FC Cincinnati opened their 2019 Carolina Challenge Cup slate with a 2-1 win over tournament hosts Charleston Battery on Saturday at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.
Cincinnati took the lead right off the bat, as Fanendo Adi poked the ball into the net on a charge just two minutes in.
In the second half, the teams swapped penalties, with Charleston's Ian Svantesson converting his kick in the 52nd minute, followed by Darren Mattocks scoring his five minutes later.
- CIN - Fanendo Adi 2'
- CHR - Ian Svantesson (PK) 52'
- CIN - Darren Mattocks (PK) 57'
First half: GK - P. Tyton; Justin Hoyte, Forrest Lasso, Nick Hagglund, Alvas Powell; Roland Lamah, Victor Ulloa, Mathieu Deplagne, Leo Bertone; Fanendo Adi, Darren Mattocks
73rd minute: GK - P. Tyton; Blake Smith, Hassan Ndam, Mathieu Deplagne; Caleb Stanko, Nazmi Albadawi; Corben Bone, Victor Ulloa, Allan Cruz; Frankie Amaya, Emmanuel Ledesma