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Silverbacks Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule

As Atlanta Silverbacks FC prepares for its 2014 North American Soccer League (NASL) season, the club will play a lineup of six preseason games against collegiate opponents from the southeast region as well as USL PRO side Charlotte Eagles.

Silverbacks players will arrive in Atlanta in late February before officially kicking off preseason training on Saturday, March 1. The team will have nearly two weeks to train before its first preseason test on March 14, which comes against Southern Polytechnic State University, a local institution based in Marietta, at RYSA Soccerplex in Conyers.

The highlight of the Silverbacks’ preseason schedule comes the following day when the club hosts the Eagles, who made it all the way to the 2013 league final before falling to Orlando City SC, 7-4. The Silverbacks suffered the same fate as the Eagles last season, making it all the way to their league final before dropping a 1-0 contest to the New York Cosmos in Atlanta.

Outside of traveling to nearby Conyers and Morrow, the Silverbacks only have one true road game on the docket this preseason. The club will take a trip to Birmingham, Ala. to play against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers on their home field. You can find the 2014 preseason schedule in its entirety below:

Friday, March 14 - 7:30 p.m.   
Southern Polytechnic State University       
RYSA Soccerplex (Conyers, Ga.)

Saturday, March 15 - 4 p.m.                     
Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro)                     
Atlanta Silverbacks Park (Atlanta, Ga.)

Friday, March 21 - 7:30 p.m.        
University of Alabama-Birmingham          
West Campus Field (Birmingham, Ala.)

Sunday, March 23 - 3 p.m.          
Auburn University-Montgomery               
Laker Field (Morrow, Ga.)

Saturday, March 29 – 4 p.m.         
Young Harris College                             
Atlanta Silverbacks Park (Atlanta, Ga.)

Sunday, April 6 - 3 p.m.              
Carson-Newman College                         
Atlanta Silverbacks Park (Atlanta, Ga.)

Admission to the home game against the Eagles on March 15 will be free to Silverbacks season ticket holders, $10 for adults, and $5 for kids. The other two preseason games at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on March 29 and April 6 will be free to the public. There will be no charge for parking at any of the club’s preseason home games.

The Silverbacks kick off their 2014 NASL season on the road against the New York Cosmos on April 13 – a game that will be a rematch of last year’s championship game. The club’s first home game will come on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. against the San Antonio Scorpions. To purchase tickets or find out more about Silverbacks season ticket packages, call the ticket office at 404-969-4900.