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2014 USL PRO Season Kicks Off Saturday

2014 USL PRO Season Kicks Off Saturday

Past two champions meet in opener, LA Galaxy II make debut TAMPA, FL March 21, 2014 – The curtain rises on the 2014 USL PRO season on Saturday with the league’s past two champions set to meet in the opening game of the season, and the LA Galaxy II ready to make their debut as the first MLS-owned and operated side to play in USL PRO. As the league enters its second season in partnership with Major League Soccer, the number of partnerships between USL PRO and MLS teams has more than doubled. Ten teams in each league now feature official affiliations, in addition to the arrival of the Galaxy II. A new feature for the 2014 season is the league’s […]

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Charleston Battery recieves five players on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps

Charleston Battery recieves five players on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps

Charleston, SC Mar. 7, 2014 – As part of the official affiliate partnership, Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has loaned five players to the Charleston Battery. Striker Mamadou Diouf and midfielders Aminu Abdallah and Andre Lewis will join the Battery from Whitecaps FC’s Major League Soccer roster, in addition to U-23 striker Marlon Ramirez and U-18 defender Jackson Farmer. Each player joins the Battery on season-long loans, pending receipt of their International Transfer Certificates and United States work permits and visas. “Our partnership with Charleston provides a fantastic opportunity for our young players to progress in their development at a great club,” said Carl Robinson, Whitecaps FC head coach. “Each of these players will be given the […]

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Charleston Battery transfers Mike Azira to Seattle Sounders FC

Charleston Battery transfers Mike Azira to Seattle Sounders FC

Charleston, SC Mar. 6, 2014 – The Charleston Battery has transferred midfielder Micheal Azira to Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC.  Azira spent the past two seasons with the Battery and enjoyed a stellar 2013 campaign that saw him score six goals with two assists in 31 games played. Azira’s lone previous goal for Charleston was a crucial one as he scored the game-winner in the Battery’s 1-0 2012 USL PRO championship win versus the Wilmington Hammerheads. Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser stated “Micheal has done a fantastic job with the Charleston Battery and has proved and earned his place with Seattle. We wish him the best of luck.” Azira played collegiately at Lindsay Wilson College and University of Mobile, […]

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Charleston Battery face D.C. United in second match of Challenge Cup

Charleston Battery face D.C. United in second match of Challenge Cup

Charleston, SC Feb. 25, 2014 – The Charleston Battery face Major League Soccer’s D.C. United on Wednesday night at Blackbaud Stadium on the second day of the 2014 Carolina Challenge Cup; kick off is set for 7:30 PM. The match versus United is the second game of a doubleheader of MLS action with Seattle Sounders FC taking on the Houston Dynamo in the first game at 5 PM. Tickets to the games on Wednesday are available starting at just $15 and include both matches.  To purchase tickets or for more information please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625) or visit www.charlestonbattery.com. Charleston lost 2-1 in its first game of the tournament on Saturday night versus Seattle Sounders FC.  Former Battery midfielder Osvaldo […]

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Charleston Battery to open USL PRO season versus Orlando City on March 22

Charleston Battery to open USL PRO season versus Orlando City on March 22

2014 Battery Schedule CHARLESTON, SC – USL PRO announced its 2014 regular season format and schedule today, with the Charleston Battery opening its season versus the 2013 champs, Orlando City, at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, March 22 (gates 6 PM  – kick off 7:30 PM). Each of the 14 USL PRO clubs will play a 28-game regular season schedule opening on March 22 and concluding on September 7. As the league enters the second season of its groundbreaking partnership with Major League Soccer, every USL PRO squad will once again play a pair of regular season games vs. MLS Reserve teams.   Three new teams have joined USL PRO in 2014: the LA Galaxy II, OKC Energy FC and Sacramento […]

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Charleston Battery set for USL PRO quarterfinal versus LA Blues

Charleston Battery set for USL PRO quarterfinal versus LA Blues

Charleston, SC August 21, 2013 – The Charleston Battery squares off with the LA Blues in a USL PRO playoff quarterfinal this Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 p.m. with kick off set for 7:30 p.m. The Battery finished the USL PRO regular season as the third seed earning the right to host a quarterfinal match versus the sixth seeded Blues. Tickets are one sale now starting at just $10 with discounts available for groups of ten or more.  To purchase tickets or for more information please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625) or visit www.charlestonbattery.com. Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on Sports Radio 1450 AM presented by the Angie Gainey Bailey Real Estate team and will also […]

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Charleston Battery squares off with Dayton Dutch Lions

Charleston Battery squares off with Dayton Dutch Lions

Charleston, SC July 17, 2013 – The Charleston Battery (7-5-6) takes on the Dayton Dutch Lions (7-4-6) Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island; gates open at 6 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM.  The Battery enters the game level on points with Dayton in a three-way tie for sixth position in the USL PRO tables.   It’s Family Night on Friday with special family packs available that include 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas all for only $30.   Friday night’s game is presented by the YP Real Yellow Pages and the first 1000 fans through the turnstiles will receive complementary rally towels.  To purchase Family Packs please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625), tickets are also […]

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Charleston Battery falls to VSI Tampa Bay

Charleston Battery falls to VSI Tampa Bay

By Andrew Bell special to the Post and Courier Plant City, FL July 13, 2013 -  The Charleston Battery lost to VSI Tampa Bay by a score of four goals to two Saturday night at Plant City Stadium.  The Battery conceded four unanswered goals before Heviel Cordoves and Jose Cuevas both scored but it was too little too late as Tampa held on for the win. With the win VSI Tampa Bay (8-6-3) pulls level with the Charleston Battery (7-5-6) for a share of sixth place in the USL PRO standings; the top eight teams advance to the post-season. Charleston started poorly and conceded three goals in an eight minute first half spell.  Former Battery midfielder Tony Donatelli rifled home […]

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Charleston Battery find fourth straight draw

Charleston Battery find fourth straight draw

Charleston, SC July 5, 2013 – The Charleston Battery found their fourth draw in four games on Friday night against Orlando City at Blackbaud Stadium. 4,387 fans packed into the stadium for 90 minutes of action and a fireworks display in honor of the 4th of July holiday. With the draw, the Battery moves to (7-3-6) and are now in lone possession of fifth place in the USL PRO standings with 27 points. Orlando City (7-6-3) remains in the top spot of the USL PRO with 34 points. “It was a really great comeback by the guys tonight and a well deserved goal by Heviel. Hopefully that builds our confidence going for next week, we are going to turn around […]

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Charleston Battery set for Orlando City Lions

Charleston Battery set for Orlando City Lions

Fireworks immediately following the match!   Charleston, SC July 2, 2013 – The Charleston Battery (7-3-5) takes on the league leading Orlando City Lions (10-2-2) on Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM.  The Battery enters the match in fourth position in the USL PRO standings six points behind Orlando City. The Battery’s next two games will be versus Orlando with the return fixture set for the following Friday night (July 11) at the Florida Citrus Bowl.    Friday night’s game is presented by MUSC with fireworks immediately following the match.  Tickets are available starting at just $10; to purchase tickets or for more information please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625) […]

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