1) Top of the Table
The Charlotte Independence jump to first place in the Eastern Conference following the victory over Louisville City FC. Charleston Battery sat just one point above the Jacks going into the night, and the visiting Louisville side sat one point below. The win, along with the Charleston loss, bumps the team to the top of the table.
2) Martinez Shines Bright
Enzo Martinez’s night was action packed. The star player and 2016 USL MVP finalist bagged his first professional hat trick in the 80th minute of play. His celebration, however, led to a yellow card - his second of the night. Martinez was sent off and will face suspension from USL play.
3) Scrappy Night
The fight for first ended with 9 yellow cards being issued, including two to Enzo Martinez. The physical match saw cards for Enzo Martinez, Paolo DelPiccolo, Kyle Smith, Henry Kalungi, Speedy Williams, Alex Martinez, Paco Craig, and Mark-Anthony Kaye.