2019 Carolina Challenge Cup

The 2019 Carolina Challenge Cup was the 15th edition of the Carolina Challenge Cup, an annual soccer tournament held in Charleston, South Carolina by the Charleston Battery. The tournament ran from February 16 to 23, with all matches played at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston.

2019 Carolina Challenge Cup
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesFebruary 16–23
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsColumbus Crew SC (4th title)
Runners-upChicago Fire
Third placeFC Cincinnati
Fourth placeCharleston Battery
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Top scorer(s)United States Gyasi Zardes
2018
2022

In addition to the Charleston Battery of the USL Championship (USL), three Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs participated: Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, and FC Cincinnati, all of Major League Soccer.

TeamsEdit

Team League Appearance
  Charleston Battery (hosts) USLC 15th
  Chicago Fire MLS 4th
  Columbus Crew MLS 6th
  FC Cincinnati MLS 1st

Cup matchesEdit

All times are Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00)

February 16 Columbus Crew 1–1 Chicago Fire Charleston, South Carolina
5:00pm Zardes   26' [1] Mihailovic   16' Stadium: MUSC Health Stadium

Table standingsEdit

Pos Club GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Columbus Crew (C) 3 1 0 2 5 2 +3 5
2 Chicago Fire 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 5
3 FC Cincinnati 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4 Charleston Battery 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 1

(C) – Cup Winner

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 24 February 2019
Rank Player Team Goals
1   Gyasi Zardes Columbus Crew 3
2   Ian Svantesson Charleston Battery 2
3   Fanendo Adi FC Cincinnati 1
  Fabian Herbers Chicago Fire
  Aleksandar Katai Chicago Fire
  Roland Lamah FC Cincinnati
  Darren Mattocks FC Cincinnati
  Djordje Mihailovic Chicago Fire
  Robinho Columbus Crew
  Pedro Santos FC Cincinnati

ReferencesEdit