Charleston, S.C. -- The Charleston Battery heads
into Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds looking for their second
win of the 2013 season.
The Battery defeated Antigua last week, in the home
opener at Blackbaud stadium by a score of 4-0.
Gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM.
Four different Battery players scored in last week's
match to claim the first win of the 2013 season and bring the Battery record to
1-1-0. Heviel Cordoves, Ben Fisk, Dane Kelly and Zach Prince each recorded their
first goals of the season. Charleston will face a more veteran side this week
in the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, who were founded in 1999 in Pittsburgh,
The two sides have met 16 times since 1999, each team
has five wins and the two have had six draws. Last season, the Battery enjoyed
the better of the series, winning both games and scoring a total of four goals.
Saturday's game will be the first meeting between the two teams since May of
2012 – the teams will face off for a second and final time on June 15 in
The Pittsburgh squad is coached by Justin Evans, who
took over as the Riverhounds head coach in 2010, but is not a stranger to the
organization. Evans started as a player in 1999 and was actually the Riverhounds
first number one draft pick and their first player. Coach Evans spent some time
in the MLS and even spent the 2002 season with the Charleston Battery where he
made 29 league appearances.
The Riverhounds play at Highmark Stadium, which opened
on April 13, 2013 making it the nation's newest soccer stadium. It is located
right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and has a seating capacity of 3,500
and can hold approximately 10,000 for concerts. It features a brand new virtual
scoreboard with an LED screen as well as a beautiful view of the Monongahela