The Charleston Battery ended up drawing 0-0 with the LA Blues on Friday night in front of a crowd of about 3,500 in Blackbaud Stadium.
Charleston had the best of the chances with Dane Kelly header in tehe final minutes of the game forcing Blues keeper to make a tremendous reaction save. The defense seemed to do its job with Battery goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra only having to make one save.
The first half both teams came out cautious and from the opening whistle it looked like it was going to be 0-0 result. The best part of the first half was heckling former Battery defender Nelson Akwari (we told him he looked shorter in a blue kit, the stripes must have made him look taller.) it was all in good fun and he gave us all a little wave and a smile.
The Battery seemed to turn up the heat in the second half with several chances, especially in the last 15 minutes of the match.
And with the majority of the results going Charlestons way over the weekend, The Battery now finds itself in second position albeit with a couple games in hand against most teams in the American Division.
Battery's next match is Saturday July 9 at Blackbaud against League leading Orlando City FC. It is important that Battery not drop any points, especially to inter-division opponents.
The Regiment will be hosting a big tailgate on Saturday. On the menu is an assortment of curry; lamb, chicken and fish, along with several sides. There will also be hot dogs and sausages for the unadventurous types. The Regiment will be hosting a few dozen Orlando City fans and everyone is invited to come on over to the Tailgate near the East Stand Entrance. We will be out there early as it is also the Clash of the Carolina double header before the Battery match. Bring some beer or a side to share and if you can, go buy a few raffle tickets and win a Battery jersey from the Regiment table before the match or during half time!