by Neil Morris
Former RailHawk Pablo Campos netted four goals to boost his league-leading tally to 15. Greg Janicki contributed two scores with the others coming compliments of Blake Wagner and Esteban Bayona.
The RailHawks, playing without team captain Kupono Low (red card suspension) and Brian Shriver (injury), were already trailing 2-0 when defender Austen King was sent off in the 32nd minute for taking down Campos during a goal-scoring opportunity. The straight red card means King will miss the RailHawks' next match on August 4 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Carolina's record drops to 6-6-6 (24 pts.) on the season and its goal-differential goes from plus-3 to minus-5. More ominously, the RailHawks' record on the road—where six of the team's final 10 games will take place—sinks to one win, two draws and five losses.