Charlotte Independence 2015 (R)

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  1. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As pointed out on Twitter, Revolution vs. Independence in the next round. I hope they have fireworks for that one.
     
  2. 22SteveD

    22SteveD Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fluff piece, tons of clubs would all like to follow in Orlando's footsteps, wish they used switchbacks instead, but come on claiming a first year franchise has the same following as a club that has been around for years?

    Weird that story was written by a Timbers MLS "beat" writer though.
     
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  3. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alvarez scored tonight in a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Calvert returned from injury too.
     
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  4. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
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  5. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beginning at 7:30 ET, you can watch the Independence take on New England in the Open Cup (and first inaugural American War for Independence derby?) on YouTube:

    Haven't seen a lineup, but my guess is Alvarez will start. Calvert, if healthy, usually comes off the bench.
     
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  6. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ah, they're trying to get #DeclarationDerby going on the Twitters.
     
  7. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Newman and Alvarez in the starting XI. Calvert on the bench. NE looks to be playing mostly subs.
     
  8. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Newnam
     
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  9. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Charlotte takes the lead.
     
  10. GreatGonzo

    GreatGonzo Member+

    Jul 1, 1999
    NH
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Was an absolute golazo. Definitely check it out when you get a chance.
     
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  11. Quinn 33

    Quinn 33 Member+

    Apr 25, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Charlotte hangs on and wins 1-0. Good shit.
     
  12. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Rapids have beaten one more MLS team than Charlotte has this year.
     
  13. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting to note that Charlotte are one of two remaining non-MLS teams in the Open Cup and the sole USL team. A nice feather in their cap.
     
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  14. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More than that, they get the prize money for being the last standing USL team.
     
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  15. AvaiBunton

    AvaiBunton Member

    Oct 24, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hypothetically, it could be a Rapids/Charlotte Final as well...hypothetically
     
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  16. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO

    Where does this money come from?
     
  17. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USSF
     
  18. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO

    That's a really cool incentive. I am in favor of it.
     
  19. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think its $15K for the last team from each level standing, MLS excepted. If multiple teams are eliminated in the same round as the last team they split the money. So winning the PKs last night not only got the Cosmos into the next round it also won them $7500 (They get the whole $15K instead of splitting it with Atlanta).
     
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  20. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Charlotte seems to be picking up momentum. Topped Charleston last night, 2-1. Newnam and Calvert started. Looks like Alvarez DNP.
     
  21. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Dom. FC

    Dom. FC Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Central US
  23. murphyskicks

    murphyskicks Member

    May 15, 2009
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Does anyone know if Haitian NT defender Mechak Jerome gets regular time with Charlotte? It looks like he has featured for them in at least a few Open Cup games. I expect that Jerome will start vs the USA tonight.

    Side note: I was also surprised to see Steward Cues (former Rapid) of the Atlanta Silverbacks on the Haiti roster. I had forgotten all about that guy. Traumatic memories tend to get shut down like that.
     
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  24. wormhole

    wormhole Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Westminster, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's why we are still Rapids fans.
     
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