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.