|7/1/2012||@ Antigua Barracuda FC||L 0-1|
|7/6/2012||Charlotte Eagles||L 0-2|
|7/7/2012||@ Charlotte Eagles||L 0-1|
|7/14/2012||Wilmington Hammerheads||W 3-1|
|7/19/2012||Orlando City||L 1-2|
|7/27/2012||@ Orlando City||L 0-4|
|8/3/2012||Wilmington Hammerheads||D 2-2|
|8/4/2012||@ Wilmington Hammerheads||L 1-2|
|8/8/2012||@ Harrisburg City Islanders||L 0-3|
|Yep, there it is...silver lining!!|
The win awards Charleston with a playoff berth, but seeding will depend on the final week's results. The Battery can still secure second place with win and a Rochester loss/draw. That would give Charleston a bye to the league semi-finals. Even if things don't go our way, we've still made the playoffs. I'm already anxious to see who we'll draw.
But first things first, we've one match to play in the regular season. Charleston host the Dayton Dutch Lions Saturday evening in our season finale. While the Lions will be playing for pride, much more is at stake for the Battery. Contention for the final three playoff spots is incredibly tight as Richmond, Wilmington, Charlotte, Harrisburg, and Los Angeles are all still in the running. With a win, we're practically guaranteed to host our playoff match(es). A draw or loss opens the door for other teams to overtake Charleston in the standings. We have a good record against Dayton and defeated them 1-0 back in June. With so much at stake and so much uncertainty in the table this year's playoffs may prove our most exciting yet!
COME ON BATTERY!!! Cage the Lions, then on to the postseason!!!
(photo credit: chas battery website)