NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

RailHawks Host Silverbacks in NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3


CARY, NC August 29, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-5L, 9pts) return to NASL action on Saturday August 30th to take on southern rival, Atlanta Silverbacks (2W-2T-3L, 8pts) at WakeMed Soccer Park. Saturday’s match-up is schedule to kick-off at 7:30pm and will be featured as the NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3.

The RailHawks currently sit in fourth place in the NASL Combined Standings after winning three of their last five games. The top four teams qualify to the Championship (the league’s four-team post-season tournament). The RailHawks most recent victory was this past weekend in Florida when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0.

Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3

Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3

Since the inception of the modern NASL, the RailHawks are 9W-3D-1L against the Silverbacks and 5W-2D-0L at WakeMed Soccer Park.


Meanwhile, the Silverbacks, who trail the RailHawks by five points in the Combined Standings, failed to make ground in the race for The Championship last week as they felt to the San Antonio Scorpions 2-1 in Texas.


Tickets for Saturday’s match are still available, and can be purchased online at or through the Johnson Maserati Box Office at 919-459-8144.


Up Next:

The RailHawks will travel to Canada to take on Ottawa Fury FC on Sunday, September 7th at TD Place Stadium. You can follow the match live on Next Saturday’s match will mark the second time these teams will face each other in Canada and the first at Ottawa Fury’s new Stadium.


Kicks for Kids Night:

The Carolina RailHawks’ Spread Your Wings Charity will host the Fourth Annual ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Duke Energy on Saturday, September 20th when the RailHawks host The New York Cosmos. Spread Your Wings Charity teams up with various local charities including the American Diabetes Association, Boys and Girls Club, North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals and other local non-profits. The goal for the ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night is to provide underprivileged youth and their families the opportunity to experience a RailHawks game and participate in a free youth soccer clinic. For more information about the game or the Kicks for Kids Night, call the Johnson Maserati Box Office at 919-459-8144 or visit


Coaches Quote:

“Saturday’s game is really important for us – we need to get back to winning at home. Every week there is one less game and points are very important. We got a great result in Tampa Bay last week, and we need to back that up with three points at home.”– Colin Clarke.