The Charlotte Eagles just defeated the Mississippi Brilla F.C. by a score of 3-1 in the PDL Semi-Final game, advancing them to the 2017 PDL National Championships, and securing home-turf advantage in the Queen City.
This past Saturday’s semi-final game was also hosted at the Eagle’s new Sportsplex field off Pineville Matthews Road.
Mississippi fought hard for the first half to keep the score at 2-1. They had the chance to tie in the second half after earning a penalty kick, but goalie James Pyle blocked the kick to keep the Eagles up. A few minutes later, midfielder Ryan Williams buried one in the back of the net to secure the Eagles’ 3-1 victory.
Here are the highlights from the game;
The Charlotte Eagles will now host the 2017 PDL National Championship game against the Thunder Bay Chill on Saturday, August 5th, starting at 3:00 PM. The game is scheduled to stream live on ESPN 3 and ESPN.com.
Thunder Bay will be making their fourth appearance in the Championships. They won the title back in 2008, and also made it to the PDL Championship game in 2010 and 2013.
The Premier Development League (PDL) is comprised of a total of 72 franchise teams in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 19 clubs that are owned by or partnered with a professional MLS club.
Ticket’s for this Saturday’s Championship Game are now on sale at CharlotteEagles.com