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July 2, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Charlotte Independence News Release

CHARLOTTE - On Thursday, the USL Championship unveiled the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 season, running from July 11 to October 4. The Charlotte Independence will compete in Group G alongside Eastern Conference clubs Birmingham Legion FC, Memphis 901 FC and North Carolina FC, with the fixture dates being announced today.

The Jacks' schedule for the remainder of the campaign will begin with an away clash against Miami FC, followed by another away match at Memphis 901 FC. This will be Miami FC's first season competing in the USL Championship.

The first Southern Derby of the season will be held at the Sportsplex at Matthews in July, meanwhile, and the second is set for the Sportsplex at Matthews in September.

Mike Jeffries' side will face two teams outside of Group G. Miami FC in July and September in addition to the Charleston Battery in August at the Sportsplex at Matthews.

The Jacks will wrap up the campaign with a trip to North Carolina FC on Wednesday September 30.

See the full 2020 USL Championship fixture list below.

Please note, the Charlotte Independence will be releasing a ticketing policy and COVID-19 stadium safety protocols for all home matches shortly. Gates open for all home games at 6 p.m.

July

Wednesday 22 - Miami FC (A)

Sunday 26 - Memphis 901 FC (A)

Wednesday 29 - North Carolina FC (H)

August

Wednesday 5 - Birmingham Legion FC (A)

Saturday 8 - Charleston Battery (H)

Wednesday 12 - Birmingham Legion FC (H)

Saturday 15 - Memphis 901 FC (H)

Saturday 29 - Birmingham Legion FC (H)

September

Wednesday 2 - Memphis 901 FC (A)

Saturday 5 - North Carolina FC (H)

Saturday 12 - Birmingham Legion FC (A)

Saturday 19 - North Carolina FC (A)

Wednesday 23 - Miami FC (H)

Saturday 26 - Memphis 901 FC (H)

Wednesday 30 - North Carolina FC (A)

COMPETITION FORMAT

The 35 Championship's clubs will be divided into eight regionalized groups and are set to play 263 games over 13 weeks to decide which 16 teams will advance to the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, which will open in the second weekend of October.

Games completed prior to the season suspension in March will be counted and are included in the schedule.

The Independence played one match, a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City II on March 8, and are the only team in Group G with points to its name. The top two teams from each group in the regular season will advance to the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, producing a field of 16 teams overall in a regionalized single-elimination bracket. Group winners will be paired with Group runners-up in the Round of 16, with home advantage being determined by record for the remainder of the bracket.

Every game of the 2020 USL Championship season will air on the ESPN family of networks, with broadcasts on ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ bringing all the excitement of the first league in the United States to return to play in home markets directly to homes across the United States.


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