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Update September 27: The Charleston Battery lost their first playoff match against the Rochester Rhinos, which means if they don't win Sunday's game this could be their last game of the season.
So maybe you should make sure to go.
Update September 22: Kickoff time for the Charleston game has been confirmed for Sunday at 7 p.m. The game is to be televised on FOX Soccer Channel and kick off time was subject to time slots. If you don't get the premium channel you can listen to it on Sports Radio 1450 AM. Or, you know, just go watch it at the stadium.
Original post: Charleston's USL First Division soccer team will play the Rochester Rhinos in the playoffs in a home and home series next weekend, playing in Charleston next Sunday, September 28.
The team reports:
The first game will be played at PaeTek Park, Rochester, NY on Friday, September 26; kick off is set for 7:35 PM. The second and deciding match will take place at Blackbaud Stadium on Sunday evening, September 28; kick off TBD. Sunday evening’s game will be broadcast nationally on FOX Soccer Channel with kick off dependant on the TV time-slot.
The top seven teams advanced to the playoff tournament, with the Commissioner’s Cup winner, the Puerto Rico Islanders (regular season champion) receiving a bye into the Semifinals. The First Round involves the #2 - #7 seeds competing in two-leg aggregate score series with the three winners advancing to Semifinals with #1 seed pitted against the lowest remaining seed. The semifinal winners advance to the USL-1 Championship set for October 11.
The Battery (11-12-7, 40 pts.) finished the regular season in fifth position, Rochester (11-10-9, 41 pts.) finished in fourth. During the regular season Charleston defeated the Rhinos three times winning 2-0 at Blackbaud Stadium on May 2, 1-0 at PaeTek Park on May 17, and 3-1 in the third game of the series at Blackbaud Stadium on June 28.
Tickets will be $8 to $15 and can be bought online, though they weren't listed at the time of writing. You can also call 971-GOAL (4625).
The second round of playoff's will be held September 30 through October 5, with the final on October 11. Here's the full bracket.