Charlotte Eagles News Release - www.charlotteeagles.com
Friday, July 25, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Eagles return home this Saturday night to face off against the Wilmington Hammerheads at Queens Sports Complex at 7 p.m. ET. The Eagles currently sit in ninth place in the USL PRO standings while Wilmington sits in sixth, leading the Eagles by a difference of five points. The Eagles are within one place of playoffs with eight regular season games remaining for them to make to push to extend their season.
In the Eagles' last game they faced off against the Dayton Dutch Lions on the road and earned a 2-1 win thanks to goals from David Estrada and Darren Toby, his first goal of the regular season. Estrada, a new addition to the Eagles, was recently loaned to the team from Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, and he also provided the assist on Toby's goal to earn USL PRO Team of the Week honors.
The Hammerheads played to a 0-0 draw against Arizona United SC at Legion Stadium before making the trip to Charlotte to face the Eagles. In their last match previous to Friday night's game the Hammerheads faced off against the Rochester Rhinos, and took a 1-0 victory. The goal for the Hammerheads came from Jordan Hamilton, who currently sits in second place on the team in points with 12 from five goals and two assists.
The two teams last met when Wilmington traveled to Charlotte on May 31st and took a 2-1 victory. The Hammerheads' goals came from Manu Aparicio and Steven Miller, while Drew Yates recorded the sole goal for the Eagles. Saturday's match will mark the third and last of the two teams regular season matchups.
If you can't make it out to the game make sure to follow all the action on twitter with the hashtag #CE93 and watch the game LIVE on www.youtube.com/charlotteeaglessc. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate up until the day of the game (midnight) and can also be purchased at the gates.