The Atlanta Silverbacks’ biggest rival is without question, their neighbors in the Palmetto State - the Charleston Battery. For years, the Silverbacks and the Battery have been battling for wins, cups, and most importantly, bragging rights. The rivalry will heat up again for the 2007 season this Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium when the teams go head-to-head for the first time this season. Atlanta, 3-2-2, currently sits in third place of the USL First Division Standings with 11 points; Charleston, 1-2-2, currently sits in fifth place with five points. Regardless of wins, points, or standings, the match-ups between the Silverbacks and the Battery never fail to entertain fans and create excitement. Watch the game live online at www.usllive.com.
The Silverbacks will return home next Saturday (6.2.07) for a chance to invoke revenge against Miami FC at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium at 7:55 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.atlantasilverbacks.com or by calling 1-866-GO-BACKS.
SILVERBACKS WOMEN HEAD TO VIRGINIA FOR THREE GAME ROAD SWING
The Atlanta Silverbacks Women will not be facing their biggest rival this weekend (the Charlotte Lady Eagles), but they will be battling for their first win of the season. The Silverbacks Women, 0-1-0, will play three teams in four days before returning to Atlanta. The ‘Backs will take on the expansion side Fredericksburg Lady Gunners on Friday, the Hampton Roads Piranhas on Saturday, and the Richmond Kickers Destiny on Monday. In last year’s road trip to Virginia, the Silverbacks Women fell to both Richmond and Hampton Roads in close 2-1 matches. The Silverbacks will open their home season in Atlanta on Friday, June 1 at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium at 7:55 pm against the Charlotte Lady Eagles. For ticket information visit www.atlantasilverbacks.com or call 1-866-GO-BACKS.
SILVERBACKS U23’s PLAY FINAL OPEN CUP MATCHES
The Atlanta Silverbacks U23’s, 1-0-1, play against the Bradenton Academics tonight (5.24.07) at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium. Tonight’s match is the Silverbacks’ third of four matches in the qualifying round for the 2007 U.S. Open Cup. The U23’s beat the Cary RailHawks U23’s 2-1 and tied the Nashville Metros 1-1 in their first two qualifying matches. After tonight’s match, the U23’s will head to North Carolina to take on the Carolina Dynamo (U.S. Open Cup Qualifier) on Saturday and the Cary RailHawks U23’s on Sunday. The U23’s will return home to play the Carolina Dynamo on June 1 at 5:15 pm in a double-header with the Silverbacks Women at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium. For ticket information call 1-866-GO-BACKS.
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