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Houston Dynamo

Dynamo send two players to USL affiliate

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Houston Dynamo defender Oumar Ballo and midfielder Memo Rodriguez have joined the USL affiliate Charleston Battery on loan to begin the 2015 USL season.

The Battery are the USL affiliate of the Dynamo and opened the 2015 season with a 3-2 home win over Toronto FC II on Saturday. Rodriguez, an El Campo native, made his Battery debut in Saturday's 3-2 home win over Toronto FC II.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Be right back, buying a Vikingur Olafsvik jersey

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Some history, some America, some FIFA, and an update on #OurFriendClyde.

It may be the offseason and almost Christmas (or just Thursday, however you roll), but apparently soccer still does some things. So I'm here to tell you about some of those things, even though I'm nearing some sort of Christmas cookie-induced coma.

Richmond Kickers

D.C. United look to loan four young players to the Richmond Kickers

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D.C. United looks to get young players more time by sending them to Richmond.

D.C. United and the Richmond Kickers are in the third, and possibly last, season of their affiliation, with USL set to kick off this weekend. League stalwarts Charleston Battery will take on newcomers TFC II, and the Richmond Kickers will play their first game the next weekend against the Wilmington Hammerheads.

Richmond Kickers versus Harrisburg City Islanders: USL PRO playoffs streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The Richmond Kickers welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders to town in the semifinals of the USL PRO playoffs.

The Richmond Kickers welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders to town this evening, with the winner securing their spot in the USL PRO Championship game. The Kickers got here by beating their old rivals, the Charleston Battery, 2-1 after extra time last week.

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

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The Richmond Kickers start the USL PRO playoffs by taking on their old rival, the Charleston Battery

The USL PRO playoffs are here, and the Richmond Kickers have some work to do. After spending most of the year in second place, the Kickers fell to fourth in the waning moments of the season.

USL Pro Playoff Preview: First Round

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By AARON CRANFORD

With the USL Pro Playoffs set to kickoff, theOrlando Citybegin their quest for their sixth USL Pro trophy in four years.

The Lions lifted their third USL Pro Commissioner's Cup trophy after their 1-0 win against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night, but they will hope their record-breaking year continues into the postseason.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 →

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 →

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?

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.

USL Pro

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .