Eagles Host Hammerheads to Kickoff 2017 PDL Season
Friday, May 12, 2017
Eagles Host Hammerheads to Open PDL Season
Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Eagles will look to build off their Wednesday night victory in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup when the Wilmington Hammerheads come to town on Saturday, May 13th. Kickoff from Charlotte Christian is set for 7 pm.
Charlotte opened their 25th season of soccer with a 2-0 win over visiting Chattanooga FC on Wednesday night. They now welcome long-time pro rivals the Wilmington Hammerheads to Charlotte Christian School to kick off league play. Wilmington dropped down to the Premier Development League following the 2016 USL season.
The Eagles defeated Chattanooga thanks to goals from Kelvin Omondi and Joao Costa and a clean sheet from goalkeeper James Pyle and the Eagles defense. Coach Dixon will look for more of the same as the Eagles look to open the PDL season on the right foot.
Wilmington will brings in a mix of guys for their first season in the PDL. 22 of their players currently play in college, while also having some former pros on their team to add some leadership and experience. A few names to note on Wilmington’s roster are Cam Lindley, Philip Goodrum and Tanner Roberts. Lindley was named the ACC Freshman of the Year while playing for Chapel Hill this fall. He was ranked the #1 player in the College Soccer News 2016 recruiting class. Goodrum is a Charlotte native who played for the Carolina Dynamo last PDL season. This past fall he recorded two goals and two assists for UNCW. Roberts also played with Goodrum and the Dynamo last summer. The NC State Wolfpack forward scored four goals and added two assists in 16 games for the Pack.
Following Saturday’s game the Eagles will face the Charlotte Independence in the 2nd Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Kickoff for that match is set for 7 pm from Charlotte Christian.
Keep that Orange Flag Flying High and we’ll see you Saturday at Christian!