Eagles Blank Dynamo 3-0 on Saturday Night

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Eagles Blank Dynamo 3-0 on Saturday Night


Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Eagles (5-1-1, 16 pts) moved within a point of first place Nashville SC with a 3-0 win on the road in Greensboro against the Carolina Dynamo (1-4-1, 4 pts) on Saturday night. James Pyle earned his second clean sheet of the season while Kelvin Omondi scored his PDL leading eighth goal of the year. Joao Costa and Mutaya Mwape also added goals for the Eagles.


Both the Eagles and the Dynamo took a while to get going on Saturday night as the first fifteen minutes were relatively quiet from both sides. Eagles keeper James Pyle made on save while 2016 PDL Goalkeeper of the Year, Ryan Cretens, didn’t see much action in the first quarter of an hour.


Pyle was called on a few times in the next thirty minutes as a Matt Mattis was played in behind the Eagles defense forcing the UNC-Chapel Hill keeper in to a save that deflected off the crossbar.


Both sides tested the opposing keepers but neither could break through as the match went to the halftime break 0-0.

Charlotte came out of the halftime break firing as they were able to connect more passes together than they seemed to be able to in the first half. They were especially dangerous in the Dynamo defensive third as David Koloko played Kelvin Omondi in to go in the 49th minute. Omondi took a touch before slotting it past Cretens to put the visitors up 1-0.


Charlotte stayed on the front foot as Derick Gonzalez was in on goal, following a nice passing sequence once again by the Eagles, but was taken down in the box by a Dynamo defender. Joao Costa stepped up, sent Cretens the wrong way, and collected the second goal of the night to make the score 2-0 in the 51st minute.


Charlotte was able to absorb the Dynamo attack as the hosts looked for a way back in to the match. Second half sub, Rachaun Palmer, helped subdue the attack down the right hand flank.


The #9th ranked PDL Top Prospect, Mutaya Mwape, opened his Charlotte account in the 81st minute. Mwape drove at his defender from the right wing before his curling left-footed effort beat Cretens to the far post and solidified the visitors advantage 3-0.


Charlotte was able to see the rest of the game out as it ended 3-0, giving all three points to the visitors.


Charlotte returns to action next Saturday, June 17th as they take on Tobacco Road FC at Charlotte Christian Stadium. The game will serve as a celebration of the 25 seasons of soccer history for the club. All alumni are encouraged to attend.


Tickets are available at CharlotteEagles.com. We’ll see you out at Charlotte Christian on Saturday, June 17th!