Rhode Island Oceaneers return to action may 9, 2015



Oceaneers take on Newtown Pride FC 4:00PM 4/26/15 in US OPEN CUP

The date: April 26, 2015
The Time: 4:00PM
The match: 1st Round US Open Cup
The Opponent: Newtown Pride FC Connecticut State Champions
The Venue: Tucker Park 2600 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI
The Goal : A Championship
ALL Youth Players admitted free of charge. Free post game player autographs
General Admission $5.00
Join Coach Charris, Ryan Maduro, Andrew Sousa, Anthony Baumann, Wilder Arboleda, Chris Moura, Phil Towler and Jeff Rojas and “Dre” as the O’s take step one towards a National Cup Championship!!!



The Rhode Island Oceaneers Management announces our Open Tryouts at our indoor training facility. December 27 2014 from 7pm-9pm. Location is Sherwood Ultra Sports 1314 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, Ma. (Directly behind Fantasyland). All walk-on non-rostered players will be charged a $20 administrative fee for the tryout and should arrive at 630pm. Do you have what it takes to play professional soccer? For further inquiry contact RI Oceaneers Pro Management at



Nuestras pruebas de selección se realizarán en nuestro centro de entrenamiento interno Diciembre 27, 2014 desde las 7:00p.m. hasta las 9:00 p.m. Estamos localizados en Sherwood Ultra Sports 1314 Fall River Avenue en Seekonk, MA (directamente detrás de Fantasyland). Quienes lleguen sin estar en la lista tendrán que pagar $20 de cobro administrativo y deberían llegar a las 6:30 p.m.

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Oceaneers draw on the road vs AC Crusaders

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Posted by David Borts · 4 hours ago
The Oceaneers started their three week road trip with a draw against the AC(Atlantic City) Crusaders in American Soccer League action. The Oceaneers opened their account in the 1st minute with a brilliant combination between Sam Fonseca who crossed a low ball from the right side which former Shea High School star Emerson Barros beautifully slotted into the net. In 10th minute Andres Perdomo was sent in alone by the Oceaneer’s dominant midfield but missed wide. AC evened the match at 1-1 on a controversial PK awarded by the Referee. With only seconds left in the first half the O’s took the lead again on a brilliant goal by Brayan Rouvira. The second half saw  the Oceaneers dominate possession, but fail to take advantage of their numerous chances. AC’s night long long ball assault finally resulted in a corner kick which resulted in bringing the match even with the final result, Oceaneers 2 AC Crusaders 2. Follow the Oceaneer’s as they continue their road trip to face Icon FC next Saturday.


The Oceaneers are Back!!

Rhode Island Oceaneers Hoping to Build Momentum in the ASL

You may not be familiar with the Providence-based club in the first year league, but the American Soccer League’s Oceaneers have the pieces in place to stick around.

How well do you know the New England Revolution?

Do you know who is the head of scouting for the Revolution’s academy? Do you know is the goalkeepers coach for the Revs’ youth teams? Do you know helps Remi Roy train the first team’s goalkeepers? Do you know who acts as the liaison between Spanish-speaking players and the MLS coaching staff?

 The answer is Jasir Charris and if you’re mouthing the word “who?” while reading this, remember the name.

Charris is a Colombian-born former soccer player who wears half a dozen hats for the New England Revolution in addition to coaching goalkeepers for their PDL affiliate Real Boston Rams.

The Bent Musket talked to Rhode Island Oceaneers General Manager David Borts about Charris and the club in general. “I’ve been around a lot of coaches,” Borts told the Bent Musket, “and Jasir has put together a program that is just tremendous.”

Jim Antonakas, the owner of the team who also owns fellow ASL team Mass United FC, approached Borts in the spring about the prospect of joining the new American Soccer League. “At the time I said to give me a year and I’ll go put together the best organization possible,” Borts said, but Antonakas pressed the issue over the summer. In the middle of July, Borts had an ultimatum of sorts to either put the team together to pass on the option to operate Antonakas’s club in the ASL.

With just 5 weeks before the start the season, Borts set out to put together a quality soccer organization on late notice. Borts, who is the president of Rhode Island’s United States Adult Soccer Association affiliate, reached out to long-time friend Steve Votolato to be the club’s assistant general manager. Votolato is the head of state’s U.S. Youth Soccer body and Borts is very excited about the Rolodex available to the Oceaneers now.

“Steve and I have done a lot of projects together and there couldn’t be a better pair of people to be involved in this,” Borts told the Bent Musket glowingly. As the chiefs of both the adult soccer and youth soccer governing bodies in Rhode Island, Borts and Votolato know just about everyone involved in the sport across the state. “Regarding our connections in the soccer community, there couldn’t be two other people better for this. It’s kind of the perfect storm ultimately as long as we’re around.”

As excited as Borts was to talk about Votolato, his volunteer assistant coaches, or the impressive turnout for tryouts, the Oceaneers’ general manager could not stop mentioning Jasir Charris.

Hobie Hare, a member of the Revolution coaching staff and head coach of the Rams, recommended Jasir and after a one or two conversations it seemed Charris was the only logical choice. “What Hobie told me is that in the Revolution academy and the whole community up in Foxborough, they really want to get this guy some type of head coaching job so he can start moving on.”

Despite a full CV, this job with the Oceaneers will be the highest level of coaching in Charris’s young career. Borts didn’t seem nervous about hiring a first-time head coach, but rather sounded grateful for the opportunity to have him in the organization.

“He is a find; that’s all I can tell you. This is his first job at this level but he’ll be the best coach in the league within a year and I’ll be happy if we can keep him for maybe 2 years.”

Borts went to to say that Charris has a bright future in coaching, “He’s going somewhere, whether that’s a big college program or an assistant job in MLS. He’s a tremendous trainer, has a great rapport with the kids, and actually he’s been a big help in attracting a lot of the players initially.”

“The system that Jasir is putting in, which is a possession-dominated system, is something that several of the kids, even those who played Division-1 [college soccer], haven’t seen in training before.” The training at Oceaneers’ practice and the style Charris is coaching the team to play is “an attractive product for the players.”

Borts stressed that his trust in Charris will help the Oceaneers avoid some of the pitfalls of former Rhode Island-based clubs. He told the Bent Musket that he knows his own duties as general manager and that he’ll give Charris the space to implement his own training system free from any micromanagement. “It’s very important to maintain the differentiation of roles within the club; that’s been one of the greatest failures of clubs around here in the past.”

Borts admits that because he started late after initially planning to join the ASL in 2015, “some of the organizational stuff is behind the 8-ball,” but he is confident about the team. “We’re trying really to build from the field out.”

While the team continues to improve in the league, Borts and the rest of the club’s staff will pursue sponsorship deals and try to nail down a more permanent home venue during the winter. The ASL calendar is split between a fall campaign and the spring campaign, which allows the Oceaneers an opportunity to shop around for investments during the mid-season break.

“On the field we need to maintain our coaching staff because our coaching staff is phenomenal. As long as we keep this coaching staff for a couple years there are few ways to fail.”


RI Oceaneers vs Mass United Saturday

Get ready for the First Derby as The Rhode Island Oceaneers host United (Mass United) in a battle for New England Soccer Supremacy. October 4,2014 at Bryant University Bryant University 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield RI 02917 Gate opens at 8:00PM Kickoff at 9:15 PM. Come join the Oceaneer’s “Road to a Championship” in American Soccer League action.


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