A 3-1 win for the team that the table (in concurrence with the eyeball test) says is the best in the United States may seem a ho-hum result, and completely devoid of The Magic of the Cup. That wasn’t the case in Los Angeles, though.
The Charleston Batter, the last team from outside MLS to advance to the US Open Cup Final, kept their Open Cup dreams alive with a penalty kick shootout win over Nashville SC.
A matchup between a USL Championship side and a League Two team may look like a blowout before the game even kicks off, but that wasn’t the case tonight in the Nashville area. While Nashville SC still earned the win, South Georgia Tormenta 2 was able to keep the contest close throughout. In the end, it’s survive and advance, and NSC did just that with the 3-2 victory.