Crew set to take on Charleston

Crew take on Charleston in the Round of 8

COLUMBUS CREW vs. Charleston Battery (D-2)
Lamar Hunt
U.S. Open Cup Round of 8
Tuesday, July 6 – 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Crew



The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is recognized as U.S. Soccer’s
National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and
professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. This year’s
tournament quarterfinals will be played July 6-7, the semifinals will be
played Aug. 31-Sept. 1, and the final will be played Oct. 5. The
tournament has crowned a champion for 95 consecutive years dating back
to 1914. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history
and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In
1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer
Lamar Hunt, the Crew’s founder. The Crew enters the 2010 U.S. Open Cup
looking for its second Open Cup title in club history. The first came in
2002 at Crew Stadium when Freddy Garcia provided the match’s lone goal
in the 30th minute to defeat the 2002 MLS Cup Champion L.A. Galaxy.