Charlotte Eagles News Release -- www.charlotteeagles.com
Thursday, May 3, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After last Saturday's 2-0 victory against Antigua, the Charlotte Eagles will travel to Pennsylvania and New York to face the Harrisburg City Islanders and the undefeated Rochester Rhinos this weekend. The City Islanders will host the Eagles on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Skyline Sports Complex, where the Eagles will look for their second consecutive win. On Saturday night, the Rhinos will host the Eagles at 7 p.m. at the Sahlen's Stadium. Both games will be available via USL Live on UNATION, the league's live video partner.
The Eagles' 2-0 victory against Antigua brought the side its first USL PRO win of the season. After a rough start, the Eagles found their way to victory as veterans Luke Williams and Jorge Herrera led the way to victory. Williams was named the USL PRO Player of the Week on Tuesday after a pair of standout performances on the island.
The Harrisburg City Islanders have already met the Eagles once this season, taking a 2-1 victory on April 20 through goals by Andrew Welker and J.T. Noone, Mauricio Salles scoring the Eagles' lone goal. Following that they took a 0-0 draw against the Wilmington Hammerheads after the game was delayed half-an-hour due to lighting.
The Rochester Rhino's continued their perfect season last weekend after their third consecutive road victory carried them past the Dayton Dutch Lions. The undefeated Rhinos will host the Eagles in their home opener of the 2012 USL PRO season.
Following the Eagles' road trip, they will head home to host a doubleheader next Friday, May 11. The Charlotte Lady Eagles open their 2012 W-League season at 5:30 p.m. against the VSI Tampa Flames, followed by the men's match at 8 p.m. as they face the Rochester Rhinos. The doubleheader will take place at Charlotte Christian Stadium.
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