Things are looking pretty darn good in the Queen City.
The Charlotte Independence are returning home after their first road win of the season in what featured one of their most complete victories of the year in defeating the Red Bulls II 2-0 last Sunday. But as they return home they are facing an FC Montreal team that has yet to grab any result this season. And a team like that can be dangerous.
The Goal for the Independence: win at home
What to Watch For
1) A Tale of Two Cities--the table shows it all. Charlotte is third in the Eastern Conference at 4-2-0 (12 points) and have a goal differential of +3. FC Montreal is 0-5-0 (0 points) and has only scored two goals. For as well as the Independence have been this season, Montreal is equally as bad.
2) Defense, Defense--but for as bad as Montreal have been, their defense is not all that terrible. They have given up 8 goals (same as Charlotte) but cannot score to save their lives. So while I think they will do well in limiting chances for Charlotte, I can't see them getting a result in this one.
3) Colorado Rapids Loaned Players--A number of Rapids players are on loan with Charlotte right now. Caleb Calvert has played the most minutes and has looked the best, but I am curious to see the growth of players like Dennis Castillo and Zach Pfeffer as the season progresses.
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Referee: Michael Lavergne
Assistant Referees: Khadime Sabara and Ryan Graves
Fourth Official: Doug Hartemann
How to Watch
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 5:00 PM MDT
Venue: Ramblewood Soccer Complex--Charlotte, North Carolina