Posted on 07. Jul, 2009 by in Feature
With a 3-1 victory over Chivas USA of Major League Soccer in the Third Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the Charleston Battery became the first USL team to advance to the Quarterfinals three years in a row. The main reason they were able to do that was Randi Patterson, who scored two goals in the match, and for his efforts, he has been voted as TheCup.us Player of the Round.
Posted on 30. Jun, 2009 by in Recaps
The Wilmington Hammerheads beat an MLS team for the first time since 2003 (Dallas Burn) to advance to the Quarterfinals for the first time since that same year. They defeated the Chicago Fire by a scoreline of 1-0 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, North Carolina. The loss marked the first time in franchise history that the Fire, a four-time US Open Cup champion, have been eliminated from the tournament by a USL Second Division team.
Posted on 16. Jun, 2009 by in Recaps
Caleb Patterson made several great saves during regulation as the Carolina RailHawks battled the Wilmington Hammerheads in a wild Second Round US Open Cup match.
However, it was Daryl Sattler came up with the big saves in the shootout, stopping two penalty kicks to send the USL Second Division side into the Third Round thanks to a 4-3 advantage on PKs following a pulsating 3-3 draw at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Posted on 09. Jun, 2009 by in Recaps
After being away for two years, perhaps the Wilmington Hammerheads just wanted to be a little dramatic.
After 81 minutes of scoreless soccer, Jamie Watson finally broke the deadlock when he took a pass from Jamie Franks and beat Charlotte goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.