Salihi goal leads D.C. past Chicago

[CAROLINA CHALLENGE CUP] New Designated Player Hamid Salihi scored to give D.C. United a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Carolina Challenge Cup. The host Charleston Battery of USL PRO earned a 2-2 tie with the Columbus Crew in Day 1's other game before a crowd of 5,713 at Blackbaud Stadium. For the Desert Diamond Cup summaries ...

Carolina Challenge Cup
Feb. 25
Charleston 2 Columbus 2. Goal: Kelly (Cuevas) 40, Cuevas (pen.) 89; Gaven (Finlay) 6, Mirosevic (pen.) 58.
Charleston -- Kann, Wiltse (McNamara 46), Falvey (Ellison 46, Bellisimo 51), Hoffer,  Flatley (Romero 46), Ibrahim (Bateau 46), Simpson (Mueller 46), Cuevas, Mack (McBayne 63), Kelly, Prince (Bundu 76).
Columbus -- Gruenebaum, Miranda, Marshall, Mendes, Francis (Vukovic 46), Gaven, Tchani (O’Rourke 61), Mirosevic (Grossman 84), Finlay (Horton 82), Vargas (Urso 46), Renteria (Heinemann 70).

D.C. United 1 Chicago 0. Goal: Salihi (White) 66.
Chicago -- Nolly, Gargan (Walls 82), Anibaba, Berry (Watson-Siriboe 61), Segares (Jumper 75), Pause, Pardo, Robayo (Bone 75), Paladini (Videira 82), Nyarko (Puppo 32), Oduro (Dube 75).
D.C. United -- Willis, Russell (Kord 78), McDonald (White 46), Jakovic (Dudar 46), Woolard (Guilherme 75), Najar (Cruz 78), King (Richter, 88), Saragosa (Rozeboom 46), Pontius (DeLeon 71), DeRosario (Shanosky 58), Salihi (Maicon Santos 68).

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