U.S. Open Cup Final: Chivas USA at Charleston Battery

Charleston Battery 3 Chivas USA 1

*Jesse Marsch scored in the 28th minute for Chivas USA to tie the game at one apiece, but it wasn’t enough to see the club win a U.S. Open Cup game for the first time in four years.

*Chivas USA goalkeeper Lance Parker made his second start of year after playing last Saturday in SuperLiga against San Luis. Defender Bobby Burling saw his first minutes in 2009 after recovering from sports hernia surgery.


“Overall, I thought we were the better team the whole game,” said Chivas USA Coach Preki. “They got lucky breaks. … I thought we played really well. … We made them chase the game. … They just defended the second half and they didn’t want to play.”

Chivas USA XI: Lance Parker, Sasha Victorine, Jim Curtin, Carey Talley, Jorge Flores, Chukwudi Chijindu (Bobby Burling, 70′), Paulo Nagamura, Jesse Marsch, Bojan Stepanovic, Atiba Harris (Michael Lahoud 84), Eduardo Lillingston (Maykel Galindo, 58′).

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