Independence Earn Away Point Versus Atlanta
Lawrenceville (GA) - The Charlotte Independence, a United Soccer League professional soccer team, battled Atlanta United 2 to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. The Independence struck early when forward Eamon Zayed scored off a Jorge Herrera corner kick in the sixth minute.
In the 79th minute Atlanta midfielder Shawn Nicklaw lined up a shot from distance which deflected off the post, hitting diving Independence goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra, and going in for an own goal. Unfortunate for Dykstra, he match his season-high five saves this season, none bigger than a one-v-one save against Atlanta midfielder José Hernández in second-half stoppage time.
Playing their last four games on the road, the Independence have collected seven points with two wins and a draw. The Independence will play a second game this week, returning home to the Sportsplex at Matthews to take on Southern Derby Rivals Charleston Battery. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET with firework following the conclusion of the match.
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