Eagles Set to Host PDL National Semifinal on Saturday Night
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Charlotte Eagles Set to Host PDL National Semifinal on Saturday
Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Eagles are set to host Mississippi Brilla FC on Saturday, July 29th at the Sportsplex at Matthews at 7 pm.
The Eagles got to the final four following a 4-2 penalty kick shootout victory against the Long Island Rough Riders, following 120 minutes of action that ended 1-1. Mississippi Brilla enters the semifinal following a 3-1 win in a penalty kick shootout vs FC Miami City in the Southern Conference Championship.
Charlotte finished second in the South Atlantic Division with an 9-3-2 record before defeating Seacoast United 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Mississippi finished second in the Mid South Division with a 9-2-3 record before they defeated SIMA Aguilas 4-3 in the Southern Conference Semifinals.
Joao Costa leads the Eagles with 15 goals and two assists in both the playoffs and regular season. James Pyle leads the team with an 7-1-1 record, including three clean sheets, .72 goals against average, and a .868 save percentage.
Brilla is led in scoring by Andre De Giorgi with four goals and one assist in 13 games played. Jordan Bell leads a strong defense with a record of 10-2-2, including playoffs. He recorded six clean sheets and has a .81 goals against average with a .732 save percentage. Bell and the Brilla defense only allowed 10 goals in the regular season.
This is first playoff game hosted by the Eagles since 2009, when they hosted Real Maryland in the USL-2 playoffs. They won that match 3-1 before eventually falling to the Richmond Kickers in the 2009 Championship.
The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, the Premier Development League features 72 franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with nearly 70 percent of all MLS selections since 2010 having PDL experience.
Tickets are available at CharlotteEagles.com