Charleston, SC June 7, 2013 – The Charleston Battery (6-3-2) will conclude a five game home stretch on Saturday, June 8 with a game against Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo Reserves (4-1-0). Kick off is set for 7:30 PM at Blackbaud Stadium.
Saturday night is Irish Night at Blackbaud Stadium presented by Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub. There will be bagpipe players, Irish dancers, and a Hurling exhibition at halftime. In addition, the stadium concessions will be featuring a 16 oz Guinness Draft or Magners (Irish Cider) draft for only $5.00.
The Battery are coming off a rainy Wednesday night match in which they played to a 2-2 tie with nearby rival, the Charlotte Eagles.
Heviel Cordoves was a big contributor in the match with a beautiful goal in the second half to tie the game up and an assist to Dane Kelly just minutes later to give the Battery the lead.
Charleston was able to maintain the lead going into stoppage time but Charlotte continued to attack and found an equalizer of their own in the waning minutes of extra time when midfield Drew Yates snuck a header past the Battery keeper.
The Houston Dynamo are a familiar opponent for the Charleston Battery having traveled to Charleston three times to participate in the annual Carolina Challenge Cup at Blackbaud Stadium and were back-to-back champions in 2006 and 2007. In addition the teams have met on several occasions in the US Open Cup.
The Battery defeated the Dynamo Reserves in their first meeting this past May by a score of 1-0, behind Dane Kelly, who volleyed home Emmanuel Adjetey’s cross late in the first half. The loss was the Dynamo Reserve’s first and only of the season.
The Dynamo Reserves currently sit in first place in the MLS Reserve League East Division with 12 points.
Live Broadcast Information
Saturday’s match will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1450 AM WQNT presented by the Angie Gainey Bailey Real Estate Team, the match will also be streamed live on www.uslnation.com.
Doubleheader Saturday – SCU Bantams versus WV Chaos (PDL)
Saturday’s match includes a special PDL game before the Charleston Battery kick off. At 5 PM the SC UNITED Bantams will take on the West Virginia Chaos in a USL PDL match. SC United’s roster includes several ex-Battery development academy players; current Charleston Battery forward Austin Savage played for the Bantams last season.
All Charleston Battery home games are played at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island; gates open at 4:00 PM Saturday with the Charleston Battery kick off set for 7:30 PM. Tickets start at just $10 (includes both games); for directions, more information or to purchase tickets please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625) or visit www.charlestonbattery.com.
U.S. Open Cup
After defeating MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes the Battery moves on to a fourth round game versus Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake. The match will take place at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Wednesday, June 12 (Sports Radio 1450 AM / kick off 9:30 PM EST).
The win means that the Charleston Battery has now defeated MLS opposition on nine occasions in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; DC United (1999), MetroStars (2001, 2004), Houston Dynamo (2007, 2008), FC Dallas (2008), Chivas USA (2009), Chicago Fire (2010) and San Jose Earthquakes (2013).