Silverbacks announce 2008 soccer schedule

The Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team announced on Tuesday its 2008 schedule, which features four games on the Fox Soccer Channel.

The four games on FSC are April 25 vs. the Montreal Impact, May 2 vs. the Seattle Sounders, May 16 vs. the Minnesota Thunder and June 6 vs. the Puerto Rico Islanders. The May 2 game against Seattle is a rematch of the 2007 USL First Division championship game, won by the Sounders.

Atlanta's remaining games are available for online viewing via USL Live and its partnership with Play On!, a division of Turner Broadcasting.

The Silverbacks will play 15 home games at Re/Max Greater Atlanta Stadium between the April 19 opener against the Carolina RailHawks and the Aug. 30 matchup with the Rochester Raging Rhinos.

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Atlanta Silverbacks

2008 home schedule

(all games played at Re/Max Greater Atlanta Stadium)

April 19

Carolina Railhawks

April 25

Montreal Impact

May 2

Seattle Sounders

May 16

Minnesota Thunder

May 31

Carolina Railhawks

June 6

Puerto Rico Islanders

June 21

Puerto Rico Islanders

June 28

Portland Timbers

July 3

Minnesota Thunder

July 18

Portland Timbers

Aug. 1

Charleston Battery

Aug. 5

Vancouver Whitecaps

Aug. 8

Miami FC

Aug. 16

Charleston Battery

Aug. 30

Rochester Raging Rhinos