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Charleston Battery host Richmond Kickers in Tuesday rematch

Charleston Battery host Richmond Kickers in Tuesday rematch

CHARLESTON, SC July 20, 2014 – If the Charleston Battery are itching to atone for their 4-0 drubbing Saturday at Richmond, at least they won’t have long to wait. The Battery hosts the Kickers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Blackbaud Stadium in a game rescheduled from June 27 by dangerous weather. Lightning flashed near the stadium during warm-ups that night, forcing players off the field and fans to take shelter under the stands. The game got underway after a 45-minute delay, but a new outbreak of lightning in the 18th minute forced a second delay, and ultimately the postponement of the match. Contrary to initial reports that indicated the postponed match would be resumed in the 18th minute, the league and both […]

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Charleston Battery fall hard at Richmond

Charleston Battery fall hard at Richmond

RICHMOND, VA July 20, 2014 — The Charleston Battery surrendered two sudden goals to the Richmond Kickers in the 45th minute Saturday night and never recovered, losing 4-0 to their oldest rivals. For the Battery (4-8-5), the defeat was the team’s fifth consecutive road loss. In the team’s last three away matches, Battery opponents have now outscored Charleston 11-2. For Richmond (10-1-8) the win fortified their hold on second place in the USL PRO Table behind undefeated Orlando City. The scoreless match-up didn’t look like a blowout in the making with a two minutes remaining in the first half. But when striker George Davis IV — whose two goals at Charleston on March 29 preserved a road draw for the Kickers […]

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Jose Cuevas returns to Charleston Battery

Jose Cuevas returns to Charleston Battery

CHARLESTON, SC July 15, 2014 – Jose “Chiva” Cuevas — the PDL prospect from California who earned league Rookie of the Year honors and was named MVP of the USL PRO Championship Game in 2012 — has returned to Charleston for the remainder of the 2014 season, pending US Soccer approval. “Getting Jose back gives us a good option,” said Battery Coach Mike Anhaeuser. “He’s scored goals for us. He can put the ball in the back of the net. “But the other thing that people don’t see is that he can get the assist. He gets good balls in from free kicks and the run of play. And that’s something we’ve maybe been missing throughout the beginning of the […]

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Charlotte Eagles Hold Charleston Battery 0-0

Charlotte Eagles Hold Charleston Battery 0-0

CHARLESTON, SC July 12, 2014 — The Charleston Battery defense rebounded from their recent performances as they played to a 0-0 draw against rival Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night in Charleston, S.C. at Blackbaud Stadium in front of a crowd 4,698 fans. “This is a tie and we wanted three points,” Coach Mike Anhaeuser said after the match. “Defensively we did a really good job. It was good to get a shutout. We just need to get that mix back and get one or two goals.” Neither team was able to get much going in the first half. While possession was relatively even, the Battery had the best opportunities of the half. Justin Portillo took the first shot on goal […]

Charleston Battery faces Richmond Kickers

Charleston Battery faces Richmond Kickers

CHARLESTON, SC June 26, 2014 – The Charleston Battery faces the Richmond Kickers on Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, 971-GOAL (4625) / www.charlestonbattery.com).  The Battery enters the game on the back of a 3-1 loss suffered versus Charlotte Eagles last Saturday night in Charlotte. Friday’s game is the Battery’s annual Christmas in June Celebration and anyone who brings a new toy to the game to donate to Toys for Tots will receive a free ticket to the match.   This is the second game of a three-match series between the Battery and Kickers in 2014; the teams played to a 2-2 tie on March 29 […]

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Charleston Battery loses to Charlotte Eagles

Charleston Battery loses to Charlotte Eagles

CHARLOTTE, NC June 21, 2014 – The Charleston Battery lost to the Charlotte Eagles by a score of three goals to one Saturday night at Queens University Stadium. Substitute midfielder Maikel Chang’s second half goal was the lone bright spot for the Battery in an otherwise muted performance. Charlotte scored their first goal in just the second minute after a defensive miscue by goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper who played the ball directly to Charlotte’s Juan Guzman inside the penalty-area. Guzman made no mistake and drilled home from close-range. The Eagles doubled their lead in the 28th minute after Charleston defender Colin Falvey conceded a free-kick twenty yards out. Midfielder Jorge Herrera whipped the ball into the middle and it was flicked […]

Interleague Contests Highlight Weekend Schedule

Interleague Contests Highlight Weekend Schedule

Four games scheduled between USL PRO, MLS Reserve sides   TAMPA, FL June 20, 2014 – A busy weekend of action in USL PRO is highlighted by four interleague contests that see three sides currently in the USL PRO playoff positions set to face off against MLS Reserve League opposition. Sacramento, Orange County and Wilmington will all try to boost their playoff position as they welcome Colorado, Chivas USA and Chicago. Republic FC is also set to open its new home at Bonney Field on Friday night with the visit of the Rapids Reserves in a game set to kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET. Sacramento fell in its last outing against OKC Energy FC last Saturday, and will be […]

Charleston Battery heads to Charlotte Eagles

Charleston Battery heads to Charlotte Eagles

CHARLESTON, SC June 19, 2014 – The Charleston Battery heads to Charlotte, NC on Saturday night for a 7:00 PM USL PRO match versus the Charlotte Eagles.  This is the first of two meetings between the teams in 2014 with the return fixture set for Saturday, July 12 at Blackbaud Stadium.  The game will be broadcast locally on Sports Radio 1450 AM and via www.charlestonbattery.com. The Charleston Battery (4-5-4) enters the game in 8th position in the USL PRO standings 6 points ahead of the Charlotte Eagles (3-8-1) who are in 13th place. The Battery defeated Los Angeles Galaxy II 3-0 last Saturday night with goals from Colin Falvey, Dane Kelly and Heviel Cordoves.  Goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper faced four shots […]

Charleston Battery defeat LA Galaxy II 3-0

Charleston Battery defeat LA Galaxy II 3-0

CHARLESTON, SC June 14, 2014 — Colin Falvey, Dane Kelly and Haviel Cordoves each scored to lift the Charleston Battery to a 3-0 victory over LA Galaxy II on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC in front of 3,373. “We got on our front foot and didn’t allow them to take their one chance,” said Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser after the match. “We kept creating chances and we kept the pressure on them. We didn’t let them sit back and play at all tonight. We got 3 points tonight and we need to go up to Charlotte and get the job done next week.”   After 25 minutes in which neither team could get a serious chance […]

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Charleston Battery hosts LA Galaxy II Saturday night

Charleston Battery hosts LA Galaxy II Saturday night

CHARLESTON, SC June 12, 2014 – The Charleston Battery hosts LA Galaxy II in a USL PRO match Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, (843) 971-GOAL (4625) / www.charlestonbattery.com). The Battery (3-5-4) enters the game in eighth position in the USL PRO standings, Galaxy II (8-3-3) are in second place. This is the first ever meeting between the Charleston Battery and LA Galaxy II who are playing their inaugural season. LA Galaxy II is the official USL PRO affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy and is the first standalone USL PRO team to be owned and operated by a MLS club. Major League Soccer […]

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