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Charlotte Independence at Charleston Battery: How to Watch, Live Stream and More

The final regular season match of the 2015 USL Season is upon the Charlotte Independence.

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The Charlotte Independence take the pitch for the final time in the regular season on Saturday as they travel to Charleston, South Carolina to take on the Battery with the playoffs on the line.  Charlotte had their unbeaten run snapped last weekend in Saint Louis but they travel to Charleston knowing a win guarantees them a place in the USL Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Goal for Charlotte:  this one is easy--win.

The Eastern Conference Table

Points Games Played Win Loss Draw
Rochester Rhinos 55 26 15 1 10
Louisville City FC 48 27 14 7 6
Charleston Battery 43 27 11 6 10
New York Red Bulls II 42 27 12 9 6
Richmond Kickers 41 28 10 7 11
Charlotte Independence 40 27 10 7 10
Harrisburg City Islanders 39 27 11 10 6
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 38 27 10 9 8
Saint Louis FC 30 27 7 11 9
FC Montreal 28 28 8 16 4
Toronto FC II 22 26 6 16 4
Wilmington Hammerheads FC 18 27 3 15 9

What to Watch For

1) Destiny Controlled: All any professional sports team should want is the ability to control their own destiny when it comes to making the playoffs.  And the Independence have that.  It is simple for Charlotte:  win the match against Charleston Battery and you have qualified for the USL Eastern Conference Playoffs.

2) The Other Scenario: Charlotte can also qualify for the playoffs if they tie with Charleston on Saturday AND Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Harrisburg City Islanders tie.  But it seems easier for the Independence to just win their match in South Carolina.

3) Table Placement: If Charlotte wins on Saturday they could finish as high as fourth and if that happens they would host a playoff match in Charlotte.

Officiating Assignments

Referee: David Erbacher

Assistant Referees: David Cochrane and Russell Davis

Fourth Official: Kevin Roberts

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Saturday, September 19 at 5:30 PM MDT

Venue: MUSC Health Stadium--Charleston, South Carolina

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