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Wilmington Hammerheads Set For Richmond Kickers

Wilmington Hammerheads Set For Richmond Kickers

WILMINGTON, NC July 31, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to take on the Richmond Kickers for their final match of a three-game series this season on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. The Hammerheads and Kickers concluded their first meeting in June at City Stadium with a 2-2 draw after a pair of Hammerheads goals were collected late in the second half to equalize with a pair of goals from Richmond’s Matthew Delicâte scored in the first half. Two weeks later, the Kickers traveled to Wilmington for their second matchup ending in 1-1 tie after Tom Parratt leveled the score in the 60th minute.   The Hammerheads enter Friday’s match following a 2-0 loss […]

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Upbeat Charleston Battery return to Rochester

Upbeat Charleston Battery return to Rochester

CHARLESTON, SC July 30, 2014 – When the Charleston Battery deplane in Upstate New York  on Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday’s matchup at Sahlen’s Stadium in downtown Rochester (7:35 p.m., 910 AM ESPN Radio or streaming live on the Rochester Rhinos YouTube channel), they’ll be headed toward one of their most interesting matchups of the season. On the one hand, Charleston — a youthfully inconsistent 6-8-6 squad — that has nonetheless produced seven points in its most recent three matches and hoisted itself back into the thick of the playoff race. On the other, the 8-7-6, Rochester Rhinos, a traditional league power currently entrenched at the 5th spot in the USL PRO table — a seemingly comfortable perch constructed entirely […]

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Carson Porter Appointed Wilmington Hammerheads Technical Director

Carson Porter Appointed Wilmington Hammerheads Technical Director

WILMINGTON, NC July 30, 2014 – The Wilmington Hammerheads and the Capelli Sports Group are pleased to announce appointment of Carson Porter to the position of Technical Director of the Wilmington Hammerheads/Capelli Sports.  Carson joins the Hammerheads after spending the past 3 years as a Technical Advisor and National Staff Coach for the United States Soccer Federation.  In his role at U.S. Soccer he helped scout, manage and oversee the United States Development Academy, a league run by U.S. Soccer that aims to provide a platform for the top youth players in the U.S. to compete. Carson also served as an assistant coach for the U-14 and U-15 U.S. Youth National Teams, and most recently has spent the last year […]

Posted in: Soccer, Wilmington NC
College of Charleston Athletics To Host Nights With Charleston Battery, Charleston RiverDogs

College of Charleston Athletics To Host Nights With Charleston Battery, Charleston RiverDogs

Battery Discount Tickets (PROMO CODE: Cougar) RiverDogs Discount Tickets (PASSWORD: CofC2014)   CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – College of Charleston Athletics will host a pair of promotional collaborations with local professional sports teams coming this August. On Aug. 15, the College of Charleston will host “CofC Night with the Charleston Battery,” while on Aug. 28 it will be “CofC Night at the Joe” with the Charleston RiverDogs.   Playing at beautiful Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, the Battery are one of the premier minor league soccer teams in the USL Pro Division. Fans will get the opportunity to meet with members of the CofC soccer teams including head coaches Ralph Lundy and Christian Michner. Former Cougar men’s soccer player […]

Charleston Battery defeat Montreal Impact Reserves 1-0

Charleston Battery defeat Montreal Impact Reserves 1-0

CHARLESTON BATTERY ESCAPE MONTREAL WITH 1-0 WIN MONTREAL July 28, 2014 – Quinton Griffith’s pace earned the free kick, Jarad van Schaik put it deftly into the mixer, and Colin Falvey’s header in the 20th minute made the difference for Charleston Battery as the visitors took three precious points from the Montreal Impact Reserves Monday morning. The rare work-week start at 10:30 a.m. was a pattern-breaker for the Battery in several ways, giving them their second two-game winning streak of 2014, their first three-match undefeated streak of the season, and pushing them into a three-way tie with Orange County and Charlotte for the final USL PRO playoff spot. Playing just two days after their 2-0 home win over Arizona United FC, the Battery’s rescheduled […]

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Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

CHARLESTON, SC July 27, 2014 – Just hours after taking a morale-boosting three points from visiting Arizona United on Saturday night, Charleston Battery players and staff boarded a plane bound for Montreal and a rare morning match with the Impact Reserves on Monday at 10:30 a.m. The match was originally scheduled for Aug. 3 but was rescheduled last week to accommodate the Impact’s fixtures in CONCACAF Champions League. It will be broadcast live on 910 AM ESPN radio in Charleston, streaming online at www.charlestonsportsradio.com. Monday’s game caps an eventful seven days for the Battery. The team played well in a 1-1 home draw with second-place Richmond on Tuesday, then built on that performance with a 2-0 win Saturday night against an Arizona United […]

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Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Goals by Zack Schilawski and Nazmi Albadawi propelled the RailHawks to a 3-0 Victory   CARY, NC July 26, 2014 – A strong first half was all the Carolina RailHawks (1W-0T-3L, 3pts) needed to defeat Ottawa Fury FC (0W-1T-2L, 1pt) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. Two goals from Zack Schilawski gave the RailHawks the lead going into half-time, while an early second-half goal by Nazmi Albadawi secured the three points for the RailHawks. The RailHawks went into halftime with a 2-0 lead over the Ottawa Fury FC after Schilawski found the back of the goal twice. His first goal of the match came off a deflected cross inside the box from Enzo Martinez. The second goal of the match came […]

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Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

CHARLESTON, SC July 26, 2014 — Dane Kelly scored two first-half goals to lift the Charleston Battery to a 2-0 victory over Arizona United SC at Blackbaud Stadium in front of a crowd of 4,464 on Saturday night. “We got our win here (at home),” said head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “We want to win the rest of our games at home and make a push for the playoffs. You’ve got to commend the players. They did their job tonight.” Charleston dominated possession from the start of the match and finally broke through in the 25th minute. Forward Dane Kelly possessed the ball in the midfield and pushed forward as Arizona keeper Evan Newton charged out to clear the ball. Kelly took […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads FC, Arizona United SC Equalize

Wilmington Hammerheads FC, Arizona United SC Equalize

Teams continue unbeaten streaks leading into Saturday contests WILMINGTON, NC July 26, 2014 – Both Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Arizona United SC extended their unbeaten streaks with a 0-0 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. The Hammerheads were quick on the pitch early in the game and looking to dominate beginning with a header on goal from defender Ashani Fairclough. Forward Sammy Ochoa soon followed with a swift volley but was denied entrance on goal by Arizona goalkeeper Evan Newton on a diving save. Arizona forward Long Tan took a 55-yard breakaway in the second half forcing Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts to drop into a one-on-one contest and emit a tremendous deflection that prevented Arizona from taking the lead. […]

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U.S. Women’s National Team Match Against Switzerland on Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park, is SOLD-OUT

U.S. Women’s National Team Match Against Switzerland on Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park, is SOLD-OUT

Crowd of 10,000 Will Watch the USA’s First-Ever Match Against Switzerland CHICAGO (July 25, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team match against Switzerland on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, is sold-out. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game live on ussoccer.com and also follow on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp. Get Tickets: US Women’s National Team vs Switzerland The USA’s first match at WakeMed Soccer Park since the expansion to its current 10,000 capacity and the first sellout for the U.S. Women at this venue will also be the first meeting between the countries at the women’s senior level. This is a rare occurrence for the U.S. team, […]

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