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Charlotte Independence Visit FC Montreal on Saturday, 7.30.16

Our partner club, the Charlotte Independence, take on the struggling FC Montreal this Saturday.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Independence travel north of the border to play FC Montreal at Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard on Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 MT.

Where They Stand:

The Independence sit 7th in the Eastern Conference at 28 points (8-6-4 / W-L-T). FC Montreal sit dead last in the east with 7 points--yes, 7 points in 18 games (2-15-1). Charlotte possesses a +6 goal differential, whereas FC Montreal has an abysmal -19.

How About That Caleb Calvert?

Caleb Calvert landed No. 16 on the "20 under 20" list. Here's their scouting report:

On loan with the Independence for a second consecutive season from the club’s MLS partner the Colorado Rapids, Calvert is tied for the team-lead with five goals, and has also chipped in two assists as Charlotte has put itself in position for a first playoff berth in its second season. With 36 games under his belt for the Independence over the past two seasons, the 19-year-old is growing into the player people believed he could be when he turned professional three years ago. Scouting Report

Calvert is one of the final pieces floating around U.S. Soccer from the Chivas USA Academy. The striker signed a Homegrown deal with Chivas USA in 2013, but he never made the breakthrough at the MLS level before being taken by the Colorado Rapids in 2014’s dispersal draft. Calvert is a target forward who is solid in the air and good with his feet. He has the tools to develop into a significant contributor in the future at the top level of professional soccer in the U.S.

Score another win for our Rapids scoping out talent!

How to Watch/Connect

You can watch the game here. (Can I just say how great it is that USL provides all the games on YouTube?)

To connect on social media, use the hashtag #MTLvCLT.