Charleston Battery News Release - www.charlestonbattery.com
Friday, March 23, 2012
CHARLESTON, SC. - The Charleston Battery have agreed to terms with two new goalkeepers ahead of the 2012 USL PRO season. Alec Kann and Kevin Klasila both join the Battery for their rookie pro seasons after impressing during preseason. Both goalkeepers sign subject to USL and USSF approval.
Kann, 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, was a four-year starter at Furman University and is a 21-year-old native of Decatur, Georgia. where he attended Lakeside High School.
“Alec has had a tremendous career at Furman University and has shown that he has the ability to become a very good professional goalkeeper,” Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser said.
Klasila was a four-year starter at Santa Clara University majoring in Marketing. A 22-year-old native of Los Angeles, Klasila, 6-1, 185 pounds attended Loyola High School.
“I saw Kevin at the Ventura County Fusion combine in California; he did very well and continued to show well after coming to Charleston to earn his contract” Anhaeuser said.
“Both goalkeepers are young but both have a very bright future in the professional game” he said.
Battery to face Wilmington Hammerheads in preseason scrimmage
The Charleston Battery play fellow USL PRO side the Wilmington Hammerheads in their final home preseason scrimmage on Saturday at Blackbaud Stadium; kickoff is set for 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission. The Battery will travel to Cary, N.C. on Thursday for its final preseason test versus the Carolina RailHawks.
The Battery open their USL PRO campaign in Richmond on Saturday, April 7.
Battery home opener – Saturday April 14
The Charleston Battery home opener is set for Saturday, April 14 at Blackbaud Stadium versus the Richmond Kickers; kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The game is the official kickoff celebration for the Battery’s 20th anniversary season - the team will be wearing special ‘retro ‘93’ jerseys and Fireworks will follow the match.
Single-game tickets are on sale now starting at $10; to purchase tickets or for more information please visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call (843) 971-GOAL (4625).