Baltimore Bohemians announced their full roster today for the upcoming 2014 campaign.
The Bohemian offense will receive a boost from hotly tipped prospect Brandon Allen (Georgetown), a forward who was named as Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman of the Year and Big East Rookie of the Year in 2012. Allen has scored 27 goals in 47 appearances for the Hoyas and was a member of the U-20 US Men's National Team Pool. Joining him up top will be former Towson University forward Olakunle Banjo, who will be heading to UMBC this fall to play for the Retrievers. Colin Bonner (UNC-Wilmington), Jeremy DeGraffenreidt (Louisville), John Jlopleh (Villanova) and English recruit Connor Thompson (Loyola) will round out the attack.
Former Archbishop Curley midfielder Ricky Greensfelder (Wake Forest) will join the Bohs this season in the center of the pitch, along with former Hartlepool United man Dominic Marshall (Loyola). Stephen Ho (UMBC) and Justin Burrell (Louisburg) will also line up in the midfield this season.
On defense, Philippines international Philip Greatwich has signed with the club after stints at Brighton & Hove Albion, Burgess Hill Town, and Towson University. Georgetown defender Cole Seiler, who started 21 games for the Hoyas this past season, will join the Bohs in the back, along with Jacob Bender (Messiah) and another Hartlepool prospect, Ryan Tuck (Loyola). Goalkeepers Billy Heavner (UMBC) and Daniel Sheerin (Penn State) will join Harris in the net.
Previously announced returning players include last year's captain Mamadou Kansaye (UMBC), and fellow midfielders Brian Graham (UNC-Greensboro), Malcolm Harris (UMBC), and Austin Martz (Georgetown). Defenders Marquez Fernandez (UMBC), Jacob Nelson (St. Joseph's) and Matt Shinsky (Columbia), as well as goalkeeper Andrew Harris (Wake Forest) will also return in the back.
Baltimore's season kicks off on Wednesday May 14 at home in a US Open Cup match against Icon FC. Their first match of the Premier Development League regular season is Saturday May 17 at home against Northern Virginia Royals.