor'easters Season Review 2013
Looking backing on a historic season for the team

The 2013 season saw the Ocean City Nor’easters complete the most successful season in the history of the franchise as they stormed to the Mid-Atlantic Division with a 11-2-1 record before sealing the Eastern Conference Championship with a comprehensive 3-1 victory against Ottawa Fury and going on to play in the National PDL Championships in Texas.

Conversations with the Coach
Looking back on the season with Eastern Conference winning Coach Tim Oswald.

With the season drawing to a close Coach Oswald took some time out to reflect upon some of the key issues which defined one of the most succesful periods in Ocean City History.

Nor'easters Bow Out To Aztex In Blazing Texas Heat
Aztex wonder goal is all that separates the two sides

A brilliant strike by Sito Seoane lifted the Austin Aztex to a 1-0 victory against the Ocean City Nor’easters in the semifinals of the 2013 PDL Championship. Seoane scored early in the second half to send a crowd of 3,062 at House Park into celebration and put his side through to face the Thunder Bay Chill in the PDL Championship game on Sunday night.

Ocean City Nor'easters vs Austin Aztex
PDL Championship semi final, Friday August 2nd, 8:30pm ET

The Ocean City Nor’easters will take on the Austin Aztex on Friday August 2nd in the national PDL Championship semi final in Texas.

The game can be viewed live online through http://www.uslnation.com/PDL/archive.aspx. It will be an 8:30pm (eastern time) kick off.

"Know Your Nor'easters"
A profile of the Nor'easters heading into the PDL Championships

The Ocean City Nor’easters have had a turbulent history off the field as they struggled to find their home and identity but they have always been able to find success.

Know Your Opponent: Austin Aztex
Nor'easters face the Texas team in their backyard

The Ocean City Nor’easters must get past the Austin Aztex in Texas in the 100 degree heat if they have a chance to reach the final.



Know Your Opponent: Victoria Highlanders
A quick profile of the team from British Columbia, Canada

As part of the Know Your Opponent series we now profile Victoria Highlanders FC who the Nor’easters could meet in the Final.

Know Your Opponent: Thunder Bay Chill
Possible Final opponents from north of the border

Thunder Bay Chill line up against Canadian counterparts in the other semi-final. The Ocean City Nor’easters could face them in Sunday’s final.



Nor'easters Beat Ottawa 3-1 To Claim Eastern Conference Title
Heading to Austin, TX for PDL Championship

It was yet another picture postcard evening in Ocean CityNJ and a most beautiful surrounding to host one of the major fixtures on the USL PDL calendar. The game lived up to the expectations with the Nor’easters winning 3-1 over Ottawa Fury to advance to the USL PDL National Final Four to be held in AustinTX.



Nor’easters Storm Into The Eastern Conference Finals
Ocean City vs Ottawa Fury clash for the right to reach national finals

The Ocean City Nor’easters booked their ticket to the 2013 USL PDL Eastern Conference Final by beating a tough Carolina Dynamo team 5-3 in a penalty shootout after a tense and action packed 0-0 tie. Ocean City Nor’easters vs Ottawa Fury will be played at Carey Stadium on Sunday July 28th, 7pm kick off.


Ocean City Nor'easters Hosting Eastern Conference Playoffs
4 teams, 3 games, 2 days

The Ocean City Nor’easters were selected to host the 2013 USL PDL Eastern Conference playoffs in Ocean City, NJ. The four teams are Ocean City Nor’easters (hosting) Ottawa Fury, Reading United and Carolina Dynamo. Apart from Reading United who finished 3rd in the Mid-Atlantic Division, qualifying after beating 2nd place Baltimore Bohemians in a play in game, all the teams won their division.


Nor'easters Lose 3-2 To Baltimore Bohemians
Baltimore make playoffs in dramatic fashion

A poor first half in terms of excitement was turned on it’s head during the second 45 minutes plus injury time. This compelling game ended in the most surprising circumstances with the Baltimore Bohemians goalkeeper Zachery Kane got the winning goal with a flicked header deep into injury time to make the final score 3-2 to Baltimore.



Nor'easters beat Reading 2-1 to be crowned Mid-Atlantic Champions... again

It was another beautiful day in Ocean CityNJ as the Nor’easters retained the USL PDL Mid-Atlantic Championship beating arch rivals Reading United 2-1 at Carey Stadium in one of the most exciting games the shore has seen.

Nor'easters Welcome Inter Milan Coaches To The Shore
Roberto Niccolai and Alessandro Montagnani join us as part of the 4EduSoccer program

In the week building up to our Mid-Atlantic Division title winning game the Ocean City Nor'easters at two top coaches, Roberto Niccolai and Alessandro Montagnani from Inter Milan, joined the squad.


Nor'easters Storm New York Magic 6-1
5 star Dwayne Reid makes history on a wet night in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City Nor’easters cruised to a 6-1 win, with a five star performance from MVP Dwayne Reid, after a delayed start by the shore.

Photo courtesy of Press of AC

Ocean City Nor'easters v Reading United
Top of the division clash that's full of history

The Ocean City Nor’easters are hosting Reading United in a fierce top of the division clash that will have Carey Stadium rocking come the 7pm kick off on Sunday July 14.

Photo courtesy of Paul Rudderow / Philly Soccer Page

Great Form Continues With 4-0 Win Over New Jersey Rangers
Reid with a brace helps secure win

Another beautiful day in Ocean CityNJ greeted the Nor’easters as they played and beat the New Jersey Rangers at Carey Stadium for the second game in four days, this time the final score was 4-0. 

 Photo by Michael Rennick



Nor'easters Celebrate July 4th With A Win

The Ocean City Nor’easters welcomed their supporters to join them on the 4th July to celebrate the independence of a nation, and celebrate they did. A 2-0 victory over in-state rivals New Jersey Rangers put everyone in great spirits for the fireworks just yards away on the Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk.




Nor'easters Frank Tweneboa Named USL PDL Player Of The Week
3 goals and 2 assists earns the honor

The PDL announced its Team of the Week for the ninth week this season with Ocean City Nor’easters forward Frank Tweneboa selected as Player of the Week.

Photo by Paul Rudderow/Philly Soccer Page


Nor'easters Host NJ Rangers Twice In Four Days
July 4th and 7th at Carey Stadium

The Ocean City Nor’easters will be hosting the New Jersey Rangers twice in four days as they continue to press on towards retaining their Mid-Atlantic Championship. The Nor’easters are back on the winning path after thumping Central Jersey Spartans 5-0.


Ocean City Nor’easters Down Central Jersey Spartans
Big 5-0 win see’s Nor’easters push rivals for top spot

The Nor’easters and Frank Tweneboa put on a show for the Nor’easters faithful at Carey Stadium. Three goals from Tweneboa and one each from Ken Tribbett and substitute Timothy Mulgrew gave the 3 points to the home team. The usual free-flowing exciting soccer was coupled with possession with a purpose as the Nor’easters moved forward as a team and found the net with freedom.

Photo by Paul Rudderow/Philly Soccer Page



Carey Stadium To Host W-League Game
Women's soccer heads to Ocean City, NJ

Carey Stadium and the Ocean City Nor’easters are hosting a W-League, women’s soccer game, between New York Magic and Washington Spirit Reserves on Sunday June 30th with a 4pm kick off.



Nor'easters Drop Home Opener
2-0 loss to Jersey Express

It was a beautiful sunny summer evening in Ocean CityNJ and the Nor’easters but the Nor’easters were unable to finish their chances as the Jersey Express ran out 2-0 winners.



Nor'easters 3-1 Long Island Rough Riders
Victory on the road moves the team to the top of the league

Wednesday’s game at the Cy Donnelly stadium saw extend their unbeaten record on the road this season against the Long Island Rough Riders in an archetypal ‘game of two halves’.

Nor'easters Return To Ocean City To Play Jersey Express
Match at Carey Stadium signals the start of a run of 8 games at home

After rounding off their schedule of road games on Wednesday night at Long Island this weekend sees the Nor’easters return to Ocean City and Carey Stadium with Sunday’s home game against Jersey Express.

Photo by Paul Rudderow/Philly Soccer Page

Nor'easters Travel To Long Island Looking For 3 Points
A win would take Ocean City to the top of the table

The Ocean City Nor'easters know that a win in Long Island tonight would take them to the top of the table and leap frog rivals Reading United.



PDL Award Finalists Announced
Nor'easters up for Best Coach & Best Goalkeeper

The PDL announced the finalists for its 2012 regular season honors today. The awards for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year will be presented at Saturday’s awards ceremony at the 2012 PDL Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. The finalists were selected through a vote of team management.


Nor'easters Concede Late To Tie 1-1 At Reading United
Late drama in Pennsylvania

Ocean City Noreasters and Reading United fight to a 1-1 tie as they both battle to be top of the Mid Atlantic Championship.



Nor'easters 3 - 1 Baltimore Bohemians
Nor'easters stay perfect in the 2013 PDL season

It was a beautiful evening for soccer at Loyola University that saw the Ocean City Nor’easters beat their hosts Baltimore Bohemians 3-1 to top the Mid-Atlantic Division, for at least 24 hours.

Nor'easters Beat Jersey Express 3-1
Ocean City win away against title rivals

In a match of two potential playoff contenders, we spoke all week about the importance of this game and earning points on the road.




Nor'easters Hang On To Beat Westchester Flames 4-3
Nervy moments in New York for Ocean City

Fresh off a tremendous performance at PPL on Tuesday night after the Philadelphia Union in front of over 6,000, they had to quickly rebound to life after the US Open Cup and into the grind of the PDL and the Mid-Atlantic Division.




Ocean City Nor'easters Go As Close As You Can
Injury time winner for Philadelphia Union ends Cup dreams

The Ocean City Nor’easters showed who they were tonight at and matched the Philadelphia Union step for step right up until the last kick of the game. The Union scored a dramatic injury time winner to beat the Ocean City Nor’easters 2-1 at PPL Park. The Ocean City Nor’easters earned a lot of respect tonight and increased their visibility in the world of US Soccer and the Mid-Atlantic region through this performance.

Photos by Paul Rudderow/Philly Soccer Page

What Do Ocean City Nor'easters & Philadelphia Union Have In Common?
The Philadelphia Union and Ocean City Nor'easters share history

The Ocean City Nor’easters and the Philadelphia Union might seem world’s apart when you briefly look at our two clubs but when you scratch the surface you see similarities between our clubs philosophy and personnel amongst others.


Tickets For Philadelphia Union Available NOW!

Nor’easters fans can now purchase tickets for the biggest game of the season... so far. The game is being played at the home of the Philadelphia Union, PPL Park. PPL Park is a beautiful soccer stadium on the banks of the Delaware river.

The game kicks off at 7:30pm - Tuesday May 28th - PPL Park.



Ocean City Nor'easters Did It
Nor'easters into 3rd round of US Open Cup

Ocean City Nor’easters just had one of the most memorable evenings in their history as they defeated the USL Pro Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open Cup.


Nor'easters Win Opening Game Of PDL Season
2-1 victory away to Central Jersey Spartans

The Ocean City Nor’easters kicked off the defense of their Mid-Atlantic Division Championship with a 2-1 win over in-state rivals Central Jersey Spartans.

Nor'easters To Play Professional Team Pittsburgh Riverhounds
USL Pro side next up in US Open Cup

After defeating the New York Red Bulls U23 team 2-0 on Tuesday 14th May the Ocean City Nor’easters were rewarded with a home game against USL Pro team Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The game will take place at Carey Stadium on Tuesday 21st May with a 7:30pm kick off.





Ocean City Nor'easters Beat Red Bulls 2-0
Nor'easters through to 2nd Round of US Open Cup

It was a chilly but sunny evening in Ocean City with the cool sea breeze being the calm before the storm. The Ocean City Nor’easters beat the New York Red Bulls U23s 2-0 to proceed to the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.




Top Drawer Soccer Players Heading To The Shore
Nor'easters Sign Best From TopDrawerSoccer.com

The Ocean City Nor’easters latest crop of talent can be found listed on the respected TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100 lists. Coach Oswald has bought in some of the best players in the region to make the Nor’easters a huge success story.

Photo by Paul Rudderow/Philly Soccer Page




Nor'easters Beat Lone Star FC 7-0
Warm up game for US Open Cup goes to plan

The Ocean City Nor’easters won their warm up game 7-0 against Junior Lone Star FC of the National Premier Soccer League.




All-Americans Coming To The Shore
Nor'easters sign top recognized talent from all over USA

The Ocean City Nor’easters are committed to giving the most dedicated young soccer players a place to improve and get noticed through the Premier Development League and this year we continue to bring the best and brightest prospects to the Jersey Shore.



International Experience In The Nor'easters Lineup
Top youth internationals sign with the Champions

The Ocean City Nor’easters cast their net far and wide in order to bring in the best players for our loyal fans to watch. This year has been no different. Let’s look at some of our internationally recognised players for 2013.



Nor'easters Announce First Wave Of Signings
Award winning returners open against Red Bulls

The Ocean City Nor’easters have announced their first wave of players for the 2013 roster.

Three returners this year have received plenty of awards over the 2012/13 college soccer season.



New Food Vendors For Nor'easters Games
Improvements On And Off The Field

The Ocean City Nor'easters strive to improve the supporters experience on and off the field at Carey Stadium. With this in mind the Nor'easters have contracted a new nationally recognized food vendor CTX Jorge's Ice-Xpress LLC.




Ryan Richter Signs With MLS Toronto FC
Reward For Becoming USL Pro Champ Is An MLS Contract

Former Nor’easter Ryan Richter has signed with Toronto FC and is back in the MLS. Toronto FC announced that the club had acquired the 23 year old defender on Monday March 25.

Richter is one of the first signings by new coach Ryan Nelsen who has just retired to take up the new post after playing for 8 years in the English Premier League for Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham and QPR.




Players In The Pros Update - Spring 2013

Championships in the bag for some of our ’Players In The Pros’ as well as a lot of movement of former Ocean City Nor’easters this off-season and we thought it was about time to catch up on the professionals.

PDL Regular Season Schedule Released
Nor'easters 2013 campaign opens May 18

United Soccer Leagues (USL) released the 2013 alignment and schedule for the Premier Development League (PDL) today, with the 455-game regular season getting underway on May 4 as LA Misioneros FC faces the Fresno Fuego. The Ocean City Nor’easters have an unorthodox 14 game schedule in 2013 but one that is perfect for the summer supporters down by the shore.



Ocean City Nor’easters Top 11 Moments of 2012

It is customary for every big soccer club to produce a top 10 list of great moments throughout the previous calendar year, however, with the success we found in 2012 we found it too hard to only have 10 moments on the list… so we added an 11th!!




USL Organizational Awards Finalists Announced
Nor'easters Nominated For Progress Award

The United Soccer League will honor the teams and executives that set a standard for excellence during the 2012 USL PRO, Premier Development League and W-League seasons at the 2012 USL Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, December 14, the Ocean City Nor'easters have been nominated for the Progress Award. This award is given to the organization that has seen the best improvements on and off the field.

Top Drawer Soccer Recognizes Nor’easters Talent

TopDrawerSoccer.com is increasingly seen as the go to site for astute, educated information on the world of college soccer. So it makes the whole Nor’easters organization incredibly proud to see our players making their way onto the top player lists that the site has become famous for.



PDL All-Conference Teams Announced
John McCarthy Best Keeper In The East

The PDL is proud to announce its 2012 All-Conference Teams, honoring the players who stood out during the 2012 regular season. The teams were selected through a vote of team management.

Nor'easters Bow Out To Ottawa Fury In Playoffs
1-0 loss sends Nor'easters home

The runaway train that was the Ocean City Nor’easters during the 2012 USL PDL season was derailed by Ottawa Fury on Saturday night in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final played in Greensboro, NC.

2012 Regular Season Review
A look back on a record breaking season

The Ocean City Nor’easters finished the 2012 USL PDL regular season with a 13-3-0 record breaking team and individual player records along the way. The Nor’easters finished top of the Mid-Atlantic Division, had the best record in the Eastern Conference giving the a bye to the Conference Finals and also had the 3rd highest points total in the whole Premier Development League, just behind Michigan Bucks and Thunder Bay Chill.


Ocean City Nor’easters Demanding Respect From Soccer Community
Top performances individually and together wins admiration

The Ocean City Nor’easters have been earning respect and awards from all areas of the US Soccer community over the past few weeks. A league table has been put together involving the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) teams and the clubs from the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The Ocean City Nor’easters have been in the top 5 all season long and are currently sitting at the number 2 spot in the whole nation just behind Michigan Bucks who have torn apart their division going unbeaten so far. It can be found on twitter @ussoccerreport or here – US SOCCER REPORT

Ocean City Nor'easters Becomes A Nonprofit Organization
Nor'easters move towards a more community driven soccer club

The Ocean City Nor’easters have taken a huge step forward in their attempts to improve the quality of soccer being played at Carey Stadium in the summer as they are now being operated by a nonprofit corporation, Ocean City Nor’easters Soccer, Inc. The Nor’easters purpose is to educate and promote the game of soccer throughout Ocean City and the southern New Jersey community, while providing affordable family entertainment. This move was led by club President Giancarlo Granese and South Jersey Pro Soccer General Manager Neil Holloway. The change in structure allows the Nor’easters to help the community in many more ways and to serve the people of Ocean City that host them with such great support.

New Era At The Nor’easters As Tim Oswald Becomes Head Coach
Tim Oswald announced as new Head Coach, as Holloway focuses on club development

The Ocean City Nor’easters are pleased to announce that Tim Oswald will become head coach of their Premier Development League team for the 2012 season. A backroom staff reshuffle see’s former head coach Neil Holloway concentrate on his role as General Manager in an effort to further grow and expand the organization, the Nor’easters and Oswald are excited about this new era.