Game #7: Charleston Battery 3, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 2
In one of seven NASL vs. USL matches on the night, the Division II Fort Lauderdale Strikers drew first blood early when Dani Sanchez slipped Bruno Nunes through to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute. After working out the early jitters, Charleston would find the equalizer when Dane Kelly laid a ball back for Ricky Garbanzo, who smashed a half-volley into the roof of the net in the 30th minute. Fort Lauderdale would go back into the lead just before halftime when Sanchez fired home a strong toe poke from the top of the area in the 40th minute. Trailing in the second half, the hosting Battery side began to put the pedal down and found the equalizer in the 77th minute when a Fort Lauderdale giveaway in the back was pounced on by Dane Kelly. The Jamaican played a quick pass across the box for Zach Prince, who first-timed his effort inside the right post. Catching the Strikers out in transition, the Battery would find their first lead of the match two minutes later as Garbanzo moved up the right before picking out Kelly at the back post where he finished the game-winner from close range in the 79th minute. With the victory, Charleston will host Orlando City SC in Fourth Round action.

-2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report-

Date: May 27, 2015
Match: Charleston Battery (USL) vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Third Round
Venue: Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 1,551
Weather: 79 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F             
CHS                                   1              2              3             
FTL                                    2              0              2

FTL – Bruno Nunes (Daniel Sanchez)                       6th minute
CHS – Ricardo Garbanzo (Navion Boyd)                  30
FTL – Daniel Sanchez (James Marcelin)                   41
CHS – Zachary Prince (Dane Kelly)                            77
CHS – Dane Kelly (Ricardo Garbanzo)                      79

CHS: 23-Odisnel Cooper; 4-Taylor Mueller, 3-Forrest Lasso (19-Dante Marini, 72), 6-Shawn Ferguson, 15-Emmanuel Adjetey; 12-Maikel Chang, 14-Jarad van Schaik, 20-Justin Portillo; 10-Navion Body (24-Zachary Prince, 56), 17-Ricardo Garbanzo (8-Sebastien Thuriere, 87), 9-Dane Kelly
Head coach: Mike Anhaeuser

FTL: 24-David Meves; 7-Frankie Sanfillippo, 25-Daniel Navarro, 27-Fabian Kling, 6-Victor Giro; 42-James Marcelin, 23-Manuel Gonzalez, 11-Daniel Sanchez, 10-Leo Moura; 21-Walter Ramirez (17-Shawn Chin, 72), 90-Bruno Nunes (19-Jose Angule, 58)
Head coach: Marcelo Neveleff

Stats Summary: CHS / FTL
Shots: 14 / 5
Saves: 2 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 5
Fouls: 10 / 19
Offside: 4 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
FTL – David Meves (caution)                       23rd minute
FTL – Manuel Gonzalez (caution)              33
CHS – Ricardo Garbanzo (caution)            42
CHS – Dane Kelly (caution)                           56
FTL – Fabian Kling (caution)                         68
FTL – Fabian Kling (caution)                         90+
FTL – Fabian Kling (ejection)                        90+
FTL – Daniel Sanchez (caution)                   90+        

Referee: David Erbacher
Assistant Referee 1: Rick Rogers
Assistant Referee 2: Logan Brown
4th Official: Brian Marshall
Match Commissioner: Greg Hutton