WILMINGTON, NC August 22, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled for back-to-back matches against Orange County Blues FC on Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET at Anteater Stadium and LA Galaxy II on Sunday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET at StubHub Center.
The Hammerheads enter the weekend matchups following a 2-0 defeat against Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday night at Bonney Field. Republic FC took an early lead with a Thomas Stewart goal in the 15th minute and would add to their lead in the 76th minute after defender Emrah Klimenta sent a shot past Hammerheads goalkeeper Brad Stuver to secure the victory.
Orange County Blues FC moves into Saturday’s match after experiencing their worst loss of the season against Republic FC in 6-1 defeat on Sunday. Following a 1-1 equalizer in the first half, Sacramento scored five goals in the second half to clinch the victory. The Blues are one point above the Hammerheads in the current league standings, making Saturday’s match crucial for each team to earn a victory approaching playoffs.
Saturday’s match can be viewed live on Orange County Blues FC’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/OCBluesFC. The Hammerheads will not be hosting a watch party for this match.
LA Galaxy II has secured a spot in playoffs after dominating the upper half of the league standings for majority of the regular season. Galaxy II took a recent 1-0 victory over Oklahoma City Energy FC after former Hammerheads player Daniel Steres scored in the 19th minute off a corner kick. Sunday’s match will be the first encounter between the Hammerheads and Galaxy II during the regular season.
Sunday’s match can be viewed at www.youtube.com/TheLAGalaxy. Fans in Wilmington are encouraged to join the Hammerheads organization for a live Watch Party on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings on Old Eastwood Road to cheer on the team as they play at StubHub Center versus LA Galaxy II. Drink and food specials will be available.
For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC or to purchase tickets, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com.
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Professional Soccer USL PRO
The Hammerheads are a professional soccer franchise founded in 1996. Competing in USL PRO, the Hammerheads have grown to be an internationally recognized organization. USL PRO is the most sophisticated and best operated professional league beneath and in support of Major League Soccer in the United States and Canada. The goal of Wilmington Hammerheads FC is to provide an opportunity for players to develop and reach their goals, while providing affordable family entertainment to Wilmington and the surrounding areas.