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Winthrop men’s soccer to scrimmage new USL team, Charlotte Independence March 8

Winthrop men’s soccer will host Charlotte Independence - that city’s new USL professional soccer team - in a preseason scrimmage Sunday, March 8 at 8 p.m., at Manchester Meadows.

Independence replaced the Charlotte Eagles in the USL division, and begin its season Friday, March 27 against the Charleston Battery at Transamerica Field on the campus of UNC Charlotte. The team will play its first two home games there before moving to a temporary stadium at Ramblewood Soccer Complex in south Charlotte.

Winthrop men’s soccer is beginning its spring offseason. Admission to the scrimmage on Sunday evening is free.