Pub league side’s fairytale US Open Cup run ends against DC United

  • The last amateur team remaining in US Open Cup falls 4-1 to DC United
  • Christos FC’s roster includes loan officer, plumber and x-ray technician

A pub league team from Baltimore sponsored by a discount liquor store had their storybook US Open Cup run ended with a 4-1 loss to DC United on Tuesday, but not before giving their top-flight opponent a mighty scare.

Christos FC, the last amateur team standing in the knockout competiton, struck first in the 22nd minute when Mamadou Kansaye pounded a free kick into the back of the net to stun the Major League Soccer side and the crowd of 5,286 at Maryland SoccerPlex.

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