11 is nice, 12 is better

11 is nice, 12 is better

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 4, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Charleston Battery, Fred, Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, Luciano Emilio, RFK Stadium, US Open Cup

DC United won their 12th club trophy last night in the 2008 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with their 2-1 defeat of the USL-1 Charleston Battery at RFK Stadium. DC was lead by their two Brazilians Luciano Emilio and Fred in this one as Emilio got the Black-and-Red up early and after Charleston leveled things at 1-1, Fred put home the go ahead goal shortly after the start of the second half.

This was probably one of the more entertaining US Open Cup finals that I’ve seen in the past couple years. Maybe it was because of the DC fans making RFK a fortress or maybe it was because you had a USL club in the final for the first time in a few years.

With the win, DC becomes the first MLS club to qualify for the 2009/10 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Below is some highlights of the game as well as some photos of DC and the trophy.

  • Codeman

    now that we got the us open cup, it's time to balance the race to mls cup and concacaf champions cup, a tough challenge but they can do it

  • Codeman

    now that we got the us open cup, it’s time to balance the race to mls cup and concacaf champions cup, a tough challenge but they can do it

  • Kevin

    Screw champions league. I say we focus on what matters, and that is MLS. We Lost Luci last night, Gallardo just came back, Olsen's still out, Quaranta looked in pain, and Fred isn't 100%. No need for a triple, a double is fine with me.

  • Kevin

    Screw champions league. I say we focus on what matters, and that is MLS. We Lost Luci last night, Gallardo just came back, Olsen’s still out, Quaranta looked in pain, and Fred isn’t 100%. No need for a triple, a double is fine with me.