Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Battery announced that they will play a final preseason match against NASL’s Puerto Rico Islanders.
The match will pit the the Divison 3 champions, the Battery, against the Division 2 champion Islanders.
The Islanders moved to the NASL last season but prior to that, the rivalry goes back to 2004, their inaugural season in USL1. On top of their US Soccer Federation Division 1 Champions in 2010, the Islanders have made deep runs in the CONCACAF Champions League.
The Islanders also feature former Battery players Nigel Henry. The Puerto Rician side should be a strong test for the Battery days before the season opener against the Charlotte Eagles April 9th.
The match against the Islanders will be Tuesday April 5 at 5:30pm. There is no charge for admission and limited concession stands will be open. The Three Lion’s Pub will also be open with full menu begining at 5pm