U.S. Soccer

Christos FC Brotherhood Chases Open Cup Glory

Christos FC, out of Baltimore, are the 2017 Open Cup’s biggest smile so far. The side doesn’t train, their headquarters and Hall of Fame are housed in a family owned Discount Liquor Store on the outskirts of the city, complete with make-shift bar in the back. These homegrown men’s leaguers are rich with local talent and brimming with swagger and attitude. Their upset of 1995 Open Cup champions Richmond Kickers is the shock of the competition to date and one more “cupset” against Chicago FC United – fellow amateurs who upset Pittsburgh Riverhounds – booked Christos a date with D.C. United.

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