Eagles Travel to Durham on Thursday
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Eagles Travel to Durham to take on PDL Newcomer Tobacco Road FC
Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Eagles (2-0-0, 6 pts) will travel to Durham, NC on Thursday to take on first-year Premier Development League club, Tobacco Road FC (1-1-1, 4 pts). Tobacco Road will look to bounce back after suffering their first defeat of the season against the Myrtle Beach Mutiny on Friday, May 19.
Tobacco Road is led in scoring so far this season by Jonathan Ray. Ray has played all 270 minutes for Tobacco Road so far and has scored in each game, leading the team with two goals and two assists.
Tying Ray for the team lead in goals scored so far is UNC Junior forward Alan Winn. Winn has recorded a goal in each of the two games he’s played for Tobacco Road so far. In 2016 for the Tar Heels, he added three goals and four assists.
In goal for Tobacco Road is University of Kentucky Sophomore, Jackson Hawthorne. Hawthorne has also played every minute for the Durham club so far this season and has made 11 saves and kept one clean sheet, a 4-0 shutout of the Carolina Dynamo.
Charlotte comes in to Thursday’s game following a 3-1 victory over the Dynamo on Saturday, May 20th. The Eagles spread the scoring around as Kelvin Omondi, Joao Costa and Ryan Williams all scored for Charlotte, while Humberto Pelaez made five stops in the victory.
Costa leads the team in scoring, with four goals, while in PDL play but including the two Open Cup games, Omondi ties him for the team lead with five goals. Williams is second on the team in scoring during PDL play with two goals and three assists. Humberto Pelaez has made both PDL appearances for Charlotte, posting a 2-0-0 record with a 1.50 goals against average.
Both Charlotte and Tobacco Road face quick turnarounds after Thursday’s match, as Tobacco Road heads to Greensboro, NC to take on the Dynamo. Charlotte returns home to face the Myrtle Beach Mutiny at Charlotte Christian Stadium at 7 pm.
Stay locked in to the Charlotte Eagles social media outlets as we will bring you coverage of the game from Durham. If and when there is a stream link provided by Tobacco Road FC we will relay that to you.
From Durham to Charlotte we’ll Keep the Orange Flag Flying High!