The Charlotte Independence play their second game of the season tonight against Harrisburg City Islanders at the Ramblewood Soccer Complex and will be looking to quickly erase the memory of their first game. Last Saturday the Independence looked like they would take all three points, but after missing a number of golden chances, Charlotte surrendered a goal in second half stoppage time to lose. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but Charlotte can quickly erase that memory with a good performance tonight.
The Goal for Charlotte: win
What to Watch For
1) Personnel moves: the Independence made a couple of big moves to help bolster the offense. Striker Brian Brown joins on loan from Harbour View FC and defender Austin Yearwood signed with the club. Both players are expected to compete for a starting spot and should help the club improve its depth and overall play.
2) Looking at Harrisburg City: The Islanders are coming off a 3-1 loss to Richmond Kickers where the Islanders found themselves down 3-0 before clawing one back in the second half. They were unable to put anymore pressure on Richmond and ended the match with just two shots on goal.
3) The Importance of the Result: Neither one of these teams will want to start the year with two losses, so this should be an exciting match with two teams going for it. Charlotte should have the advantage as they were able to generate chances, but just could not find the edge in the final third. But the bottom line is that Charlotte needs to grab the match early and bury the chances they have.
Referee: Michael Rhinehart
Assistant Referees: Justin Howard and Gregory Brigman
Fourth Official: Gustavo Solorio
How to Watch
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 2 April 2016 at 5:00 PM MDT
Venue: Ramblewood Soccer Complex--Charlotte, North Carolina
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