Charleston, SC – Seeking a win that could catapult them to the top of the East Charleston are hoping to reverse their recent slide as they welcome New York Red Bulls II to MSU Health Stadium on Saturday with kick-off at 7:00pm Eastern.
Charleston Battery news and notes
Current record: 10-5-7, 37pts
Charleston Battery suffered a loss on Saturday as they fell 1-0 to Toronto FC at Ontario Soccer Center to extend their winless run.
Battery had the bulk of possession, and chances in the match but they just couldn’t make that count and trouble the scoreboard, and will be grateful to be home where their record (7-1-4) is much better.
Charleston Battery is winless in its last six games (0-3-3) but has kept in touch at the top of the Eastern Conference, just two points behind leaders, and Southern Derby rivals, Charlotte Independence
New York Red Bulls II news and notes
Current record: 8-11-3, 27pts
The New York Red Bulls II managed a 2-1 win against Rochester Rhinos in their match on Saturday evening.
The Red Bulls managed to lead 2-0 before conceding thanks to a penalty with Arun Basuljevic and Stefano Bonomo scoring the goals, for Basuljevic it was his first professional goal while Bonomo earned a place on the USL team of the week for his performance.
It was a mixed game for Basuljevic as he received a straight red card in the 82nd minute for violent conduct after an altercation with Kendaro Forbes, earning himself a three game suspension, the first of which he will serve in this match.
While their home record (7-6-0) is fairly strong, the Red Bulls have only won once on the road, losing their last three away from MSU Soccer Park.
New York won the last meeting between the two sides, 2-1 at MSU Soccer Park in May.
Charleston – GK: Alex Tambakis, Odisnel Cooper, Joe Kuzminski; D: Forrest Lasso, Taylor Mueller, Skylar Thomas, O’Brian Woodbine, Quinton Griffith, Mikey Ambrose, Miles Robinson; M: Laurent Kissiedou, Jarad van Schaik, Neveal Hackshaw, Ataulla Guerra, Lagos Kunga, Chris Goslin, Justin Portillo, Maikel Chang, Tah Brian Anunga, Kotaro Higashi, Ryan Arambula; F: Romario Williams, Paul Okonkwo, Heviel Cordoves, Ricky Garbanzo, Nico Rittmeyer, Jeffrey Otoo
New York – GK: Rafael Diaz, Evan Louro, Sam Ilin, Ryan Meara; D: Jordan Scarlett, David Najem, Tim Schmoll, Andrew Lombard, Hassan Ndam, David Abidor, Noah Powder, Jordan Bailon, Ethan Kutler, Connor Lade, Fidel Escobar; M: Dan Metzger, Derrick Etienne Jr., Florian Valot, Andrew Tinari, Kazu Shigenobu, Junior Flemmings, Zaire Bartley, Vincent Bezecourt, Dilly Duka; F: Zeiko Lewis, Stefano Bonomo, Douglas Martinez
Charleston – Accumulation warning: Romario Williams, Tah Anunga
New York – Suspended: Arun Basuljevic, Accumulation warning: David Abidor, Dan Metzger
REF: CHRISTOPHER SPIVEY
AR1: Rick Rogers
AR2: Howard Ash
4TH: Olivia Urig
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