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USL Preview: FC Montreal vs. Charleston Battery

By Staff, 09/06/16, 9:02AM EDT


Battery look to rebound, regain positioning in East with visit to Montreal

Photo courtesy Charleston Battery

MONTREAL – FC Montreal plays host to the Charleston Battery on Wednesday afternoon at the Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard with the Battery aiming to rebound from a defeat in their last outing and push up the Eastern Conference standings with a victory. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET.


FC Montreal news and notes

  • Current record: 6-19-2, 20pts
  • Montreal had its five-game undefeated streak snapped in its last contest as Louisville City FC took a 1-0 victory on Saturday afternoon.
  • Montreal was held scoreless for the first time in six games as Louisville’s Tim Dobrowolski recorded his first shutout in his first start for City.
  • The hosts are expected to have forward Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla and Thomas Meilleur-Giguerre available after the conclusion of the Canada U20 National Team’s trip to Costa Rica.
  • Montreal’s goalkeepers have combined to make 105 saves this season, third-most in the USL.

Charleston Battery news and notes

  • Current record: 11-6-9, 42pts
  • The Battery fell 2-1 to the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium, as a late goal by Gaoussou Bakayoko gave the visitors victory.
  • Charleston dropped to seventh in the Eastern Conference standings with the loss, but could jump back past Rochester and Richmond with a win on Wednesday.
  • Saturday’s game saw the professional debut of U.S. U20 international Jeremy Ebobisse as he came on as a second-half substitute for the Battery.
  • Leading scorer Romario Williams could return to the Battery’s lineup on Wednesday after serving a suspension for caution accumulation on Saturday night.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Montreal – Anthony Jackson-Hamel, 8; Charleston – Romario Williams, 9
  • Assists: Montreal – Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, 4; Charleston – Maikel Chang, 5

Series Notes

  • Montreal took a 3-1 victory against the Battery at MUSC Health Stadium in their previous meeting this season, and are 2-0-1 against the Battery since the start of 2015.


  • REF: Francis Latulippe
  • AR1: Richard Gamache
  • AR2: Philippe Bettez Quessy
  • 4TH: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Game hashtag:

  • #MTLvCHS

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