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Charleston Signs Ted Chronopoulos
Seven Year MLS Veteran Joins Battery from Metrostars



Charleston, SC. The Charleston Battery has signed seven-year MLS veteran midfielder / defender Ted Chronopoulos for the upcoming A-League season. Chronopoulos has played 162 games in Major League Soccer, logging 13,690 minutes, scoring 16 goals with 18 assists. A Loma Linda, CA native, Chronopoulos has also played in the Greek first division and has two caps for the US Men's National Team.

Charleston Battery Head Coach, Chris Ramsey,

"Ted is a versatile player and we have had extensive good reports on him from contacts in both the A-League and from Major League Soccer. He has proved that he is a player that Coaches can rely with a decade of professional experience behind him. We look forward to him fighting for a place in the starting lineup."

Chronopoulos began his professional career in 1993 signing with Greek First Division team Panionios. He played 47 matches for Panionios scoring 7 goals with 14 assists in three seasons.

In 1996 Chronopoulos was selected by the New England Revolution in the fifth round (45th overall) of Major League Soccer's inaugural draft. Chronopoulos was a mainstay at the Revolution for seven seasons before being traded last summer to the Metrostars. With New England, he played in 139 games scoring 16 goals and adding 14 assists, he remains the Revs all time appearance leader.

Chronopoulos played in 18 matches for the Metrostars in 2002 contributing 4 assists. His MLS career includes five playoff appearances, one MLS Player of the Week award (2000) and two appearances in the All-Star game (1997, 2000).

Chronopoulos, 30, has made two appearances for the US Men's National Team, the first in 1998 and the second in 1999. Before turning pro, Chronopoulos attended and played for, Cal State San Bernardino in 1990 and 1991 and San Diego State in 1993.

Charleston Battery Players Signed So Far: Chris Bagley, Ted Chronopoulos, Paul Conway, Linval Dixon, Seamus Donnelly, Josh Henderson, Dusty Hudock, Steve Klein, Barry Moore, Terry Phelan and Mark Watson.

US Women vs. Iceland - Blackbaud Stadium, February 16 The U.S. Women's National Team will face Iceland in its second domestic game of 2003 on Sunday, February 16, at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. The match will kick off at 6 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Coach April Heinrichs has named a roster for the game that includes, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Julie Foudy.

Tickets
Tickets ranging in price levels from $18 to $35 are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets throughout the Carolinas (including Publix and Cat's Music Stores), at Blackbaud Stadium during business hours, by phone (843)-554-6060, and online at www.ussoccer.com. Groups of 20 or more can order through U.S. Soccer at (312)-528-1290.

DC United Exhibition Tickets - Included in all 2003 Season Ticket Packages.
Tickets for the Major League Soccer exhibition match vs. DC United scheduled for Saturday, March 29 are on sale now. Prices range from $6 - $12. Season ticket holders and fans that purchase season tickets before March 29, will receive complimentary tickets to the game. Season ticket packages for the entire 2003 season begin at $90 or $300 for a family pack of four tickets. To purchase game tickets, season tickets or for more information please call the Charleston Battery ticket hotline, (843) 971-4625 or visit www.charlestonbattery.com.

For More Information, Contact:
Andrew Bell, Media Director
Charleston Battery
(843) 971-GOAL
Fax - (843) 856-6958
Andrew.Bell@CharlestonBattery.com

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