Coming off a thrilling 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II on Friday night, the Battery turn their attention toward the Birmingham Legion. Calling Saturday's match a big one would be an understatement as both teams continue to battle for the final playoff spot.
Home Winners - The Battery scored three goals against the Legion at MUSC Health Stadium on June 8th with Arthur Bosua, AJ Paterson, and Romario Piggott all on the scoresheet in the win. Paterson earned a late point for the Battery against New York and both of his goals this season have come in stoppage time of the second half. Paterson could see his second consecutive start against the Legion if Leland Archer is unable to go after coming off injured against Atlanta United 2.
Like for Like - Removing Charleston's draw against New York the Battery and Legion have played to similar results over the last three weeks. Charleston and Birmingham are 1-2-0 during that span with both clubs picking up 1-0 home wins against Indy Eleven. The teams also played to 0-0 draws against Swope Park Rangers earlier this season.
Swope Fans for the Night - Speaking of Swope Park, the Legion square off against the Rangers Monday night at Children's Mercy Park. If there's ever a time for Battery fans to root for another team, it's tonight. The Battery and Legion are tied on points (39) and Saturday's match is setting up to be the most important game of the season for both sides. Swope have been eliminated from the playoff race but have won two of their last three games including a 1-0 win against North Carolina FC and a 3-0 road win against Charlotte.
Following Saturday's match against Birmingham, the Battery wrap up their regular season with three straight home matches. Tickets for those matches are on sale and can be purchased online or by calling (843) 971-GOAL!