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Charleston Battery top the Carolina Railhawks in preseason

Charleston Battery top the Carolina Railhawks in preseason

Charleston, SC March 30, 2013 –  The Battery looked sharp against the Carolina Railhawks and came away with a 1-0 victory in a late preseason match. The Battery haven’t lost since mid February and will have some great momentum going into the regular season.   Shots did not come easily in this game, but the Battery were able to capitalize on an opportunity in the first half and take the 1-0 lead. Nicki Patterson received a cross at the left post and was able to flick the ball on to Cuevas who volleyed it past the Carolina keeper for the score. Quinton Griffith pressed the issue during the match but was unable to come away with a goal. He created […]

Carolina RailHawks Positively Impact Triangle Economy

Carolina RailHawks Positively Impact Triangle Economy

Home matches attract patrons from throughout the Southeast CARY, NC March 27, 2013 – On March 20th the Carolina RailHawks hosted Pumas UNAM in front of the largest crowd in club history at the newly renovated WakeMed Soccer Park. The record crowd of 8,054, traveling from 5 different states along the East coast, was entertained with an edge of your seat game that Pumas UNAM ended up narrowly winning 2-1. Chants from the jam-packed crowd echoed throughout the stadium for the full 90 minutes and even after the referee blew the final whistle. In total, ticket buyers from 107 different cities and towns attended the Wednesday night International Friendly. “It is the RailHawks goal to continue to bring high level […]

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Battery defeats Coastal Carolina University in pre-season scrimmage

Battery defeats Coastal Carolina University in pre-season scrimmage

Myrtle Beach, SC March 26, 2013 – The Charleston Battery defeated Coastal Carolina University by a score of two goals to nil on Tuesday evening in a pre-season scrimmage. Jose Cuevas and Taylor Mueller supplied the goals as the Battery played its final road pre-season match. After a scoreless first half Charleston finally broke the deadlock midway through the second period. Midfielder Nicki Paterson picked out Jose Cuevas with an accurate pass from a free-kick. Cuevas controlled the ball and then finished neatly past the Coastal goalkeeper to tally his seventh pre-season goal. Minutes later the Battery doubled its advantage after Mueller made a strong overlapping run down the left side. Mueller collected the ball and tucked his shot away […]

RailHawks Live Music Series to be Presented with ReverbNation

RailHawks Live Music Series to be Presented with ReverbNation

Pre-game and postgame parties to feature live music and player access CARY, NC March 26, 2013 – Fans at the New WakeMed Soccer Park will find an enhanced RailHawks game day experience in 2013. The RailHawks have partnered with ReverbNation, an innovative Triangle based software and music social networking website, to have local acts perform postgame in the North Party Deck. The partnership will also see bands providing entertainment at select RailHawks pre-game events including the April 20th Latin Fest, the 2nd Annual Pig Pickin on June 22nd and other pre-game festivities throughout the year. Local band, Lonnie Walker, will be kicking off the partnership at the April 13th postgame party in the North Party Deck. “The RailHawks are committed […]

Charleston Battery transfers Ryan Richter to Toronto FC

Charleston Battery transfers Ryan Richter to Toronto FC

Charleston, SC March 25, 2013 – The Charleston Battery has transferred Ryan Richter to Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC.  Per team and MLS policy terms of the deal were not disclosed. Richter played 29 games for the Battery in 2012 and was a member of the USL PRO Championship winning team. Ryan Richter logged 1,792 minutes with the Battery in 2012 and finished the season with two goals and four assists.  Richter started all three of the Battery’s post-season games including the Championship match. Ryan Richter was originally drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by Philadelphia Union but was subsequently loaned to the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL PRO and […]

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Charleston Battery defeats Wilmington Hammerheads in pre-season exhibition

Charleston Battery defeats Wilmington Hammerheads in pre-season exhibition

Charleston, SC March 23, 2013 – The Charleston Battery defeated the Wilmington Hammerheads by a score of two goals to nil in a pre-season scrimmage on Saturday evening at Blackbaud Stadium.  Midfielder Ben Fisk and forward Jose Cuevas supplied the goals in a match that featured the two teams from the 2012 USL PRO Championship game. The Battery created the first chance of the game in the 29th minute after defender Micheal Azira slipped a pass through to midfielder Quinton Griffith on the right side of the box.  Griffith took the pass in stride but his shot missed wide right.   Five minutes later Charleston threatened again as forward Dane Kelly picked up a loose ball just outside the box […]

CofC Men’s Soccer Pushes Battery to Scoreless Draw

CofC Men’s Soccer Pushes Battery to Scoreless Draw

Amateur Cougars prove themselves equal to professional Battery   CHARLESTON, SC March 22, 2013 – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team held the Charleston Battery scoreless as the Cougars pushed the professional side to a scoreless draw in a friendly at Patriots Point on Tuesday afternoon.   The Cougars packed it in defensively against the 2012 United Soccer League (USL) Champions and successfully neutralized their attack. The Battery, which entered the match on a six-match win streak, was denied the net for the first time in the spring preseason. “This is such an encouraging result for our program,” said CofC head coach Ralph Lundy. “This group of players has put in so much time and energy this spring in […]

Charleston Battery signs Klasila and van Schaik

Charleston Battery signs Klasila and van Schaik

Charleston, SC March 21, 2013 – The Charleston Battery has added goalkeeper Kevin Klasila and midfielder Jarad van Schaik to its roster for the upcoming USL PRO season. Klasila returns to the Battery for a second season while van Schaik joins for a first season after spending two years with the Puerto Rico Islanders.   Coach Anhaeuser commented “Signing Kevin and Jared is an important piece of our squad as Kevin is back in goal for his second season and Jared brings quality and depth in our midfield from the Puerto Rico Islanders. We are looking forward to both of them contributing this season.” Goalkeeper Kevin Klasila returns to the Battery for a second season after missing much of his […]

Carolina RailHawks Set Club Attendance Record

Carolina RailHawks Set Club Attendance Record

8,054 fans surpass RailHawks attendance record CARY, NC March 20, 2013 – The Carolina RailHawks hosted Pumas UNAM Wednesday night in front of a club record 8,054 fans at the New WakeMed Soccer Park. A 2-1 result favored the visiting club and left every fan wanting more of the exciting end-to-end match. A RailHawks own goal opened the scoring in the 16th minute before Juan Pablo Rodriguez would strike in the 41st minute doubling the Mexican club’s lead. The attack-minded RailHawks pulled one back when they struck in the 42nd minute on a goal from RailHawks forward Zack Schilawski. “I thought our team played very well tonight and was our best performance of the preseason,” said RailHawks head coach Colin […]

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Charleston Battery held by College of Charleston in pre-season scrimmage

Charleston Battery held by College of Charleston in pre-season scrimmage

Charleston, SC March 19, 2013 – The Charleston Battery was held to a 0-0 tie by the College of Charleston in a pre-season scrimmage on Tuesday afternoon at Patriots Point.  The Battery were twice denied by the woodwork but the College of Charleston also came close with a shot cleared off the line in the late going.   On a warm afternoon at Patriots Point both sides struggled to create chances in the first half.  The Battery came closest to breaking the deadlock on the stroke of half-time as striker Jose Cuevas drifted past a defender but then saw his driven effort cannon back off the near post. Charleston were in the ascendency after the break and midfielder Jarad van […]

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