The Charlotte Independence are back in action tonight as they take on the USL leading Rochester Rhinos in a critical Eastern Conference clash. The Independence are five points from a playoff spot in USL and a victory over the undefeated Rhinos will bring them much needed points as they try and make the playoffs in their run at them.
The Goal for Charlotte: Three Points at Home
The Eastern Conference Table
|Louisville City FC||35||18||10||3||5|
|New York Red Bulls II||28||19||8||7||4|
|Harrisburg City Islanders||25||17||7||6||4|
|Saint Louis FC||22||19||5||7||7|
|Toronto FC II||15||16||4||9||3|
|Wilmington Hammerheads FC||12||19||2||11||6|
What to Watch For:
1) Stopping Rochester: It is crazy to think that over halfway through a season that a team still has not lost. It is happening in USL right now as Rochester have yet to lose. 12-0-7 on the year and they will be looking to continue that streak.
2) That Being Said: Sure, Rochester has not lost this year, but the Independence were the only team to take points off them in Rochester. It is going to be tough at Ramblewood tonight, but it is possible for Charlotte. And if they want a shot at the playoffs, this is a game they need to win.
Referee: Neil Barbulescu
Assistant Referees: Rick Rogers and Clive Edwards
Fourth Official: Benjamin Ellis
How to Watch:
Match Date/Time: Saturday, August 1 at 5:00 PM MDT
Venue: Ramblewood Stadium--Charlotte, North Carolina
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