Know Your Opponent: Charlottesville Alliance FC | 5.18.19

Know Your Opponent: Charlottesville Alliance FC | 5.18.19

May 13, 2019

NORFOLK, Va. (May 13, 2019) — Fresh off a 1-1 draw with FC Baltimore-Christos, Virginia Beach City FC will face off with Charlottesville Alliance FC on Sat., May 18 at Powhatan Field.

Charlottesville Hoping to Build Off Preseason Momentum

CVille Alliance begins their NPSL season on Sat. vs. VB City FC, but the club has already won a preseason friendly vs. Motorik FC. Charlottesville’s win has no impact on their standings in the Mid-Atlantic Conference, but they have a solid starting point for the season.

VB City FC Playing First Match at Powhatan Field

Virginia Beach City FC is playing their first home match of the season, coming home to their friendly confines at Powhatan Field. Powhatan Field is an elite-level soccer facility located at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Saturday is the first of five home matches for VB City FC, who earned one point in their season opener at FC Baltimore. New forward Ezana Kahsay scored VB City FC’s only goal of the match, scoring just 13 seconds into the game. Keeper Christian Coulson kept VB City FC in it through the second half, fending off shot after shot. Coulson earned Man of the Match for his performance.

Key Matchup

VB City FC’s backline vs. Charlottesville’s forwards — Coulson’s exemplary performance vs. FC Baltimore saved a backline that allowed too many shots. FC Baltimore got off 11 shots vs. VB City FC in the season opener and earned nine corner kicks in the second half alone. Coulson more than held his own, but the keeper needs some help from the guys in front of him.

Be sure to guarantee your seats for Virginia Beach City FC’s first match at Powhatan Field. You can purchase tickets to this and all of VB City FC’s matches here.

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