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Carson's Charleston Charge

Our weekly coverage of the Charleston Battery from Carson Merk.

No CCC in 2016

The Carolina Challenge Cup has been cancelled for the 2016 preseason after Charleston was unable to secure MLS participants.

Trio Of Battery Players Trialing In Houston

Three members of the Charleston Battery are currently amongst the pool of players trialing with the Dynamo.

Carson's Last Charleston Charge: The 2015 Recap

After being eliminated by Louisville City FC, I recapped my time covering the great organization in Charleston.

Carson's Charleston Charge: GoaLasso tops Richmond

A goal from rookie defender Forrest Lasso lifted the Charleston Battery over the Richmond Kickers in the first round of the USL Playoffs.

Charleston Signs Cuban Star Ariel Martinez

After defecting from the Cuban national team, Ariel Martinez has officially joined the Charleston Battery.

Carson's Charleston Charge: USL Playoffs Round One

The Battery host old nemesis Richmond as they attempt to avenge last year's first round Added Time loss at Richmond.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Playoff Berth Secured

After their 2-0 victory over Louisville City FC, the Battery officially clinched a berth in the 2015 USL playoffs.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Defend Home vs Lou FC

After stealing a late draw, Charleston hosts second place Louisville City FC.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Let's Make It A Streak

After breaking through a winless drought, the Battery look to make it two straight victories this Saturday.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Searching For A Win...

The Battery find themselves dropping in playoff position as they try to defeat Richmond in a crucial late season battle.

Carson's Charleston Charge: To The Lou Times Two

After earning a draw, the Battery visit St Louis tomorrow, followed by a huge matchup with Louisville City Saturday,

Carson's Charleston Charge: Battery host St Louis

After a late season bye week, the Battery are back in action hosting Saint Louis FC.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Bye Week Please!

After another week without a win, a bye might be exactly what Charleston needs to recharge their batteries.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Hosting FC Montreal

After a two loss weekend of the road, the Battery return home to host the lowly FC Montreal.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Road Trip Up North.

The Battery travel north to take on Toronto FC II on Friday, followed by a visit to first place Rochester on Sunday.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Heading To Harrisburg

Unable to take defeat Rochester, the Battery try to take 3 points on the road against Harrisburg City.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Eastern Conf. Showdown

The first place Rochester Rhinos travel to Charleston to battle the second place Battery.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Stand With Charleston

After an eventful week in Charleston, including two defeats on the pitch, the Battery return home to take on the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Carson's Charleston Charge: vs. OCSC, Charlotte.

The Battery take on Orlando City SC in the US Open Cup, and travel to Charlotte to suppress the Independence.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Off to face Wilmington

After defeating Ft Lauderdale and Wilmington, the Battery travel to Wilmington to rematch with the Hammerheads.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Ft. Laud & Wilmington

In the 3rd round of the US Open Cup the Battery take on Ft. Lauderdale, following by a rematch with Wilmington FC.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Miami & Charlotte

After a loss and a draw last week, the Battery return home to face US Open Cup opponent Miami United FC and USL rival Charlotte Independence.

Carson's Charleston Charge Week 9: Montreal & NYRB

After another victory, the Battery take a roadtrip to Montreal for today's match against FC Montreal, followed by a Sunday visit to NYRB2.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 8 vs. Pittsburgh

After a riveting draw against Richmond, the Battery return home to take on the 2014 Dynamo affiliate Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 7 vs. Richmond

The Battery are on the road again, this time to Richmond to battle the Eastern Conference co-leading Kickers.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 6 vs Wilmington

After a draw vs. NYRB2, the Battery move forward with Wilmington, a new beer and a Dynamo loanee finding the net.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 5 vs RBNY2

After their bye week, Charleston looks to keep their record unblemished against New York Red Bulls 2.

Carson's Charleston Charge: 3-0 Heading Into Bye

The Battery take an unblemished 3-0 record into their bye week after defeated Harrisburg City 2-0 on goals by Cordoves and Kelly.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 3 vs Harrisburg

The 2-0 Battery return home to take on the Harrisburg City Islanders

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 2 vs. Charlotte

After a season opening win against Toronto FC 2, the Battery travel to Charlotte, looking to oppress the Independence.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Week 1 Toronto FC II

The Battery take on Toronto FC II in their USL debut.

Carson's Charleston Charge: Q&A w/ El Gato & more!

I got the chance to catch up with Battery GK Odisnel Cooper, El Gato, and find out more about his Cuban background and personality. Also recap the results of this past week's friendlies.

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