Ocean City Nor'easters
is an American soccer
team based in Ocean City, New Jersey
, United States
. Founded in 1996, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League
(PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid
, in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
The team plays its home games at Carey Stadium
which is located right next to the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey
. The stadium's nickname is "The Beach House" and they have played there since 2005. The team's colors are royal blue and white.
They are among the most successful USL Premier Development League
teams since joining the league in 2003. From 2003 to 2010, they have the fourth best overall record and the fourth best home record among the 67 PDL teams. They are also one of the best PDL clubs in US Open Cup play, winning six games since 2003 with four of them being upsets of professional teams. Only one team (Michigan Bucks
) has more wins and upsets in the tournament.
The club also fields a number of boys and girls teams in the Super Y-League
as well as a men's and women's team in the USL’s Super-20 League
In 2008 the Barons formed a partnership with Reading
of the English Football League Championship
. In 2010, following a split between the PDL team and their youth soccer affiliate, the team re-branded to Ocean City FC, adopted Reading's colors, and a similar badge. The team also... Read More