August 25, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Charlotte Independence vs Toronto FC II game preview (from

USL Match Preview – #CLTvTOR
By Staff, 08/25/17, 9:02AM EDT 

Charlotte Independence seek top spot against visiting Toronto FC II

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Only in second place in the USL's Eastern Conference due to trailing on matches won, 
the Charlotte Independence will seek to gain top spot as they look to beat a struggling Toronto FC II 
at the Sportsplex at Matthews on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.

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Charlotte Independence news and notes

•Current record: 12-4-8, 44pts

•Charlotte Independence began the week on top of the east but following results midweek, and their 
draw with Orlando City B last week, find themselves in second place.

•It was that 1-1 draw with Orlando which opened the door for Louisville City FC to jump over them, 
after they couldn’t fight back to win after conceding an early penalty.

•The goal for Charlotte was scored by David Estrada in just the seventh minute, and despite dominating 
possession (64.1%) and having 21 shots in the match they could not fight back for a winner.

•Impressing through last week was Cody Mizell who earned the goalkeeper spot in the USL Team of the 
Week for his performances, while Enzo Martinez also earned a place on the bench.

Toronto FC II news and notes

•Current record: 4-14-6, 18pts

•It has been a difficult year for Toronto FC II who now props up the bottom of the eastern conference 
following their 2-1 loss to Richmond Kickers last Saturday.

•After opening the scoring through Jordan Hamilton after just four minutes Toronto couldn’t hold on, 
conceding just one minute later, before giving up the winner in the 68th minute.

•That loss continued a poor run for Toronto, who has now won just two of their last ten matches, 
now two points away from lifting off the bottom of the table.

•Toronto will need to improve their away record, still looking for their second road win of the season 
with a 1-11-2, having not won on the road since a 1-0 win over Phoenix Rising in their first match 
of the season back on March 25th.

Series Notes

The Independence have never lost to Toronto FC II, holding a 2-0-3 record against the visitors 
in Saturday’s clash


•Charlotte – 
GK: Cody Mizell, Kainoa Likewise, Kyle Renfro; 
D: Dennis Castillo, Austin Yearwood, Bilal Duckett, Joel Johnson, Henry Kalungi, Luke Waechter, 
           Ashani Fairclough, Donnie Smith; 
M: Zev Taublieb, Jun Marques Davidson, Yann Ekra, David Estrada, Lewis Hilton, David Spies, 
           Alex Martinez, Callum Ross; 
F: Casey Townsend, Jorge Herrera, Jaime Siaj, Enzo Martinez, Jacob Bender

•Toronto – 
GK: Angelo Cavalluzzo, Mark Pais, Gianluca Catalano; 
D: Jordan McCrary, Brandon Onkony, Brandon Aubrey, Oyvind Alseth, Julian Dunn, Mitchell Taintor, 
           Ashtone Morgan, Anthony Osorio; 
M: Matthew Srbely, Malik Johnson, Sergio Camargo, Aidan Daniels, Brian James, Liam Fraser, 
           Tsubasa Endoh, Luca Uccello, Ryan Telfer, Dante Campbell; 
F: Ben Spencer, Jordan Hamilton, Cyrus Rollocks, Shaan Hundal, Aikim Andrews, Ricardo John

•Charlotte– Accumulation warning: Enzo Martinez
•Toronto – Accumulation warning: Liam Fraser

•AR1: Jordan Davis
•AR2: John Rush
•4TH: George Frey

Game hashtag:  •#CLTvTOR

Twitter social handles
•Charlotte Independence - @CLTIndependence
•Toronto FC II - @TorontoFCII

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