Know Your Opponent: Charlottesville Alliance FC & DC United U-23 | 6/1 & 6/3 | VB City FC

Know Your Opponent: Charlottesville Alliance FC & DC United U-23 | 6/1 & 6/3 | VB City FC

May 29, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (May 29, 2018) – It’s a big weekend for Virginia Beach City FC, as the squad will host both Charlottesville Alliance FC on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. and DC United’s U-23 team on Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

VB City FC rebounds with 1-1 draw

After dropping their home-opener, VB City FC got back on track this past weekend by fighting through stormy conditions and earning a point vs. FC Frederick. Virginia Beach City FC fortified their defense, allowing just one goal. An improved defense should benefit VB City FC for the rest of the season.

Small world

Virginia Beach City FC’s opponents this weekend just finished playing each other. Charlottesville Alliance FC defeated DC United’s U-23 team 4-1 on May 25. It was the club’s first game of the season, while DC United’s U-23 team has been playing for a couple weeks now.

VB City FC’s match vs. DC United’s U-23 team is a friendly, a sign of the growing partnership between Virginia Beach City FC and DC United. In February, the two announced a multi-year agreement through the Major League Development Association. The agreement calls for an annual friendly and for DC United to assist in coaching sessions for VB City FC staff. It also expands the scouting network of both clubs.

Key Matchup

VB City FC’s forwards vs. Charlottesville Alliance’s back line — Virginia Beach City FC kicked off their 2018 season with a bang, scoring four goals vs. Legacy 76. However, VB City FC has been bottled up as of late. VB City FC has scored just three goals in their last two matches and has failed to win either. Forwards Sebastian Refi and Prince Idornigie need to be active on Friday if VBC is to pick up their second win of the season.

Virginia Beach City FC’s Projected Starting XI

F Denis Roule

F Sebastian Refi

F Prince Idornigie

M Kareem Gharbi

M Augusto Camara

M Roger Rojas-Goodbold

D Preston Bremus

D Fernando Lisboa

D Alvaro Tina

D Andrew Walters

Buy tickets for the Charlotesville Alliance FC game on Friday HERE and the D.C. United U23 game on Sunday HERE .