The attack continued in the second half as the Battery ramped up the momentum. L.A. seemed content to settle in and defend, looking more and more as if they were playing for the draw. Kelly saw another effort jump the crossbar in the 72nd minute and was denied a penalty claim only five minutes later. He was dropped inside the box after beating a pair of defenders, but the official waived the foul. The Battery striker almost became the stoppage time hero as Charleston made one final push in the closing seconds. It was not to be as Duatt was equal to the challenge, saving the blushes of the L.A. Blues and stealing two points from the Battery.
|Kelly takes on former Battery defender Nelson Akwari|