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Match Preview: #CHSvTBR

By Rowdies Communications, 09/07/18, 9:00AM EDT


The Basics
Charleston Battery vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, September 8, 7 p.m. ET
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C.
Follow us for live updates on Twitter at @RowdiesGameday

How to Watch
The match will be broadcast online on ESPN+ here.

Charleston Battery: 11-4-12, 5th place; 8-1-4 at home
Tampa Bay: 8-11-7, 13th place; 3-7-2 on road

Rowdies Notes
The Rowdies head to South Carolina after a 3-0 road win over North Carolina FC last weekend. It was their third win away from Al Lang Stadium this season. 

Rowdies forward Sebastian Guenzatti scored in the 23rd, 43rd and 56th minutes to complete the second hat trick in modern Rowdies history. He was named the USL Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The only previous hat trick was scored by Georgi Hristov in a 4-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on September 24, 2016.

The goals were Guenzatti’s first, second and third of the season.
Junior Flemmings assisted on the first two in becoming the Rowdies’
leading assist creator with five this season.

Rowdies defender Papé Diakité is eligible for selection this week after serving a one-match suspension in last week’s win over North Carolina. Diakité was booked twice in four minutes late in the Rowdies’ match against FC Cincinnati on August 25.

  • Suspended: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: D David Najem (torn ACL, April 14)    
                                                  D Kyle Curinga (sprained ankle, May 12)    
                                                  M Lance Rozeboom (right knee sprain, June 2)
                                                   F Stefano Bonomo (left ankle, August 22)