Battery's first match on Fox Soccer Channel this year.
Location: the Buad, Charleston SC
Kick-off: 8:00pm EST
Fireworks following the match
This will the Battery's fifth match of the season and the second match up between Charleston and Miami.
The first meeting saw a 2-2 draw. The Battery were playing without a couple of starters for that match and should have a full selection available with only Cianciarulo (the brace goal scorer of that match) questionable.
Miami will be without the services of Sean Frasier. New addition Avery John failed to impress last week against the Railhawks and the midfield looked very inconsistant.
Alex Alfonso continues to look like the real deal and will be a threat for the Battery backline, but Carolina negated his threat as he needed to drop back to support the midfield alot.
The Battery, conversly, have shown alot of promise in the midfield. Cuban Ozzie Alonso has been the unstoried star this season so far. The addition of Armstrong will only improve that third of the field.
The increasing fitness level of More, Kings pace and Patterson looking like he is finding his stride in this league, things are looking very good for the attacking third.
On Defence, most goals scored where against the run of play and can be attributed to mistakes, Mistakes which can be fixed. Wilson will be back but with Kevin Nylen having a great match and making the USL team of the week, might see Nylen retain the spot.
On a side note, Friday will also see free bus rides to and from the Marda Rua pub staring at 5:45 The bus is bio deisel and part of the Battery's GO GREEN night at Blackbaud.
see you at the match!