The Charleston Battery takes on USL Pro rival Charlotte tonight at Blackbaud Stadium. The Battery (10-4) enters the weekend in second place in the USL Pro standings, four points behind the league-leading Orlando City Lions.

Gates open at 6 p.m. with kickoff set for 7:30.

Charleston and Charlotte have played once this season with the Battery defeating the Eagles, 3-0. That game was played at Winthrop on April 17.

The Battery and Eagles share a 20-year rivalry, and along with fellow USL Pro side the Richmond Kickers, are the longest continuously operating professional soccer teams in the United States.

Charleston and Charlotte have played 31 times, and Charleston holds a 22-5-4 advantage.

There will be a fireworks show immediately after tonight’s game. The Battery will play the Eagles again on Saturday in Charlotte.

For tickets or more information, call (843) 971-4625 or go to