Two days after their postponed Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup match in Charleston, the Battery will come to Kennesaw’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium to play Atlanta United behind closed doors. It’s not the most ideal scenario to get this match played, especially for the supporters who traveled to Charleston for the postponement. But, I think we can all agree this is better than players risking major injury on an unplayable and embarrassing field.
Frank de Boer has already named a starting lineup for this one an hour before the cancellation happened. It looked like this:
Kann; Escobar, Robinson, Pogba, Ambrose; Larentowicz, Nagbe, Carleton; G. Martinez, Williams, Pereira
Since the match hadn’t started yet, De Boer has the ability to tweak the lineup if he chooses. Hopefully he doesn’t because that looks like a fun and interesting XI to watch.
The Battery sit a modest 8th in the USL Championship Eastern conference. They have five wins, five draws and three losses during their league season so far. Charleston defeated the Birmingham Legion in the third round to reach this stage.
It’s time to catch some cup fever!
Atlanta United’s Lineup:
Charleston Battery’s Lineup:
How to Watch
Venue: Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Advertised Kickoff Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7 p.m.
Available TV: None
Available Streaming: ESPN+ (Free Trial)
Available Radio: None
Pre-match coverage: None
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