Amidst questions about their status for 2017, the Wilmington Hammerheads say that they are focused on this season.
Recently, Scratching the Pitch reported that Wilmington, along with the Austin Aztex, will sit out the 2017 USL season. That prompted some doubts about the Hammerheads status for next year.
While Wilmington has had financial problems in the past, that report surfaced with no official word from either Hammerheads leadership or USL officials. No firm decision been made regarding the number of teams in the USL for 2017, and that appears to be the word coming from the Hammerheads. More from Portcitydaily.com:
“Wilmington Hammerheads FC are currently playing in the USL and focused on securing a playoff spot in the league’s Eastern Conference,” Wilmington Hammerheads FC Communication Director Morgan Pare said via a news release. “The Hammerheads are committed to soccer in the Wilmington community and appreciate your continued support.”
Despite the recent rumors of the Wilmington Hammerheads hiatus in 2017 and departure from the Port City. Wilmington still has two months to go this season and the boys were back to work this week at Coastal Christian High School looking for a spark, with three of their next four games on the road.
We may be hearing more about this over the coming weeks, but for now it seems that the Hammerheads are downplaying the possibility of sitting out next season.