2004 Carolina Challenge Cup

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2004 Carolina Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates March 20 – March 27
Teams 4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Columbus Crew (3rd title)
Runners-up D.C. United
Third place Charleston Battery
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 12 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s) 3 players with 2 goals
2005

The 2004 Carolina Challenge Cup was the first staging of the Carolina Challenge Cup, a preseason soccer tournament co-hosted by USL A-League side, Charleston Battery and USL Pro Soccer League club Wilmington Hammerheads. Held from March 20–March 28, 2004, the Cup featured two Major League Soccer clubs, one USL Pro Soccer League club, and one USL A-League club.

Columbus Crew of MLS won the inaugural tournament on goal differential over D.C. United.

Teams[edit]

Four clubs competed in the tournament:

Team League Appearance
United States Charleston Battery (co-hosts) A-League 1st
United States Wilmington Hammerheads (co-hosts) USL Pro Soccer League 1st
United States Columbus Crew MLS 1st
United States D.C. United MLS 1st

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
Columbus Crew 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 7
D.C. United 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 7
Charleston Battery 3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 1
Wilmington Hammerheads 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3 1

Matches[edit]

20 March 2004
19:30 UTC-5
D.C. United 2 – 1 Charleston Battery
Adu Goal 56'
Convey Goal 83'
Report Conway Goal 75'
Blackbaud Stadium
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Attendance: 4,350
Referee: Ricardo Salazar

24 March 2004
19:30 UTC-5
Columbus Crew 3 – 1 Charleston Battery
Paule Goal 17'
Hejduk Goal 65'
Marshall Goal 69'
Report Conway Goal 12'
Blackbaud Stadium
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Attendance: 1,620
Referee: Ricardo Salazar

24 March 2004
19:30 UTC-5
D.C. United 1 – 0 Wilmington Hammerheads
Moreno Goal 13' (pen.) Report
Legion Stadium
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Attendance: 3,621
Referee: Abbey Okulaja

Scorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal

See also[edit]

External links[edit]