Silverbacks women's team announces 2012 schedule

The Atlanta Silverbacks women's team announced its W-League schedule Thursday with the home and season opener scheduled for May 18 against the Central SC Cobras.

The defending W-League champions play four straight home matches to open the season. The club also has May 25 (VSI Tampa Flames), June 1 (FC Jax Destroyers) and June 2 (Central SC Cobras) matchups at Atlanta Silverbacks Park before its first road game June 10.

The Silverbacks' other home dates are June 15 (VSI Tampa Flames) and June 22 (Charlotte Eagles). Their final four games are on the road, culminating with a July 14 game at the Charlotte Eagles.