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Battery Announce Challenge Cup Teams

MLS's Chicago, D.C. United, Toronto to Compete in March

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The USL Champion Charleston Battery will be joined by Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire, D.C. United & Toronto FC for the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup, March 5 – 12, 2011. The round-robin tournament will be played at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island, SC with the 2010 champions D.C. United returning to defend their title.

This will be the first ever visit to Charleston by the Chicago Fire, the teams have met twice previously with the Battery edging Chicago in a penalty-kick shoot-out in the 3rd round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the Fire defeating Charleston in the 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals; both matches were played in Chicago.

D.C. United returns to Charleston for a sixth appearance after winning the tournament for the first time in 2010. Toronto FC also makes a return visit to the Challenge Cup, this will be TFC’s fifth entry; they have yet to win the competition. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Charleston Battery has hosted its pre-season tournament featuring Major League Soccer.

All three MLS teams will spend the week in Charleston, SC, training between the games as they prepare for the start of the Major League Soccer season.

http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/479287.html
 

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Toronto Tamed By Fire

Chicago protects an early lead as Reds lose Carolina opener 1-0.

CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Toronto FC’s preseason continued with a 1-0 defeat to Chicago Fire in Charleston on Saturday night. Marco Pappa scored the only goal of the game in the sixth minute to give Chicago a victory in the opening game of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/03/toronto-tamed-fire
 

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United vs Charleston Battery

Black-and-Red kickoff the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-1 victory


D.C. United kicked off the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over the Charleston Battery on Saturday, March 5 in Charleston, S.C. Chris Pontius and Josesph Ngwenya led the line for the Black-and-Red, posting goals on either side of halftime.

Ben Olsen named a captain for the first time this preseason, with midfielder Dax McCarty taking the armband to lead the club. McCarty slotted a perfectly weighted through ball past the Battery defense in the fourth minute, allowing forward Chris Pontius to round Charleston's goalkeeper. The California native placed his shot towards the far post, giving United a 1-0 advantage.

http://www.dcunited.com/news/2011/03/preseason-match-7-united-vs-charleston-battery
 

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Battery Rallies To Beat Toronto FC

Kelly scores equalizer, draws penalty for Charleston

Charleston Battery News Release -- www.charlestonbattery.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Charleston Battery came from behind to beat Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC 2-1 on Wednesday night at Blackbaud Stadium in the Carolina Challenge Cup. After conceding in the 14th minute the Battery rallied with a goal from Dane Kelly who also drew a penalty that allowed Charleston defender Mike Zaher to notch the game-winner.


In the first game of the evening D.C. United defeated the Chicago Fire a score of one goal to none. Rookie forward Blake Brettschneider scored the only goal of the match heading home from close range after a Santino Quaranta free-kick in the 10th minute.

Chicago was forced to play with ten men for the majority of the match after Deigo Chaves was ejected in the 37th minute for a late challenge.

The Carolina Challenge Cup concludes on Saturday night as Toronto FC plays D.C. United at 5 PM followed by the tournament finale at 7:15 PM as the Battery plays the Chicago Fire


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Preseason match 9: D.C. United vs Toronto FC

D.C. United wins the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup
Nine-man Battery battles Chicago Fire to 0-0 tie



Charleston, SC. Major League Soccer’s D.C. United claimed the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup with a gritty performance in a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 4,427. Needing a point to secure the cup United came from behind to drawl level with Toronto and win the tournament for the second consecutive year.

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Re: Carolina Challenge Cup 2015


Carolina Challenge Cup, 21-28 February 2015
 
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