The Charleston Battery has signed forward Heviel Cordovés, midfielder Maikel Chang and goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper for the 2014 USL PRO season. All three players return for a second year with the Charleston Battery after debuting in 2013.
Cordovés, Chang and Cooper were all members of the Cuban national team and defected to the United States prior to a FIFA World Cup qualifier in October 2012.
Forward Heviel Cordovés returns to the Charleston Battery for a second season after an excellent first year that saw him score seven goals in 24 games played. Cordoves was part of the Cuba national team during the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification games.
Midfielder Maikel Chang returns to the Charleston Battery after an injury-blighted first year in 2013 that restricted him to just 6 games played. Chang, 5-10, 175 lbs., 21 yrs, was playing in his first World Cup qualifying campaign when he defected.
Goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper returns to the Charleston Battery for a second season after an impressive first year that saw him earn the starting goalkeepers job. Cooper played 22 USL PRO games with a GAA of 1.09 and 7 shutouts.
A native of Camaguey, Cuba, Cooper 6-2, 185 lbs., 21 yrs., played for FC Camaguey in Cuba’s domestic league.
The Charleston Battery kicks off its USL PRO season this Saturday, March 22 versus the Orlando City Lions. 2014 Charleston Battery season ticket packages and single game tickets are on sale now; for more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call (843) 971-GOAL (4625).
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