Pirates' Men's Team Forced to Walk the Plank

East Carolina has announced that they will discontinue men's soccer as an intercollegiate sport effective immediately. Including the Pirates' 0-15-1 overall record in 2005, East Carolina has posted just one winning season in 41 years of competition dating back to 1965. Furthermore, ECU has produced a 17-151-5 league mark while a member of the CAA and Conference USA. Since joining C-USA, the Pirates have registered a 7-37-3 record and have won just two conference games during the past three seasons. One bright note in the history of ECU men's soccer, rising DC United star and US National team player Clyde Simms played for the Pirates from 2000-2003. The ECU women's team is unaffected by this announcement.