“It’s very exciting to play an MLS team. You don’t really need motivation from the coach for a game like that. It’s another chance for us to test ourselves against the best in this country, so we’re excited to move on.”
For the 13th consecutive year, the Charleston Battery won their first match in US Open Cup play and advance to the next round, this year beating South Georgia Tormenta FC, 1–0 on Wednesday night.
Inter Nashville was playing in their first-ever US Open Cup game while the Eagles were playing in their 27th, but experience didn’t matter as Nashville dominated Charlotte from the opening whistle, winning 6-1 to advance to Round 2.