[U.S. OPEN CUP]The Columbus Crew eliminated USL-2's Charleston Battery, one of two non-MLS teams left in the U.S. Open Cup, with a 3-0 win. Chivas USA also advanced with a 3-1 win at the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday.
Steven Lenhartscored one goal and drew a penalty that led to a second goal for the Crew, which will meet the winner of the D.C. United-Harrisburg City Islanders game in the semifinals.
Justin Braun scored two goals for Chivas USA, which won for the first time in 10 games at Houston.
Chivas USA will face the winner of Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders in the other semifinal.
July 6 in Carson, Calif.
Chivas USA 3 Houston Dynamo 1.Goals: Braun 5, 90, Lahoud 65; Oduro 86.
Chivas USA -- Thornton, Trujillo, Umana, Cuesta, Jazic (Borja 66), Saragosa, Lahoud, Gavin (Delgado 71), Zemanski, Padilla (Mayen 77), Braun.
Houston --Hall, Cochrane (Chabala 34), Waibel, Robinson, Navas Cobo, Mulrooney (Palmer 74), Ngwenya, Serioux, Appiah (Cruz 56), Oduro, Weaver.
July 6 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Crew 3 Charleston Battery 0.Goals: Renteria pen. 38, Lenhart 70, Gaven 87.
Columbus –Gruenebaum, Zayner, Marshall, Brunner, Francis, Oughton, O’Rourke, Duka (Gaven 61), Renteria (Griffit 76), Ekpo, Lenhart (Garey 88).
Charleston –Melia, Woodbine, Falvey, Wilson, Marples, Massie (Gruenewald, 70), Gueye, Fuller (Jackson, 82), Armstrong (Nunes 72), Neagle, Heinemann.