Battery head to Vancouver for season opener

Image by Flickr user kimliImage by 20090410-vancouver.jpg Vancouver will be a solid opponent for Charleston's soccer team.

Charleston's soccer team is head to Vancouver for their Saturday, April 11, season opener against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the current USL champions.

Read more stories on this subject in our Charleston Battery topic page.But the Charleston Battery will be showing off some new players including forwards Dan Antoniuk and Tom Heinemann. However, new forward Scott Buete won't be joining the team until Monday.

You can head over to the Battery's Web site for a full preview of the game that starts at 10 p.m.

You can listen to the game locally on Sports Radio 1450 AM, or watch it for free at

After Saturday's match, the Battery will play their first regular home game of the season on Saturday, April 18, against the Montreal Impact -- here's their full schedule.