February 12, 2004 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Charleston Battery
Charleston, SC- The Charleston Battery has agreed to terms with forward, Aleksey Korol for the 2004 Season. A native of Ukraine, Korol, 5'10", 160 lbs., 26 yrs. spent the 2003 season with the A-League Pittsburgh Riverhounds scoring four goals and adding four assists in 23 games played.
Charleston Battery head coach, Chris Ramsey,
"Aleksey is a player with great potential, but he has been a bit unfortunate over the past few years with what can be looked upon as a stop-start career. I believe with a fresh start, he can prove to be a valuable asset."
Prior to joining the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Korol played three seasons with Major League Soccer's Dallas Burn and Chicago Fire. A fifth overall selection by the Burn in the 2000 MLS Super Draft, Korol set a team record for most points by a rookie with 13, on five goals and three assists. Korol played for Dallas for two seasons before joining the Chicago Fire in 2002.
A standout forward at Indiana University, Korol scored 57 goals and added 35 assists during his four year college career, becoming one of only 13 players in IU history to tally 100 career points. In his final two campaigns as a Hoosier Korol led IU to back-to-back NCAA Division I championships in 1998 and 1999.
Charleston Battery players under contract for 2004: Chris Bagley, Ted Chronopoulos, Paul Conway, Linval Dixon, Nick Downing, Chris Doyle, Justin Evans, Chris Goos, Michael Green, Josh Henderson, Dusty Hudock, Kevin Jackson, Steve Klein, Aleksey Korol and Mark Watson
Full Pre-season Schedule Released The Charleston Battery pre-season schedule was released today, finalizing seven matches before its 2004 season opener on the road, April 17 versus the Richmond Kickers. All pre-season games will be played at Blackbaud Stadium; the location of the March 17 match versus the College of Charleston will be announced at a later date.
The 2004 pre-season includes a four team round-robin tournament, the Carolina Challenge Cup, beginning March 20 and featuring MLS teams DC United and the Columbus Crew. All pre-season matches are free of charge with the exception of Carolina Challenge Cup matches-scheduled for March 20, 24, & 27.
2004 Charleston Battery Pre-Season Schedule
Day Date Opponent Venue Time
Wednesday March 17 College of Charleston TBD 7:30 PM
Saturday March 20 DC United (MLS) Blackbaud 7:30 PM
Wednesday March 24 Columbus Crew (MLS) Blackbaud 7:30 PM
Saturday March 27 Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL) Blackbaud 6:00 PM
Wednesday March 31 Wake Forest Blackbaud 6:00 PM
Wednesday April 7 UNCC Blackbaud 6:00 PM
Saturday April 10 Charlotte Eagles Blackbaud 2:00 PM
*Schedule subject to change.