Monday, June 20, 2011

Battery Begin Their Open Cup Run

Historically, the Charleston Battery have excelled in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.  In one of America's oldest tournament's, the Pride of the Low-country have habitually left MLS teams in their wake as they push for the cup.  Charleston's determination and teamwork have seen off the likes of the Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, and others.   Our Boys have never lifted the cup, but they were narrowly defeated by bitter rivals D.C. United in a controversial 2-1 Open Cup final only a few years ago.  The first team we face this year is an amateur side from Houston, Regals FC.  The Battery will host Regals FC at the 'Baud and the odds are in their favor.  However, no cup tie should be taken lightly.  I'm looking forward to another great year of this competition, and who knows?  Maybe we'll see another deep run for the Charleston Battery!

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