US Open Cup Final - DC United v. Charleston Battery

Discussion in 'Charleston Battery' started by goindownsouth, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Central, NJ
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Well, I figured someone needed to start a thread on it!

    I am wondering... Is anyone willing to digitally record this thing? It might be a nice fundraiser for The Regiment to circulate copies. But I never said that.
     
  2. Alejo

    Alejo Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Austin, Texas, Yall
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    well all I can say is good luck u cannon swabbers, win one for tha good ole USL and give us someone worth beaten next season ;).
     
  3. zidja

    zidja Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Good luck! Show the MLS which league is really deserving of international competition!
     
  4. jamtime

    jamtime Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good to see the rivalry renewed
     
  5. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    for fans wanting to travel the front office sent this out


    Would love to go on the plane but three road trips already this year plus a family vaction to a cabin in the mountains, the dollar symbol starts taking over.

    Mikey
     
  6. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bringing up a busload would be neat, bringing up 4 would be cool as hell.
    Bringing a PLANE?!? Awesome!

    Hope to see some serious fannage up here to see your team put on a valiant (yet losing) effort :D

    Mikey, I hope your (understandably) dissing the plane means you are a definite for the bus - in comparison, that trip is almost free ;))
     
  7. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah im signing up for the bus not sure if we are going to get the minimum ammount needed for the plane but I imagine some sponsors and bigger wigs than me will sign up for it.

    that would be cool as hell though

    Well see you in RFK!
     
  8. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Central, NJ
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Presuming both sides put out their top squads, is it reasonable to think Charleston could knock off their 3rd (and a half, including Seattle) MLS side in this tournament? I have seen some real skill and pace from this Battery team. I want to hope for a win....
     
  9. JBG - Bribe Taker

    Mar 17, 2000
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Assistant GM for Atlanta came over to the group of visiting Battery fans after Saturday's match and said the whole Silverbacks office is going. Of course, goes w/o saying Battery HQ will be there 100%.
     
  10. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    So after the Fire/DCU game last Saturday at Toyota Park, after a tough loss as I was leaving the stadium, I yelled out to a group of DCU fans, "Go Battery!!" They kinda just looked at me and laughed.
     
  11. RevHammerBat

    RevHammerBat Member+

    Jul 1, 2008
    London
    Club:
    Charleston
    they wont be laughing when the yellow and black attack and silence the "screaming eagles"....lol

    we'll have 4 days rest for the game so as long as we dont get any injuries i cant see why we wouldnt put up a fight and would it really be considered an upset if we've already beaten 2 1/2 MLS teams?
     
  12. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Smug Bastards...
     
  13. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Central, NJ
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Time to go up there and smack the taste out of their collective mouths.
     
  14. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    kiss of death :D
     
  15. smudgers

    smudgers New Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Charleston
    For those of us not going to DC for the match ---

    Who will be going to MaRu to watch it?
     
  16. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sadly there wasnt enough people signed up by today to make the plane trip a reality (enough to fill a bus though!) so that fell though.

    the Bus trip is still one and sign ups need to be made by Aug 29th

    $90 a head for trip and ticket to match

    leave at Sep 3, 7:30am from Blackbaud and return apporx. 7am Sept 4

    Call the Battery at 971-GOAL ext 206 to sign up

    if you just want match tickets in the Battery suppporter section you can get them for $17 ea from DC United, Call or email Zach Walker at 202-587-5469;
    zwalker@dcunited.com

    Was told the Battery will be wearing their red :confused: kits. I would prefer the yellow and black and might still wear my jersey! I kno wI will have all the flags and banners as well.

    Mikey
     
  17. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Central, NJ
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    So I say again...

    WillanyonepossiblyberecordingthematchonFSCforposterity???
     
  18. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will be recording it on my DVR, so I can watch it once I return from the trip. Im sure that with 12 hrs of travel and drinking before the match there will be acouple things I want to see again.

    Mikey
     
  19. smudgers

    smudgers New Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Charleston
    I will probably be recording as well.
     
  20. zidja

    zidja Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    I'm impressed with your front office promoting this game and encouraging people to come up any way they can and get them to sit together. They know the value of travelling support at an important away match. Some supporters in Montreal were trying to organize an Impact trip to Toronto and asked if management wanted to be a part of it or promote it, and the FO in Montreal basically said "Why should we? There'd be nothing in it for us."
     
  21. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    We have had good support with our front office. They often stop by tailgates and even had the owners send beer over to our section from time to time. they make it easy to support the Battery.


    From what I understand we already have one bus full and most of the 30-40 that did sign up for the plane trip, made other flight arrangements up. Quite a few people that said they were going to sign up to go still havent called the FO yet so we might have two buses plus another. I also know most the front office will be there as spectators as well. There are several people I know in the DC area that are coming to support the Battery as well. I think we will have close to 150 there, many more than I expected initially!

    alot of this goes out to the our front office sending out the eamils, doing the logistics, ect. without which we might of had 10% of that number.

    Mikey
     
  22. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Central, NJ
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I will say this... In the short time I have been following the Battery, including bringing the wife down for her first match, the Battery make it very easy to be a fan. Fantastic, friendly people who really care.
     
  23. Alejo

    Alejo Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Austin, Texas, Yall
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oye yeu cannon swabs

    According to Wiki there will be two cups at stake on the 3 of Sept.

    The Open Cup itself

    And something called the Coffe Cup???

    Wiki doesn't say much about it, like how where when and why it was created, and I was jsut wondering if some one here could shead some light on this "Inter league Derby" award.
     
  24. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

    Jul 27, 1999
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    try this entry and look at the second section

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Challenge_Cup

    there are some great photos floating around somewhere (bribetaker?) of those shenanigans!


    see one in this link
    http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showpost.php?p=15425541&postcount=22
     
  25. Alejo

    Alejo Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Austin, Texas, Yall
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well done, well done.

    And Blimey I forgot, yeu lot have more than jsut silverware at stake.

    Bloody hell, yeu boys could be on your way ta tha CONCACAF competition :eek:

    COME ON YEU CANNON SWABS :D

    FOR THE USL

    FOR THE UNDERDOGS

    HURRAH, HURRAH, HURRAH
     

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