Ghana Trio - Preseason - 2018 - CCC

Crew SC opens Carolina Challenge Cup on Saturday, Feb. 16

Phase 2 of Columbus Crew SC’s preseason is set as the Black & Gold head to the Lowcountry to commence the 2019 Carolina Challenge Cup on Saturday, Feb. 16 against the Chicago Fire in what will be the first of three matches in an eight-day span in Charleston, S.C. Each match will be live-streamed online through

Following Saturday’s match against the Fire, the Crew take on the Charleston Battery on Feb. 20 before facing MLS expansion side FC Cincinnati on Feb. 23. All of Columbus’ matches kick off at 5 p.m. ET from MUSC Health Stadium.

See below for the tournament’s full schedule:

DAY 1: Saturday, February 16th 2019 
Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire 5:00 PM 
Charleston Battery vs. FC Cincinnati 7:30 PM 

DAY 2: Wednesday, February 20th 2019
Charleston Battery vs. Columbus Crew 5:00 PM 
Chicago Fire vs. FC Cincinnati 7:30 PM

DAY 3: Saturday, February 23rd 2019
Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati 5:00 PM 
Charleston Battery vs. Chicago Fire 7:30 PM

Crew SC enters the tournament as the two-time defending champion, having won three titles overall since its inception in 2004.

As part of the 15th installment of the round-robin style tournament, supporters planning to be in attendance for the entire week can purchase a 2019 CCC Series Ticket Package, or can opt for single-day ticket options. For each day, gates open at 3:30 p.m. ET.


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