Charlotte Heads to Myrtle Beach for South Atlantic Showdown
Monday, June 26, 2017
Eagles Head to Myrtle Beach for South Atlantic Showdown
Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Eagles (6-1-2, 20 pts) will travel to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night to take on the Myrtle Beach Mutiny (6-1-2, 20 pts). The matchup will showcase the co-leaders of the South Atlantic Division with the winner of the match putting themselves in pole position for a playoff spot.
Myrtle Beach comes in to the match on Tuesday on a hot-streak winning four of their last five matches and coming away with 13 of a possible 15 points in those five matches.
The Mutiny held on against the Carolina Dynamo on Thursday night for a 4-3 win. Myrtle Beach jumped out to a 2-0 lead quickly thanks to goals from DeJuan Jones in the 12th and Benjamin Strong in the 16th minute. Carolina answered only two minutes later as Danny Elliot cut the lead to 2-1. The Mutiny got a late first half goal from Nicholas Kalakoutis in the 41st to go in to the break up 3-1. Tobenna Uzo increased the Mutiny lead to 4-1 in the 54th before Carolina came back with goals in the 63rd and 88th minute. Carolina couldn’t find the equalizer in the dying minutes and the Mutiny held on for all three points.
The Mutiny are led in scoring by Tobenna Uzo who has seven goals and two assists in nine games played.
The last time the Mutiny and Eagles played Myrtle Beach came away from Charlotte Christian with a 3-1 victory, giving the Eagles their first loss of the season. David Garcia earned PDL Player of the Week honors after a 12 save, including a game preserving penalty save, performance.
Charlotte comes in to Tuesday’s game after letting three points slip out of their hands against the SC United Bantams on Thursday night. Charlotte was up 2-0 at the half but couldn’t stay focused in the final 45 minutes, conceding in the 56th minute and then giving up a penalty in stoppage time to come away with only one point in a 2-2 draw.
Kelvin Omondi leads the Eagles with eight goals in nine games while Joao Costa scored Thursday night to bring his season total to seven goals to go along with his one assist.
Stay tuned to Charlotte Eagles social media as we will have game updates for the match on Tuesday night. At last check, there will not be a stream of the match.
From Charlotte to Myrtle Beach we’ll Keep the Orange Flag Flying High!