The Charleston Battery take their act on the road for the first time this season after opening their 2016 USL campaign with a dramatic victory over FC Cincinnati last weekend. They travel down to Florida to take on our old friends Orlando City. Well, their reserve "B" team at least.
Unlike Atlanta United, Orlando operate their own reserve team that plays in the USL. So, seeing as how Charleston is now Atlanta's affiliate in the league, this can be considered a rivalry match of sorts. It's no secret that Orlando and Atlanta supporters aren't the best of friends. The Iron Lion Firm scarf incident a few weeks ago didn't help matters at all.
While Charleston and Orlando have a brief history, their few meetings have been intense, most notably their meeting in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup last season that ended 4-4 after Extra Time that ended with the Lions prevailing 8-7 in penalties. This season's match-ups have a lot to live up to.
Tonight's Charleston Battery Lineup: Alex Tambakis; Quinton Griffith, Shawn Ferguson, Taylor Mueller, Obi Woodbine; Ataullah Guerra, Justin Portillo, Maikel Chang, Zach Prince; Ricky Garbanzo, Heviel Cordoves
Kickoff Time: 7:30 p.m. ET