Charleston Battery Release Full 2021 Schedule
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Battery announced Tuesday its full schedule for the 2021 season. Charleston kick off the regular season on the road against New York Red Bulls II on May 7 before opening up the new stadium at Patriots Point to fans for the May 14 home opener against Charlotte Independence.
The 2021 USL Championship regular season will see the Battery play a 32-game schedule over a 28-week season. The Black and Yellow are set to compete in the USL’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division with four games each against familiar foes the Tampa Bay Rowdies, The Miami FC and Charlotte as well as Hartford Athletic, Loudoun United FC, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and New York.
The Battery’s 2021 campaign will feature inter-conference ties as the club plays host to both LA Galaxy II and Orange County SC at Patriots Point, Friday, June 4, and Saturday, August 2, respectively. Charleston also have a midsummer trip to Albuquerque, N.M., to face New Mexico United on July 12, the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. The Battery round out non-divisional play on September 15 as they visit historically regional foe Atlanta United FC 2.
“We’re excited to get back playing in a division with a few more teams like Pittsburgh, New York and Hartford,” said Battery head coach Michael Anhaeuser. “While still playing some rivals we’ve had like Tampa Bay and Miami...it’s going to be great and we’re just excited to get started.”