The Charleston Battery's match with the Richmond Kickers, which was postponed this past Friday night due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for July 22.
Severe weather, including heavy rain and lightning near Blackbaud Stadium forced the match to be postponed in the 18th minute. between the two USL Pro rivals.
Under USL Pro League rules the match was supposed to resume where it left off in the 18th minute. However, Dave Wagner, United Soccer Leagues' executive director for Competition and Operations, said the match will restart from the beginning of the match. The league's decision means that none of the minutes, statistics or disciplinary records compiled last Friday will count in official league data.
Richmond captain Henry Kalungi's was issued a yellow card in the 16th minute.
Fans with a ticket from the previous match may redeem that ticket for the July 22 game at no additional charge. Tickets will be exchanged for seats of equal value.
Richmond is the Battery's longest standing rival in USL soccer. The Battery's first league match was against the Kickers on May 1, 1993, in a game played at Stoney Field. The Battery won 2-1 behind goals from Mario Lone and Nigel James. Current Richmond Coach Leigh Cowlishaw scored the lone Richmond goal from the penalty spot.
In the 49 games played in the series so far, the Battery and Kickers are each have 22 wins, 22 losses, and five draws.