Battery advance to quarterfinals

Image by Charleston BatteryImage by 20080702soccer.jpg Marco Reda celebrates his goal in the first half of the game versus the Houston Dynamo.

The Charleston Battery have bested the Houston Dynamo to advance to the US Open Cup quarterfinals. The Battery, a First Division team, overcame a two-man disadvantage and bested the MLS team with a penalty shootout.

Charleston won 1-1 (4-3 PK) before a 60 percent capacity crowd of 3,102 at Blackbaud stadium.

The Post and Courier offers this in their writeup of the game:
It was a dramatic win for the Battery, who were forced to play the final 18 minutes two men down after midfielder Chris Corcoran received a red card in the 74th minute and Reda was ejected for his second yellow card in the 102nd minute.

"It's a great win for us," Hudock said. "To play two men down like we did against an MLS team of that caliber and to come out with a result against long odds is a fantastic win. This team has a lot of character. This team has a lot of guys that are willing to work for each other. I think when you have the kind of guys that are willing to work hard and to work hard for each other good things are going to happen."

The paper also offers a photo gallery of the night's game.

The Battery will now face FC Dallas at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Frisco, Texas. You can watch the game online, but a quick scan of Comcast's listing did not show the game being televised.

The Battery now have 10 wins, two losses and three ties. Game results are available on their Web site.

The tournament's bracket is available.