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Charlotte Independence at New York Red Bulls: How to Watch, Live Stream and More

Charlotte takes to the road for only the second time in 2016

Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Independence travel to the great state of New Jersey this afternoon for an Eastern Conference showdown with New York Red Bulls II.  Charlotte is on a bit of a high after two good performances that have vaulted them to third in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2-0 (9 points).  But what awaits them in Harrison?  A second place Red Bulls II team that has yet to lose this season.

The Goal for the Independence:  grab a road result.

What to Watch For

1)  Road Tripping: Charlotte has only played one game on the road so far this season and it ended in a 2-1 loss to FC Cincinnati.  We have documented their road struggles last season and although it is a limited sample, they have yet to grab a point.  NYRBII poses a very significant challenge, but if the Independence are serious about competing for a playoff spot and more in USL, this is a game they need to get a result in.

2)  Colorado Rapids Loaned Players: The Rapids sent both Dennis Castillo and Zach Pfeffer to Charlotte on loan this week and they join Emmanuel Appiah, Caleb Calvert and John Berner.  Calvert is having a good season so far with 2 goals so I expect him to play.  It is more interesting to see what Castillo and Pfeffer do as their loans are not season long like t he other three players.

Officiating Assignments

Referee: Dave Beckner

Assistant Referees: Justen Lopez and Kenneth Rojas

Fourth Official: Peter Mandell

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 1 May 2016 at 2:00 PM MDT

Venue: Red Bull Arena--Harrison, New Jersey

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