Crew beat Charleston 3-0 in US Open Cup quarters

Emilio Renteria converted a penalty kick in the 38th minute and

the Columbus Crew defeated Charleston 3-0 in a U.S. Open Cup

quarterfinal match on Tuesday night.

Steven Lenhart scored on a redirect from Duncan Oughton in the

70th minute and Eddie Gaven added another goal in the 87th as the

Crew advanced to the semifinals against the winner of the

Harrisburg City-D.C. United match scheduled for July 21. Columbus

last reached the semis in 2002 when it won its only title.

Charleston, of the second division United Soccer League, had won

five of its last eight games against MLS teams but fell behind when

former Columbus player Stephen Armstrong fouled Lenhart in the

penalty area as they fought for a ball in the air.