MATTHEWS, N.C. – The Charlotte Independence’s undefeated run at the Sportsplex at Matthews continued on Saturday, as they tied Orlando City B 1-1. Hadji Barry netted the opening goal of the game for OCB, scoring from the penalty spot in the fifth minute of action. However, Charlotte’s David Estrada responded two minutes later from inside the box. Alex Martinez had a great opportunity to give the Independence the lead before the break, but his low strike from inside the box went straight into the hands of OCB goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. With the draw, the Independence move to 12-4-8 on the season, while Orlando is now 7-6-11 this campaign.
5’ – ORL – Hadji Barry (PK)
7’ – CLT – David Estrada (Joel Johnson)
Three Things That Matter:
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match:
David Estrada, Charlotte Independence – The midfielder scored the game-tying goal for the Independence while also completing 93.5 percent of his passes on the evening.
Charlotte Independence vs. Toronto FC II – Aug. 26, 7 p.m. ET, Sportsplex at Matthews
Orlando City B at Louisville City FC– Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. ET, Louisville Slugger Field