Carolina RailHawks is an American professional soccer team based in Cary, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 2006, the team plays in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
The team plays its home games at WakeMed Soccer Park, where they have played since 2007. The team’s colors are orange, white and blue. The current head coach is Colin Clarke.
In 2013 the NASL’s format changed to a split season, and though the Railhawks finished with the most points in the league, they finished 2nd in both the Spring and Fall seasons and did not make the Soccer Bowl. However, they defeated MLS teams Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup. In 2014, the RailHawks again defeated Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy to reach quarterfinals of the US Open Cup, but fell just short of reaching the NASL playoffs.