READING, PA - (June 7, 2019) - After a postponed game on Wednesday night for Reading United A.C. (4-0-0), the lads will be well rested and ready to go for Saturday’s match against Evergreen FC (0-1-4).
Saturday night is Women’s World Cup Night at Gurski Stadium, where all local women’s and girl’s teams will be honored. Lancaster Inferno, the 2018 United Women’s Soccer National Runners-up will have players in attendance signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
This matchup will be the first of the 2019 season between Reading United and Evergreen FC. Since Evergreen’s entrance into the league in 2016, United has been able to easily defeat them in all six matches tallying 26 goals to Evergreen’s four. Last year saw Reading outscore the Leesburg, VA-based club 8-1, notching a tidy 2-0 victory on the road before Kieran Roberts’ four-goal effort led a 6-1 home drubbing of the visiting side.
Reading has started off their season hot, able to steer clear of the jumbled mid-table standings where third to seventh place are separated by only two points. Currently two points clear of second place with a game in hand on second place Long Island, Reading can use a potential victory at home to give themselves a five point cushion going into their rescheduled Sunday match-up against the Rough Riders.
The game in Reading will be part of a back-to-back in Eastern Pennsylvania for Evergreen, who play Lehigh Valley United on Sunday night. Though the Hammers have yet to record a victory, their last three games have been closer affairs, tying Cedar Stars Rush on the road before dropping their next two games by slim one goal margins. DeJean Charlton leads their scoring efforts with two goals on eight shots.
Players such as Kalil ElMedkhar and Richie Schlentz have been highlights in United’s line up. ElMedkhar has two game winning goals to his name, helping them continue their undefeated record. On the defensive side, Richie Schlentz, named to Week Four Team of the Week, having played in three of four games thus far for United, helping the defending third of the field stay locked down.
Come out and help honor all women and girls teams in the area along with cheering on our Reading United Team on Women’s World Cup Night Saturday June 8, 2019, inside Gurski Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Online tickets are available for $5 tickets each at readingunitedac.com/tickets or $10 at the gate. Season tickets are still available online for only $20 and will cover all six remaining league home games also available at the same link.