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USL Pro Week 24: A Look Back

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By AARON CRANFORD

Only three playoff spots remain in the 2014 USL Pro season as the Charleston Battery claimed the fourth Saturday evening.

With their Saturday night 4-0 blowout over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the Battery secured their spot in the USL Pro playoffs. Dane Kelly scored a hat trick, which giveshim a total of 10 goals onthe season.

Richmond Kickers versus Charleston Battery: USL PRO streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The Richmond Kickers play the Charleston Battery twice in three days; watch the second leg with us!

In one of the many quirks of the USL PRO schedule, the Richmond Kickers played the Charleston Battery this past Saturday and now play them against tonight; the former game was in RVA, whereas this game is down in South Carolina.

Richmond Kickers versus Charleston Battery: USL PRO streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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Two traditional rivals face off in Richmond.

The Richmond Kickers welcome their old rival, the Charleston Battery, to town this evening as the middle game of a three week homestand. The Battery are surprisingly bad this season, sitting in a four-way tie for last place. But don't let their record fool you; Kickers-Battery games are always contentious, and this one should be no different.

USL Pro Week 7: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Sitting at the bottom of the USL Pro table, the Charleston Battery have a busy weekend lined up with pivotal points on the line as they eye an exit from last place.

The Battery visit the Skyline Sports Complex on Friday when they play the Harrisburg City Islanders, which follows with a stop at Dayton Dutch Lions on Sunday.

USL Pro Week 4: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Orlando City SC is at it again.

Orlando City continued its unbeaten start in the USL Pro, defeating the Charleston Battery 1-0 on Saturday. The result also catapulted the Lions back into first place in the standings.

Adrian Heath's men were able to get the upper-hand this time after both sides played to a 1-1 draw during opening weekend at Blackbaud Stadium.

Richmond Kickers versus Charleston Battery: Streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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Once D.C. United is done, there is still more soccer to watch: the Richmond Kickers take on the Charleston Battery at 7:30 PM.

After the D.C. United game is over, soccer isn't over for the day. You can watch the Richmond Kickers and D.C. United loanees take on both United's and Richmond's fiercest USL PRO rival: the Charleston Battery.

USL Pro Week 2: A Look Ahead

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Despite a slow start to the season, week two will feature a wider slate of teams in action.

Orlando City SC kick off their final home season in the USL Pro when they welcome the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Who is Winning the USL-Pro Preseason so far?

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I assigned each returning team in USL-Pro a letter grade based on how impressed I've been with its off-season/preseason up to this point (the morning of February 28). Tell me why you think my grades are completely arbitrary. Austin da ... Continue reading →

USL Pro announce 2014 schedule

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By FRANCO PANIZO

USL Pro announced its 2014 schedule on Thursday, and it will run from March 22 to September 7.

Each of the 14 teams in the league will play a 28-game regular season before the playoffs commence, and the top eight finishers in the league's single-table format will reach the postseason.

2013 USL-Pro Regular Season Attendance Statistics!

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Here's a numerical rundown for each team in USL-Pro in alphabetical order. I also created fake awards to bestow on each club. Charleston Battery: High 5111, June 22 v VSI Low 2057, June 5 v Charlotte Difference 3054 Average 3554 ... Continue reading →

USL Pro Spotlight Week 12: When MLS Comes to Town

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Article By: Pedro Gomes




MLS and attendance figures have long been a topic of conversation in US Soccer circles. This week I want to look at the issue from a different perspective. In this week's USL Pro Spotlight, we are taking a look at what type of impact a visiting MLS Reserve squad had on USL Pro clubs attendance numbers.

USL Pro Spotlight Week 6: And Then There Were Two

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Article By: Pedro Gomes

Just one day after appearing on "Off The Bench", Coach Bill Becher and his Harrisburg City Islanders, took the field at home against the Charleston Battery to defend their perfect 3-0-0 record. However, the City Islanders went on to lose the match 2-1 and notch their first loss of the 2013 season.

Richmond Kickers defeat defending Champs Charleston Battery

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RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers captured three points at City Stadium Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the defending USL PRO Champions Charleston Battery.Zimbabwean International Joseph Ngwenya opened scoring and D.C. United forward Casey Townsend registered a pair of goals for the Kickers while Battery defender John Wilson's tally prevented the shutout in front of 2,497 fans.

Kickers host defending USL Pro Champs Battery Saturday

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RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, April 10, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers return to City Stadium this Saturday, April 13 when they host the defending USL PRO Champions Charleston Battery at 7:00 p.m. The enhanced game day experience begins when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from The People's Blues of Richmond, draft beer trucks, Richmond's legendary Food Trucks and a new and improved Family Zone.

Toronto FC signs Richter, Earthquake-related puns to be made

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All bundled up for the overstated Canadian cold... brrrrrrrrrr...
Y-014B - The Yorkies Toronto FC new signing form

Name : Ryan Richter Club : Charleston Battery College : La Salle University Years as a pro : 2 Acquired via : ☐ Trade / ☐ Free Agent / ☑ Waivers / ☐ Coerced out of retirement Because of interest : □ Montreal signed him / ☐ Stolen from Montreal / ☑ none of the above

Say something nice: Ryan Richter has been biding his time for his breakout move, and this could be it.

Harrisburg City Islanders

Harrisburg Report: Embarrassing result against Charleston

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An uninspired performance and Ethan White's disastrous Harrisburg debut made for a poor opening for Harrisburg's four game home stand in a 4-0 loss to the Charleston. PSP's Pat Glavin examines how Harrisburg tries to balance Union player development with remaining competitive.

Harrisburg City Islanders: Quest for the Cup

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by Ray Stellhorn

This Saturday afternoon, the Harrisburg City Islanders will host the Charlotte Eagles in the quarterfinals of the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs. The match is scheduled to start at two o'clock in the afternoon at Skyline Sports Complex on City Island.

Have We Met?

The players and fans of the City Islanders are hungry for playoff success after an early exit last year in the first round from eventual champion Charleston Battery.

Richmond Kickers

Collin Martin with two assists in Richmond Kickers 2-2 draw with Charleston Battery

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Both D.C. United and their USL PRO affiliate drew 2-2: the Richmond Kickers did it against the Charleston Battery on the road.

The Richmond Kickers started their season last night against their old foe, the Charleston Battery. And while the team was often sloppy with their passes, and not yet on the same page throughout the team, they did score two goals to draw with the Battery 2-2.

MLS Week 4 Schedule and Open Thread

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For those of you who just can't get enough soccer, there are plenty of more MLS games this weekend.

You've already watched D.C. United versus the Chicago Fire. You've already watched the Richmond Kickers versus the Charleston Battery. And yet there is an empty hole in your heart, one that can only be filled by more soccer.

Collin Martin and Alex Caskey seem set to be loaned to Richmond Kickers for this weekend's game against Charleston Battery

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Collin Martin and Alex Caskey will join D.C. United's other loanees for the Kickers' first game, which is this Saturday against the Charleston Battery in South Carolina.

As I said in the article about the four long-term loanees, other players would be loaned sporadically throughout the season so that they could get playing time and keep sharp.

Harrisburg report: USL PRO scheduling quirks mean difficult nine day stretch

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The Islanders enter a crucial stretch of four games in nine days with away matches on back-to-back nights in Charleston and Charlotte followed later by a contest against an MLS Reserve side. Is this normal?

D.C. United

Checking out Charleston: A D.C. United fan travels to the Carolina Challenge Cup

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A visit to a quiet architectural milestone in American soccer and home to where D.C. United spent the last days of the 2014 preseason.

When you drive along I-526 you could understandably miss it, and you could even confuse it for the Family Circle Tennis Center, which hosts the WTA Tournament event of the same name.

D.C. United 2014 Preseason Minutes Tracker and Depth Chart, version 5

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Heading into the final match of the preseason, here's where everybody in camp stands.

Five games in the bag, and we all have a pretty good idea what D.C. United's depth chart will look like going into the opener on March 8. But just to make sure we keep up with these things, here's where our minutes tracker stands after Wednesday night's draw against the Charleston Battery.

9 days until D.C. United: How important is Fabian Espindola to our playoff chances this year?

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The Argentine striker comes to us by way of some god-forsaken swamp in northern New Jersey, but we won't hold that against him.

In yesterday's gamethread for D.C. United's 1-1 preseason draw with the Charleston Battery, some hints began to show of a question that may have been festering in the recesses of D.

D.C. United 1-1 Charleston Battery - United concede late equalizer

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The reserves held their own, and the first team came in late to dominate right up until a stoppage time equalizer cost United two points on Wednesday night.

For 70 minutes, we watched D.C. United's second-choice players run even with the USL PRO's Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.

D.C. United vs. Charleston Battery: Carolina Challenge Cup live streaming, kickoff time, previews, and game thread

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The Coffee Pot Cup is on the line as D.C. United faces the Charleston Battery in the Carolina Challenge Cup at 7:30pm tonight.

After playing far and away their best preseason game of 2014, D.C. United will look to keep going strong against the Charleston Battery, the hosts of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

MLS Preseason: Full slate of tournament games highlight Wednesday action

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By DAN ITEL

With a handful of preseason matches between MLS teams and lower division sides, Wednesday's loaded slate of tournament matches may not appear to offer much intrigue.

But that's not entirely the case. There are some interesting story lines at play.

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Filibuster podcast episode 69: A floating hover space-castle

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On tap tonight: Stone Arrogant Bastard, Jim Beam and Coke, Coca-Cola Classic, and 21st Amendment Sneak Attack.

The Filibuster crew is back again, and are this time joined by commentor DCuniverse, who won our haiku contest a few weeks ago. We review D.C. United's 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in the Carolina Challenge Cup, as well as preview the Coffee Pot Cup throwdown on Wednesday against the Charleston Battery.

D.C. United, Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, and Charleston Battery to compete for 2014 Carolina Challenge Cup

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After it was announced yesterday that D.C. United would be participating in the 2014 edition of the Carolina Challenge Cup, the Charleston Battery announced the full slate today. Joining D.C. United and the host Charleston Battery will be the Seattle Sounders and the Houston Dyanmo, two teams that always seem to give D.

D.C. United Notes: Townsend thriving on loan; strike duo struggling; and more

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By THOMAS FLOYD

WASHINGTON — While D.C. United's struggling attack limped through a 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, one of their own found goals easier to come by some 100 miles to the south.

In the Richmond Kickers' 4-1 win over the Charleston Battery, on-loan United striker Casey Townsend found net in the 32nd and 68th minutes.

Houston Dynamo Compete in the 2013 Carolina Challenge Cup

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Later today, the Houston Dynamo will face off against Eastern Conference rival Chicago Fire in the opening match of the 2013 Carolina Challenge Cup. This year marks the tenth running of the preseason tournament which pits Major League Soccer clubs against teams in the United Soccer League.

The event is hosted by the USL club Charleston Battery and has welcomed a number of MLS clubs in years past.

Major League Soccer

Orlando, Raleigh Have Chance to Impress in US Open Cup

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The quarterfinals of the US Open Cup have two underdogs left.

The Carolina Railhawks, of the Division 2-NASL, and Orlando City of Division 3-USL Pro, will try to win Wednesday night to move forward to the semifinals in the 100th edition of the U.S. Open Cup, one of the oldest Soccer tournaments in the world.

RSL cruise against lackluster Earthquakes

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Real Salt Lake (7-5-3, 24 points) scored a thumping 3-0 win over an under-confident San Jose (3-6-6, 15 points) at Rio Tinto on Saturday, June 1. The goals came from Javier Morales, Ned Gravaboy and Robbie Findley, all in the first half of the game.

San Jose were coming into the game in poor road form (0-4-2), with a 1-0 defeat on the road against FC Dallas and having been knocked out of the US Open Cup by Charleston Battery.

Off The Bench Episode 57: Guests Chris Schlosser (MLS), Nicki Paterson (Charleston Battery), Fantasy Picks and New Arrivals in MLS

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Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes continue to debate the finer points of soccer. Luke talks about watching Nigel Reo-Coker's first match in an MLS uniform, Pedro makes fantasy predictions and two guests join for insider perspectives. Chris Schlosser, VP for MLS Digital joins Luke to talk about the new MLSSoccer.

The Rest

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United and MLS links for Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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More news from United's preseason camp, plenty of UEFA Champions League talk, and for some reason a look at what's going on in Ohio. I must be losing my coastal elitist mind.

A few hours south of here, D.C. United will face the Charleston Battery, hosts of the Carolina Challenge Cup, in preseason action.

Dane Kelly set for trial with the Union.

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Dane Kelly is the latest player to go on trial for the Union this season. The forward from the Charleston Battery has been considered one of the USL PRO s top forwards for the past two seasons. Kelly led the Battery with 11 goals in 23 games played this term. He was brought to Charleston for the 2011 campaign from Tivoli Gardens in the Jamaican National Premier League (JPL) on loan.

Portland Timbers announce U.S. Open Cup opener, U-23 team advances

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The Portland Timbers announced their opening round match for the 2013 U.S. Open Cup is here in Portland, where they will face the Austin Aztexs or Wilmington Hammerheads. Meanwhile, the Timbers U-23 team advanced to round two with a win over the Sacramento Gold, and will now battle the Charleston Battery for the right to host the San Jose Earthquakes in round four.

Off The Bench Episode 76: Guest Mike Anhaeuser (Charleston Battery), Ball Boy Incidents, Portland Timbers and FC Dallas

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In this episode Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes debate what a ball-boy (ball person) means to a team and how players should or shouldn't react to them. FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers are showing serious class and DC United just isn't. Head Coach of the Charleston Battery Mike Anhaeuser steps in to talk about his team's 5 game winning streak.

Whitecaps’ Players On Loan

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I will be taking over for Aaron Campbell this time around and this week's WWW will be about the Caps' players who have been sent out on loan. This Year's Loan Deals It was announced yesterday that Residency product Ben Fisk and new Ghanaian signing Emmanuel Adjetey will be headed to the Charleston Battery on .

Chicago Fire vs. Charleston Battery - Preseason #6 - 6:15 PM CST

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After a couple of quite days, the Fire are back in action tonight against the Battery for the 2nd game of CCC play. The Men in Red notched a 3-2 win back on February 16th against the Dynamo. The victory was propelled by goals from Sherjill MacDonald and Jeff Larentowicz, as well as a Houston own goal.