After a disappointing weekend and only picking up one point out of six, the Battery return to Charleston and will be looking for a way to find the back of the net.
Friday night's match against Pittsburgh ended in a 0-0 draw. The cold and wet night saw Jamaican midfielder Evan Taylor getting a straight red in the 53 minute of play. Charleston still out shot the host 12 shots to Pittsburgh's seven.
The Battery created several chances and took a point from the match.
Coach Anhaueser made several change to the line up in the Rochester match on Saturday nights, typical of back to back games. The Battery started out very cautious against Rochester. The Rhinos had several good chances coming down the flanks and were rewarded for their efforts in the 24 minute as Rochester midfielder Tony Donatelli took a shot from outside the box which hit off the goal post and then rebounded into the net off the back of Battery keeper, Keith Wiggins.
The second half saw the Battery looking much more dangerous but were unable to find the equalizing goal.
The lack of goals is concerning but it isn't as if the Battery aren't creating chances. That would be far more concerning. Playing back to back matches is never easy and getting points on the road isn't easy in this league, but Charleston loss puts it in third place in the American Division. The Battery will want to turn it around this Friday night at home against FC New York to keep pace with the Richmond Kickers, who will face a tough road schedule the end of May and first part of June.
Friday night's match will see the Battery hosting newly formed FC New York for the first time this season. FCNY are currently 0-2-2 and looking for their first win. The match will be available live on www.usllive.com for those unable to make it to the stadium.
There will not be a tailgate for Friday's match but I'm sure there will be a few Regiment members in the parking lot near the East Stand Entrance having a pre-match beverage. Feel free to join us in E10 and help support the Battery.
Up the Battery!