Six Coast FA teams participated in the Battery Cup this weekend in Charleston, S.C. as part of the MLS Charleston Cup Challenge. Youth teams from across the Southeastern U.S. competed in the youth tournament while MLS teams Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew, Atlanta United and USL Charleston Battery completed their first weekend of play in the two weekend event.
Mario Benjamin’s Coast 06 Red ran through a very difficult pool play draw posting three consecutive wins. The boys hammered Highland Football Club from Ashville, N.C. 5-0 and finished Saturday by beating USA Mount Pleasant’s top team 3-1. Their winning ways continued Sunday with a 4-0 shutout over DSC Rock Hill but dropped the championship match 1-3 to SCUFC out of Columbia, SC.
The Coast 05 Red coached by China Maja posted their second solid tournament result of the spring with a finalist placement in Charleston. The 06 boys clawed their way to the championship with a 1-1-1 record through pool play. Unfortunately a very strong USA Mount Pleasant Premier team awaited them for the second time of the tournament and they dropped a 0-4 result in the championship.