Anyone who has been following the Charleston Battery and had the misfortune of reading my writing over the years in the P&C, knows how much I like Osvaldo Alonzo.
I haven’t seen every player that put on a Battery uniform, but I’ve got to believe he’s one of the best. A great kid and a brave soul, who defected from Cuba.
For those of you hoping the Charleston Battery might get a Major League Soccer team at Blackbaud Stadium in the U.S. Open Cup will be disappointed.
The winner of Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup match between Charleston and Orlando City will face Major League Soccer's FC Dallas on June 28.
However, FC Dallas will host the match
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When I interviewed Charleston midfielder Diego Walsh I got a strange feeling that he wasn't going to be in the Lowcountry too much longer, despite the fact that he'd signed with the club through the end of the season.
Well, my feeling tunred out to be correct.
Walsh plans to leave the team on Saturday for a tryout with a club in Thailand. As soon as I find out which club I will pass it along.
Obviously, with any tryout there's a chance he could return and since his girlfriend, who is expecting the couple's first child is living in Mount Pleasant, my guess is that there's a good chance we could see him again in a Battery uniform.
Walsh, who was the 7th-overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, played in six games for the Battery.
Just a heads up, but tickets for Battery's exhibition match against Portsmouth on July 27 at Blackbaud Stadium will go on sale Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Tickets start at $20.
Last year's game with Bolton sold out and several hundred fans were turned away the night of the match.
For further information call, 971-GOAL.
Midfielder J.C. Mack (foot), defender Graham Dugoni (ankle) and midfielder Cole Peverley (leg) were out of the lineup against Dayton with injuries.
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It’s official, well unofficially official.
There have been rumors flying around for a couple of months that the Charleston Battery was going to host another English Premier League team this July.
A year ago, the Battery played a friendly match against Bolton, a member of the EPL.
Battery president Andrew Bell has been trying to secure another EPL team again for this summer. And while he's had several interested parties, an agreement was never finalized.
There was even some interest from other clubs in Europe, including one from Spain.
Well, according to a couple of reliable sources, the Battery has agreed in principle to a “friendly” with a team from England's Championship League on July 27.
My understanding is that it's a pretty big club that has been in the EPL recently.
Stay tuned. Will update as details become available.
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