The Maryland State Soccer Association released the below press release today. It is reprinted here at uscupsoccer with their permission.
(5 June) Christos FC has had a remarkable cup season. It took the Maryland treble winning the Rowland, Stewart and Maryland Over-30 Cup. In Region I qualifiers, Christos will look to defend the Werner Fricker Cup against Lansdowne Bhoys of Eastern New York and take the Gerhard Mengel Cup in its encounter against Danbury United of Connecticut. But before playing those finals on 18 June, it has a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup derby against DC United on 13 June at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The match kicks off at 7:30.
Christos run in the Open Cup started with a visit to Fredericksburg FC of the NPSL on 10 May in round 1. Pete Caringi III scored a hat trick in the 3:0 victory and earned player of the week honors for his efforts. A week later, Christos headed south again on I-95 to meet the Richmond Kickers of the USL with goalkeeper Phil Saunders taking player of the week honors with a 1:0 shutout of the 2nd division professional side. Saunders recorded 7 saves while Geaton Caltabiano put away the game winner in the 79th minute. A change in direction for round 3 with the side flying to the Windy City to take on Chicago United FC of the USL PDF. Levi Houapeu netted in the first minute and Saunders & Co. held on for a third shutout. Not only did Christos get rewarded with the derby against MLS DC United but as the last remaining amateur side in the tournament, they will receive a $15,000 prize from US Soccer.
Stay up to date on MSSA cup info at this LINK.
LAMAR HUNT US OPEN CUP – 4TH ROUND
TUESDAY, 13 JUNE – 7:30
MARYLAND SOCCERPLEX, GERMANTOWN
Christos FC of the Maryland Major Soccer League have made it through to the fourth round of the US Open Cup. They will meet up against DC United at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown on Tuesday evening, 13 June at 7:30. Christos is the last remaining amateur side in the Cup. Join us in the Maryland State Soccer Association section for this historic derby.
Tickets are $15 each (DC United will have match day sales at the SoccerPlex for $20). Youth 14 & under attend at no cost (we have to create a penny charge to take orders under our system). Youth tickets must be purchased with an adult ticket.
There will be a bus departing 5:00 from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood located at 6526 Holabird Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224. There are only 50 spaces. The bus will return to Jimmy’s after the match. The cost is $20 per individual.