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Southern Derby Rivals Split Points

August 30, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Charlotte Independence News Release

Matthews (NC) - The Charlotte Independence professional soccer team battled Southern Derby rivals Charleston Battery to a scoreless draw on Friday night.

One of the Independence's best first half chance came in the 25th minute when forward Enzo Martinez connected with Valentin Sabella for a left footed shot tipped away by Battery goalkeeper Joe Kuzminsky.

In the second half, the Battery out-shot the Independence nine to one. Independence goalkeeper Brandon Miller came up with the Wells Fargo Save of the Game in the 77th minute when his finger tip push of midfielder Angelo Kelly-Rosales shot. Miller totaled three saves en route to his forth clean sheet of the season.

The Independence will continue in USL Championship action next Saturday, September 7th for Noche Latina presented by Wells Fargo. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and tickets are available at




CHS - Ziko Lewis (yellow) 11'

CLT - Abdoulie Mansally (yellow) 30'

CHS - Tah Anunga (yellow) 47'

CLT - Valentin Sabella (yellow) 55'

CHS - Taylor Mueller (yellow) 67'

CLT - Kevan George (yellow) 82'

CHS - Jay Bolt (yellow) 90'


Brandon Miller; Brendan McDonough, Joel Johnson, Abdoulie Mansally (Aaron Maund - 45'), Steven Thicot, Kevan George, Ricardo Bocanegra (Isaac Angking - 76'), Alex Martinez (Dominic Oduro - 76'), Jorge Herrera, Valentin Sabella, Enzo Martinez

Charleston Battery STARTING LINEUP

Joe Kuzminsky, Leland Archer, Jay Bolt, Jarad van Schaik, Taylor Mueller, Tah Anunga, Angelo Kelly-Rosales, Nicholas Rittmeyer(Romario Piggott - 45'), Dante Marini, Arthur Bosua, Zeiko Lewis (Kotaro Higashi - 78')

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