Charlotte Eagles Host Thunder Bay Chill in PDL Championship
Monday, July 31, 2017
Eagles Set to Host PDL Final on Saturday at the Sportsplex at Matthews
Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Eagles will host the 2017 PDL National Final, presented by Nike, on Saturday, August 5th at 3:00 PM against the Thunder Bay Chill.
Saturday will be the 10th appearance in a Final for the Eagles as well as the first Final hosted by the Eagles since the 2004 USL Pro Soccer Leagues (Division 3) Final at E.E. Waddell High School. They also hosted the 2000 USL D-3 Pro League Final at Providence High School.
Charlotte enters the Final after defeating Mississippi Brilla FC 3-1 in the National Semifinal on Saturday, July 29th in front of 1,112 fans at the Sportsplex at Matthews. Goals from Kelvin Omondi, Ashley Sibisi, and Ryan Williams along with a penalty save by James Pyle led the Eagles in to the Final.
Their opponent on Saturday, Thunder Bay Chill, defeated FC Golden State Force 1-0 on Saturday in Thunder Bay, Ontario in front of a franchise record 1,862 fans. Luca Mastrantonio scored in the 57th minute on Saturday and the Chill recorded their 11th clean sheet of the season, including regular and post-season.
Thunder Bay will be making their fourth appearance in a Championship Final. They won their lone title in 2008 while also making appearances in 2010 and 2013.
Tickets are on sale tomorrow at CharlotteEagles.com