The Charlotte Independence, which leads the overall USL standings with two wins and a 6-1 goal difference after Week 2, has a chance to wrap up March with a 3-0-0 record for the first time when it
hosts expansion Atlanta United FC on Saturday.
An influx of new players has adapted quickly under veteran coach Mike Jeffries
. Caleb Calvert
, one of four
players on loan from MLS's Colorado Rapids, was named to the USL Team of the Week after he had a goal and assist in the 2-0 win over Toronto FC II.
Defender Sam Vines
, 18, made the Team of the Week Bench. He returned to the Independence after the
Rapids signed him to a Homegrown contract.
In all, eight of the 11 starters against TFC II have spent time on MLS rosters. They included Trinidadian Cordell Cato
, who came over
from the San Jose Earthquakes in the offseason, and Donnie Smith
, who arrived from the New England Revolution.
Another Trinidadian, Kevan George,
is back after missing last
week's game while on international duty with the Soca Warriors against Martinique.