Carolina(Greensboro) Dynamo will be loaded with locals for this Friday night’s game, with Lovejoy(Page), Leonard(Grimsley), Campbell(GDS), Gomez(Guilford), Robinson(Dynamo), Spooner(GC), Millard(NWG) and more

Posted by Andy Durham on June 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm under Amateur, Professional | Read the First Comment

Dynamo Feature Local Flare Friday Night
Includes Two Veteran Players & Seven with local Club Ties

Greensboro, NC: The Carolina Dynamo take on the Fredericksburg Hotspur
tomorrow at Macpherson Stadium, the first ever matchup between the two
franchises. On Friday, the Dynamo will feature a pair of local veteran
talents along with seven players with local ties. Chris Robinson will start in
the net for the Dynamo on Friday, with Ian Spooner expecting to see action up
top. Chris previously played with the Dynamo in the 2002 & 2003 seasons
appearing in 35 games. After playing with the Dynamo, Chris went onto to
play with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and both the New England Revolution &
Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer. Chris currently coaches with both
Greensboro United and NC Soccer Fusion.

Ian Spooner is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Greensboro College and
brings some six seasons of professional experience, playing for Roanoke,
Wilmington, and Virginia Beach of the USL. Spooner played college soccer
at Radford and was a four time All-Conference selection, being named Big
South Player of the year his last two seasons. Spooner currently coaches
three boys’ teams with Greensboro United. “We are very excited to have
both Robinson & Spooner on the field this weekend, not only have they
brought a wealth of experience to the team in training they also are
teaching the younger players how to become future professionals”, says
Dynamo Coach Marc Nicholls.

Joining Robinson & Spooner on the field this weekend are seven players
with local ties, having played both club and high School Soccer here
locally in the Triad, including Robbie Lovejoy (Page H.S. & Triangle
United), Jonathan Campbell (NC Soccer Fusion & Greensboro Day School),
Freddy Gomez (Greensboro Soccer Club & Williams HS.), Jonathan Leonard
(Greensboro Soccer Club & Grimsley H.S.), Luciano Delbono (Twin City
Soccer Club), Mark Millard (Greensboro Soccer Club & Northwest H.S.), Matt
Sarett (Greensboro Soccer Club). “The numerous youth clubs in the Triad
have done a tremendous job of developing talent. The Dynamo envision
ourselves as the top of the player development pyramid for all the local
youth clubs. Including home grown players on the squad is definitely a
priority for our Club”, says Dynamo GM Scott Zapko.

The next Dynamo home games are this Friday, June 17th Vs. Fredericksburg &
Saturday, June 18th Vs. West Virginia. Both Kick-off at 7:00 PM at
Macpherson Stadium. www.carolinadynamo.com


  • pirate fan said,

    lovejoy gonna go off as usual. never seen a striker around this area like this kid. he is special!