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Salihi does it again for D.C. United
March 1st, 2012 12:21AM

TAGS:  d.c. united, mls, usl


[CAROLINA CHALLENGE CUP] Albanian Designated Player Hamdi Salihi had the winning goal for the second straight game as D.C. United rallied to beat the host Charleston Battery, 2-1, and clinch the Carolina Challenge Cup after two games. It was the third straight year D.C. has won the title. In Wednesday's opening game, the Chicago Fire, missing six players on international duty, beat the Columbus Crew, 1-0.

Carolina Challenge Cup
Charleston 1 D.C. United 2. Cuevas (Wiltse) 29; Richter 31, Salihi (Najar) 88.
Charleston -- Klasila (Hildebrand 46); Wilson (Bellisimo 46), Falvey, Hoffer (Flately 46), Wiltse; Mueller (Bateau 61), Romero (Ibrahim 46), Mack (Sippala 73; Cuevas, Kelly, Bundu (Prince 46).
D.C. United -- Willis (Dykstra 61); Korb, Dudar (White 46), McDonald (Jakovic 46), Burciaga Jr. (Najar 46); Cruz (Woolard 78), Boskovic (King 46), DeLeon (Pontius 70), Rozeboom (Shanosky 61); Maicon Santos (Salihi 70), Richter (Wolff 61)

Chicago 1 Columbus 0. Goal: Puppo (unassisted) 80.
Chicago -- Tornaghi, Gargan (Walls 79), Anibaba, Jumper, Segares; Robayo (Videira 84), Sanyang (Bone 46), Logan Pause (Pantazopoulos 90), Paladini, Dube (Mkosana 79), Puppo.
Columbus -- Gruenebaum, Miranda (Williams 46), O’Rourke (Veeder 82), Marshall (Gehrig 46), Vukovic (Horton 73); Gaven (Francis 46), Tchani (Urso 82), Auvray (George 64), Mirosevic (Vargas 46), Finlay, Renteria (Heinemann 46).

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